Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This Day in Villanova T&F History



On December 1, 1956 in Melbourne, Australia Villanova's junior Ronnie Delany shocked the world by winning the Olympic Gold medal over 1500 meters, defeating the world record holder John Landy of Australia. Delany came from well off the pace (see photo below) and produced his vaunted finishing kick to defeat the homestanding Aussie in a new Olympic record of 3:41.2. The finish line photo above remains one of the classics in track and field history. It was the first Olympic track gold medal won by an Irishman since Bob Tisdall won gold in the 4oo hurdles in 1932 and propelled Delany to the status of Irish hero. His post-Olympic return to Ireland was the subject of a lengthy article in Sports Illustrated (see SI cover below) and his overland tour toward his hometown was the stuff of legends. From that moment forward, all Irish runners, especially milers, would have to live by the comparison to Delany. Some would argue that no Irishman since (not Eamonn Coghlan, not Ray Flynn, not Marcus O'Sullivan) has produced the national pride occasioned by Delany's majestic feat (feet).


Australian fans were hoping that John Landy, the second man in history to break 4:00 for the mile and the current World Record holder in the event(3:58.0), could bring home a gold medal. But he was by no means the unadulterated favorite. In fact, Bert Nelson wrote in Track and Field News at the time that as many as 10 of the 12 finalists were potential winners. The early pace was quick, but cautious, with everyone still within striking distance as another Aussie, Merv Lincoln, led the tightly bunched pack through 800-meters in 2:00.1. With a lap to go (2:46.6), positions had started to change, but everyone was still in contention, with Villanova’s Delany, who had just won the first of his three NCAA 1500/mile titles in June, sitting in 10th place (see below). The Irishman then started his amazing kick, one that would become familiar to American fans over the next few years, and started to quickly pass one runner after another. He finally took the lead coming off the final turn and went on to win the gold medal with an Olympic Record time of 3:41.2. Germany’s Klaus Richtzenhain edged Landy for the silver medal(3:42.0 for both).


Delany, with his “herky-jerky” stride, had already started his fabled indoor career by winning the first of his four straight Wanamaker Miles at the Millrose Games earlier in the year, and he would eventually become one of the most popular runners ever to grace the boards at NY’s Madison Square Garden. Never lacking in confidence, Delany said recently, “I think the Irish press rated my chances at 100-1, but I knew in my own mind I would win. Although the reality was I needed a lot of things to go right on the day and I needed to be tactically astute”. Both requirements were met. After crossing the line, Delany fell to his knees and was congratulated by Landy, who took bronze.

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Thanks to Image of Sports photographer Sean Hartnett for these wonderful pictures.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ryan Sheridan to Join Villanova Track



Ryan Sheridan will transfer to Villanova and will enroll in January. Sheridan, an All-American in both cross country (2009) and outdoor track (5000 meters, 2009) while competing at Iona College, will by my count have eligibility left in cross country (1 year), indoor track (2 years), and outdoor track (2 years), and is eligible immediately.

Sheridan is a former New York State high school cross country champion, and Foot Locker cross country national finalist (where he finished 17th) -- all as a sophomore. At Iona, Sheridan won the 2009 NCAA East Regional at 5000 meters (14:12.90) and earned All-American status at outdoor nationals, where he ran 14:02.44 and 14:21.60. He followed up that outdoor season with a banner 2009 cross country season: he was 4th at Pre-Nats (8K in 23:46.7), won the conference title (8K in 25:37), won the NCAA East regional (10K in 30:36), and came home 12th at NCAA nationals in 29:47.4, earning a second All-American certificate. He did not compete during the 2010 outdoor or cross country seasons.

He boasts PRs of 28:55.95 for 10,000 meters, 14:00.59 at 5000i, 8:07.72 for 3000i, 4:07.08 for the mile, and 3:48.30 for 1500 meters. For cross country, Sheridan has a PRS of 23:46.7 for 8K and 29:47.4 over 10K.

Here's an interesting interview on the day before the 2009 cross country nationals.

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Happy Birthday, Sonia O'Sullivan




On this day in 1969 in the port town of Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland was born the greatest female runner in Villanova track and field history. Sonia O'Sullivan competed for Ireland in four Olympic Games (1992 Barcelona, 1996 Atlanta, 2000 Sydney, 2004 Athens), winning a silver medal over 5000 meters in 2000. She was twice the World Champion in Cross Country, performing the rare long- and short-course double in Marrakesh in 1998. Sonia was also a World Champion on the track, winning the 5000 meters in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1995. She was a three-time European Champion over 3000 (1994), 5000 (1998), and 10,000 (1998) meters, and won European silver two additional times. She was runner-up over 3000 meters at the 1997 World Indoor Championships. At Villanova, Sonia won two NCAA cross country individual titles, in 1991 and 1992, and two 3000 meter NCAA crowns in 1990. She set world records over 2000 and 5000i meters. Today, she turns 41 years of age.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Curtis and Douma-Hussar in Japan



Bobby Curtis and Carmen Douma-Hussar represented their countries and Villanova well in Japan at the Chiba International Ekiden on November 23rd. Curtis ran a strong 13:36 opening 5k leg of the unique marathon distance relay race. In doing so, he came home in 4th place, 13 seconds ahead of Craig Mottram (see below). Carmen Douma-Hussar, representing Canada, ran 16:41 over 5K, the second best time on that leg. The USA team finished in 5th place, while Canada was 10th.

Japanese Collegiate Team scores upset at Chiba Ekiden
Ken Nakamura assisted by Akihiro Onishi for the IAAF

For the first time in its history, the Japanese Collegiate team took top honours at the Chiba International Ekiden today (23), the annual Ekiden relay covering the Marathon distance.

Ten international teams plus teams from Chiba prefecture and the Japanese Collegiate squad took part in the competition which starts and ends at the track stadium at Chiba Sports Center. The Kenyan team, third last year, was second, with defending champion Japan third.

Today’s outcome was a shocking development marking the first time a collegiate team finished of the Japanese national team in this ekiden. Their best previous finish was second last year. All six runners on triumphant squad ran well, while Kasumi Nishihara stage four best, was superb. Her stage time was nearly 40 seconds better than the next best time, giving her team the lead. When they were only 31 seconds ahead of Kenyan team with 7.195Km left in the race, Pauline Korikwiang was expected to pull out the victory. However, although she was indeed caught by Koriakwiang, Hanae Tanaka was able to pull ahead again and crossed the finish line 14 seconds ahead of her Kenyan rival.

