Tori Bowie, Asbel Kiprop, Ameer Webb Put on a Show in Doha

The 2016 Diamond League circuit kicked off in Doha with stunning results.

Tori Bowie defeated Dafne Schippers in the women’s 100m to wow the stadium with a blistering 10.80 (+0.7). 

Bowie, the reigning World bronze medalist, defeated Schippers (who took silver in Beijing) by .03 seconds. The mark is the fastest 100m ever run this early in a season and tied her personal best. Though early, the win over Schippers certainly inserts Bowie’s name into the Olympic conversation. She finished third at the world championships last summer in the 100m behind Schippers and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion. Fraser-Pryce has yet to debut in the 100m in 2016 but has not opened up her outdoor season with a sub-11.00 mark since 2011. If she's able to replicate today's performance later this summer, the 25-year-old Bowie could make Rio her first of many golds. 

Asbel Kiprop made 3:32.15 look easy. Video evidence of this claim below.

The pacemaker took the reigning world champion through 800m in 1:51.34 and by 1200m Kiprop had moved into the lead. He slowed down to wave at the fans, so don’t let the seemingly close runner-up time of 3:33.67 make you think this was anything but a massive victory. It will be very hard to defeat this man in 2016.

Omar McLeod, 22, won the men's 110m hurdle race in a blazing 13.05 (+1.4) over fellow Jamaican Hansle Parchment (13.10) and Spain's Orlando Ortega (13.12). McLeod has been on a tear since winning the 60m hurdles at Portland's World Indoor Championships. The former Arkansas NCAA champ recently ran a wind-legal 9.99 in the 100m, making him the first man to ever break 10 seconds in the 100m and 13 seconds in the 110m hurdles. Will youth trump experience this summer in Rio? McLeod also defeated David Oliver (13.16) and World record-holder Aries Merritt (13.37). Merritt's time is promising, however, as he underwent a kidney transplant on September 1. He debuted at the Drake Relays last weekend in 13.61, a quarter second slower than what he ran in Doha.

McLeod was one of two former Arkansas Razorbacks who grabbed a Diamond League victory in Doha. Sandi Morris leaped to a new outdoor PB in the pole vault with a jump of 4.83m. With that mark she broke the Doha meeting record and tied the overall Diamond League record set by Nikoleta Kiriakopoulou in 2015. ​

Morris' only losses of 2016 come from the World Indoor Championships (where Morris took silver behind reigning Olympic champion Jenn Suhr) and the Millrose Games, where she fell to third behind Katerina Stefanidi and Demi Payne. Considering that she defeated each of these three women at last summer's World Championships, Morris continues to make a case for herself as an Olympic contender.

The men's 200m dash wasn't a terribly deep field, but the results proved impressive. Ameer Webb, the 2013 NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 200m champion while at Texas A&M, won in 19.85 (+1.9). In 2015, Webb only finished sixth at the U.S. Championships and had yet to break 10 seconds in the 100m or 20 seconds in the 200m. Since moving to Phoenix to join the group at ALTIS, he set a massive PB and World lead at the Mt. SAC Relays (19.91) and grabbed his first major victory today in Doha.

Watch Ameer Webb run 19.91 at the Mt. SAC Relays

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

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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

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

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

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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.

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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

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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?