USF, Iowa State Women Lead Ranked Team Showdown At Roy Griak

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This Saturday, the Roy Griak Invitational will kick off the major competition of the 2017 NCAA cross country season. Check out the three must-watch collegiate races headlined by a showdown between FloXC top-ranked teams.

9/21-10:00 am UPDATE: The Iowa State men's cross country team withdrew from the Roy Griak Invitational on Thursday morning. In a team press release, head coach Martin Smith explained that the decision was made after several of his athletes came down with illness. 

"We have four of our top seven runners nursing various illnesses and my first concern is the wellness of our student-athletes," Smith said. "We have a long history of competing at the Griak and we were looking forward to making a run at winning the meet this season. Regretfully, we have to rest our team this week in light of our team's health. It is disappointing to miss one of our region's premiere competitions."

The Cyclones are scheduled to compete at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational on October 13, which will also be live on FloTrack.

Watch the Roy Griak Invitational this Saturday LIVE on FloTrack

Division 1 Women's Race

Who: No. 9 San Francisco, No. 17 Iowa State, No. 19 Michigan State
When: 1:20 PM
Why: Three top-ranked teams will face off in the competitive Division I women's race, including No. 9 San Francisco, No. 17 Iowa State, and No. 19 Michigan State. The San Francisco women broke through last fall when the team collected a sixth-place finish at the NCAA cross country championships. In the spring, the Dons' top returner Charlotte Taylor earned the NCAA crown in the 10K at the NCAA outdoor championships, the first title in program history. She went on to compete for Great Britain at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Watch Taylor run her first XC workout since the world championships:



Competing alongside San Francisco will be No. 17 Iowa State, who boasts the No. 15 recruiting class which includes star freshmen Callie Logue, Amanda Vestri, Sarah Leinheiser, and Karly Ackley.

No. 19 Michigan State enters the meet with top returners Holly Bullough and Jenny Rogers, who lead a reloaded group of Spartan women, including impact freshman and Foot Locker finalist India Johnson.

Division 1 Men's Race

Who: No. 15 Colorado State, No. 23 UCLA
When: 12:10 PM
Why: Two of the top 25 FloXC teams will be competing in the first major meet of the season where Kolas points can be earned. No. 15 Colorado State comes to Griak with a dangerous 1-2-3 punch of All-American Jerrell Mock, 13:46 5K star Grant Fischer, and 3:59 miler Cole Rockhold. No. 23 UCLA will be debuting talented transfer Robert Brandt who comes to the Bruins with personal bests of 13:45 in the 5K and 28:48 in the 10K. 

Division 2 Women's Race

Who: No. 4 U-Mary, No. 8 Simon Fraser, No. 10 Northern Michigan
When: 9:50 AM
Why: Three of FloXC's best Division II teams in the country will toe the line. No. 4 U-Mary returns this fall after finishing seventh as a team at the 2016 NCAA championships. U-Mary will be led by 2015 NCAA champion Alexis Zeis who finished runner-up last fall. No. 8 Simon Fraser enters Griak with the power of five women from last year's top seven which helped them earn a sixth-place finish at NCAAs. No. 10 Northern Michigan is ready for a rebound this season after finishing 14th at the NCAA championships. Look out for a solid group of five led by All-American Kameron Burmeister.

Watch the Roy Griak Invitational this Saturday LIVE on FloTrack

Top NCAA All-Americans Who Might Not Qualify For NCAA Indoors

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This weekend is the final weekend to qualify for the DI NCAA Indoor Championships where the top-16 individuals in each event will earn a trip to College Station to compete for an NCAA title. Below is a list of notable NCAA athletes who currently DO NOT have a top-16 mark in their respective events.

Could Christian Coleman Break Usain Bolt's 100m World Record?

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This past weekend Christian Coleman made a big splash in the track and field world with a blistering 6.34 60m run shattering Maurice Greene's official world record by .05!

Coleman Does It Again, Historic Women's Hurdles, And More Pro Highlights

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The 2018 U.S. Indoor Championships checked off all the boxes. There were American records, world records, close races for qualification spots, upsets, and unanswered questions heading into the 2018 World Indoor Championships. 

Vin Lananna Placed On Administrative Leave By USATF Board

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The following is a press release from USATF.

Who's Going To World Indoors? A Full List Of Team USA Qualifiers

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The full Team USA roster for the IAAF World Indoor Championships is 98% certain upon conclusion of the USATF Indoor Championships. There's still chance for some flip-flop in certain events, which we made note of below. Athletes in the multi-events and racewalk will be selected at the discretion of the IAAF. 

Watch Guide: Conference Championship Weekend

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Check out the full conference championship schedule for the Power-5 conferences and a few other notable races. Including the broadcast window for our innovative FloZone stream.

Baker, Dressel, And Other Highlights From The 2017 MPSF Championships

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The MPSF Indoor Championships begin on Friday as top collegians from the West Coast will meet at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle to try and earn qualifying marks for the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. Before we get into the previews and breakdowns, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of last year’s meet.

Christian Coleman Breaks 60m World Record (Again), Wins U.S. Title!

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It's difficult enough to break a world record over the course of a lifetime. But Christian Coleman has done it twice in the span of a month.

Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo Complete 3K/1500m Doubles At USA Indoors

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Coleman Breaks WR, Chelimo/Houlihan Double: USATF Day 3 Play-By-Play

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The final day of the 2018 second day of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships featured a world record by Christian Coleman, an American record by Sharika Nelvis, distance doubles from Paul Chelimo and Shelby Houlihan, dramatic results in the 400m races and several close battles for qualification spots to the World Indoor Championships.