Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weltklasse Zürich 28 August 2014

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Weltklasse Zürich

The host stadium – Letzigrund
Date August
Location Zurich, Switzerland
Event type Track and field
Established 1928
Official site Weltklasse Zürich
Weltklasse Zürich (German: World Class Zurich) is an annual, invitation-only, world-class track and field meeting at the Letzigrund in Zurich, Switzerland, generally held at the end of August. Previously one of the IAAF Golden League events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League (which succeeded the Golden League in 2010). One of the first large-scale international athletics events (outside the Olympics), it is sometimes referred to as the one day Olympics. Weltklasse Zürich first took place on August 12, 1928.

Long Jump Women
RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
SPANOVIC Ivana
SRB
6.80
+0.1
8
2

6.80
(+0.1)
6.71
(+0.1) 6.76
(-1.3) x
(-0.1)

2
REESE Brittney
USA
6.66
+0.1
2
4

x
(-0.2)
6.65
(+1.3) x
(-0.7) 6.66
(+0.1)

3
BARTOLETTA Tianna
USA
6.65
0.0
12
1


6.56
(-0.6)
6.62
(+0.3) 6.65
(0.0) 6.31
(+1.3)

4
KLISHINA Darya
RUS
6.61
-1.6
2
4

x
(+0.2)
6.48
(+0.6) 6.33
(-0.4) 6.61
(-1.6) 6.45
(+0.6)
5
PUSTERLA Irene
SUI
6.57
-0.3

6.44
(-0.2)
6.52
(+0.2) 6.57
(-0.3) 6.50
(+0.3)

6
JARDER Erica
SWE
6.57
+0.3

6.40
(+0.7)
6.40
(-0.3) 6.57
(+0.3) x
(-0.9)

7
LESUEUR Éloyse
FRA
6.54
-1.2
7
3

x
(+0.3)
x
(+1.2) 6.54
(-1.2) x
(-0.6)

8
BAUSCHKE Melanie
GER
6.48
-0.4

6.37
(+0.3)
6.48
(-0.4) 6.42
(-0.2) x
(+1.0) x
(+0.6)
9
MIHAMBO Malaika
GER
6.37
+0.9

x
(+1.5)
6.37
(+0.9) x
(+0.6)

Women's Discus
RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
PERKOVIC Sandra
CRO
67.32

22
1


65.57
x
67.32



2
LEWIS-SMALLWOOD Gia
USA
64.25

9
2

64.25
x
62.18



3
SAMUELS Dani
AUS
64.06

7
3

63.60
61.71
64.06



4
CRAFT Shanice
GER
63.44

2
4

63.44
x
x
60.08


5
ROBERT-MICHON Mélina
FRA
62.34

1
5

58.55
59.61
62.34
x


6
FISCHER Julia
GER
61.14


58.85
61.14
x
x


7
RÜH Anna
GER
60.72


x
58.74
60.72
58.72


8
STROKOVA Yekaterina
RUS
60.68


x
60.68
r



9
KÄMÄRÄINEN Sanna
FIN
59.88


56.89
59.88
55.63



10
SENDRIUTE Zinaida
LTU
57.92


57.92
50.55
x

Men's Shot Put
RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
WIND DIAMOND POINTS DIAMOND RANKING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
1
KOVACS Joe
USA
21.43

8
3

21.07
20.69
21.43
21.18


2
HOFFA Reese
USA
21.37

15
1


21.05
20.95
21.05
21.37


3
STORL David
GER
20.87

9
2

20.56
20.87
x
x


4
WHITING Ryan
USA
20.74

1
6

20.01
x
20.74
20.71


5
RICHARDS O'Dayne
JAM
20.53


20.53
19.93
19.91
x


6
WALSH Tom
NZL
20.48

3
5

20.48
20.37
x
20.19


7
MAJEWSKI Tomasz
POL
20.47


x
20.16
x
x
20.47

8
KOLAŠINAC Asmir
SRB
20.10


x
x
20.10
x
x

9
CANTWELL Christian
USA
19.91

5
4

19.78
x
19.91



10
ŽUNIC Stipe
CRO
19.31


19.31
x
x



11
VIVAS JIMÉNEZ Borja
ESP
19.26


19.07
19.26
x








Diamond Trophy Showdown At Weltklasse

http://trackandfieldnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2057

Sara Hall's Blog

http://ryanandsarahall.com/summer-racing-season-of-pain/

High school[edit]
Sara competed for Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, California. She won four state cross country titles. At the CIF California State Meet she also earned three state track titles in the 1600 and 3200 meters, and won the Footlocker National High School Cross Country Championships in 2000.

College[edit]
She was a three-time NCAA track and field runner up in the 5000 meters and indoor 3000 meters, and a 7-time All-American, competing for Stanford University. In 2003, she finished 3rd at the NCAA Women's Cross Country Championship, leading Stanford to a team title. As a college athlete she competed in the finals of the United States Olympic trials in the 5000 meters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Hall

U.S. High School Hammer Throw List

U.S. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' 12# HAMMER THROW

NATIONAL RECORD

260’05” Rudy Winkler SR Averill Park, NY 07-02-13

Class Records

213’00” Conor McCullough FR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-22-06
243’11” Conor McCullough SO Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-03-07
260’00” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-28-08

260’05” Rudy Winkler SR Averill Park, NY 07-02-13

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

235’04” Daniel Haugh SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 03-08
233’03” Bobby Colantonio SO Barrington, RI 08-17
232’04” Colin Minor SR South Brunswick, Southport, NC 07-12
231’00” Brock Eager SR Tahoma, Covington, WA 06-28
223’05” Adam Kelly JR Barrington, RI 05-24
220’00” Jacob Beene JR Gilbert, AZ 06-29
218’08” Sean Ryan SR Babylon, NY 06-01
216’10” Owen Russell JR Moses Brown, Providence, RI 07-23
215’10” Joe Ellis SR Eastlake, Sammamish, WA 03-01
214’00” Kenneth Brinson JR Marist, Atlanta, GA 04-27
213’02” Eric Sheng JR Syosset, NY 07-13
210’00” Jeremy Franklin SR Serra Gardena, CA 06-20
209’08” Gabriel Arcaro SR Burlington, MA 06-21
209’03” Richard Delphin SR Roswell, GA 06-08
209’02” Tyler Merkley JR Los Osos, Alta Loma, CA 06-14
208’05” Connor Fugere SR Woonsocket, RI 06-10
208’00” Logan Bryer SR Genoa Area, OH 04-27
207’00” Max Lydum JR Central, Independence, OR 06-15
204’09” Joseph Segreto SR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 05-03
203’07” Erick Loomis SR Sierra Pacific, Hanford, CA 07-23
201’01” Olusegun Thomas Vadis SR Classical, Providence, RI 05-06
198’11” Robert Landers JR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 06-08
196’07” Nick Todaro SR Iona Prep, New Rochelle, NY 05-03
195’10” Lane Hluch JR Rootstown, OH 06-08
194’01” Michael Yow SO Fort Worth Lake County, TX 06-29
193’06” Joe Mattson SR Rogers, Newport, RI 06-10
193’02” Steven Tofanelli JR Elk Grove, CA 08-17
192’11” James Eblen JR Centerville, OH 04-11
191’07” Nathan Bultman JR West Ranch, Valencia, CA 07-23
191’06” Chris Celona SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 06-10
188’05” Dustin Samms SR Aptos, CA 06-28
188’05” Mike Alvernaz JR Barrington, RI 08-24 *
187’02” Seth Whitener JR North Paulding, Dallas, GA 05-25
186’06” Nicholas Hudson JR Kings Christian, Lemoore, CA 06-15
186’04” Giovanni Gray SR Lincoln, RI 05-31
186’03” Nick Lane FR Bowling Green, OH 06-21
185’05” Bryan Zapata SR Hope, Providence, RI 04-19
184’09” Logan Kusky SO Austintown Fitch, Youngstown, OH 06-08
184’09” Joshua Hernandez SO El Paso Del Valle, El Paso, TX 07-23
184’08” Robby Moots JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 06-08
184’04” Isaiah Rogers SO Campbell, Symrna, GA 06-08
183’06” Brayden Eiland JR Centralia, WA 05-04
183’05” Blake McKee JR Mesquite, Gilbert, AZ 07-23
182’10” Matt Slagus FR North Pocono, Moscow, PA 06-05
182’05” Francy Mata JR Mt. Pleasant, Providence, RI 06-07
182’00” Stefan Balestra SR Lincoln, RI 06-10
181’03” Wyatt Doughty JR Del Campo, Fair Oaks, CA 07-23
180’10” Shamar Spruill SR Central, Providence, RI 06-10
180’04” Jonathan Zedella JR St. Edward, Lakewood, OH 06-22
179’05” Jared Briere FR Woonsocket, RI 06-10
176’05” Clay Campbell JR Verrado, Buckeye, AZ 07-23
175’10” Danny Andrews JR Woodward Academy, Powder Springs, GA 06-08
175’09” Jake Brierly SR Lincoln, RI 05-24
175’01” Alex Cerbo SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 05-13
174’10” Nate Sander JR Warwick Valley, Warwick, NY 06-14
174’04” Tim Roop SR Centerville, OH 06-08
173’05” James Leddy SR St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 06-01
172’10” Eddie Barber SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 05-31
172’06” Mike Tarro SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 06-07
172’04” Nicholas Matthews JR Moline, Coral Valley, IL 06-29
171’11” Jocob Yang JR Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 06-03
171’09” Silviu Bocanea JR Corona Del Mar, Costa Mesa, CA 06-15
170’07” Cody Holt JR Elk Grove, CA 07-06

