Athletes Predict Tomorrow's Winners... Poorly
#1 Providence Friars NCAA Prep Repeat 1200s
The best top three in the country. There is no argument. They're also the #1 team in the country heading into NCAAs. It's been quite a ride for some of these Friars, though. Two years ago, Ray Treacy's Friars failed to make the NCAA championships. In 2012, for a small window of time, was your official national champion. This year, we have profiled the team's search for the make or break fifth runner. Since the Big East Championships, it looks like they have found it. See you in Terre Haute. Workout: 5x1200 (2:30 Rest) 3:51 3:50 3:51 3:49 3:48 And if you must know... 3:54 average for Catarina Rocha 3:58 to 4:00 for Erin, Grace and Molly
The NCAA XC Before and After
The cold. The mud. The 2013 NCAA XC Championships. Terre Haute was full of drama on and off the course. Take a look behind the scenes at the NCAA XC Championships and see the pre-race laser-like focus and post-race emotional release of some the best athletes in the nation.
The Big Dance Preview - RJ 309
Pack your boogie shoes because we're going to Terre Haute! Before we get to the main course, we breakdown who has the most momentum heading into NCAAs and which teams will surprisingly be watching the meet from their couch. But let's get right into it. On the men's side, does Oklahoma State have to lose or does another team have to beat them? Colorado and Northern Arizona have a shot, but it'll take something special. We explain their winning scenarios. In the women's team battle, everything points to Providence taking the title. But watch out for the tough Arizona Wildcats and the quiet Arkansas women. Make sure to check out episode two of Driven with Jake and Zane Robertson, check back tomorrow for Workout Wednesday with the #1 Providence Friars, and check our NCAA predictions before we wreck ourselves in Terre Haute! Sponsored by Saucony
King Edward Cheserek dethrones reigning champ as a freshman
Just a Bunch of Foreigners at OSU?
It's the elephant in the room. Oklahoma State's Dave Smith finally address the claim that the Cowboys are "just a bunch of foreigners." Contrary to popular belief, only two athletes on OSU did not go to high school in the United States. Wherever they were born, Smith explains that he recruits based on who will "fit his team." But more importantly, the guys at OSU are a part of something special and share a familial bond that goes beyond nationality.
Abbey D'Agostino best title she's ever won at NCAA XC Champs 2013
Third in 2011, Second in 2012, Champion in 2013. Abbey D finishes cross country at Dartmouth with a national title, but she credits the win to her team and having them along side of her.
See The Mud In Terre Haute
Here's your course preview in Terre Haute for the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships....you will not leave here clean.
How NCAAs Was Won - RJ 310
It's all about the 5th man (unless you put 4 in the top 40). Both national champions from this weekend were losing with 2k to go, so how did they win? Find out who came through in the clutch and who was in the hurt locker in the final seconds of Terre Haute. Don't forget that the California State Championships is this weekend and it'l be LIVE on Flotrack! Sponsored by Saucony
Who's the #1 team in the country?
Deflection? Maybe, but coach Dave Smith knows the real threat of the teams gunning for his defending national champion Cowboys. This was filmed almost a month ago, but the Cowboys still find themselves #2 in the rankings.
Andy Powell on Cheserek game plan and almost running Jenkins at NCAA XC Champs 2013
Coach Andy Powell gives us an inside look on the Duck's game plan heading into the NCAA XC Championships. Powell had a strategic lunch with Alberto Salazar on Tuesday and said they could run conservative for the podium or run aggressive for the win. They decided to go for and even had a tough time deciding whether or not to run Eric Jenkins. Even though they just missed the podium, the Ducks came away with another individual national title in freshman Edward Cheserek. Powell looks at the squad they'll have returning and says they'll try to win it in 2014.
Maksim Korolev 3rd for Harvard and the Ivy at NCAA XC Champs 2013
Remember when you were like, "Who is that Harvard dude up front?!" We learned that it was senior Maksim Korolev and the guy has been tearing it up all year. The HEPS champ finishes as top American in Terre Haute and after finishing DFL in the NCAA outdoor 10K, Korolev proves he can perform in the big races.
Mark Wetmore First Team Title in 7 years NCAA XC Champs 2013
Wetmore's Buffaloes surprise many as the take the crown. Even without Jake Hurysz the Buffs managed to have four All-Americans as the topped the podium beating NAU, Oklahoma State and BYU.
Flotrack NCAA Pre-Race Show
I know, we're almost there! Hang tight, it's the Flotrack NCAA Pre-Race Show with two Ivy League greats Ashley Higginson and Ben True. Sponsored by Saucony
Saucony NCAA DI XC Championships 2013 Highlights
No guts, no glory. Between the hype and the conditions, the 2013 NCAA Cross Country Championships was a Saturday to remember. If you want to experience the day from the tailgate in the parking lot to the lifting of the national championship trophies, you've come to the right place. Thanks to Saucony and professional athletes Ben True and Ashley Higginson for making this weekend possible! Sponsored by Saucony
The Badass NCAA XC Recap with Ryan Fenton, Alex Lohr, and Mitch Kastoff
Dave Smith 3rd after Brutal Battle for Cowboys at NCAA XC Champs 2013
There are not many other ways to put it. OSU is utterly disappointed with their third place team finish. Coach Dave Smith touches on what might have gone wrong today and how the team needs to respond moving forward. Amongst the confusion of what caused the failed opportunity to repeat as national champs, one thing is for sure - the goal for OSU is to rebound from this failure and bring home another NCAA title to Stillwater next fall. As Smith points out, that will be incredibly tough considering NAU loses only Shrader and Colorado doesn't loss anyone in addition to getting Jake Hurysz back.
The Jared Ward story at NCAA XC Champs 2013
After his story went viral around the nation, Jared Ward went from a post-collegiate marathoner to the leader of one of the best teams in the nation. Hear from the man himself what the whirlwind has been like and if he thinks the Cougars now have a chance to win it all.
Kennedy Kithuka loses to Cheserek but isnt dissappointed
Kennedy Kithuka does not repeat as national champ because freshmen Edward Cheserek took the crown. Kithuka is not really disappointed, though. Hear his response after the muddy national championship.
The Nick Saban of Running
Rebuild or reload? When it comes to depth, the Cowboys seem to always have another round in the chamber. But the road to a good recruiting class is an exhausting and cutthroat one. Coach Dave Smith explains how he gets kids to come to Stillwater, OK.
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