FloTrack's Best Kicks of 2016: Drew Hunter Wins Penn Relays DMR By A Hair!

Anchored by the fastest indoor miler in U.S. high school history, Loudoun Valley's (VA) DMR relay defeated defending champion La Salle (RI) by a thousandth of a second in a down-to-the-wire finish at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia in November.

The drama began almost immediately when Loudoun Valley's Colton Bogucki took a tumble in the first 200m of the opening 1200m leg. He quickly got back on his feet, but when he passed the baton, he was near the back of the pack and behind the leading team by about 80 meters. When Loudoun Valley's Drew Hunter began his 1600m anchor, he was eight seconds removed from the leader, 4:08-miler Jack Salisbury of La Salle.

Hunter clipped off runners as he peeled through 400m in 56 seconds and 800m in 2:00. He caught up to Salisbury with a little more than a lap to go. Instead of fighting to maintain a gap between him and Hunter, the La Salle senior continued to coast in an audacious bid to see whose 200m kick was stronger. His strategy ALMOST worked--they were stride-for-stride, but Hunter's 4:00.73 split--the second-fastest in Penn Relays history behind Alan Webb's 3:59.9--capped by a wild lean earned the wheel for Louduon Valley.

Loudoun Valley's Splits: Colton Bogucki (3:11.03), Nathaniel Thompson (49.28), Will Smagh (1:58.97), Drew Hunter (4:00.73) = 10:00.003

NCAA DIII XC Recap: North Central Wins No. 19 In Rout, WashU. Scores Upset

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Race Replay: 2018 DIII NCAA XC Championship Men's 8k

A shocking upset in the women’s race and a dominant performance by the winningest men’s program in NCAA cross country history told the story on Saturday at the 2018 DIII NCAA XC Championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, as the Washington U. women beat two-time defending champs Johns Hopkins by one point, while the North Central men won their 19th DIII title with their lowest point total since 1993.

Morgan McDonald Reigns, NAU Three-Peats At NCAA XC Championships

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Race Replay: 2018 DI NCAA XC Championship Men's 10k

MADISON, WI. — The men's NCAA DI XC Championships made history on Saturday morning as Wisconsin senior Morgan McDonald became the first man to win the individual title on his home course since 1992, and Northern Arizona became the first team to win three consecutive team titles since 1998.

Champion Dani Jones Leads Colorado To NCAA XC Team Title

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Race Replay: 2018 DI NCAA XC Championship Women's 6k

MADISON, WI. — You couldn't write a better story for Colorado senior Dani Jones, who captured her first individual cross country national title while leading the Buffs to their first team championship in 14 years.

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

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

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. 

NCAA XC Champs Confidence Picks: NAU Three-Peats, McDonald Edges Fisher

The stakes are clear and the storylines are well established.