How the race unfolded:

Stage 1 - 5Km Men
Yuichiro Ueno took the lead initially followed by Craig Mottram of Australia and Kenyan Vincent Yator. Soon Yator took the lead to push the pace and only Ueno was able to stay with him. For the next few kilometres Yator and Ueno took turns at the front. But when Ueno started his long drive to the finish Yator quickly fell behind. With 13:23, Ueno took this stage, followed by Yator six seconds behind. They were followed by JPN College team and the US team. Mottram, last year’s fastest stage one runner, was 26 seconds behind in fifth. “Next year, if I were to be given a chance to run again, I will try to set the stage best (13:22 by Masai),” Ueno said.

Stage 2 - 5Km Women
Yuriko Kobayashi ran alone in front, while Risa Takenaka of the JPN Collegiate team caught Mercy Njoroge of Kenya. At the end Kobayashi extended her lead over Njoroge to 16 seconds, while the Collegiate team was just one second behind Kenya. Malindi Elmore of Canada moved her team up to fourth, ahead of the USA. “Ueno told me that he will be coming in around third place, so when he came in first, it gave me more power,” said Kobayashi.

Stage 3 - 10 Km Men
During the early part of the stage Yuki Sato kept Japan in front, but soon Kenyan Titus Mbishei left the JPN Collegiate team behind and started to gain on the leader. Soon after 4Km Mbishei caught and passed Sato, who was unable to respond. Behind them, Ed Moran of the USA moved up to fourth, but soon Evgeny Rybakov of Russia passed Moran to move his team up to fourth. At the end Kenya was 28 seconds ahead of Japan, who in turn was seven seconds ahead of the College team.

Stage 4 - 5Km Women
While Kenya continued to lead, soon after 1Km into the stage Kasumi Nishihara of the Collegiate team caught Tomoka Inadomi of Japan. Around 1.5Km into the stage Nishihara started to leave Inadomi behind. But that was not all. She started to gain on the Kenyan team. When Biyaki of Kenya missed the turn around point Nishihara passed Kenya to take the lead. It was the first time the Collegiate team took the lead in the Chiba Ekiden this late in the race. The stage ended with the Collegiate team in first, Kenya next 17 seconds behind and Japan third another 27 seconds behind. Yelena Zadorozdnaya of Russia did not run well and Kim Conley of the USA finished the stage just three seconds behind Russia. “Because I wasn’t too far behind the front runners, I decide to pass them all,” Nishihara said.

Stage 5 10Km - Men
Four kilometres into the stage Tsuyoshi Ugachi bridged the 27 second differential and caught Kenyan Boash Mayaka. Then Ugachi continued to gain on Shota Hiraga of the Collegiate team and just before 9Km into the stage Ugachi took the lead. But Hiraga was not finished yet. He stayed with Ugachi for the next 500 metres before Ugachi gritted his teeth and finally pulled ahead. At the end of the stage, Ugachi was just one second ahead of Hiraga. Mayaka was third 30 seconds behind the leader. Behind them, Aaron Braun of the USA passed Russian Anatoly Rybakov to move into fourth. “I was able to see the front, so I wanted to take over the lead to contribute to the team’s victory,” Ugachi said.

Stage 6 - 7.195Km - Women
The anchor leg started with Kenya 31 seconds behind Japan and the Collegiate team. However, with Pauline Korikwiang of Kenya having a 5000m best (14:45.98) more than 30 seconds faster than those in front, (15:29.58 for Shimizu and 15:54.18 for Tanaka), the question was when would Korikwiang take over the lead? The answer came 4.5Km into the stage. However, Japan’s Yuko Shimizu and Hanae Tanaka of the College team did not give up easily. The three ran together for a while, then, as Shimizu started to fall behind, Tanaka pushed the pace and re-opened the gap over Korikwiang to finish 14 seconds ahead of the Kenyan. “When Kenyan woman caught me, I expected to lose, but she was not that strong at the end,” Tanaka said.

Weather: Cloudy; temperature 15.2C; humidity 77%; wind 5.4m/s North North West
Results:
1) JPN Collegiate 2:07:52
2) KEN 2:08:06
3) JPN 2:08:12
4) RUS 2:09:35
5) USA 2:10:54
6) Chiba 2:12:56
7) AUS 2:14:07
8) ITA 2:14:55
9) ROU 2:15:02
10) CAN 2:15:13
11) CZE 2:15:23
12) NOR 2:17:01

Stage Best:

1 5Km
13:23 Yuichiro Ueno (JPN)
13:29 Vincent Yator (KEN)
13:33 Taku Fujimoto (JPN College)
13:36 Bob Curtis (USA)
13:49 Craig Mottram (AUS)
14:00 Aleksey Reunkov (RUS)
14:04 Matt Brusting (CAN)

2 5Km
15:27 Yuriko Kobayashi (JPN)
15:34 Risa Takenaka (JPN College)
15:37 Mercy Njoroge (KEN)
15:58 Nanaka Izawa (Chiba)
15:59 Malindi Elmore (CAN)

3 10Km
28:57 Titus Mbishei (KEN)
29:25 Evgeny Rybakov (RUS)
29:31 Yo Yazawa (JPN College)
29:41 Yuki Sato (JPN)
29:45 Liam Adams (AUS)
29:50 Ed Moran (USA)

4 5Km
16:02 Kasumi Nishihara (JPN College)
16:41 Carmen Hussar (CAN)
16:41 Kim Conley (USA)
16:45 Machi Tanaka (Chiba)
16:52 Yelena Zadorozhnaya (RUS)
16:53 Tomoka Inadomi (JPN)
16:54 Risper Gesabwa Biyaki (KEN)

5 10Km
28:51 Tsuyoshi Ugachi (JPN)
29:33 Aaron Braun (USA)
29:35 Shota Hiraga (JPN College)
29:42 Anatoly Rybakov (RUS)
29:49 Boash Mayaka (KEN)

5 7.195 Km
23:20 Pauline Korikwiang (KEN)
23:21 Irina Sergeeva (RUS)
23:37 Hanae Tanaka (JPN College)
23:57 Yuko Shimizu (JPN)
24:11 Kaoru Nagao (Chiba)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Stephanie Schappert to Make Three



The daughter of Villanova All American Ken Schappert ('75) and the younger sister of Villanova All American Nicole Schappert ('10) will join Gina Procaccio's women's program for 2011. Like her sister Nicole, Stephanie Schappert is a two-time Florida 2A state champion in cross country, running for Pope John Paul II high school in Boca Raton, Florida. Stephanie was on the verge of winning her unprecedented third state cross country crown last week, leading in the final 40 meters of the state meet, but got light-headed and collapsed in the final 15 meters. Collecting herself, she arose and finished third. The article below describes Stephanie's regional win and identifies Villanova as her college choice.