169’11” Matt Ritchey SO Klein, TX 07-23
169’06” Austin Taft SR Woonsocket, RI 06-10
169’00” Jake Wickey FR Medina, OH 06-08
168’00” William Partridge JR Buena, Sierra Vista, AZ 07-23
167’11” David Collins SR North Kingstown, RI 05-13
165’09” Donald Daley SR Redan, Stone Mountain, GA 07-23
165’07” John Putnam JR Massapequa, NY 06-14
165’06” Cullen Aubin SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 05-31
165’05” Nichols Neilsen JR South Kingstown, RI 06-03
165’01” Pat Silvia SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 06-03
164’05” Brad Harp SR Pope, Marietta, GA 04-27
164’00” Patrick Kunza JR Timberland, Wentzville, MO 06-01
163’05” Ernest Umoh FR Classical, Providence, RI 08-24 *
163’03” Cameron Thompson SO Lakeland/Panas, Courtlandt, NY 06-14
163’02” Tim Tatton SR McMinville, OR 04-19
162’11” Joey Palazzo SO Classical, Providence, RI 06-21
162’10” Kieran McKeag SO Apple Valley, MN 07-23
162’07” Adam Tate SR Douglas County, Castle Rock, CO 07-04
162’02” Michael Siether SR Fontainebleau, Mandeville, LA 07-23
162’01” Ivan Goretoy FR West Warwick, RI 05-27
161’10” Michael Root SO Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills, CA 07-06
161’00” Frankie Hagan JR Iona Prep, New Rochelle, NY 06-01
160’11” Hunter Wardian SR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 03-23
159’00” Austin Crist SR Lancaster, OH 06-08
158’11” Xavier Tyler JR Iona Prep, New Rochelle, NY 06-01
158’09” Zack Gregory JR Timberland, Wentzville, MO 12-28
158’08” Glenn Vallee JR North Kingstown, RI 07-13
158’07” Andrew Larsen SR Glacier Park, Snohomish, WA 04-18
158’07” Tim Beard SO Kamiak, Mukilteo, WA 04-18
157’08” Evan McCracken JR Cherokee, Rogersville, TN 06-14
157’08” Jonathan Dickinson SR Des Pueblos, Goleta, CA 06-15
157’01” Sean Brennan JR Union Catholic, Scotch Plains, NJ 07-11
157’00” Jacob Corneilo SO Elk Grove, CA 07-06
156’07” Vincent Santarsiero SR Paul VI, Haddonfield, NJ 07-11
156’02” Trevor Detrillion JR Unioto, Chillicothe, OH 06-08
156’00” Trevor Hanilton JR Del Campo, Fair Oaks, CA 06-19
155’08” Brett Neelly JR Gallatin, TN 07-11
155’04” Osualdo Zarate JR Warren, Downey, CA 06-15
155’03” Raikwon Woodmansee FR Woonsocket, RI 08-17
154’09” Lucas Fontaine JR Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 06-03
154’09” Mason Falahat SR West Ranch, Stevenson Ranch, CA 07-23
154’08” Bailey King SO Union, Camas, WA 07-04
154’03” Adam Freiman SR Cumberland, RI 06-03
154’02” Hayden Gardner JR Cumberland, RI 05-24
154’02” Kesean Mccandless SR Sanger, CA 07-06
153’10” Mike Cunningham JR Capital, Olympia, WA 06-01
153’07” Shane Olson SR Bishop Hendricken, Warwick, RI 05-17
153’00” Jamie Heinl JR Barrington, RI 04-05
153’00” Nik Zak JR Brunswick, OH 06-08
152’07” Tyrone Silva SO Central, Providence, RI 04-28
152’03” Wesley Gilge JR Camas, WA 06-01
152’00” Seth Tribby SR Lancaster, OH 06-08
151’09” Jack Heckman JR Eastwood, Pemberville, OH 04-25
151’06” Lukas Leitas JR Eastlake, Sammamish, WA 06-01
151’02” Ben Straka SR Rogers, Newport, RI 05-24
151’02” Logan Feasline JR St. Maries, St. Maries, ID 07-04
151’01” Julien Peyerya JR Mt. Pleasant, Providence, RI 06-03
150’11” Hayden Wolrehammer SR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 03-23
150’08” Ben Garneau SR Lincoln, RI 05-12
150’07” Tanner English SO A.C. Reynolds, Asheville, NC 07-10
150’06” Noah Knight SR Garfield, Seattle, WA 07-29
150’05” Jeffrey Chavis SR Mt. Hebron, Ellicott City, MD 07-26
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U.S. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ 5K HAMMER THROW

National Record

263’09” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-01-08

2013 PERFORMANCE LIST

232’03” Adam Kelly JR Barrington, RI 05-11
228’10” Bobby Colantonio SO Barrington, RI 05-11
224’06” Owen Russell JR Moses Brown, Providence, RI 05-11
221’09” Kenneth Brinson JR Marist, Atlanta, GA 06-01
219’06” Eric Sheng JR Syosset, NY 08-02
205’02” Tyler Merkley JR Los Osos, Alta Loma, CA 04-04
200’09” Seth Whitener JR North Paulding, Dallas, GA 11-20
191’00” Jared Briere FR Woonsocket, RI 08-17
184’10” Isaiah Rogers SO Campbell, Symrna, GA 04-04
176’00” Mike Alvernaz JR Barrington, RI 05-11
164’02” Raikwon Woodmansee FR Woonsocket, RI 08-17
160’10” Zack Gregory JR Timberland, Wentzville, MO 02-23
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U.S. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS’ 6K HAMMER THROW

National Record

249’00” Rudy Winkler SR Averill Park, NY 07-02-13

Class Records


203’11” Conor McCullough FR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 06-17-06
218’01” Rudy Winkler SO Averill Park, NY 07-17-11
248’11” Conor McCullough JR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-12-08
249’00” Rudy Winkler SR Averill Park, NY 07-02-13

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

225’00” Daniel Haugh SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 06-08
215’10” Adam Kelly JR Barrington, RI 05-11
214’06” Colin Minor SR South Brunswick, Southport, NC 07-06
204’09” Brock Eager SR Tahoma, Covington, WA 06-15
203’06” Joe Ellis SR Eastlake, Sammamish, WA 07-06
199’10” Jeremy Franklin SR Serra Gardena, CA 07-06
198’03” Sean Ryan SR Babylon, NY 05-25
198’02” Gabriel Arcaro SR Burlington, MA 05-11
196’07” Bobby Colantonio SO Barrington, RI 05-11
195’01” Max Lydum JR Central, Independence, OR 07-06
192’04” Connor Fugere SR Woonsocket, RI 06-10
191’03” Owen Russell JR Moses Brown, Providence, RI 05-11
188’10” Richard Delphin SR Roswell, GA 06-08
179’11” Michael Yow SO Fort Worth Lake County, TX 07-06
178’07” Seth Whitener JR North Paulding, Dallas, GA 06-08
164’01” Stefan Balestra SR Lincoln, RI 05-11
164’01” Jared Briere FR Woonsocket, RI 08-17
163’10” Giovanni Gray SR Lincoln, RI 05-11
163’04” Patrick Kunza JR Timberland, Wentzville, MO 07-27
161’09” Brayden Eiland JR Centralia, WA 06-29
155’11” Jake Brierly SR Lincoln, RI 05-11
155’02” Zack Gregory JR Timberland, Wentzville, MO 08-10
153’07” Brad Harp SR Pope, Marietta, GA 06-08
151’05” Shamar Spruill SR Central, Providence, RI 05-11
146’01” Raikwon Woodmansee FR Woonsocket, RI 08-24 *
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U.S. HIGH SCHOOL BOYS' 16# HAMMER THROW

National Record

219’07” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-22-09

Class Records

168’02” Bobby Colantonio FR Barrington, RI 08-25-13
192’09” Bobby Colantonio SO Barrington, RI 08-17-14
210’11” Walter Henning JR St. Anthony's, South Huntington, NY 06-20-06
219’07” Conor McCullough SR Chaminade, West Hills, CA 07-22-09

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

192’09” Bobby Colantonio SO Barrington, RI 08-17
190’11” Brock Eager SR Tahoma, Covington, WA 05-04
187’01” Colin Minor SR South Brunswick, Southport, NC 04-12
184’07” Adam Kelly JR Barrington, RI 06-10
175’08” Jeremy Franklin SR Serra Gardena, CA 07-1*
175’02” Joe Ellis SR Eastlake, Sammamish, WA 03-01
172’04” Owen Russell JR Moses Brown, Providence, RI 07-15
169’07” Eric Sheng JR Syosset, NY 07-13
166’03” Gabriel Arcaro SR Burlington, MA 08-05
161’02” Olusegun Thomas Vadis SR Classical, Providence, RI 04-05
160’02” Connor Fugere SR Woonsocket, RI 07-13
158’04” Steven Tofanelli JR Elk Grove, CA 08-17
158’01” Giovanni Gray SR Lincoln, RI 05-11
156’03” Mike Alvernaz JR Barrington, RI 08-24 *
154’07” Joshua Denton SR Woodside, Newport News, VA 04-11
152’01” Matt Slagus FR North Pocono, Moscow, PA 06-19
144’07” Patrick Kunza JR Timberland, Wentzville, MO 07-27
144’05” Jared Briere FR Woonsocket, RI 08-24 *
142’06” Stefan Balestra SR Lincoln, RI 05-11
140’08” Austin Taft SR Woonsocket, RI 08-05
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U.S. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’4K HAMMER THROW

National Record

214’04” Shelby Ashe JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 06-15-10

Class Records

173’04” Casey Kraychir FR Twentynine Palms, CA 05-04-07
192’05” Sabrina Gaitan’ SO Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 06-02-13
214’04” Shelby Ashe JR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 06-15-10
211’01” Shelby Ashe SR St. Pius X, Atlanta, GA 05-15-11

