Team USA Set for World Cross Country Championships





The roster for Team U.S.A. at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships was announced with USATF Cross Country champions Chris Derrick and Laura Thweatt leading the charge in Guiyang, China. 
 
The American men’s contingent includes Bobby Curtis, Andrew Colley, Maksim Korolev, Patrick Smyth and Ryan Vail. The performance will mark Curtis’ third World cross country team appearance after posting a new personal best at the Chicago Marathon with 2:11:20. Korolev is returning from a dominating win at the Pan American Cross Country Cup, and a contribution to the Stanford men’s runner-up finish at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in November.
 
The women’s team will include Boulder Track Club’s Laura Thweatt who is returning from a runner-up finish last weekend at the Jacksonville Gate River Run 15k (50:50). She won the USATF Cross Country Championships by 30 seconds and is poised to contend with the field in Guiyang. She will be followed by three-time Olympian Jen Rhines, Sara Hall, Elaina Balouris, Brie Felnagle, and Mattie Suver
 
The junior men’s team will be led by John Dressel, Cerake Geberkidane, Eric Hamer, Connor Mantz, and Paul Roberts. The women’s team will include Kaitlyn Benner, Valerie Constien, Lauren Gregory, Katie Rainsberger, Kelsey Shrader, and Shaelyn Sorenson. 
 
The 2015 World Cross Country Championships will take place on March 28 in Guiyang, China. 

Coast Guard's Kaitlyn Mooney Eyes NCAA History At DIII XC

When Coast Guard sophomore Kaitlyn Mooney crosses the finish line Saturday at the 2018 DIII NCAA XC Championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, there’s a very good chance she’ll have accomplished a feat that no other woman has in NCAA history.

Loyalty To Team Is The Driving Force At NCAA Cross Country Championships

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MADISON, Wisc. (16-Nov) -- Morgan McDonald has worn the Australian colors in five global championships, and placed eighth at last April's Commonwealth Games in the 5000m on home soil.  But the 22 year-old senior from Sydney, who will be running his final cross country race tomorrow for the University of Wisconsin, said those championships don't compare to tomorrow's NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships here when it comes to his drive to succeed as a member of a team.

2018 DIII NCAA XC All-American Projections

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

Below are FloTrack's 2018 projections for the men's and women's DIII NCAA XC All-Americans:

Former NCAA Stars Make Their XC Predictions

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

Watch the 2018 DI NCAA XC Championships LIVE on FloTrack, Saturday Nov. 17th!

DIII NCAA XC Women's Preview: Hopkins Hones In On Dynasty

Workout Wednesday: Johns Hopkins Men & Women

The 2018 DIII NCAA women’s cross country championships will feature a favorite in Johns Hopkins looking to expand on their recent dynasty, and a slew of challengers seeking to put an end to the Blue Jays’ dominance. Hopkins will race for their sixth title since 2012 on Saturday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, a run that only one other DIII women’s program in history has accomplished. It should be fascinating to watch it all unfold in brutal cross country conditions this weekend.

Deep Field Tries To Take Down New Mexico, Kelati Goes For First Title

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It didn’t take long for the narrative of the women’s NCAA cross country season to shift. New Mexico entered the fall with three of the nation’s best runners, high profile transfers, and a clear line to their third team title in four years. 

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The stakes are clear and the storylines are well established. 

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It was only minutes after they stepped off the track at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, that Tyler Day and Matt Baxter were thinking of the fall. 

DIII NCAA XC Men's Preview: North Central Goes For No. 19

Workout Wednesday: North Central Crushes Mile Repeats

The winningest program in NCAA cross country history will look to add another title to their storied legacy as North Central College races for their record 19th DIII XC men's national championship on Saturday November 17, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Cardinals will enter the meet as big favorites to take their third straight NCAA crown on the icy terrain of Lake Breeze Golf Course, but it won’t be easy as they battle experienced foes and freezing cold conditions. Another notch in North Central's hefty championship belt is at stake on race day, but it’s a notch they will really have to earn.

House Of Run: NCAA Sleepers And Storylines

Jason and Kevin discuss the sleepers, spoilers and storylines for Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championships. Can NAU and New Mexico continue their winning ways? Will the men’s race come down to Grant Fisher and Morgan McDonald?