How does Stephanie compare to Nicole, at similar stages of their careers? It seems as though Stephanie compares favorably to Nicole's high school performances at 800 meters, is about equal to Nicole at the mile/1600, and compares less favorably above the mile distance. Here are Stephanie's high school PRs to date (with indoor and outdoor seasons still to come), compared to Nicole's high school PRs:

Distance...........Stephanie's HS PR......Nicole's HS PR

800 meters.................2:10.81............2:14.25
1 Mile.......................4:55.86............5:07.13 (4:52.42 1600)
3200 meters..............10:49.46...........10:24.34
5K XC......................17:50.37...........17:33.00


Pope John Paul II's Stephanie Schappert races to regional cross-country title
Friday, November 12, 2010


Special to The Palm Beach Post

In her final cross country meet in South Florida, Stephanie Schappert put on quite a finish.

In the Region 4-2A meet Friday at Mills Pond Park, the Pope John Paul II senior was content to share the lead with Miami-Ransom Everglades junior Nicole Carpio for the first 2.5 miles. Then Schappert took off like a shot, looking like she was putting another yard between her and a disillusioned Carpio with every stride she took.

Pulling away, Schappert, the two-time defending Class 2A state champion, won her third consecutive regional title by 35 seconds in 18:13.

"It's a bittersweet thing," Schappert said of nearing the end of her high school career. "It's going to be really upsetting to leave my coaches and my team ... I can't wait to get to school next year, but I wish I could put things on pause for right now and enjoy them."

That school is Villanova, where her parents met and where her sister Nicole - who was in attendance Friday - helped the cross country team win the national championship last year.

Victories have become routine for Schappert, who was much more stoked about her teammates' performance. Pope John Paul II's Nos. 2-6 runners - four sophomores and a junior - all improved on their times from the district meet by at least 25 seconds, and helped the Eagles finish fourth overall with 121 points to qualify for the state meet Nov. 20 at Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City.

"I'm just so excited for the progress that they've made," said Schappert, whose team finished sixth, 10th and 11th the three previous years at regionals. "Looking back on my four years, compared to where we were my freshman year, we've made a lot of improvement."

Lincoln Park's girls did not show as much improvement, and barely managed to earn the final qualifying berth for state one week after coming within three points of winning their district title. The Greyhounds (140) placed sixth ahead of Fort Lauderdale-Archbishop McCarthy (145).

Lincoln Park junior Austin Cox (fourth, 16:39) led all area boys and paced the Greyhounds (116) to third place, just behind district foe Fort Lauderdale-Pine Crest (110).

Jensen Beach sophomore Travis McHale (14th; 17:20) led the Falcons (187) to a fifth-place showing and a state berth.

Two St. Andrew's runners qualified for state as individuals. Sophomore Kimberly Schmutz (seventh, 19:31) and senior Brian Diener (eighth, 17:01) each were the second area finisher in their respective races.

Team Post-Race Reactions


Interview with NCAA Champion Sheila Reid


Monday, November 22, 2010

Photo Gallery -- NCAA Cross Nationals


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NCAA Championship Race Highlights


Gina Procaccio on the Title Run


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Sheila Reid Was Confident Going In



DI Championships: 'Nova's Reid Wins Individual Women's Title
Sheila Reid finishes more than two seconds ahead of the nearest finisher

By John Oehser
Special to NCAA.com November 22, 2010

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Sheila Reid was confident from the start.

A thousand yards from the finish, she got really, really confident - and with reason: She knew she had the kick to finish strong.

And on Monday she used it.

Reid, a Villanova University junior, ran a strong race throughout and stronger at the finish, winning her first individual title at the 2010 NCAA Division I women's cross country championships Monday afternoon on a gray, windy day at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute.

"My last kilometer has been really strong throughout the year, so I knew if it came down to it, I would have enough in the end," Reid said. "I'm really confident in my kick. I knew coming down the home straight how good I felt that I would have something left in me."

How right she was.

Reid, who overcame a severe hip injury early in her career to lead the Wildcats to the last two team national titles, capped her comeback by pulling away from the field in the final stretch to win in 20:06.9 - more than two seconds ahead of the nearest finisher.

Junior Emily Infeld of Georgetown finished second in 20:09.2, followed by sophomore Jordan Hasay of Oregon (third, 20:13), sophomore Risper Kimaiyo of UTEP (fourth, 20:16.1) and junior Rose Tanui of Texas Tech (fifth, 20:17.6).

"I'm so excited," Infeld said. "I was hoping to be in the Top 5, but I wasn't sure how far up I could finish. I was just trying to stay with the lead pack and trying to stay composed."

Infeld said she took the lead late with Hasay, but said Reid's finishing kick was the difference.

"I feel like she had more kick than me," Infeld said. "I tried to give it all I had - one more go, but she had a little more than I did, but I couldn't be happier.

"I'm really proud of Sheila. I feel like she's an awesome girl."

Reid, who said having raced against Infeld throughout the Big East season helped Monday, won a title Monday, but her story was more than a one-day finish.

"If you had told me two years ago I'd be here, I don't think I'd believe you," Reid said. "It would have been hard to believe. It was pretty much rock bottom after my freshman year."

Reid was heavily recruited out of high school, but as a freshman she sustained what she called a fluke injury, tripping over a root on a training run while preparing for the 2008 World Junior Cross Country Championships. She sustained a torn labrum - the cartilage lining the hip socket.

Reid underwent surgery, and a long recovery process, missing her sophomore cross-country season.

"I feel really blessed to be here," she said. "It would have been really easy to make concessions being so injured, but I was determined to get back to where I thought I should be."

Reid credited Villanova coach Gina Procaccio with her comeback, and after Monday's race, Procaccio talked of the process.

"I did everything I could when that injury happened to make sure she got the top surgeon in the country," Procaccio said. "We flew her out to Vail, Colo., because I knew he was the guy. I was able to convince my athletic director, 'This kid can be an NCAA champion.' I wanted to do everything the right way.

"To see it all come to fruition is amazing. We both hugged and were crying. It was a tough road. I knew working with the kid when I first got her she could be an NCAA champion, and this (the cross-country title) is the big one. This is the hardest championship to win."

Reid's road didn't get easier after her recovery. While the Wildcats won last year's title, Reid finished 13th individually last year, and said Monday, "it wasn't the ideal race for me."