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

193’04” Haley Showalter JR Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO 06-06
190’07” Sabrina Gaitan’ JR Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 06-07
185’09” Lena Giger SR Highland, IL 06-21
185’08” Nyla Woods SR Henry W. Grady, Atlanta, GA 06-08
181’08” Sidnie Wilder sR Cameron, WI 06-29
180’01” Gabby Figueroa SR Austintown Fitch, Youngstown, OH 06-15
175’03” Leia Mistowski SR Narragansett, RI 05-03
175’02” Kelli Thomas SR Luella, Locust Grove, GA 04-19
172’01” Alva Hicks JR Classical, Providence, RI 05-31
168’07” Danielle Borriello SR Ellenville, NY 06-01
167’07” Kamryn Brinson SO Marist, Atlanta, GA 03-08
166’00” Hannah Frost SR Mary M Knight, Elma, WA 06-28
165’09” Leah Colbert SR Buchanan, Troy, MO 07-13
165’01” Andrea Vahoua SR Pope, Marietta, GA 05-25
164’05” Jackie Esmay JR LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI 06-10
163’08” Elisa Grandemange SR Kamiakin, Kennewick, WA 07-12
161’10” Taniya Mitchell SR Mt. Vernon, NY 05-18
161’06” Stamatia Scarvellis SR Dos Pueblos, Goleta, CA 06-15
160’07” Jordan McClendon JR John Borroughs, St. Louis, MO 07-27
159’08” Bailey Simmons SR Alabama Christian, Montgomery, AL 05-25
159’07” Monae Cooper SO New Rochelle, NY 06-15
158’07” Victoria Ebert SR Exeter/West Greenwich, West Greenwich, RI 06-07
158’02” Emelda Malm-Annan JR Monterey Trail, Elk Grove, CA 07-23
157’02” Kaylee Antill JR Tri-Valley, Dresden, OH 06-29
156’06” Courtney Jacobsen SO Toll Gate, Warwick, RI 07-18
155’09” Bianca Donadio SR Classical, Providence, RI 06-07
153’08” Olivia Seifert SO St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 04-21
153’08” Cheyanne Nalle JR Woonsocket, RI 08-17
153’05” Mohogany Baker SR Berry Academy of Tech., Charlotte, NC 04-05
152’07” Meagan Malloy SO Smithfield, Esmond, RI 04-19
152’02” Lysah Russell SO Classical, Providence, RI 06-07
151’04” Molly Leppelmeier FR McComb, OH 06-22
150’05” Tatiana Taylor JR Walton, Marietta, GA 06-08
150’00” Carrol Pauley FR Riverdale, Mount Blanchard, OH 06-22
149’03” Keely McLaughlin FR Grove, OK 06-21
149’02” Taylor Baker SR Paint Valley, Bainbridge, OH 06-22
148’08” Madeline Rabing SO Lakeridge, Lake Oswego, OR 06-28
147’09” Shoshana Isis Trotman SO Centerville, OH 06-08
147’02” Payton Breehl JR Cuyahoga Falls, OH 05-04
146’07” Destiny Parker SR Summit, Fontana, CA 12-07
145’03” Lauren Swanson JR East Greenwich, RI 05-11
145’02” Samantha Layko JR Croatan, Jacksonville, NC 06-29
145’01” Kayla O’Brine SR St. Francis, Sacramento, CA 06-15
145’00” Kylie Coleman SR St. Mary’s, Stockton, CA 06-19

144’07” Makena Thomas SO St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 07-13
144’01” Cecilya Johnson JR Lutheran South, St. Louis, MO 06-29
144’00” TeReia Mackey SR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 05-02
143’08” Katie Heacox SR Housatonic, Falls Village, CT 07-19
143’07” Alyssa Wilson FR Monsignor Donovan, Toms River, NJ 08-02
142’09” Alexandra Collins JR Cactus Shadows, Scottsdale, AZ 06-01
142’06” Faith Estelle JR Bloomfield, CT 07-21
142’00” Riley Scocco SO Shorewood Christian, Seattle, WA 07-19
141’05” Abby Cousens SO Portsmouth, RI 06-07
141’03” Tessa Krempel SR Columbus North, IN 07-12
140’01” Noelle Parker JR Whitewater, Fayetteville, GA 06-08
139’08” Maddison Caron SR Pilgrim, Warwick, RI 05-24
139’05” Tara Rochefort JR Woonsocket, RI 07-23
138’11” Savannah Marlow JR Cherokee, Rogersville, TN 06-15
138’07” Elisha Allred SR East Valley, Spokane, WA 06-20
138’07” Faye Gauthier SO West Warwick, RI 05-24
138’05” Tamia Crockett JR Hardin Valley Academy, Knoxville, TN 07-11
138’01” Grace Workman SR Tumwater, WA 05-17
138’00” Carly Timpson JR Narragansett, RI 06-07
137’11” Makenzie Holmes-Digiovin SR Desert Vista, Phoenix, AZ 07-04
137’09” Sochima Bishop JR New Rochelle, NY 06-15
137’03” Hayden Merrick JR Perimeter Christtian, Johns Creek, GA 05-11
136’08” Cailen Blaire SO Hickory, Hermitage, PA 06-14
136’06” Tiffany Gilmore SR Centennial, Compton, CA 06-15
136’03” Zharia Jeffries JR Woodward Academy, College Park, GA 06-15
135’11” Taylor Scaife JR Howard, Ellicott City, MD 07-23
135’08” Mariah Mays JR Rome Free Academy, NY 06-01
135’04” Jessica Jeffrey SO New Rochelle, NY 04-12
134’10” Katie Dewey JR Elmwood, Bloomdale, OH 07-11
134’05” Mackenna Howard SR Los Alamitos, CA 01-18
134’04” Samantha Noenning SO Hartford Union, WI 06-13
133’07” Evelyn Roberts JR Dana Hills, Dana Point, CA 05-11
133’05” Daija Young SO Trinity, Garfield Heights, OH 06-22
133’02” Mariah Walker SR Sand Hill, Colorado Springs, CO 07-04
133’00” Cydnee Collins-Luther JR Trinity Chapel Academy, Powder Springs,GA 06-07
132’08” Haliegh Sedbeck SO Camas, WA 07-12
131’02” Danika Okasia JR Bloomfield, CT 06-22
131’00” Olivia Reeves SO River Ridge, Woodstock, GA 04-27
130’09” Madison Mott JR Napa, CA 06-19
130’08” Rachael Aikens SR Wayne, Huber Heights, OH 05-02
129’09” Ashley Doherty SR Aptos, CA 07-06
129’08” Kayla York JR Hanover Central, Cedar Lake, IN 07-23
129’08” Ashley Pierce SR Shadow Ridge, Las Vegas, NV 06-20
129’03” Liza Wall SR Waverly, OH 05-02
129’00” Maddison Leatherbury SR Cherokee Trail, Aurora, CO 06-22
128’10” Jessica Slagus 8th North Pocono, Moscow, PA 07-19
128’07” Katie Irwin SR Chariho, Wood River Junction, RI 06-07
128’07” Morgan Jones JR James Logan, Uniion City, CA 06-19
128’07” Jocelen Ruth JR Kutztown, PA 07-19
127’03” Victoria Minor SR Center, Antelope, CA 06-19
127’02” Elizabeth Tevnan SR Hingham, MA 04-05
126’08” Leena Morris JR Etowah, Woodstock, GA 06-29
126’04” Yesenia Biascochea SR Central Falls, RI 05-31
125’01” Caitlin McClain SO Delta Charter, Tracy, CA 06-15
124’10” Michala Zilkey JR Peninsula, Gig Harbor, WA 06-22
124’05” Summer Murray SR East Greenwich, RI 05-17
124’00” Jamey Lies SR Andale, KS 05-06
123’09” Alyssa Watkins JR Camp Verde, AZ 06-14
123’09” Olivia Roehri JR Cary-Grove, Cary, IL 07-12
123’08” Josephine Natrasevschi SR Fort Collins, CO 06-06
122’09” Jocelynn Tensley SO Central Valley, Veradale, WA 04-26
122’06” Zoe Fowler SR Emma Willard, Troy, NY 06-14
122’04” Samantha Kunza 7th South MS, Wentzville, MO 08-24 *
122’01” Rachael Collins SR Cactus Shadows, Scottsdale, AZ 06-01
121’07” Reshanna Simon SO Centerville, OH 04-11
121’06” Rachel Lee Wilson JR Homewood-Flossmoor, Flossmoor, IL 07-23
121’05” Halia Rosemond JR Morristown-Bard, Morristown, NJ 07-11
120’11” Maddie Shirley JR Dayton, OR 07-04
120’09” Hannah Chappell SO Oakdale, CA 06-15
120’08” Elizabeth Bernbaum JR Central Valley, Veradale, WA 06-01
120’02” Katerina Gray JR Lincoln, RI 05-24
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U.S. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’3K HAMMER THROW

National Record

208’05” Sabrina Gaitan’ SO Sprayberry, Marietta 05-12-13

2014 PERFORMANCE LIST

207’08” Haley Showalter JR Valor Christian, Highlands Ranch, CO 04-04
205’11” Sabrina Gaitan’ JR Sprayberry, Marietta, GA 03-08
194’01” Alva Hicks JR Classical, Providence, RI 06-10
185’00” Kamryn Brinson SO Marist, Atlanta, GA 03-08
180’01” Courtney Jacobsen SO Toll Gate, Warwick, RI 08-17
174’08” Olivia Seifert SO St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 07-22
170’08” Makena Thomas SO St. Anthony’s, South Huntington, NY 08-17
169’11” Lauren Swanson JR East Greenwich, RI 08-17
169’10” Meagan Malloy SO Smithfield, Esmond, RI 05-11
166’08” Lysah Russell SO Classical, Providence, RI 06-10
166’02” Cecilya Johnson JR Lutheran South, St. Louis, MO 07-27
163’04” Carly Timpson JR Narragansett, RI 08-17
161’07” Olivia Reeves SO River Ridge, Woodstock, GA 04-04
156’11” Tara Rochefort JR Woonsocket, RI 08-24 *
152’07” Abby Cousens SO Portsmouth, RI 06-10
152’02” Leena Morris JR Etowah, Woodstock, GA 04-04
145’10” Jessica Slagus 8th North Pocono, Moscow, PA 08-02
145’04” Danika Okasia JR Bloomfield, CT 05-11
142’09” Faith Estelle JR Bloomfield, CT 05-11
141’08” Katerina Gray JR Lincoln, RI 06-10
141’01” Danielle Gregory 7th Frontier Middle, Ofallon, MO 07-13
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Standards: Boys’ 5k – 160’, 12# - 150, 6k - 145’, 16# - 140’
Girls’ 3k – 140’, 4k - 120’
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Although the 3k hammer (girls) and 5k hammer (boys) throw are not normally contested
in the U.S. it is conducted in some meets at the Youth level. Girls 3k performances
of 140’ and boys’ 5k performances of 160’ or more in an officially sanctioned
meet will be included in the performance list providing the athlete is no older than
17 years old through December 31, 2014 (born no earlier than in 1997).

* = Addition, update, change since last update.

