The Owls placed second behind Western State College in the competition held Oct. 20-22 at Angel Fire Resort, high in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northern New Mexico. It marked the fourth year in a row that Warren Wilson was runner-up in the championships, after a third-place finish in 2002.
Hurley, a sophomore from Arnold, Md., finished third in the men’s overall individual standings. Krauss, a junior from Bay Village, Ohio, took fifth for the second consecutive year in the women’s overall standings. The overall, or omnium, standings are determined by combining points from four events: short-track cross country, mountain-cross, cross country and downhill.
Krauss was second in the women’s short track and fourth in cross country. Hurley was fourth in the men’s short track and sixth in four-cross. Other Owl cyclists with high finishes were Camille Prevost, fifth in the women’s mountain-cross; and Lexy Lewis, eighth in the men’s mountain-cross.