"I was a lot more nervous last year," Reid said. "I was a lot more relaxed coming into the race this year. No excuses for last year. I fought as hard as I could. I just felt more confident coming into it and I knew my place coming into it this time."

On Monday, after a long road and thanks to a kick she believed in, that place was at the front, at last.

Reid Too Strong for the Field -- Leads Total Team Effort for 9th Title




Sheila Reid Leads Villanova To Repeat Title
Wildcats Win Title #9 As Freshman Emily Lipari Closes The Deal With Top 100 Finish


By LetsRun.com
November 21, 2010


Villanova junior Sheila Reid led the Villanova Wildcats to a successful defense of their NCAA cross-country team title as Reid emerged victorious in a three-way sprint for the individual title. With the title, the Wildcats have now won nine of the 30 NCAA titles in history.

Coming into the homestretch on the LaVern Gibson course, Reid, who was 13th last year, was in third but right on the shoulder of Georgetown's Emily Infeld and Oregon's Jordan Hasay, who were side by side. Considering Reid had beaten Infeld at both Big East and regionals, Reid was most concerned with Hasay coming down the stretch, as Hasay had finished one spot ahead of Reid at NCAAs in the 1,500 in the spring.

Hasay took a slight lead early in the sprint for glory but in hindsight Reid seemed to just be biding her time and making sure she didn't go too early as she was clearly the best over the final 400, as she'd power home to a comfortable 2.3-second victory over Infeld as Reid clocked 20:06.9 to Infeld's 20:09.2. It was Hasay who had the least in the tank, as she'd end up a well beaten third in 2:13.0.


Team Scores At 3k/Eventual Finish
1. Texas Tech - 107 (3rd)
2. Iowa State - 160 (8th)
3. Georgetown - 183 (4th)
4. Villanova - 216 (1st)
5. Florida State -217 (2nd)

Team Scores At Finish
1. Villanova - 120
2. Florida State - 154
3. Texas Tech - 165
4. Georgetown - 167
5. New Mexico - 227


In the team battle, the defending champs - the Villanova Wildcats - were only 4th in the team standings at the halfway point, as the Kenyan Texas Tech Lady Raiders were in the lead. However, given the fact that there were extremely blustery conditions (the wind was gusting to more than 30 miles per hour and consistently at 15-20 mph), the race had gone out very slow (5:20 1st mile) and everyone was pretty tightly bunched.

The Wildcats would move up and get the win, as they cut their score from 216 at 3k to 120 at the finish. The Wildcats were led to the title as they have been all year by a very strong top four of Reid (1st), Amanda Marino (8th team/10th overall), Alison Smith (20th team, 24th overall), and Bogdana Mimic (22nd team, 27th overall), who were all individual All-Americans.

However, as the old cross-country saying goes, "You're only as strong as your fifth." The Wildcats needed a fifth as two other teams in Texas Tech and Georgetown had four in the top 35 in the team scoring. Wildcat freshman Emily Lipari, who earlier in the week had said, "I just don't want to screw it up for them," came through in a big way and closed the deal for the Wildcats when she finished in 94th (69th in the team scoring) - just three places behind the #1 5th woman on any team in Texas Tech's Caroline Karunde.

In the end, Villanova won with 120 as #2 Florida State was second with 154. Early leader Texas Tech held on for third with 165 to give them the surprise showing of the day, as they came in only ranked #10. 3rd-ranked Georgetown ended up 4th.

Women Defend Title -- Complete Results



The women went as follows:

1/1. Sheila Reid 20:06
10/8. Amanda Marino 20:26
24/20. Ali Smith 20:39
27/22. Bogdana Mimic 20:40
94/69. Emily Lipari 21:18
(239/201). Sarah Morrison 23:08
(243/205). Callie Hogan 23:19