‘ = Foreign athlete
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Addition, updates, or corrections would be appreciated.
Please send to: Bob Gourley 3 Greenville Drive, Barrington, RI 02806
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Claremont Mudd Scripps Roster

2013 Men's Cross Country Roster

Name Cl. Hometown High School
Andrew Atwong SO Fullerton Thacher School
Nico Banks FR Portland, OR Lincoln
Colin Briskman SR Lake Forest, IL Lake Forest
Jonathan Briskman SR Lake Forest, IL Lake Forest
Will Clausen JR Mercer Island, WA Mercer Island
Matt Cook JR Lake Villa, IL Mercersburg Academy
Wyatt Cooper FR San Mateo Aragon
Matt Crawford JR Seattle, WA Seattle Prep
John Dewald FR Reno, NV Sage Ridge School
Mac Hightower SO Washington, DC Landon School
Jacob Higle-Ralbovsky SO Ypsilanti, MI Huron
Phillip Jauregui FR San Marino Loyola
Justin Jones JR Fallbrook Fallbrook
Ryan Jones SO Rocklin Rocklin

Jesse Joseph FR Oakdale, CT Montville
Joel Kirk SO Simsbury, CT Simsbury
Alec Koh SO Lake Oswego, OR Lakeridge
Alex Lombardo FR Kansas City, MO Rockhurst
Zorg Loustalet SO Malin, OR Henley
Seb Luna FR San Clemente St. Margaret's
Kyle Lund FR Boulder, CO Fairview
Alex Mauro JR Eugene, OR South Eugene
Dan Maxwell SR Berkeley St. Mary's
Dan McCabe FR Orange, CT Hopkins School
Evan Molineux SO Danville De La Salle
Matt Mulligan FR Santa Rosa Piner
Bob Owlett SO Wellsboro, PA Wellsboro Area
Sam Pitcavage JR Beaverton, OR Westview
Tyler Robinson SR San Diego Cathedral Catholic
Ari Rubin FR Los Gatos Los Gatos
Garrett Ryan FR San Diego Westview
Stephen Schein SO Claremont Claremont

Adam Schiller SO Crozet, VA Western Albermarle
Joshua Sealand FR Portland, OR Jesuit
Lucas Van Houten SR Merion Station, PA Lower Merion
Jack Wilson SO Eugene, OR South Eugene

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2013 Women's Cross Country Roster

Name Cl. Hometown High School
Kaylee Anderson SO South Pasadena South Pasadena
Allison Barnwell SR Seward, AK Seward
Lisa Beem SR Seattle, WA Nathan Hale
Bridget Blum SO San Francisco University
Rae Brookshire SO Granada Hills Phillips Exeter
Olivia Carmo FR San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo

Emma Crabo FR Bellingham, WA Sehome
Julia Ellings FR Clyde Hill, WA Bellevue
Adele Eslinger SR Edmonds, WA King's
Meghan Fuelling SO La Canada La Canada
Melanie Huen SO Kendall Park, NJ South Brunswick
Emma Klein FR Franklin, WI Franklin
Danielle Knott JR San Marino San Marino
Stephanie La Face FR North Hollywood Notre Dame

Jen Lehr FR Englewood, CO Kent Denver
Nicki Maslan SO Westlake Village Viewpoint
Meagan McIntyre FR Bellingham, WA Sehome
Carmen Mejia FR Medford, OR South Medford
Sara Mostatabi JR Moraga Campolindo
Rachel Mow FR Arlington, WA Granite Falls
Kathleen Muenzen FR Menlo Park Menlo Atherton
Meg O'Keefe SR Frackville, PA North Schuykill
Allison Rigby SR Santa Ana Foothill
Becca Schell SR Claremont Athens Academy

Amber Scott FR Crested Butte, CO Crested Butte Community
Anna Shepard FR San Francisco The Bay School
Leah Snider SO Washington, DC Georgetown Day
Kaitlyn Spees JR Oakland Bishop O'Dowd
Tess Williams SO Davis Davis
Caroline Willian FR Short Hills, NJ Newark Academy
Taia Wu JR Bellingham, WA Sehome
Tarai Zemba FR North Smithfield, RI Moses Brown School
Head Coach: John Goldhammer
Asst. Coaches: Kelly Beck, Jennifer Tavé

Defending DIII Women’s XC Champ Johns Hopkins Starts 2014 No. 1 in the Preseason National Coaches Poll


By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA
August 27, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – With two consecutive NCAA Division III cross country team titles under their belts, it should come as no surprise to see the Johns Hopkins women as the unanimous preseason favorites in the National Coaches Poll released Wednesday by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL COACHES POLL TOP 5 – WOMEN
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Johns Hopkins Williams Middlebury Chicago Oberlin
View Complete Women’s National Coaches Poll
The Blue Jays, powered by a trio of returning top-50 finishers from a year ago, garnered all eight first-place votes to begin their 2014 quest for a three-peat – a feat accomplished only once in Division III women’s history when SUNY Cortland won four-in-a-row from 1992-95.
Rounding out the top five were No. 2 Williams, No. 3 Middlebury, No. 4 Chicago – who all finished in that order in 2013 – and No. 5 Oberlin, last year’s eighth-place finisher.
The National Coaches Poll for Division III men was also released Wednesday.
National Coaches Poll PDFs: Top 35 Summary | Week-by-Week 2014 | Week-by-Week All-Time
Regional Rankings PDF: Regional Summary
Division III XC Polls/Rankings Central
Leading the way for John Hopkins once more will be junior Hannah Oneda, who has posted top-10 national finishes in each of the past two years – fourth last year and 10th as a freshman. She’s joined by fellow All-American senior Frances Loeb, making Hopkins one of only three teams with a pair of returning All-Americans.
For Oneda, Loeb and the Blue Jays, starting the preseason at No. 1 is by no means unfamiliar territory: JHU won last year’s title as the preseason favorite following its 2012 national title, and it has yet to relinquish the rank 10 polls and another team crown later.
Runners-up to Johns Hopkins a year ago at nationals, the Williams Ephs begin 2014 where they left off in 2013. Last year’s third-place finisher Kaleigh Kenny has since exhausted her eligibility, but Williams still returns three women who finished 52nd or better in 2013. Chief among them is sophomore Hannah Cole, who was 29th as a frosh, and sophomore Molly Belk, who missed All-America honors by just seven seconds.
As the only team last year whose seven runners all scored in the double-digits (Hopkins’ seventh scored an even 100), a balanced team effort will again serve four returning Ephs well in 2014 as they look to take the national crown on the 10-year anniversary of their last title in 2004.
As balanced as Williams may have been for runners one through seven, no one in the field ran in as tight a formation as No. 3 Middlebury’s top six. Just 31 positions and 22 seconds separated the Panthers’ top finisher Allison Maxwell in 36th place from Summer Spillane in 67th.
Seniors Maxwell and Spillane, along with sophomore Erzebet Nagy (42nd) and junior Katherine Tercek (65th), are all back to create a contingent of top-100 finishers equal to the biggest in the nation with No. 9 NYU. Such team-oriented running could held Middlebury reclaim the title it last won in 2010.
In at No. 4 is last year’s fourth-place Chicago Maroons. Junior Catherine Young had a breakout sophomore season in ninth place overall, and she is joined by another top-100 returner in fellow junior Brianna Hickey (60th). In total, Chicago returns four of five scorers and five of seven overall from last year’s all-time program-best NCAA Championships finish.
Dating back to the beginning of the USTFCCCA archives in 2006, this is the highest Chicago has ever been ranked, surpassing the No. 6 rank it achieved in week eight of the 2008 season.
Rounding out the top five is Oberlin in its highest rank dating back to the beginning of the USTFCCCA archives in 2006. As one of just three teams with two returning All-Americans – No. 1 Johns Hopkins and No. 9 NYU are the others – and with all three top-100 runners returning for their senior season, the Yeowomen are trending high after an all-time program-best eighth-place finish at nationals a year ago.
Eleventh-place finisher Emma Lehmann and 28th-place Lindsay Neal are back as All-Americans from a year ago, accentuating a roster that features four returning scorers and six overall returners.
Completing the preseason top 10 were No. 6 MIT, two teams tied at No. 7 in Calvin and Willamette, No. 9 NYU and No. 10 SUNY Geneseo.
Notably high, No. 14 SUNY Oneonta checked in a full 11 spots better than its all-time program-best 25th-place finish at NCAAs a year ago.
Three conferences – the Centennial, the NESCAC and the UAA – put three teams each in the preseason poll, with all three represented at least once in the top four. Both No. 2 Williams and No. 3 Middlebury hail from the NESCAC.
The NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships are Saturday, Nov. 22 in Mason, Ohio, hosted by Wilmington (Ohio).

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION III
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL COACHES’ POLL

2014 Preseason — August 27

next poll: September 17
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
2013 FINAL
1 Johns Hopkins (8) 280 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (16th)
1
2 Williams 271 New England NESCAC Pete Farwell (15th)
2
3 Middlebury 265 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (4th)
3
4 Chicago 252 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (14th)
4
5 Oberlin 245 Great Lakes NCAC Ray Appenheimer (9th)
8
6 MIT 243 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (8th)
5
7 Calvin 221 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (9th)
7
7 Willamette 221 West Northwest Matt McGuirk (11th)
12
9 NYU 203 Atlantic UAA Will Boylan-Pett (1st)
6
10 SUNY Geneseo 202 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (23rd)
16
11 Washington (Mo.) 197 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (14th)
21
12 Dickinson 187 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (25th)
15
13 Haverford 181 Mideast Centennial Fran Rizzo (24th)
17
14 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 163 West SCIAC John Goldhammer (31st)
14

14 SUNY Oneonta 163 Atlantic SUNYAC Angelo Posillico (5th)
25
16 Tufts 156 New England NESCAC Kristen Morwick (15th)
13
17 Carleton 153 Central MIAC Donna Ricks (22nd)
18
18 Hope 144 Great Lakes MIAA Mark Northuis (27th)
9
19 UW-La Crosse 137 Midwest WIAC Derek Stanley (3rd)
19
20 St. Lawrence 135 Atlantic Liberty League Mike Howard (16th)
10
21 St. Olaf 127 Central MIAC Chris Daymont (34th)
26
22 Ithaca 111 Atlantic Empire 8 Erin Dinan (3rd)
23
23 UW-Stevens Point 105 Midwest WIAC Brett Witt (1st)
28
24 Elizabethtown 97 Mideast Landmark Brian Falk (7th)
29
25 Wartburg 89 Central IIAC Steve Johnson (26th)
11
26 Ohio Wesleyan 82 Great Lakes NCAC Matt Wackerly (5th)
30
27 TCNJ 68 Atlantic NJAC Justin Lindsey (2nd)
31
28 Brandeis 60 New England UAA John Evans (11th)
22
29 Whitworth 56 West Northwest Toby Schwarz (19th)
NR
30 Luther 55 Central IIAC Yarrow Pasche (10th)
27
31 Emory 49 South/Southeast UAA John Curtin (30th)
32
32 Swarthmore 34 Mideast Centennial Peter Carroll (15th)
NR
32 Mount Union 34 Great Lakes OAC Kevin Lucas (4th)
NR
34 Case Western Reserve 22 Great Lakes UAA Kathy Lanese (17th)
NR
35 St. Benedict 8 Central MIAC Robin Balder-Lanoue (19th)
NR
35 Bates 8 New England NESCAC Jay Hartshorn (10th)
NR
35 North Central (Ill.) 8 Midwest CCIW Mahesh Narayanan (14th)
NR
Others Receiving Votes: St. Scholastica 4, SUNY Cortland 2, Marywood 1, Bridgewater (Va.) 1
(* year as head coach of that team in women’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)

