There was a point in the summer when the Oregon women’s cross country team looked to be on shaky ground. When the 2018 cross country roster was released in August, it was missing Katie Rainsberger and Lilli Burdon, two All-Americans who made up the core of a Ducks squad that was primed for another top-five finish at the national championships.
NCAA XC DII/DIII Recap: DIII Showdown Will Shake Up Rankings
Sep 24, 2018Lincoln Shryack
It was a relatively quiet week in the NCAA cross country scene, as most teams rested while looking forward to a busy weekend to come. A majority of the top squads in DII and DIII raced the previous weekend, so a softer slate of meets was to be expected.
As we head into the last week of September a few of the top freshmen and redshirt freshmen in the nation have made their NCAA xc debuts. Here is our ranking of the top ten freshmen who have competed so far this season.
Crazy Depth: BYU's JV Team Could Finish Top 15 At NCAAs
Last week, we dug into the last 20 years of the men's results from the NCAA Cross Country Championships to identify some commonalities among the championship teams. The analysis didn’t yield definitive rules to win a title, but it did provide some guidelines.
The standard for individual excellence in NCAA cross country is quite clear: finish in the top 40 at nationals. By doing so, an athlete earns All-American status, a title that carries significant weight on a distance runner’s résumé.
The World Anti-Doping Agency removed the ban on Russia’s anti-doping agency on Thursday, setting off a wave of criticism in the athletic community. The ban was enacted in 2015 after reports of widespread state-sponsored doping.
Jordan Hasay of the Nike Oregon Project has dropped out of October’s Chicago Marathon, her second withdrawal from a major marathon in five months, and once again due to a calcaneal stress fracture in the heel of her left foot.
House Of Run: Where Does Kipchoge, And The Marathon, Go From Here?