NCAA West Prelim Men's Predictions

The best part of the NCAA Prelims (or formerly known as the Regional) is that it is predictably, unpredictable. So to throw in some controversy, we thought it would be fun to tell you our 12 that make it out of each distance event. 800m and up. So, bear with us as we look into our crystal ball and tell you the men that we think will be running in Eugene for an NCAA individual crown.

We are actually looking for a little debate here, so if you disagree, tell us who you think goes that we have missing (it is so much harder than you think to pick only twelve, there is so much talent on the men's side in the West that it was painful to leave certain people out, I almost left Ed Cheserek off--can you imagine the comments for that mistake??). 
 
In no particular order:
Men's 800m
1. Edward Kemboi- Iowa State
2. Derrick Daigre- Washington
3. Nick Hartle- UCLA
4. Jesse Jorgensen- Washington State
5. Boru Guyota- Oregon
6. Chris Low- Long Beach State
7. Patrick Rono- Arkansas
8. Brendan Soucie- Kansas
9. Tomas Squella- Arkansas
10. Grant Grosvenor- Montana State
11. Hector Hernandez- Texas A&M
12. Yonas Tesfai- Houston
 
Men's 1500m
1. Mac Fleet- Oregon
2. Michael Atchoo- Stanford
3. Peter Callahan- New Mexico
4. Zach Perkins- Air Force
5. Chad Noelle- Oklahoma State
6. Sam Penzenstadler- Loyola (Ill.)
7. Ben Saarel- Colorado
8. Izaic Yorks- Washington
9. Austin Mudd- Wisconsin
10. Tyler Stutzman- Stanford
11. Lawi Lalang- Arizona
12. John Simons- Minnesota
 
Men's 3k Steeple
1. Elmar Engholm- New Mexico
2. Tanguy Pepiot- Oregon
3. Stanley Kebenei- Arkansas
4. Blake Theroux- Colorado
5. Anthony Rotich- UTEP
6. Alex Brill- Wisconsin
7. Allan Schroeder- Boise State
8. Zach Wiles- Boise State
9. Curtis Carr- BYU
10. Aaron Nelson- Washington
11. Evans Tuitoek- Texas Tech
12. Caleb Hoover- NAU
 
Men's 5000m (This race is especially brutal to pick--hate to leave people out like Joe Rosa and Erik Olson and Brian Shrader, etc)
1. Ed Cheserek- Oregon
2. Reed Connor- Wisconsin
3. Eric Jenkins- Oregon
4. Mo Ahmed- Wisconsin
5. Parker Stinson- Oregon
6. Jake Hurysz- Colorado
7. Trevor Dunbar- Oregon
8. Shadrack Kipchirchir- Oklahoma State
9. Luke Caldwell- New Mexico
10 Jared Ward- BYU
11. Kennedy Kithuka- Texas Tech
12. Lawi Lalang- Arizona
 
Men's 10000m
1. Scott Fauble- Portland
2. Jason Witt- BYU
3, Jared Ward- BYU
4. Kennedy Kithuka- Texas Tech
5. Ed Cheserek - Oregon
6. Shadrack Kipchirchir- Oklahoma State
7. Parker Stinson- Oregon
8. Trevor Dunbar Oregon
9. Matt McElroy- NAU
10. Joe Bosshard- Colorado
11. Luke Caldwell- New Mexico
12. Jim Rosa- Stanford

Chelimo, Houlihan Take 3K Wins: USATF Day 2 Play-By-Play

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Untitled design (3).png

The second day of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships is the books! Finals in the men's and women's 3000m capped off the action as four athletes qualified for the World Indoor Championships. 

Andre De Grasse's Highlights From The 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

© Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports andre-de-grasse-shines-in-nba-all-star-celebrity-game.jpg

Canadian sprinter and 2016 Olympic medalist Andre De Grasse showed off more than his speed on the court last night at the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in Los Angeles. 

Craig Leon, Allison Macsas To Take On The Hills At The Austin Marathon

© Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_8897523_168383134_lowres.jpg

Earlier this year, the city of Austin, Texas, announced its intention to bid for the 2020 Olympic Trials marathon. While the running world waits until April to learn if the Austin will land its first-ever USATF Championship, runners with a wealth of Trials experience will race Sunday in the state capitol in the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon. 

Erin Finn Is Injured, Will Sit Out Remainder Of Indoor Season

http://mgoblue.com erin finn

University of Michigan All-American Erin Finn announced on social media this week that she is injured again and will bypass the remainder of the indoor track season. 

Windle Running For Respect, National Team Spot At 2018 USATF Indoors

By David Monti Windle_Mackey_Albuquerque_15-Feb-2018_David_Monti.JPG

By David Monti, @d9monti(c) 2018 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved

Coleman, Baker! Allen, Merritt! Men's 60m Dash & Hurdles Preview

USATSI_10585878.jpg

In the men's 60m field at the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships, there's Christian Coleman, and then there's everyone else.

These College Kids Could've Made The U.S. World Team

12672645.jpg

The USATF Indoor Championships are in the heart of the NCAA season. As a result, many qualified U.S. athletes still in college will miss out on the opportunity to represent Team USA in Birmingham this year.

Race For Second Place: U.S. Women's 60m & 60m Hurdles Preview

© Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_10585902_168383134_lowres.jpg

When it comes to the races with the smallest average margins of victory, the 60m dash and hurdles, upsets often abound and dominance is difficult to maintain.

FloTrack's Team USA Picks | 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships

Nicole Sweet-USA TODAY Sports USATSI_10585799_168383134_lowres.jpg

We're just one day away from the start of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the top two finishers in each event will qualify for the U.S. team headed to next month's IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, U.K.

Chelimo, Hill, Kipchirchir Set To Face Off In 3K At USAs

Kirby Lee USATSI_9918261_168383134_lowres.jpg

The U.S. Indoor Championships has a history of great head-to-head matchups in the men’s 3000m. Between 2010 and 2014, the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, played host to four iterations of the Galen Rupp/Bernard Lagat rivalry.