2014 Pomona-Pitzer Men's Cross Country Roster



Name Cl. Ht. Hometown/High School
Nick Beatty Fr. 5-9 La Crescenta, Calif. / Crescenta Valley
Berenger Christy Sr. 6-0 Santa Cruz, Calif. / Harbor

Henry Colt Fr. 6-1 Whately, Mass. / Northfield Mt. Hermon
Gabe Elliott Fr. 5-11 Danville, Calif. / Athenian School
Zivvy Epstein So. 5-10 Boulder, Colo. / Boulder
John Fowler Jr. 5-10 Bellevue, Wash. / Bellevue
Ben Girodias Sr. 6-2 Cary, N.C. / Green Hope
Sheridan Grant Sr. 6-4 Huntsville, Texas / Huntsville
Adam Hathaway So. 5-10 Moraga, Calif. / Campolindo
Parker Head So. 6-0 Prospect, Ky. / Kentucky Country Day
Siddarth Kannan Fr. 5-8 New Providence, N.J. / Newark Academy
Jeremy Karson Fr. 5-8 New York, N.Y. / Stuyvesant
J.D. Kieffer So. 6-1 Glendale, Calif. / St. Francis
James Kinney Fr. 5-10 Tiburon, Calif. / Marin Academy

Robert Langat Jr. 6-0 Nakaru, Kenya / Matuiku Secondary School
Andrew Lydens So. 5-11 Bozeman, Mont. / Singapore American School
Paul Messana So. 5-11 South Pasadena, Calif. / South Pasadena
Steven Ory Jr. 5-9 Tulsa, Okla. / Cascia Hall
Corey Purcella Jr. 5-11 Albuquerque, N.M. / Albuquerque
Ben Rigby Fr. 5-8 Santa Ana, Calif. / Foothill
Evan Schechter So. 6-0 New York, N.Y. / Stuyvesant
Andrew Segraves Jr. 5-10 Guilford, Conn. / Hopkins School
Pryor Stroud Sr. 5-10 Mt. Vernon, Iowa / Mount Vernon
Liam Toney So. 5-10 Bellingham, Wash. / Sehome
Niko Tutland So. 5-9 Medford, Ore. / South Medford
Nick Vucovich Fr. 5-10 Palatine, Ill. / William Fremd
Charlie Watson So. 5-11 Carmel, Ind. / Carmel

Defending Champ St. Olaf Receives First-Ever No. 1 Ranking in Preseason DIII Poll

Defending Champ St. Olaf Receives First-Ever No. 1 Ranking in Preseason DIII Poll

By Dennis Young, USTFCCCA
August 27, 2014

NEW ORLEANS—The preseason NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches Poll is out, and the top is strikingly similar to last year’s national championship results: St. Olaf is No. 1 by a hair over No. 2 North Central (Ill.)
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL COACHES POLL TOP 5 – MEN
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
St. Olaf North Central (Ill.) Williams UW-Eau Claire Central (Iowa)
View Complete Men’s National Coaches Poll
In the poll released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the defending champion Oles received five first-place votes to the Cardinals’ three. Last year was Olaf’s first title, and this is its first-ever No. 1 ranking.
After Olaf and NCC, No. 3 Williams, No. 4 UW-Eau Claire, and No. 5 Central (Iowa) round out the top five.
The National Coaches Poll for Division III women was also released Wednesday.
National Coaches Poll PDFs: Top 35 Summary | Week-by-Week 2014 | Week-by-Week All-Time
Regional Rankings PDF: Regional Summary
Division III XC Polls/Rankings Central
With six of their seven runners from last year’s champions returning, the biggest question for St. Olaf will be if it can handle the shift from underdog to target. As recently as May, though, Paul Escher, Grant Wintheiser, and Jake Campbell said that they still feel like underdogs.
Last year, the Oles were ranked fifteenth in the first poll; that’s the second lowest initial ranking for an eventual national champion in the 61 iterations—for both sexes and all three divisions—of preseason polls in the USTFCCCA archives.
They were just the fourth national champion in NCAA history to be ranked outside of the top ten in August, and in the first men’s champ in DIII polling to be ranked outside of the preseason top four. Only six DIII schools have two men’s titles; the last to join that club was Calvin in 2003.
North Central has been ranked first or second in 48 of the last 50 polls, and it hasn’t finished out of the top two nationally since 2007. What more is there to say? The Cardinals graduate their top three athletes from last year’s runner-ups, but head coach Al Carius has spent the last 48 years building a dynasty in Naperville that shows no sign of slowing down. When Carius and NCC won their first national title in 1975, 13 of the 35 ranked teams’ head coaches weren’t born yet.
Coming in at No. 3 is Williams. The Ephs return five of their top six from last year’s third-place squad, and look for their eighth podium finish in the last two decades.
After only qualifying for nationals twice from 1993 to 2008, No. 4 UW-Eau Claire is experiencing a serious resurgence under coach Dan Schwamberger. Though they’ve won the WIAC just once in its 48-year history, the Blugolds have finished second in the nation’s best conference the last two years. They’ve also recruited a 9:06 high schooler and added two Division I transfers to their four of top seven returning.
Like Eau Claire, No. 5 Central (Iowa) is in the midst of a rapid ascent to the top of the national scene. Two years ago in 2012 was the first year that the Dutch had a team at nationals since 1980; they were 12th then, sixth last fall, and are now tipped for the highest finish in school history.
No. 6 MIT makes the biggest jump from last year’s national results to this summer’s poll, leaping 18 spots from their 24th place finish.
Before last Halloween, No. 7 Johns Hopkins had never been ranked in the top fifteen. Then, the Blue Jays dominated the Centennial Conference and Mideast Region championships, skyrocketing from 32nd to eighth in a single poll week. Their No. 7 slot is the highest in school history after last fall’s 11th place finish.
No. 8 UW-La Crosse is the second WIAC and third Midwest team in the poll. The Eagles have stood on the last two national podiums (an honor for the top four teams) and won seven of the last 10 WIAC titles, including the last two.
Yet another top ten squad from that one tough state: No. 9 UW-Platteville enters the poll after not making it past regionals last fall. Track All-American Ian LaMere’s return from injury was surely a major factor in the pollsters’ eyes.
Along with North Central, preseason No. 10 Washington (Mo.) and No. 11 Haverford are the only teams to have finished in the top ten each of the last five years.
Other notes:
Welcome to the national stage, No. 16 Colby, No. 30 RPI, and UW-Stout and Swarthmore, which are tied for No. 31. Last year was the first time Colby ever qualified for nationals, and this is their first preseason rank. RPI and Swat have never qualified, and Stout’s lone appearance at nats was in 1981.
The latter three plus historic stalwarts UW-Platteville, No. 22 Amherst, No. 24 Occidental, No. 29 Wheaton (Ill.) and No. 34 St. Thomas (Minn.) join the poll after not making NCAAs last November.
They’re replacing now-unranked Luther, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, NYU, Manchester, and Emory.
There’s heavy parity between the conferences. Only the consensus three best conferences—the NESCAC (6), WIAC (5) and Centennial (4)—have four or more ranked teams. The UAA (2), though, hasn’t sent less than three teams to nationals since 2005.
The NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held November 23 in Mason, Ohio.
USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION III
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL COACHES’ POLL

2014 Preseason — August 27

next poll: September 17
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Head Coach (Yr*)
2013 FINAL
1 St. Olaf (5) 277 Central MIAC Phil Lundin (7th)
1
2 North Central (Ill.) (3) 275 Midwest CCIW Al Carius (49th)
2
3 Williams 259 New England NESCAC Pete Farwell (36th)
5
4 UW-Eau Claire 250 Midwest WIAC Dan Schwamberger (8th)
9
5 Central (Iowa) 249 Central IIAC Joe Dunham (7th)
6
6 MIT 234 New England NEWMAC Halston Taylor (33rd)
24
7 Johns Hopkins 224 Mideast Centennial Bobby Van Allen (16th)
11
8 UW-La Crosse 220 Midwest WIAC Derek Stanley (3rd)
3
9 UW-Platteville 216 Midwest WIAC Tom Antczak (22nd)
NR
10 Washington (Mo.) 208 Midwest UAA Jeff Stiles (14th)
4
11 Haverford 203 Mideast Centennial Tom Donnelly (40th)
10
12 Middlebury 202 New England NESCAC Nicole Wilkerson (4th)
7
13 SUNY Geneseo 180 Atlantic SUNYAC Mike Woods (23rd)
15
14 Loras 170 Central IIAC Bob Schultz (10th)
26
15 Dickinson 157 Mideast Centennial Don Nichter (25th)
8
16 Colby 152 New England NESCAC Jared Beers (9th)
22
16 Pomona-Pitzer 152 West SCIAC Tony Boston (7th)
23

18 Wabash 139 Great Lakes NCAC Roger Busch (9th)
21
19 SUNY Cortland 129 Atlantic SUNYAC Steve Patrick (7th)
13
20 Allegheny (Pa.) 122 Mideast NCAC Brent Wilkerson (5th)
18
21 Chicago 117 Midwest UAA Chris Hall (14th)
28
22 Amherst 105 New England NESCAC Ned Nedeau (18th)
NR
23 Calvin 96 Great Lakes MIAA Brian Diemer (29th)
27
24 Occidental 93 West SCIAC Robert Bartlett (10th)
NR

25 St. Lawrence 89 Atlantic Liberty League John Newman (14th)
29
26 Carleton 81 Central MIAC Dave Ricks (8th)
16
27 Tufts 80 New England NESCAC Ethan Barron (10th)
17
28 UW-Oshkosh 64 Midwest WIAC Eamon McKenna (3rd)
12
29 Wheaton (Ill.) 62 Midwest CCIW Scott Bradley (13th)
NR
30 RPI 39 Atlantic Liberty League John Lynch (4th)
NR
31 Swarthmore 36 Mideast Centennial Peter Carroll (15th)
NR
31 UW-Stout 36 Midwest WIAC Matt Schauf (8th)
NR
33 Bridgewater (Va.) 35 South/Southeast ODAC Brian Flynn (5th)
31
34 St. Thomas (Minn.) 20 Central MIAC Pete Wareham (22nd)
NR
34 Bates 20 New England NESCAC Al Fereshetian (20th)
25
Others Receiving Votes: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 15, Carnegie Mellon 13, Augustana (Ill.) 11, NYU 4, Mount Union 3, UW-Stevens Point 2, Willamette 1
(* year as head coach of that team in men’s cross country, officially NCAA-recognized coach listed)

Division III XC National Coaches Polls




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Division III XC National Coaches Polls




The preseason NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Coaches Poll is out, and the top is strikingly similar to last year’s national championship results: St. Olaf is No. 1 by a hair over No. 2 North Central (Ill.)

