Best Of The Mixed Zone: NCAA Champs Edition

The mixed zone at the NCAA Championships spanned the gamut of emotions. There were tears, shock, celebrations and even some signing. You can check out the whole archive of interviews here. For this post, I highlighted a few of my favorites. 

“I didn’t know he was….he was coming on the inside….I just realized that….I could have blocked him off.”

Michigan State’s Justine Kiprotich when he remembered that Yared Nuguse passed him on the inside to win the 1500m by .003 seconds.

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“I told y’all, 10.7.”

Kayla White of North Carolina A&T flexing her powers of prognostication. Before the meet, she said it would take a world lead to win the women’s 100m. But then White went a step further, offering up a 10.8 or 10.7 as a winning time. It seemed ambitious, but Sha’Carri Richardson of LSU ran it into existence with a collegiate record of 10.75. 

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“My dad called me he’s like just don’t fall, just don’t fall. Remember Secretariat, just don’t fall.”

Heptathlete Ashtin Zamzow recalling her father’s advice before the final event of the competition. After a big throw in the javelin, Zamzow took a 60 point lead into the 800m. She didn’t fall and won her first national title.

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“My coach was like, you just tied the score and I was like, thank goodness, that hurt so bad, I’m glad it was worth it.”

Taylor Werner of Arkansas after she placed second in the women’s 5000m. The eight points tied the score with USC entering the final event—setting the stage for a dramatic women’s 4x400m relay.  

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“Right now? I could try but I’m going to be a little tired.”

Kentucky’s Chloe Abbott when asked to give a sample of her vocal ability after she took second in the 400m. Abbott is an accomplished singer--here she is singing the national anthem before a Kentucky basketball game in January.

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“Let’s see how it goes, you might see me next year too.”

Texas Tech’s Divine Oduduru when asked if he’d return for his senior season. After a 9.86/19.73 double he will certainly garner plenty of professional interest. 

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2019 DIII FloXC Countdown: #9 Amherst Men

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 10 cross country teams in NCAA DII/DIII this season. The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships will be LIVE on FloTrack for all three divisions. And be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, Aug. 26, at 10 AM CT. The No. 9 DIII men’s spot goes to Amherst, and here's why:

2019 DII FloXC Countdown: #9 UC-Colorado Springs Women

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 10 cross country teams in NCAA DII/DIII this season. The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships will be LIVE on FloTrack for all three divisions. And be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, Aug. 26, at 10 AM CT. The No. 9 DII women’s spot goes to UC-Colorado Springs and here's why:

2019 DII FloXC Countdown: #9 Chico State Men

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 10 cross country teams in NCAA DII/DIII this season. The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships will be LIVE on FloTrack for all three divisions. And be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, Aug. 26, at 10 AM CT. The No. 9 DII men’s spot goes to Chico State, and here's why:

2019 DIII FloXC Countdown: #9 RPI Women

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 10 cross country teams in NCAA DII/DIII this season. The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships will be LIVE on FloTrack for all three divisions. And be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, Aug. 26, at 10 AM CT. The No. 9 DIII women’s spot goes to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and here's why:

2019 FloXC Countdown: #10 Portland Men

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 25 cross country teams and individuals in the NCAA this season which will be LIVE on FloTrack. And, be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, August 26th at 10 AM CT. The No. 10 men’s spot goes to Portland and here's why:

2019 FloXC Countdown: #10 Fiona O'Keeffe

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 25 cross country teams and individuals in the NCAA this season which will be LIVE on FloTrack. The No. 10 women’s individual spot goes to Stanford senior Fiona O'Keeffe, and here's why:

2019 FloXC Countdown: #10 Isai Rodriguez

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 25 cross country teams and individuals in the NCAA this season which will be LIVE on FloTrack. The No. 10 men’s individual spot goes to Oklahoma State sophomore Isai Rodriguez, and here's why:

2019 FloXC Countdown: #10 Wisconsin Women

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 25 cross country teams and individuals in the NCAA this season which will be LIVE on FloTrack. And, be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, August 26th at 10 AM CT. The No. 11 women’s spot goes to Notre Dame, and here's why:

2019 DIII FloXC Countdown: #10 Carleton Men

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 10 cross country teams in NCAA DII/DIII this season. The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships will be LIVE on FloTrack for all three divisions. And be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, Aug. 26, at 10 AM CT. The No. 10 DIII men’s spot goes to Carleton, and here's why:

2019 DII FloXC Countdown: #10 Western Colorado Women

Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 10 cross country teams in NCAA DII/DIII this season. The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships will be LIVE on FloTrack for all three divisions. And be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, Aug. 26, at 10 AM CT. The No. 10 DII women’s spot goes to Western Colorado and here's why: