The Colorado cross country team had several good performance at the team's time trial on Saturday in Boulder.

"The races went well," coach Mark Wetmore said. "We use this race to kind of determine the beginning of the varsity. You'll notice some of our women and men didn't run. But looking back around team we learned some things today."

Courtney Bouchet placed second to lead CU in the women's 5.8-kilometer race, crossing the finish in 22 minutes and four seconds. Rachel Baptista and Jana Stolting, two of her teammates, finished third and fourth, respectively, with the identical time of 22:04.

Niwot High School's Elise Cranny took first in the women's race with a time of 21:56.

One of the notable that didn't run on the women's team was two-time All-American Shalaya Kipp who recently returned from competing at the Olympics in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, did not run on Saturday. Wetmore told the media earlier this season that she will take some time off before returning to her training, at which point the coaching staff will evaluate her and see if she will be ready to compete this fall.

The men's team was led by redshirt freshman Connor Winter, who finished in 26:14 placing third overall. There were six Buffs who finished with that time which included Blake Theroux, David Kilgore, Pierce Murphy, Hugh Dowdy and Martin Medina.

Time trial

Buffalo Ranch Cross Country Course

Women's 5.



1. Elise Cranny, 21.56; 2. Courtney Bouchet, CU, 22:04; 3. Rachel Baptista, CU 22:04; 4. Jana Stolting, CU, 22:04; 5. Rachel Viger, 22:04; 6. Staci Foster, CU, 22:04; 7. Diana George, CU, 22:27; 8. Kelley Whitley, 22:37; 9. Breanna Hemming, 22:38; 10. Elizabeth Tremblay, CU, 22:41.

Other CU finishers -- 11. Nikki Look, 22:45; 19. Becky Popiel, 25:32.

Men's 8k

1. John Beattie, 26:07; 2. Morgan Pearson, 26:14; 3. Connor Winter, CU, 26:14; 4. Jake Hurysz, 26:14; 5. Blake Theroux, CU, 26:14; 6. David Kilgore, CU, 26:14; 7. Pierce Murphy, CU, 26:14; 8. Hugh Dowdy, CU, 26:14; 9. Martin Medina, CU, 26:14; 10. Matt Biegner, 26:18.

Other CU finishers -- 11. Aric Van Halen, 26:18; 12. Dillon Shije, 26:40; 14. Jonny Stevens, 26:51; 15. Jerome Perkins, 26:57; 17. Jeff Warren, 27:11; 20. Ryan Savercool, 27:38.