SEE FULL MEN'S NATIONAL COACHES POLL HERE



With two consecutive NCAA Division III cross country team titles under their belts, it should come as no surprise to see the Johns Hopkins women as the unanimous preseason favorites in the National Coaches Poll released Wednesday by U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

SEE FULL WOMEN'S NATIONAL COACHES POLL HERE





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HIGH SCHOOL: Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa, CA
COLLEGE: University of California, Davis in Davis, CA

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Harter receives well-deserved HOF nomination

Growing up in Northern California in the 1960s, Harter, at an early age, developed many of the fundamental qualities that would later make him a successful track and field coach, learning industriousness, discipline and dedication from his parents.

There was perhaps no better learning experience for Harter than his first foray into collegiate head coaching. He was hired in 1979 by Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and the job description required him to be a jack-of-all-trades.


http://www.secsports.com/article/11411511/harter-receives-well-deserved-hof-nomination?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UstfcccaFromTheWire+%28USTFCCCA+From+the+Wire%29

Dozen Greatest Moments of Alexa Efraimson's High School Career

Runs away from one of the greatest girls 3200 fields assembled ever with a sub 10 minute win (9:55 PR) at Arcadia!
http://usa.milesplit.com/articles/133331-dozen-greatest-moments-of-alexa-efraimsons-high-school-career#.U_4GPit_AuR

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2014 State of the Sport - Part IV: Largest Road Races


MINNEAPOLIS, Mn. - (August 27, 2014) - The tremendous growth in the popularity of competitive distance running for fitness and health over the last 13 years is further illustrated by the results of Running USA's latest State of the Sport Report.


A comprehensive analysis of finisher totals at the nation's Largest Road Races, the report analyzes available finisher data for 2013. Fueled by the tremendous popularity of the half-marathon distance, the data shows that participation in the nation's largest road races grew 73 percent over 13 years, quantifying running's exponential growth as a recreational sport and fitness regimen.



"This year's Largest Road Race totals are no surprise to those who have followed the Second Running Boom since its early days," said Rich Harshbarger, Running USA CEO. "Each year, more Americans are inspired to take up running for health and wellness, and they have a wide selection of exciting race events to choose from."


The number of U.S. race finishers has increased nearly 300% since 1990, and female representation has grown from just 25% to an all-time high of 57% in 2013, according to Part III of the State of the Sport series.



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Frank Shorter Returns to Indy for Mini Commitment Day Run


INDIANAPOLIS - The 500 Festival kicks off the excitement for the 2015 OneAmerica Mini-Marathon as registration opens on Tuesday, September 9 as part of Mini Commitment Day. Olympic gold medalist Frank Shorter, winner of the inaugural Mini-Marathon in 1977, will run the famed Mini route beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at Military Park.


Shorter, who won Olympic gold in the marathon at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, won the first Mini-Marathon with a time of 1:03:56. Now age 68, Shorter anticipates finishing the course in approximately two hours and ten minutes, a pace faster than 16,000 participants in the 2014 race. As he sets the pace to beat on September 9, the 500 Festival will donate $1 to a charity as voted on by Mini participants for every person who runs faster than Shorter in May 2015.



It was curiosity and the opportunity to run on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that first led Shorter to commit to run the first Mini-Marathon. "The Mini-Marathon has become such a tradition," says Shorter. "It has evolved into an event people plan to be in Indianapolis for. Families come back to do this. It's sort of a reunion race. I am excited to make the commitment to run the course again and encourage others to commit to run in 2015."



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The Marine Corps Marathon Introduces 2014 Course
QUANTICO, Va. - The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is introducing the 2014 Marathon course and online interactive map for the 39th running of the event on Sunday, Oct. 26. The 26.2 mile journey will begin in Arlington, VA and travel along spectacular National Park landscape throughout the nation's capital to the finish on the Marine Corps War Memorial in Rosslyn, VA. The dynamic online map, created in partnership with Bethesda, MD-based web software and interactive services firm, Geocentric, is accessible on the MCM website (www.marinemarathon.com).


Runners will take note of limited changes to the 2014 course including the introduction of an even greater view of the US Capitol as this year's course now turns them from Pennsylvania Avenue onto 1st Street Northwest, just below the grand dome along Mile 19. A second change occurs over the final portion of the course along Mile 23 in Crystal City, with a new up-and-back run along 12th Street South, as it becomes Crystal Drive. Runners are sure to enjoy plenty of motivation along this portion of the course as the Crystal City Family Festival is hosted in the streets. The final change is the eastern approach to the Pentagon from the newly developed Long Bridge Drive.


The 2014 MCM course will again boast the beautifully tree-lined route along Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, reintroduced in 2013. This scenic area of the route over miles 6 to 9 remains on the National Register of Historic Places.


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Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series Launches Race Day Camp for Kids



SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series and RaceKids, an innovative Day Camp for children of race participants, announced a partnership as the Official Day Camp Partner of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, offering parents a safe and fun place for their kids while they race.
RaceKids is on-site day camp available during marathons and half marathon races.



Developed by a Marathon Mom and a Daycare Supervisor, the RaceKids Day Camp operates under the highest standard of care available in North America. Each staff member is fully trained in First Aid, CPR, and Epi-Pen Administration.



"We're thrilled to be teaming up with an innovative service like RaceKids," said Tracy Sundlun, SVP and co-founder of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series. "With so many mothers and fathers participating in our events, arranging for a babysitter or child care can often be a difficult task early on a weekend morning. This partnership with RaceKids offers a safe and fun day camp so parents can enjoy running their marathon or half-marathon."


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Defending Champions Return to the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon


NEW YORK - Reigning New York City Marathon champions Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo, both of

Kenya, will defend their titles against all-star professional fields at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2014, it was announced by Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners.

In last year's race, Mutai outran the men's field to win by nearly a minute in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 24 seconds, and Jeptoo came from more than a half-mile behind to take the lead in the race's final three miles and win in a time of 2:25:07.


"With Geoffrey and Priscah headlining the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, we welcome back two great champions to the streets of New York City," said Wittenberg. "Last year, as they led 50,000 runners in the largest marathon ever, both Geoffrey and Priscah were inspirations to us all. This November, when they line up in Staten Island to start their journey through the unique neighborhoods of the City's five boroughs, these world-class athletes will be chasing history, as Geoffrey goes for a New York hat trick and Priscah looks to join an elite group of repeat winners."



Mutai, 32, is the course record holder (2:05:06) and two-time defending champion of the New York City Marathon. He ran the fastest marathon of all time (2:03:02) to win the 2011 Boston Marathon; however, the course is ineligible for world records due to its net drop in elevation and point-to-point layout. In 2012, Mutai, the reigning NYC Half 2014 champion, captured the 2011-2012 World Major Marathon series title with victories at three of the six World Marathon Majors races-Boston (2011), New York (2011), and Berlin (2012).



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Michigan Takes the Top Spot in the Preseason DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches Poll

Michigan Takes the Top Spot in the Preseason DI Women’s Cross Country National Coaches Poll

By Kyle Terwillegar, USTFCCCA
August 26, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – If today’s preseason NCAA Division I Women’s Cross Country National Coaches Poll is any indicator, distance running fans are in store for an exciting and unpredictable 2014 fall campaign.
NCAA DIVISION I NATIONAL COACHES POLL TOP 5 – WOMEN
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Michigan Oregon Florida State Stanford Georgetown
View Complete Women’s National Coaches Poll
Michigan, with all seven of its runners from its fourth-place 2013 NCAA Championships team back in 2014, was tabbed as the preseason favorite with half of the 12 first-place votes in the poll released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), while four other teams split the remaining six first-place nods.
Splitting the remaining six first-place votes were No. 2 Oregon with three, and No. 4 Stanford, No. 5 Georgetown and No. 7 Arkansas with one each. Florida State did not receive a first-place vote, but was nestled in amongst that group at No. 3.
National PDFs: Preseason Top 30 Summary | Week-by-Week 2014 | Week-by-Week All Time
Regional Rankings: Preseason Summary
For the Wolverines, this is the first time the program has been ranked No. 1 – at least since 1995, the year to which the USTFCCCA archives date back. During that time, the Maize and Blue have intermittently flirted with the top spot. They achieved the No. 2 rank four times in the mid-2000s, most recently during the preseason and week one of the 2007 season.
Leading the charge in Michigan‘s ascent to No. 1 was sophomore Erin Finn, who finished 30th as a true freshman a year ago in what has become her signature front-running style. The outdoor 10,000-meter All-American leads a contingent of five returners – all but one of whom are juniors or younger – who finished in the top 105 last year.
Coincidentally, Finn’s Wolverines are the preseason favorites in the year of the 20th anniversary of Michigan’s all-time best cross country team, which finished runner-up at nationals in 1994. If recent history holds true with Michigan, this year could be even more momentous: each of the past four preseason women’s favorites have gone on to win the title.
RECENT HISTORY OF WOMEN’S PRESEASON NO. 1
Year
Preseason No. 1
NCAA Finish
NCAA Winner
Preseason Rank
2013 Providence 1 Providence 1
2012
Oregon
1
Oregon
1
2011
Georgetown
1
Georgetown
1
2010
Villanova
1
Villanova
1
2009
Washington
3
Villanova
5
Meanwhile, the most recent of those champions, Providence, didn’t fare nearly so well in Tuesday’s poll. After losing All-Americans Emily Sisson and Laura Nagel, the Friars dropped all the way down to No. 18 to start their national title defense campaign. That’s a far steeper drop than any defending champion – men or women – has ever suffered at least far back as the beginning of the USTFCCCA archives in 1995, leaving returning two-time All-American Sarah Collins and her Friars a tough climb back to the top.
The next-most severe falloff? The 2000 BYU women started at No. 6 after winning the 1999 national crown.
Arizona – last year’s runner-up to Providence – lost several key runners and consequently dropped out of the National Coaches Poll altogether to begin 2014.
Speaking of recent national champions, No. 2 Oregon will be looking to take back the crown they wore in 2012 after a disappointing 14th-place national finish last year. The Ducks return three top-100 finishers from a year ago, but counting Lindsey Crevoiserat’s 42nd-place finish in 2012 at UConn and recent transfer Waverly Neer’s 40th-place showing in 2011 Oregon has five women with top-100 credentials – plus last year’s 101st-place finisher.
Add in top-flight high school recruit Sarah Baxter – after all, Oregon has had decent luck with first-year runners of late – and the Ducks are in a strong position to potentially reclaim their title.
No. 3 Florida State had its streak of six consecutive national podium finishes snapped a year ago with an uncharacteristic eighth-place showing, but the national consensus is that FSU will be right back in the thick of the race again in 2014. The rank certainly isn’t new territory for the program: FSU has been ranked No. 1, 2 or 3 in 31 of the past 39 polls dating back to 2010.
Two-time All-American and top-10 finisher Colleen Quigley returns along with two other top-100 finishers.
Coming in at No. 4, Stanford is trending high after an 11th-place national finish a year ago. The rank is thanks largely in part to not only one of the nation’s top returners in two-time All-American Aisling Cuffe, but also two very strong recruits in Nike Cross Nationals (high school) runner-up Elise Cranny and Australian Anna Laman. Both Cranny and Laman were 1500 meters finalists at this past summer’s IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene, Ore.
This could be a resurgence for Stanford, as the last time the Cardinal was ranked in the preseason top four was 2008 – the final year in a string of 13 consecutive top-four preseason nods that included five national titles and five more podium finishes.
Rounding out the top five was Georgetown in the exact same position as at NCAAs a year ago. Two women – Katrina Coogan and Annemarie Maag – who ran for the Hoyas’ 2011 national championship team and also ran in 2013 are back, looking to take one more crack at another crown. Coogan is among the four top-100 finishers Georgetown returns this year, tied for the most in the nation with top-ranked Michigan and No. 6 Michigan State.
The aforementioned MSU Spartans (sixth in 2013), No. 7 Arkansas (15th in 2013), No. 8 Colorado (seventh in 2013), No. 9 Iowa State (13th in 2013) – the only team with two returning All-Americans in Crystal Nelson and Bethanie Brown – and No. 10 Virginia (ninth in 2013) complete the top 10.
The No. 10 slot for Virginia is the Cavaliers’ first appearance in the women’s top 10.
No conference put more schools in the top 30 than the six from the ACC, including two top-10 squads in FSU and Virginia. Both the Pac-12 and Big Ten were represented by five squads. The Pac-12 put three in the top-10 – more than any other conference – in Oregon, Stanford and Colorado, while the Big Ten had two in Michigan and Michigan State.
The NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held November 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL COACHES’ POLL

2014 Preseason — August 26

next poll: September 16
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Cross Country Coach (Yr*)
2013 FINAL
1 Michigan (6) 342 Great Lakes Big Ten Mike McGuire (23rd)
4
2 Oregon (3) 330 West Pac-12 Robert Johnson (3rd)
14
3 Florida State 316 South ACC Karen Harvey (8th)
8
4 Stanford (1) 314 West Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (3rd)
11

5 Georgetown (1) 311 Mid-Atlantic Big East Michael Smith (3rd)
5
6 Michigan State 303 Great Lakes Big Ten Walt Drenth (11th)
6
7 Arkansas (1) 283 South Central SEC Lance Harter (25th)
15
8 Colorado 277 Mountain Pac-12 Mark Wetmore (20th)
7
9 Iowa State 264 Midwest Big 12 Andrea Grove-McDonough (2nd)
13
10 Virginia 259 Southeast ACC Todd Morgan (3rd)
9
11 New Mexico 227 Mountain Mountain West Joe Franklin (8th)
10
12 Butler 222 Great Lakes Big East Matt Roe (8th)
3
13 Syracuse 212 Northeast ACC Chris Fox (10th)
22
14 Villanova 177 Mid-Atlantic Big East Gina Procaccio (15th)
19
15 Washington 166 West Pac-12 Greg Metcalf (13th)
17
16 Wisconsin 142 Great Lakes Big Ten Mick Byrne (1st)
21
17 Boston College 141 Northeast ACC Randy Thomas (23rd)
NR
18 Providence 136 Northeast Big East Ray Treacy (31st)
1
19 Oklahoma State 125 Midwest Big 12 Dave Smith (6th)
NR
20 West Virginia 111 Mid-Atlantic Big 12 Sean Cleary (8th)
24
21 Virginia Tech 106 Southeast ACC Ben Thomas (14th)
NR
22 SMU 93 South Central American Cathy Casey (10th)
31
23 Vanderbilt 86 South SEC Steve Keith (9th)
27
24 Dartmouth 74 Northeast Ivy Courtney Jaworski (1st)
16
25 Minnesota 57 Midwest Big Ten Sarah Hopkins (2nd)
20
25 William and Mary 57 Southeast Colonial Natalie Hall (1st)
12
27 NC State 50 Southeast ACC Laurie Henes (9th)
NR
28 Weber State 40 Mountain Big Sky Paul Pilkington (8th)
NR
29 Penn State 31 Mid-Atlantic Big Ten John Gondak (1st)
25
30 Arizona State 25 West Pac-12 Ryan Cole (8th)
NR
Others Receiving Votes: Boise State 22, Baylor 17, Cornell 16, Utah 15, Duke 11, Princeton 9, Texas A&M 8, Toledo 7, Alabama 5, Harvard 1, Northern Arizona 1
(* year as effective coach of that team in women’s cross country)

Unanimous No. 1 Colorado Men Lead Preseason DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches Poll

Unanimous No. 1 Colorado Men Lead Preseason DI Men’s Cross Country National Coaches Poll

Courtesy: Dennis Young, USTFCCCA
August 26, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason NCAA Division I Cross Country national coaches’ poll is out, and there’s no doubt who’s sitting on top: defending champion Colorado received all twelve first place votes.
With all seven harriers from last year’s national champs plus Jake Hurysz back, Mark Wetmore’s Buffs are the first unanimous preseason No. 1 since Oregon in 2009.
National PDFs: Preseason Top 30 Summary | Week-by-Week 2014 | Week-by-Week All Time
Regional Rankings: Preseason Summary
NCAA DIVISION I NATIONAL COACHES POLL TOP 5 – MEN
1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
Colorado Northern Arizona Oregon Oklahoma State Stanford
View Complete Men’s National Coaches Poll
Dating back to 1998 (the first year of preseason polling data in the USTFCCCA archive) only six out of sixteen preseason No. 1s have won nationals. However, the poll’s track record is a little better for unanimous No. 1s: out of the four consensus picks, two (Oregon in ’08 and Stanford in ’03) have finished the season on top.
Since 2001, only Colorado, Stanford, Wisconsin, Oregon, and Oklahoma State have men’s titles. In fact, going all the way back to 1975, only eight teams have won nats—the other three are Arkansas, Iowa State, and UTEP.
Preseason No. 2 Northern Arizona looks to become the ninth member of that club. With Futsum Zienasellassie, Matt McElroy, and Louisville transfer Tyler Byrne, the Lumberjacks have three of the top eighteen returners from last year’s NCAAs.
Though Colorado won with 149 points last year, that was the highest winning score in NCAA history. In the 75 years of NCAA meet results (there was no meet in 1943) that Kirk Reynolds has in his fantastic archive, the average winning score is 70.9 points, and the median is 68. All of this is to say: history tells us that if NAU has 30 points or so from its top three returners, they’ll need to hold their last two sticks under 40-50 points—not the 120 that would have been adequate in 2013.
No. 3 Oregon features defending individual champ Edward Cheserek. The individual champion has led his team to a title sixteen times total, but just three times since Joe Falcon and Arkansas did it in 1987. The last such duo, of course, was Galen Rupp and Oregon in 2008; Ed Cheserek will look to lead the Ducks to their sixth title this fall. Adding outdoor 5k 5th placer Eric Jenkins for his first XC season since 2011 may make the difference.
Preseason No. 4 Oklahoma State’s best returner is Craig Nowak, who finished 62nd in Terre Haute last fall. That’s second lowest top returner in the top 10, but with top-three finishes each of the last five years, the pollsters clearly have respect for Dave Smith and the Cowboys’ ability to get it done in late November. It’s extremely rare for a DII transfer to play a large role on the DI national level, but Norwegian and 2013 DII XC runner-up Vegard Olstad might become the exception after transferring from Western State to OSU.
No. 5 Stanford may have constructed the most intriguing roster in the nation. They have two of the top four returners in Maksim Korolev (transferred from Harvard) and Jim Rosa, and Jim has never lost to his twin and teammate Joe in a cross-country race. They also return track All-American Michael Atchoo and sophomore Sean McGorty, who has a nearly identical high school résumé to his classmate and 2013 eighth-placer Ben Saarel of Colorado.
A preseason No. 6 slot for Indiana is their highest cross country ranking in any week, ever.
Six teams enter the national rankings despite not qualifying for last year’s national meet, and they’re ranked Nos. 24-29 in this order: UCLA, Florida State, Iowa State, Washington, Oklahoma, and Georgetown.
That pack is replacing last year’s national qualifiers Air Force, Notre Dame, Dartmouth, Columbia, Florida, Harvard, and Georgia. At nine slots lower than its national finish—from 14th to No. 23—Texas took the biggest drop among teams that stayed in the poll.
The biggest leaps were made by Stanford (covered above) who jumped 14 spots from 19th to No. 5, and Arkansas, who went from 28th to No. 15.
Some final notes:
Unlike DII and DIII, Division I uses an algorithm to calculate which teams receive at-large bids to the national meet. A large factor in the algorithm (informally known as the Kolas calculator) is beating teams in the regular season; races start counting for Kolas purposes on September 26.
The Pac-12 and ACC lead the way with five ranked teams each; the top non-power conferences are the Mountain West and West Coast with two teams each.
Out of those eight schools who have won the last 40 years, only Colorado, Wisconsin, and Iowa State have not repeated at some point. However, Wisconsin won in 1982 and then finished second in 1983 to a UTEP team that vacated its title due to rules violations. Colorado looks to make ISU the only school in the champions club without some claim on repeating.
The NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday, November 22 on the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana. It will be the eleventh edition held at LaVern Gibson.

