2019 FloXC Countdown: #19 Purdue 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. 19 men’s spot goes to Purdue and here's why:

Probable Top Five:

SR Jaret Carpenter (13:43 5K; 29:18 10K; 1st at ’18 NCAA Great Lakes XC)

JR Brody Smith (8:47 3K SC; 14:16 5K; 108th at ’18 NCAA XC)

JR Curt Eckstein (13:51 5K; 29:40 10K; 8th at ’18 NCAA Great Lakes XC)

SO Bailey McIntire (14:16 5K; 27th at ’18 Big Ten XC)

SO Kyle Griffith (4:09 Mile; 226th at ’18 NCAA XC)

Impact Freshmen/Transfers:

Ryan Ruppert via Fort Wayne, IN (9:07 3200)

Ian Shaw via Bloomington, IN (9:09 3200)

Analysis:

The Purdue men will look to improve on their 29th team finish last season. The Boilermakers return their entire top five which features notable upperclassmen with impressive track personal bests. One of the main reasons Purdue finished outside the top-20 last year was due to ‘off day’ performances by potential low sticks/fringe All-Americans.

Senior Jaret Carpenter should be a top 30 finisher in 2019 unlike his 119th place finish last year. Carpenter has run 13:43 for the 5k and was the Great Lakes Regional champion last year. Also, looking to improve will be junior Curt Eckstein who was top ten at the Great Lakes Regional and has run 13:51/29:40 for the 5k/10k.

If a majority of last year’s squad has their expected 'year over year' improvements this team has the roster talent to be a top-20 program this season.

FULL RANKINGS HERE

House Of Run: Why There Should Be One Championship Schedule

Jason and Kevin lament the World Championships schedule (again) that won’t allow for cool doubles, discuss whether or not Mo Farah will race the 10,000m in Doha, preview this weekend’s meet in Paris, and reflect on their first 500 episodes.

Report: Christian Coleman May Face Suspension After Missed Drug Tests

null

Christian Coleman may be facing a two-year suspension after reportedly missing three drug tests.

Jakob Ingebrigtsen Goes For First Diamond League Win | Paris DL Preview

Saturday's Paris Diamond League meet is the final "regular season" event before the Diamond League finals begin. While the specter of the World Championships looms, the fields assembled this weekend will be looking for a good race before that final push to Doha. 

Unlock this article, live events, and more with a subscription!

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

2019 DII FloXC Countdown: #7 Queens (N.C.) 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. 7 DII men’s spot goes to Queens (N.C.), and here's why:

2019 DIII FloXC Countdown: #7 Williams 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. 7 DIII women’s spot goes to Williams, and here's why:

2019 DIII FloXC Countdown: #7 Washington U. 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. 7 DIII men’s spot goes to Washington U., and here's why:

2019 FloXC Countdown: #8 Oregon 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. 8 women’s spot goes to Oregon, and here's why:

2019 FloXC Countdown: #8 Oregon 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. 8 men’s spot goes to Oregon and here's why:

2019 FloXC Countdown: #8 Esther Gitahi

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. 8 women’s individual spot goes to Alabama junior Esther Gitahi, and here's why:

2019 FloXC Countdown: #8 Blaise Ferro

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. 8 men’s individual spot goes to Northern Arizona junior Blaise Ferro, and here's why: