15 Athletes Who Will Miss NCAAs Despite Being All-American Material

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Sometimes the regional qualifying system can weed out deserving athletes from competing at the NCAA Championships due to racing in a deep region. Here is a list of 15 athletes who have shown All-American potential during the regular season but unfortunately failed to qualify to NCAAs.

RANKATHLETEYRSCHOOLREGIONALNOTABLE PERFORMANCE
1Facioni, ZachFRWake ForestSE2nd at ACC Championships
2Olley, ChrisJRSan FranciscoWE3rd at Pre-Nationals (White)
3Mwaura, JamesFRGonzagaWE10th at West Regional
4Burke, ColinJRUCLAWE11th at West Regional
5Wheeler, AbbeyJRProvidenceNE1st at Battle In Beantown
6Snyder, AlyssaSRUtah StateMT25th at NCAA Championships (2017)
7Hofstad, PaigeSOGeorgetownMA3rd at BIG EAST Championships
8Teigen, ChandlerSRWashington St.WE7th at Pac-12 Championships
9Cheboson, EmmanuelFRLouisvilleSE8th at Pre-Nationals (White)
10Korir, VallerySRWashington St.WE33rd at NCAA Championships (2017)
11Bautista, MiguelSRTexas TechMT3rd at Arturo Barrios Invitational
12Wildschutt, NadeelSOCoastal CarolinaSE28th at NCAA Championships (2017)
13Reynolds, GarrettJRUCLAWE4th at Stanford Invitational
14Burke, SeanSRBoston CollegeNE5th at ACC Championships
15Wildschutt, AdriaanFRCoastal CarolinaSE2nd at Sun Belt Championships

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