Complete Results
1 1 754 Sheila Reid JR Villanova 10:11 20:06.9
2 2 186 Emily Infeld JR Georgetown 10:12 20:09.2
3 3 471 Jordan Hasay SO Oregon 10:11 20:13.0
4 745 Risper Kimaiyo SO UTEP 10:11 20:16.1
5 4 711 Rose Tanui JR Texas Tech 10:11 20:17.6
6 5 655 Lucy Van Dalen SR Stony Brook 10:11 20:19.2
7 6 656 Holly Van Dalen SR Stony Brook 10:11 20:19.3
8 182 Megan Hogan SR George Washington 20:19.6
9 7 160 Pilar McShine SR Florida State 10:11 20:24.4
10 8 751 Amanda Marino SR Villanova 10:12 20:26.1
11 9 377 Kendra Schaaf JR North Carolina 10:11 20:26.7
12 10 571 Shelby Greany SO Providence 10:11 20:27.2
13 11 247 Aliphine Tuliamuk SO Iowa State 10:11 20:27.6
14 824 Emily Sisson FR Wisconsin 10:12 20:28.3
15 12 343 Natalie Gray JR New Mexico 10:11 20:29.0
16 812 Tonya Nero SR Wichita State 10:12 20:29.3
17 13 156 Pasca Cheruiyot SR Florida State 10:12 20:30.7
18 14 708 Winrose Karunde SR Texas Tech 10:12 20:31.0
19 15 473 Alex Kosinski SR Oregon 10:11 20:32.6
20 16 536 Alex Banfich JR Princeton 20:36.0
21 17 384 Laura Hoer FR NC State 10:11 20:36.6
22 18 163 Jessica Parry SO Florida State 10:13 20:38.3
23 19 97 Laura Tremblay SO Colorado 10:12 20:39.2
24 20 755 Alison Smith SR Villanova 10:14 20:39.9
25 274 Tara Erdmann JR Loyola Marymount 10:11 20:39.9
26 21 717 Ari Fisher JR Toledo 10:11 20:40.4
27 22 752 Bogdana Mimic JR Villanova 10:12 20:40.5
28 206 Kristie Krueger JR Georgia 20:40.6
29 23 187 Emily Jones SO Georgetown 10:12 20:42.3
30 72 Deborah Maier JR California 10:12 20:43.7
31 24 313 Stephanie Price JR Minnesota 10:11 20:46.2
32 25 192 Renee Tomlin SR Georgetown 10:15 20:46.3
33 26 353 Ruth Senior SR New Mexico 10:12 20:46.7
34 809 Kaitlyn Gillespie SO West Virginia 10:11 20:46.8
35 27 679 Mia Behm JR Texas 10:12 20:47.2
36 28 184 Madeline Chambers FR Georgetown 10:15 20:47.6
37 29 298 Emily MacLeod SR Michigan State 10:11 20:48.1
38 30 52 Caroline King SR Boston College 10:21 20:52.1
39 31 704 Purity Biwott JR Texas Tech 10:15 20:52.7
40 32 93 Shalaya Kipp FR Colorado 10:13 20:53.8
41 33 157 Jennifer Dunn JR Florida State 10:20 20:53.9
42 275 Corey Conner JR Maine 10:20 20:54.0
43 109 Caroline McDonough SO Columbia 10:14 20:54.2
44 34 354 Sarah Waldron JR New Mexico 10:12 20:55.2
45 742 Amanda Mergaert SO Utah 10:14 20:56.5
46 278 Rachel Patterson SR Miami (Ohio) 10:16 20:56.7
47 35 288 Jillian Smith SO Michigan 10:17 20:57.2
48 36 125 Carly Seymour JR Duke 10:23 20:57.5
49 37 450 Natalja Piliusina FR Oklahoma State 10:21 20:58.5
50 38 658 Catherine Desarle SR Syracuse 10:21 20:59.7
51 39 564 Mary Kate Champagne JR Providence 10:22 21:00.2
52 40 380 Andie Cozzarelli JR NC State 10:16 21:01.7
53 41 90 Emma Coburn JR Colorado 10:13 21:01.8
54 823 Caitlin Comfort SO Wisconsin 10:16 21:02.4
55 42 626 Stephanie Marcy JR Stanford 10:16 21:02.4
56 43 348 Kirsty Milner JR New Mexico 10:18 21:02.5
57 44 537 Sarah Cummings SR Princeton 10:16 21:03.0
58 45 96 Laura Thweatt SR Colorado 10:13 21:03.0
59 46 597 Nicole Mericle SR Rice 10:24 21:03.6
60 47 115 Juliet Bottorff SO Duke 10:17 21:04.0
61 61 Kate Bowen JR BYU 10:14 21:04.1
62 48 246 Semehar Tesfaye JR Iowa State 10:12 21:04.2
63 794 Anna Nosenko JR Wake Forest 10:12 21:04.5
64 49 448 Felicity Milton SR Oklahoma State 10:16 21:04.5
65 740 Breanne Strenkowski SR UC Santa Barbara 10:15 21:05.7
66 234 Betsy Flood JR Iowa 10:11 21:06.2
67 606 Amy Van Alstine SR Richmond 10:18 21:06.4
68 50 706 Caroline Jepleting JR Texas Tech 10:11 21:06.7
69 51 18 Elvin Kibet FR Arizona 10:18 21:07.1
70 810 Marion Kandie JR Western Kentucky 10:25 21:08.0
71 808 Sarah-Anne Brault JR West Virginia 10:17 21:08.1
72 52 259 Martina Tresch SO Kansas State 10:22 21:08.2
73 429 Ellen Birmingham SR Ohio State 10:21 21:08.5
74 53 542 Ashley Higginson SR Princeton 10:18 21:09.4
75 430 Meredith Wagner FR Ohio State 10:23 21:10.2
76 54 451 Mihaela Susa SR Oklahoma State 10:15 21:10.2
77 55 54 Hope Krause JR Boston College 10:17 21:10.5
78 56 800 Katie Flood FR Washington 10:16 21:11.0
79 42 Hollie Knight SR Auburn 10:12 21:11.0
80 57 255 Sydney Messick SR Kansas State 10:23 21:11.4
81 58 468 Zoe Buckman SR Oregon 21:11.5
82 59 379 Ashley Verplank JR North Carolina 10:20 21:11.7
83 60 21 Hannah Moen JR Arizona 10:20 21:12.9
84 61 768 Stephanie Garcia SR Virginia 10:15 21:13.8
85 62 622 Alex Dunne SO Stanford 10:21 21:14.1
86 63 776 Barbara Strehler SO Virginia 10:15 21:14.2
87 64 660 Katie Hursey SR Syracuse 10:19 21:15.3
88 65 244 Betsy Saina SO Iowa State 10:11 21:15.7
89 66 707 Caroline Karunde SR Texas Tech 10:11 21:15.7
90 87 Kim Ruck JR Clemson 10:12 21:17.2
91 26 Miranda Walker SR Arkansas 10:21 21:17.9
92 67 684 Megan Siebert FR Texas 10:21 21:18.0
93 68 20 Megan Meyer SO Arizona 10:19 21:18.0
94 69 750 Emily Lipari FR Villanova 10:27 21:18.6
95 70 651 Annie Keown FR Stony Brook 21:19.1
96 71 631 Jessica Tonn FR Stanford 10:18 21:19.6
97 72 650 Hayley Green JR Stony Brook 10:24 21:19.8
98 111 Devin McMahon FR Cornell 10:17 21:20.0
99 739 Amanda Moreno SR UC Santa Barbara 10:12 21:20.2
100 88 Elise Deroo JR Colgate 10:12 21:20.5
101 73 804 Marie Lawrence SR Washington 10:22 21:20.8
102 74 803 Justine Johnson FR Washington 10:23 21:21.0
103 75 567 Hannah Davidson JR Providence 10:22 21:21.1
104 76 293 Carlie Green JR Michigan State 10:21 21:21.7
105 77 143 Charlotte Browning SR Florida 10:14 21:22.1
106 78 663 Lauren Penney JR Syracuse 10:29 21:22.2
107 79 665 Heather Stephens JR Syracuse 10:19 21:22.7
108 260 Mackenzie Howe SR Kennesaw State 10:27 21:22.8
109 80 387 Kara McKenna SR NC State 10:21 21:23.0
110 81 239 Lucy Kennedy FR Iowa State 10:13 21:23.1
111 82 504 Brooklyne Ridder SO Penn State 10:18 21:23.7
112 746 Jordan White SO Vanderbilt 10:22 21:24.3
113 83 158 Astrid Leutert SR Florida State 10:20 21:24.3
114 84 795 Christine Babcock JR Washington 10:17 21:25.1
115 85 568 Charlotte Ffrencho'carroll JR Providence 10:28 21:28.4
116 86 726 Melanie Cleland SR Tulsa 10:25 21:29.3
117 87 280 Rebecca Addison SO Michigan 10:25 21:29.7
118 88 657 Natalie Busby JR Syracuse 10:24 21:29.9
119 89 189 Katie McCafferty JR Georgetown 21:30.7
120 90 14 Jennifer Bergman SO Arizona 10:18 21:31.0
121 91 53 Jillian King SO Boston College 10:21 21:31.6
122 92 302 Rebekah Smeltzer JR Michigan State 10:26 21:31.7
123 44 Robyn Bennett FR Baylor 10:23 21:31.8
124 93 307 Ashlie Decker FR Minnesota 10:32 21:31.9
125 12 Octavia Rinehardt JR American 10:21 21:31.9
126 94 769 Morgane Gay JR Virginia 10:14 21:32.2
127 744 Kathya Garcia SR UTEP 10:22 21:32.3
128 95 373 Maria Lucena SO North Carolina 10:33 21:33.4
129 339 Lara Crofford SR Nebraska 10:30 21:33.8
130 96 501 Caitlin Lane JR Penn State 10:22 21:34.6
131 97 624 Georgia Griffin JR Stanford 10:16 21:35.4
132 98 777 Katherine Walker FR Virginia 10:30 21:36.3
133 99 734 Paula Whiting JR Tulsa 10:12 21:38.3
134 100 155 Hannah Brooks SR Florida State 10:38 21:38.8
135 101 680 Marielle Hall FR Texas 10:16 21:39.1
136 102 188 Kirsten Kasper SO Georgetown 10:22 21:39.3
137 103 15 Maggie Callahan SR Arizona 10:26 21:39.4
138 104 166 Amanda Winslow SO Florida State 10:22 21:39.8
139 105 289 Danielle Tauro JR Michigan 10:24 21:39.9
140 106 502 Kara Millhouse JR Penn State 10:28 21:40.0
141 107 126 Esther Vermeer JR Duke 10:29 21:40.0
142 108 118 Mary Carleton Johnston JR Duke 21:40.6
143 109 284 Kaitlyn Patterson SO Michigan 10:26 21:41.1
144 110 442 Victoria Fratczak JR Oklahoma State 10:35 21:41.9
145 111 13 Elizabeth Apgar SO Arizona 10:35 21:42.5
146 112 346 Delyth James SR New Mexico 10:30 21:42.8
147 113 191 Joanna Stevens FR Georgetown 10:17 21:43.2
148 114 150 Rebecca Lowe JR Florida 10:23 21:43.8
149 115 372 Caroline Kirby SO North Carolina 10:39 21:44.0
150 116 317 Nikki Swenson SR Minnesota 10:25 21:44.0
151 117 56 Elizabeth O'Brien SO Boston College 10:38 21:44.7
152 118 122 Madeline Morgan SO Duke 10:20 21:45.1
153 119 718 Emma Kertesz JR Toledo 10:30 21:45.6
154 120 724 Megan Wright FR Toledo 10:31 21:46.0
155 121 686 Sara Sutherland FR Texas 10:30 21:46.5
156 122 351 Vanessa Ortiz SR New Mexico 10:32 21:47.0
157 123 303 Kristen Smith SO Michigan State 10:31 21:47.4
158 124 495 Natalie Bower SO Penn State 10:27 21:47.4
159 125 678 Julie Amthor JR Texas 10:32 21:47.9
160 126 799 Lindsay Flanagan SO Washington 10:28 21:48.3
161 127 375 Carter Norbo SO North Carolina 10:38 21:49.3
162 128 604 Becky Wade JR Rice 10:42 21:49.7
163 129 151 Cory McGee FR Florida 10:42 21:53.1
164 699 Natosha Rogers SO Texas A&M 10:31 21:53.1
165 130 623 Alexandra Gits SR Stanford 10:11 21:53.2
166 131 662 Sarah Pagano SO Syracuse 10:32 21:53.8
167 132 666 Cassie White JR Syracuse 10:26 21:53.9
168 133 474 Claire Michel SR Oregon 10:27 21:54.0
169 45 Cate Westenhover JR Baylor 10:17 21:55.5
170 134 576 Emma Perron SR Providence 10:33 21:56.2
