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

Projected Top Five:

JR Emma Greenlee (44th at ‘18 NCAA XC)

JR Amanda Mosborg (17:35 5K; 66th at ‘18 NCAA XC)

FR Clara Mayfield (4:52 1600; 10:36 3200; 3rd at ‘18 KS State Meet)

SR Marietta Geist (111th at ‘18 NCAA XC)

FR Sophia Maag (1st at ‘18 OK State Meet)

Impact Freshmen/Transfers:

Clara Mayfield via Manhattan, KS (4:52 1600; 10:36 3200; 3rd at ‘18 KS State Meet)

Sophia Maag via Norman, OK (1st at ‘18 OK State Meet)

Analysis: 

With near-All-American Emma Greenlee leading the way and two talented freshmen added to last year’s 10th-place women’s team, Carleton is in position to improve at nationals in 2019. 

The Knights bring back four women who competed at NCAAs last fall, including 44th-place finisher Greenlee, who had a nice spring to support her great cross country season. She went from 18th at the regional meet as a freshman to third in 2018, and a similar jump in year three could have her in the top 30 at nationals.

Coach Donna Ricks has some solid and experienced runners behind Greenlee, but the potential of this team rests on the development of two true freshmen who look ready to contribute right away. Clara Mayfield of Kansas has great track times — 4:52 1600, 10:36 3200 — that show she could be a top-50 factor at NCAAs this season. The same goes for Oklahoma native Sophia Maag, who won her state meet last year.

The Knights sit at eighth for now because of their reliance on new blood, but this team will have much higher aspirations than that.

FULL RANKINGS HERE

The 10 Best Performances From The Weekend

Between more Mondo Duplantis' theatrics in Glasgow, a ridiculous road 5k world record in Monaco and plenty of excitement stateside, there was a lot to get excited about this past weekend in track and field.

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

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Don't Look Now... The NAU Lumberjacks Could Win NCAA Indoors

With just two weeks left to qualify for NCAAs a majority of the top-16 fields are coming into form on the distance side. The NAU men are currently slated to qualify ten entries across three distance events.

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

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

Joshua Cheptegei Smashes Road 5k World Record In 12:51

A little over a month after Rhonex Kipruto took down Joshua Cheptegei’s road 10k world record, the Ugandan has answered back in a big way by running 12:51 on Sunday in Monaco to smash Kipruto’s 5k world record. Cheptegei cut a whopping 27 seconds off the 13:18 that the Kenyan ran on Jan. 12, a run that came en route to Kipruto’s 26:24 10k record.

Mondo Does It Again, Breaks Pole Vault World Record

null

Mondo Duplantis is ushering in a new era of the pole vault, one centimeter at a time. Just a week removed from his world record clearance of 6.17m, the 20-year-old vaulted 6.18m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow.

U.S. Indoor Women's Preview: Can Purrier Chase Down Houlihan?

The most interesting match-up of the indoor season materialized quickly. Last Saturday evening at the Millrose Games, Elinor Purrier dropped a stunning 4:16.85 mile to break the American record and dispatch a stacked field in a race that turned into a festival of personal bests and national records. It was a career-defining race for Purrier. A run fast enough to legitimately raise the question if she could beat America’s best mid-distance runner, Shelby Houlihan. This weekend at the US Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, Purrier will have two chances (the 3000m on Friday and the 1500m on Saturday) to pull it off. 

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

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

2020 High School Track & Field State Championships Central

2020 High School Indoor Track & Field State Championships:

Weekend Watch Guide: Simpson, Jones Chase Fast 5k At BU

One of the busiest weekends of the 2020 indoor track season is upon us, and FloTrack has you covered with several live events across the country. Boston will once again host some of the top professional and collegiate distance runners in the U.S., including Jenny Simpson, Dani Jones and Tyler Day.

U.S. Indoor Men's Preview: Coleman Debuts, Engels Battles Thompson, Murphy

The stakes for the 2020 USATF Indoor Championships were dramatically reduced in the wake of World Indoors being postponed due to the coronavirus. But prize money and bragging rights are incentive enough for the world’s fastest man and several top domestic distance runners this weekend in Albuquerque.

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

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In

House Of Run: What Is Purrier's Best Chance For A Medal?

Kevin and Jason discuss Mondo Duplantis’ world record, the American records by Elinor Purrier, Donavan Brazier and Ajee Wilson at the Millrose Games, Brazier’s NFL ambitions, Purrier’s path to a medal, Galen Rupp’s return to racing, Usain Bolt’s takes and Kenya’s Olympic jerseys

22 All-American-Caliber NCAA Athletes Who Have Yet To Compete In 2020

With just three weekends left to qualify for the 2020 DI NCAA Indoor Championships, we take a look at some notable 'potential scorers' who have yet to debut in their collegiate jerseys this season.

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

Get Started

Already a subscriber? Log In