2020 DI NCAA Indoor Championships

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

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

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

Feb 17, 2020 by Gordon Mack
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.

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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.

NAU Athletes Currently Ranked In The Top-16:

Mile Top-16 List:

04) 3:56.90 SR Geordie Beamish

13) 3:58.13 FR Theo Quax

3K Top-16 List:

01) 7:43.73 SO Luis Grijalva

02) 7:44.67 SR Geordie Beamish

03) 7:45.70 SR Tyler Day

5K Top-16 List:

01) 13:16.95 SR Tyler Day

03) 13:29.74 SO Luis Grijalva

11) 13:39.58 JR Blaise Ferro

12) 13:39.81 FR Abdihamid Nur

15) 13:40.99 SO Ryan Raff

Based on our up to date FloTrack rankings, the Lumberjacks are projected to score a total of 37 points in these three events. A total that is currently tied for #1 in our latest men’s team projections.

Current Men's Team Projections:

1) 37 pts Northern Arizona

1) 37 pts LSU

3) 35 pts Texas

4) 28 pts Georgia

4) 28 pts Texas A&M

6) 26 pts Iowa State

How NAU Gets To 37 pts…

11 pts 5K: Day (3rd), Grijalva (4th)

9 pts Mile: Beamish (2nd), Quax (8th)

17 pts 3K: Grijalva (1st), Day (5th), Beamish (6th)

37 pts TOTAL

MILE BREAKDOWN:

1. Hoare (Wisconsin)

2. Beamish (Northern Arizona)

3. Villarreal (Arizona)

4. Suliman (Ole Miss)

5. West (Oregon)

6. Kusche (Nebraska)

7. Franco (BYU)

8. Quax (Northern Arizona)

3K BREAKDOWN:

1. Grijalva (Northern Arizona)

2. Nuguse (Notre Dame)

3. Klecker (Colorado)

4. Kurgat (Iowa State)

5. Day (Northern Arizona)

6. Beamish (Northern Arizona)

7. Teare (Oregon)

8. Mau (Indiana)

5K BREAKDOWN:

1. Kurgat (Iowa State)

2. Klecker (Colorado)

3. Day (Northern Arizona)

4. Grijalva (Northern Arizona)

5. Beadlescomb (Michigan State)

6. Seufer (Virginia Tech)

7. Chemadi (Mid. Tenn. State)

8. Mestler (Oregon)

NAU is putting together an impressive regular season which includes an American Collegiate 5k record by Tyler Day, a top-6 NCAA all-time 3K mark by Luis Grijalva and a grand total of ten top-16 marks as of Feb. 15. Who would have thought that the NAU Lumberjacks would respond to their 2019 cross country defeat with a shot at the indoor team title?

WATCH OUR 5-PART DOCUMENTARY FOLLOWING NAU DURING THE 2019 XC SEASON.