171 135 796 Kailey Campbell SR Washington 10:30 21:56.3
172 136 240 India Lee FR Iowa State 10:33 21:56.4
173 137 254 Meghan Heuer FR Kansas State 10:42 21:56.7
174 416 Audrey Huth SO Northwestern 10:38 21:58.5
175 138 253 Avery Clifton FR Kansas State 10:42 22:01.9
176 139 60 Madelilne Wallace SR Boston College 10:40 22:02.1
177 140 281 Lindsey Hilton SO Michigan 10:28 22:02.4
178 700 Tara Upshaw SO Texas A&M 10:28 22:03.9
179 141 543 Abby Levene SO Princeton 10:38 22:04.3
180 142 505 Maura Ryan SR Penn State 10:45 22:05.1
181 143 577 Samantha Roecker SO Providence 10:33 22:05.8
182 144 772 Ariel Karabinus FR Virginia 10:30 22:06.2
183 145 728 Jacqueline Fairchild JR Tulsa 10:42 22:06.3
184 146 602 Allison Pye JR Rice 10:33 22:07.5
185 147 149 Genevieve Lacaze JR Florida 10:29 22:07.6
186 148 683 Laleh Mojtabaeezamani SO Texas 10:37 22:08.1
187 149 374 Ashley Miess FR North Carolina 10:46 22:08.8
188 150 23 Amanda Russell FR Arizona 10:30 22:09.1
189 151 735 Josie Wilcox FR Tulsa 10:38 22:09.8
190 152 314 Claire Rindo SO Minnesota 10:42 22:11.2
191 153 720 Devyn Ramsay SO Toledo 10:39 22:12.1
192 154 498 Lindsey Graybill SO Penn State 10:45 22:12.4
193 155 127 Sophia Ziemian SO Duke 10:40 22:12.7
194 156 388 Erin Mercer SO NC State 10:45 22:13.2
195 157 544 Alexis Mikaelian SO Princeton 10:38 22:13.3
196 158 236 Morgan Casey FR Iowa State 10:39 22:14.2
197 159 715 Audra Brown SR Toledo 10:38 22:14.3
198 160 593 Halsey Fowler JR Rice 10:43 22:14.4
199 161 300 Julia Otwell FR Michigan State 10:38 22:14.7
200 162 721 Kristal Studer SO Toledo 10:41 22:14.9
201 163 252 Boglarka Bozzay JR Kansas State 10:41 22:16.0
202 164 286 Mary Grace Pellegrini JR Michigan 10:42 22:16.3
203 165 285 Kaitlyn Peale JR Michigan 10:30 22:17.0
204 166 441 Jori Davis FR Oklahoma State 10:42 22:17.7
205 167 497 Emily Giannotti FR Penn State 10:48 22:18.2
206 168 153 Stephanie Strasser FR Florida 10:48 22:18.5
207 169 477 Melanie Thompson SO Oregon 10:26 22:18.9
208 170 311 Katie Moraczewski FR Minnesota 10:41 22:21.1
209 171 378 Jacque Taylor FR North Carolina 10:35 22:22.3
210 172 732 Jaclyn Rollins SO Tulsa 10:38 22:25.0
211 173 723 Megan Vogelsong FR Toledo 10:45 22:25.3
212 174 538 Theresa Devine FR Princeton 10:49 22:27.1
213 175 119 Kristina Krasich SR Duke 10:43 22:27.4
214 176 605 Britany Williams SR Rice 22:28.3
215 177 91 Katie Cumming JR Colorado 10:54 22:28.6
216 178 705 Michelle Guzman SR Texas Tech 10:45 22:29.2
217 179 251 Alyssa Bellinder SR Kansas State 10:47 22:32.8
218 180 152 Amanda Perkins SO Florida 10:55 22:33.3
219 181 647 Olivia Burne FR Stony Brook 10:50 22:36.6
220 182 51 Elizabeth Hynes SO Boston College 10:51 22:38.2
221 183 648 Kristal Conklin JR Stony Brook 10:50 22:38.5
222 184 320 Kelly Wilson SR Minnesota 10:36 22:39.0
223 185 594 Meredith Gamble FR Rice 10:58 22:39.4
224 186 355 Shawna Winnegar SO New Mexico 10:49 22:40.4
225 187 98 Rachel Viger FR Colorado 10:55 22:41.3
226 188 292 Tiffany Evans JR Michigan State 10:45 22:45.5
227 189 94 Camille Logan FR Colorado 10:57 22:45.7
228 190 59 Allison Stasiuk SO Boston College 10:57 22:49.0
229 191 681 Christina Henderson SR Texas 10:49 22:51.1
230 192 649 Carolina Cortes SR Stony Brook 10:55 22:53.2
231 193 250 Laura Lee Baird SO Kansas State 11:00 22:53.2
232 194 386 Jordan Jenkins SO NC State 10:56 22:53.5
233 195 467 Sarah Andrews FR Oregon 10:48 22:54.6
234 196 603 Marie Thompson JR Rice 10:58 22:55.3
235 197 472 Anne Kesselring SO Oregon 22:56.7
236 198 294 Katie Haines SO Michigan State 10:36 22:58.7
237 199 447 Kate Kujawa FR Oklahoma State 10:49 23:03.4
238 200 806 Liberty Miller FR Washington 10:53 23:04.6
239 201 753 Sarah Morrison SR Villanova 11:05 23:08.2
240 202 382 Lauren Doherty FR NC State 10:58 23:10.4
241 203 449 Teran Mixon SR Oklahoma State 10:57 23:13.4
242 204 733 Ashley Scott SO Tulsa 11:03 23:19.0
243 205 749 Callie Hogan SR Villanova 11:08 23:19.3
244 206 621 Madeline Duhon JR Stanford 23:20.5
245 207 578 Amie Schumacher SR Providence 11:09 23:27.1
246 208 712 Kaci Westervelt SR Texas Tech 11:07 23:47.4
247 209 144 Callie Cooper SO Florida 11:08 23:49.4
248 210 730 Erin Huddleston SO Tulsa 23:51.6
249 211 545 Mel Newbery JR Princeton 11:17 23:51.7
250 212 389 Halsey Merritt FR NC State 11:14 23:58.1
251 213 318 Missa Varpness FR Minnesota 10:17
252 214 245 Dani Stack JR Iowa State 10:21
253 215 771 Lyndsay Harper JR Virginia 10:59

