It is evolving into another special season for the University of Colorado cross country team.

Given the Buffaloes' sustained success, coach Mark Wetmore is probably the only man who can be named the century's best coach in a league he has dominated for only five years.

Yet that's exactly what happened Tuesday morning, as the Pac-12 Networks announced it has named CU's veteran leader the conference's Cross Country Coach of the Century as part of the Pac-12's ongoing centennial celebration.

The CU men's team has swept through all five Pac-12 championships since the Buffs joined the league. The women's program won its second Pac-12 championship this past weekend, and overall Wetmore's CU clubs have collected 30 conference crowns in 21 seasons.

Wetmore is the only coach in NCAA history to capture men's and women's team national championships, in addition to men's and women's individual championships, at the same school.

The CU men's team remained the unanimous No. 1 selection in this week's USTFCCCA national poll, with the CU women ranking No. 2.

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