Top XC Freshmen In The NCAA So Far...

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As we head into the last week of September, let's take a look at the top freshmen and redshirt freshmen in the nation who have made their NCAA XC debuts.

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TOP TEN WOMEN

1) Katrina Robinson (Arkansas) - 1st at Chile Pepper Festival

2) Julia Paternain (Penn State) - 1st at Spiked Shoe Invitational

3) Abigail Green (Virginia) - 3rd at Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown

4) Jacqueline Gaughan (Notre Dame) - 2nd at National Catholic Invitational

5) Elana Denner (Notre Dame) - 3rd at National Catholic Invitational

6) Camille Davre (Michigan) - 4th at Woody Greeno/Jay Dirksen Invitational

7) Mercy Chelangat (UT-Rio Grande Valley) - 1st at Texas A&M Invitational

8) Olivia Theis (Michigan-Unattached) - 4th at Michigan Open

9) Mariah Castillo (TCU) - 4th at Texas A&M Invitational

10) Lisa Vogelgesang (Ole Miss) - 10th at Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown

TOP TEN MEN

1) Conner Mantz (BYU) - 2nd at BYU Autumn Classic

2) Ryan Raff (Northern Arizona-Unattached) - 2nd at George Kyle Invitational

3) James Mwaura (Gonzaga) - 1st at Cougar Classic

4) Jamie Dee (Iona) - 2nd at Br. Paddy Doyle Meet of Champions

5) Chad Johnson (Iowa State) - 3rd at Hawkeye Invitational

6) Justin Hazell (Portland-Unattached) - 4th at Bill Dellinger Invitational

7) Tanner Norman (Iowa State) - 5th at Hawkeye Invitational

8) Ryan Murphy (Arkansas) - 4th at Chile Pepper Festival

9) Abraham Chirchir (UT-Rio Grande Valley) - 2nd at Texas A&M Invitational

10) Emmanuel Cheboson (Louisville) - 2nd at Commodore Classic

Notable Freshmen Yet To Compete

- Taryn O’Neil (Villanova)

- Nevada Mareno (North Carolina State)

- Camila Noe (Portland)

- Rebecca Story (Stanford)

- Abby D’Sylva (Providence)

- Katherine Lee (Georgetown)

- Noel Rotich (Alabama)

- Brodey Hasty (Northern Arizona)

- Dylan Jacobs (Notre Dame)

- Danny Kilrea (Notre Dame)

- Evert Silva (Portland)

- Thomas Witkowicz (Syracuse)

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