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

NCAA XC: Dynasties On The Line

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

FloTrack Is Confident About The Bowerman 2018

As we look ahead to 2019, we must first look back at the year of track and field that took place in 2018. The finalists for The Bowerman are as follows:

Which NCAA Program Would Win An All-Star Track Meet?

Who would win the NCAA indoor title if every school was allowed to enter their top all-time athletes in program history? We decided to take the all-time top-8 indoor lists and see who wins a team title when scored based on collegiate personal bests.

2018's 10 Most Improved In NCAA Cross Country

The Ultimate 2018 DI NCAA XC Championship Highlight

Within every NCAA cross country season there are always individual performers who improve dramatically from one year to the next, from total irrelevance to the very front of the national championship pack.

Tara Davis Reportedly Transferring From Georgia to Texas

Update (Dec. 13): Georgia head coach Petros Kyprianou announced that Tara Davis is transferring to Texas, though she has yet to respond herself with her official plans for the future. 

They Didn't Race XC, But Watch Out For These 5 NCAA Distance Stars

Christina Aragon Feels Like An Experienced Runner Now

Aside from the inherent drama and intrigue present in every NCAA Cross Country Championships, last month’s meet served as an excellent table-setter for the indoor season. 

Which NCAA Stars Will Go Sub-4 For The First Time In 2019?

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Men's Mile, Heat 6

The sub-4:00 mile chase is one of the most compelling facets of the NCAA indoor season, and in 2019 there are plenty of collegiate contenders ready to punch their membership cards for the first time.

House Of Run: Scintillating FL Finish, Another Ingebrigtsen Double

Jason and Kevin discuss the Ingebrigtsen victory party at Euro Cross, an epic finish line fall, a thrilling final 200 meters at the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships, Caterine Ibarguen and Eliud Kipchoge winning the IAAF Athlete of the Year, Russia getting its ban renewed and the most important people in track and field of 2018.

Champions Set To Return To Boston Marathon

It Still Hasn't Sunk In Yet For Des Linden

John Hancock Financial announced today that 2018 champions Yuki Kawauchi of Japan and Des Linden of the United States have been contracted to run the 2019 Boston Marathon. Reigning wheelchair division champions Tatyana McFadden of the United States and Marcel Hug of Switzerland are also set to return.

Weekend Recap: Cheserek Cashes In Again, Epic Foot Locker Sprint

Ed Cheserek After Running Fastest-Ever Mile On Hawaiian Soil

With Foot Locker, the European XC Championships and some early season indoor track events all happening over the weekend, it was particularly unique and busy few days in the running world. If that wasn’t enough, Edward Cheserek messed around and ran the fastest mile ever on Hawaiian soil to win his second-straight Merrie Mile in Waikiki in a photo finish.

U-Mary's Emily Roberts Conquered Injuries, Doubts To Crush It At NCAAs

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

When University of Mary senior Emily Roberts crossed the finish line in third place at the NCAA DII Cross Country Championships on Dec. 1, a remarkable comeback that had been nearly unimaginable at the beginning of the season was complete.