USTFCCCA NCAA DIVISION I
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY NATIONAL COACHES’ POLL

2014 Preseason — August 26

next poll: September 16
Rank Institution (FPV) Points Region Conference Cross Country Coach (Yr*)
2013 FINAL
1 Colorado (12) 360 Mountain Pac-12 Mark Wetmore (20th)
1
2 Northern Arizona 339 Mountain Big Sky Eric Heins (8th)
2
3 Oregon 336 West Pac-12 Robert Johnson (3rd)
5
4 Oklahoma State 319 Midwest Big 12 Dave Smith (9th)
3
5 Stanford 307 West Pac-12 Chris Miltenberg (3rd)
19
6 Indiana 280 Great Lakes Big Ten Ron Helmer (8th)
8
7 Portland 276 West West Coast Rob Conner (25th)
7
8 Syracuse 271 Northeast ACC Chris Fox (10th)
10
9 BYU 250 Mountain West Coast Ed Eyestone (15th)
4
10 Villanova 249 Mid-Atlantic Big East Marcus O’Sullivan (15th)
18
11 Wisconsin 244 Great Lakes Big Ten Mick Byrne (7th)
9
12 Iona 222 Northeast Metro Atlantic Ricardo Santos (7th)
6
13 Arkansas 198 South Central SEC Chris Bucknam (7th)
12
14 Virginia 183 Southeast ACC Peter Watson (3rd)
13
15 NC State 179 Southeast ACC Rollie Geiger (37th)
28
16 Providence 161 Northeast Big East Ray Treacy (31st)
16
17 New Mexico 159 Mountain Mountain West Joe Franklin (8th)
11
18 Tulsa 149 Midwest American Steve Gulley (13th)
27
19 Princeton 126 Mid-Atlantic Ivy Jason Vigilante (3rd)
22
20 North Carolina 107 Southeast ACC Mark VanAlstyne (3rd)
17
21 Eastern Kentucky 106 Southeast Ohio Valley Rick Erdmann (36th)
15
22 Michigan 104 Great Lakes Big Ten Kevin Sullivan (1st)
21
23 Texas 101 South Central Big 12 Mario Sategna (2nd)
14
24 UCLA 93 West Pac-12 Mike Maynard (6th)
NR

24 Florida State 93 South ACC Bob Braman (15th)
NR
26 Iowa State 90 Midwest Big 12 Martin Smith (2nd)
NR
27 Washington 68 West Pac-12 Greg Metcalf (13th)
NR
28 Oklahoma 65 Midwest Big 12 Jim VanHootegem (2nd)
NR
29 Georgetown 35 Mid-Atlantic Big East Patrick Henner (16th)
NR
30 Colorado State 34 Mountain Mountain West Art Siemers (3rd)
26
Others Receiving Votes: Auburn 13, Columbia 13, Air Force 10, Butler 10, Lamar 6, William and Mary 6, Yale 6, Virginia Tech 5, Michigan State 4, Illinois 3, Notre Dame 1
(* year as effective coach of that team in men’s cross country)

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The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association preseason NCAA Division I Cross Country National Coaches Poll is out, and there’s no doubt who’s sitting on top: defending national champion Colorado received all twelve first place votes.

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If today's preseason NCAA Division I Women's Cross Country National Coaches Poll is any indicator, distance running fans are in store for an exciting and unpredictable 2014 fall campaign.

Michigan, with all seven of its runners from its fourth-place 2013 NCAA Championships team back in 2014, was tabbed as the preseason favorite with half of the 12 first-place votes in the poll released Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), while four other teams split the remaining six first-place nods.

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Rankings

USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Rankings
MEN
ATLANTIC Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 SUNY Cortland SUNYAC NR
SUNY Geneseo SUNYAC NR
3 St. Lawrence Liberty NR
4 RPI Liberty NR
5 NYU UAA NR
6 Rochester (N.Y.) UAA NR
7 SUNY Oneonta SUNYAC NR
8 TCNJ NJAC NR
9 Ithaca Empire 8 NR
10 Fredonia SUNYAC NR
CENTRAL Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 St. Olaf [13] 130 MIAC NR
2 Central (Iowa) 109 IIAC NR
3 Loras 102 IIAC NR
4 Carleton 87 MIAC NR
5 St. Thomas (Minn.) 77 MIAC NR
6 Luther 63 IIAC NR
7 Wartburg 48 IIAC NR
8 Saint John's (Minn.) 27 MIAC NR
9 Nebraska Wesleyan 25 GPAC NR
10 Grinnell 22 Midwest NR
GREAT LAKES Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Wabash NCAC NR
2 Calvin MIAA NR
3 Mount Union OAC NR
4 Oberlin NCAC NR
5 John Carroll OAC NR
6 Ohio Northern OAC NR
7 Rose-Hulman HCAC NR
8 Case Western Reserve UAA NR
9 Hope MIAA NR
10 Wooster NCAC NR
MIDEAST Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Johns Hopkins [8] 96 Centennial NR
2 Haverford [2] 91 Centennial NR
3 Dickinson 68 Centennial NR
4 Allegheny (Pa.) 67 NCAC NR
5 Swarthmore 63 Centennial NR
6 Carnegie Mellon 42 UAA NR
7 Susquehanna 38 Landmark NR
8 Widener 27 MAC NR
9 York (Pa.) 17 Capital NR
10 Saint Vincent 14 PAC NR
MIDWEST Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 North Central (Ill.) CCIW NR
2 UW-Eau Claire WIAC NR
3 UW-Platteville WIAC NR
4 UW-La Crosse WIAC NR
5 Washington (Mo.) UAA NR
6 Chicago UAA NR
7 Wheaton (Ill.) CCIW NR
8 UW-Stout WIAC NR
9 UW-Oshkosh WIAC NR
10 Augustana (Ill.) CCIW NR
NEW ENGLAND Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Williams NESCAC NR
2 MIT NEWMAC NR
3 Middlebury NESCAC NR
4 Colby NESCAC NR
5 Amherst NESCAC NR
6 Tufts NESCAC NR
7 Bates NESCAC NR
8 Bowdoin NESCAC NR
9 WPI NEWMAC NR
10 Wesleyan (Conn.) NESCAC NR
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Bridgewater (Va.) ODAC NR
2 Centre SAA NR
3 Rhodes SAA NR
4 Emory UAA NR
5 Christopher Newport Capital NR
6 Washington and Lee ODAC NR
7 Eastern Mennonite ODAC NR
8 Lynchburg ODAC NR
9 Trinity (Texas) SCAC NR
10 Mary Washington Capital NR
WEST Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Pomona-Pitzer SCIAC NR
2 Occidental SCIAC NR
3 Willamette NWC NR
4 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps SCIAC NR
5 La Verne SCIAC NR
6 Whitman NWC NR
7 UC Santa Cruz Indep. NR
8 Whittier SCIAC NR
9 Puget Sound NWC NR
10 Colorado College SCAC NR

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USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Rankings
WOMEN
ATLANTIC Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 SUNY Geneseo SUNYAC NR
2 NYU UAA NR
3 SUNY Oneonta SUNYAC NR
4 St. Lawrence Liberty NR
5 Ithaca Empire 8 NR
TCNJ NJAC NR
7 SUNY Cortland SUNYAC NR
8 SUNY New Paltz SUNYAC NR
9 RPI Liberty NR
10 Vassar Liberty NR
CENTRAL Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Carleton MIAC NR
2 St. Olaf MIAC NR
3 Wartburg IIAC NR
4 Luther IIAC NR
5 St. Benedict MIAC NR
6 St. Scholastica UMAC NR
7 Nebraska Wesleyan GPAC NR
8 Grinnell Midwest NR
9 Macalester MIAC NR
10 Gustavus Adolphus MIAC NR
GREAT LAKES Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Oberlin NCAC NR
2 Calvin MIAA NR
3 Hope MIAA NR
4 Ohio Wesleyan NCAC NR
5 Mount Union OAC NR
6 Case Western Reserve UAA NR
7 DePauw NCAC NR
8 Otterbein OAC NR
9 John Carroll OAC NR
10 Denison NCAC NR
MIDEAST Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Johns Hopkins 100 Centennial NR
2 Dickinson 72 Centennial NR
Haverford 72 Centennial NR
4 Elizabethtown 61 MAC NR
5 Swarthmore 58 Centennial NR
6 Marywood 48 CSAC NR
7 York (Pa.) 45 Capital NR
8 Carnegie Mellon 37 UAA NR
9 Messiah 13 MAC NR
10 Scranton 10 Landmark NR
MIDWEST Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Chicago UAA NR
2 Washington (Mo.) UAA NR
3 UW-La Crosse WIAC NR
4 UW-Stevens Point WIAC NR
5 North Central (Ill.) CCIW NR
6 UW-Oshkosh WIAC NR
7 UW-Eau Claire WIAC NR
8 Aurora NACC NR
9 UW-River Falls WIAC NR
10 Wheaton (Ill.) CCIW NR
NEW ENGLAND Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Williams NESCAC NR
2 Middlebury NESCAC NR
3 MIT NEWMAC NR
4 Tufts NESCAC NR
5 Brandeis UAA NR
6 Bates NESCAC NR
7 Colby NESCAC NR
8 Amherst NESCAC NR
9 Wellesley NEWMAC NR
10 Keene State LEC NR
SOUTH/SOUTHEAST Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Emory UAA NR
2 Bridgewater (Va.) ODAC NR
3 Centre SAA NR
4 Trinity (Texas) SCAC NR
5 Rhodes SAA NR
6 Univ. of the South SAA NR
7 Christopher Newport Capital NR
8 Birmingham-Southern SAA NR
9 Meredith USA South NR
10 Berry SAA NR
WEST Region
Current Institution (FPV if voted) VPts Conference 2013 Finish
1 Willamette NWC NR
2 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps SCIAC NR
3 Whitworth NWC NR
4 Whitman NWC NR
5 Occidental SCIAC NR
6 Pomona-Pitzer SCIAC NR
7 Lewis & Clark NWC NR
8 Cal Lutheran SCIAC NR
9 Colorado College SCAC NR
10 Linfield NWC NR

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