Men 23rd at NCAA Cross -- Complete Results

The Villanova men went as follows:

57/46. Mathew Mildenhall 30:40
127/104. Keith Capecci 31:25
148/119. Matt Kane 31:35
164/134. Brian Long 31:44
179/147. Hugo Beamish 31:57
209/176. Carl Mackenzie 32:24
214/181. Matt Gibney 32:30

Complete Results
1 263 Samuel Chelanga SR Liberty 5:45 14:37 23:27 29:22.2
2 24 Stephen Sambu JR Arizona 5:46 14:38 23:27 29:26.5
3 1 489 Luke Puskedra JR Oregon 5:45 14:38 23:34 29:38.0
4 2 224 Leonard Korir JR Iona 5:49 14:48 23:41 29:42.0
5 3 634 Chris Derrick JR Stanford 5:50 15:06 23:54 29:44.7
6 4 640 Jake Riley JR Stanford 5:51 15:06 23:54 29:45.0
7 5 460 Girma Mecheso JR Oklahoma State 5:52 15:06 23:54 29:47.5
8 6 455 German Fernandez JR Oklahoma State 5:53 15:06 23:54 29:49.3
9 7 457 Colby Lowe JR Oklahoma State 5:52 15:06 23:54 29:57.6
10 8 481 Matthew Centrowitz JR Oregon 5:49 15:06 24:00 30:01.1
11 9 41 Dorian Ulrey SR Arkansas 5:53 15:06 24:00 30:02.0
12 10 825 Mohammed Ahmed SO Wisconsin 5:55 15:07 23:54 30:03.4
13 11 831 Maverick Darling SO Wisconsin 5:55 15:07 24:00 30:07.6
14 737 Jonathan Peterson JR UC Davis 5:50 15:06 24:03 30:09.1
15 12 63 Miles Batty JR BYU 5:54 15:06 24:00 30:09.4
16 13 406 Diego Estrada JR Northern Arizona 5:45 14:53 24:01 30:10.7
17 14 37 Solomon Haile SO Arkansas 5:53 15:06 24:01 30:13.3
18 15 175 Ciaran O'Lionaird SR Florida State 5:49 15:06 24:05 30:14.0
19 16 413 Ahmed Osman JR Northern Arizona 5:55 15:07 24:01 30:14.8
20 17 833 Landon Peacock SR Wisconsin 5:56 15:07 24:05 30:15.3
21 18 556 Brian Leung JR Princeton 5:51 15:06 24:07 30:18.3
22 19 394 Ryan Hill JR NC State 5:54 15:07 24:12 30:19.0
23 20 436 Kevin Schwab JR Oklahoma 5:49 15:06 24:16 30:19.1
24 21 582 Lee Carey JR Providence 5:53 15:07 24:07 30:19.9
25 22 528 Trevor Dunbar SO Portland 5:53 15:06 24:05 30:20.1
26 23 100 Joseph Bosshard SO Colorado 5:50 15:06 24:04 30:20.4
27 811 Shadrack Kipchirchir FR Western Kentucky 5:51 15:07 24:06 30:20.5
28 24 170 Michael Fout JR Florida State 5:52 15:07 24:12 30:20.9
29 25 454 Tom Farrell FR Oklahoma State 5:54 15:07 24:07 30:21.3
30 235 Jeff Thode SO Iowa 5:50 15:07 24:12 30:21.4
31 264 Evans Kigen SR Liberty 5:51 15:06 24:04 30:21.4
32 26 779 Ryan Collins JR Virginia 5:56 15:16 24:18 30:24.9
33 27 668 Patrick Dupont JR Syracuse 5:55 15:12 24:15 30:26.0
34 28 551 Donn Cabral JR Princeton 5:51 15:06 24:08 30:26.4
35 29 3 Julius Bor SR Alabama 5:46 15:06 24:09 30:26.6
36 30 465 Johnathan Stublaski JR Oklahoma State 5:58 15:12 24:20 30:26.9
37 31 108 Andrew Wacker JR Colorado 5:50 15:06 24:11 30:28.1
38 32 214 Andrew Poore JR Indiana 5:59 15:15 24:24 30:28.4
39 33 321 Ben Blankenship SR Minnesota 5:58 15:07 24:12 30:29.3
40 34 361 Keith Gerrard SR New Mexico 5:49 15:06 24:18 30:32.4
41 35 357 David Bishop SR New Mexico 5:51 15:06 24:20 30:33.9
42 36 637 Elliott Heath SR Stanford 5:51 15:06 24:15 30:35.5
43 46 Erik Van Ingen SR Binghamton 5:58 15:15 24:34 30:35.7
44 37 610 Matt Llano SR Richmond 5:51 15:07 24:24 30:35.8
45 38 532 Alfred Kipchumba JR Portland 5:57 15:13 24:28 30:36.4
46 39 6 Carrison Kemei SO Alabama 5:51 15:07 24:14 30:36.5
47 85 Emmanuel Kirwa SR Chattanooga 5:49 15:07 24:12 30:36.5
48 40 62 Alden Bahr JR BYU 5:57 15:15 24:33 30:36.6
49 141 Soufiane Bouchikhi FR Eastern Kentucky 5:53 15:07 24:14 30:36.7
50 277 David Rooney JR McNeese State 5:50 15:08 24:25 30:36.9
51 25 Ben Engelhardt SR Arizona State 6:01 15:15 24:25 30:37.1
52 41 549 Mark Amirault SR Princeton 5:58 15:16 24:24 30:37.9
53 42 169 David Forrester SO Florida State 5:51 15:10 24:25 30:38.4
54 43 434 Bill Kogel SO Oklahoma 5:52 15:08 24:21 30:38.7
55 44 583 Dominic Channon JR Providence 5:57 15:12 24:21 30:39.2
56 45 393 Andrew Colley FR NC State 5:52 15:07 24:28 30:39.4
57 46 763 Mathew Mildenhall SO Villanova 5:53 15:06 24:20 30:40.2
58 47 817 Chas Gillespie SR William and Mary 5:55 15:10 24:28 30:40.7
59 48 179 Wesley Rickman SO Florida State 5:52 15:09 24:25 30:40.8
60 86 Eric Finan JR Cincinnati 5:54 15:09 24:15 30:41.1
61 49 488 Danny Mercado SR Oregon 5:49 15:07 24:19 30:41.5
62 50 533 Lars Erik Malde SO Portland 5:55 15:13 24:26 30:42.0
63 51 219 Matthew Bayley SO Iona 5:57 15:16 24:27 30:42.9
64 52 513 Kyle Dawson JR Penn State 5:50 15:06 24:25 30:43.3
65 53 220 Mitch Goose JR Iona 5:53 15:07 24:26 30:44.2
66 54 458 Joseph Manilafasha FR Oklahoma State 5:58 15:12 24:19 30:45.0
67 55 208 Andrew Bayer SO Indiana 5:59 15:15 24:24 30:46.7
68 56 8 Moses Kiptoo JR Alabama 5:53 15:15 24:32 30:49.8
69 57 210 Ben Hubers JR Indiana 5:59 15:16 24:25 30:50.3
70 58 268 Micheal Eaton SR Louisville 5:56 24:25 30:51.0
71 59 783 Emil Heineking SR Virginia 5:53 15:07 24:28 30:52.3
72 60 688 Ryan Dohner FR Texas 6:02 15:27 24:32 30:52.8
73 61 225 Ben Lindsay SR Iona 5:55 15:18 24:44 30:53.5
74 62 675 Steven Weeks JR Syracuse 5:54 15:13 24:34 30:54.0
75 63 607 Andrew Benford SR Richmond 5:53 15:07 24:16 30:54.7
76 64 180 Alexander Smyth SR Florida State 5:51 15:06 24:25 30:55.7
77 65 438 Robert Sorrell SR Oklahoma 5:51 15:07 24:26 30:56.4
78 66 212 Zachary Mayhew SO Indiana 5:59 15:21 24:42 30:56.8
79 67 35 Eric Fernandez SO Arkansas 5:54 15:08 24:21 30:56.9
80 68 271 Matt Hughes JR Louisville 5:56 15:14 24:41 30:57.0
81 69 431 George Alex JR Oklahoma 5:52 15:11 24:35 30:57.6
82 70 785 Sean Keveren SO Virginia 5:56 15:24 24:46 30:57.7
83 71 670 Tito Medrano JR Syracuse 5:54 15:14 24:37 30:57.7
84 112 Chris Lemon SR Dayton 5:59 15:10 24:32 30:57.8
85 702 Festus Kigen SR Texas Christian 5:49 15:06 24:17 30:58.5
86 72 822 Lewis Woodard SR William and Mary 5:54 15:10 24:24 30:58.8
87 73 414 Jason Pedersen SR Northern Arizona 5:54 15:12 24:37 30:58.9
88 74 140 Bo Waggoner SR Duke 6:02 15:25 24:41 30:59.1
89 2 Justin Tyner SR Air Force 6:03 15:20 24:24 31:02.7
90 75 106 Christian Thompson JR Colorado 5:54 15:13 24:35 31:04.1
91 76 74 Michael Coe SR California 5:50 15:05 24:35 31:04.8
92 77 519 Vince McNally JR Penn State 5:50 15:07 24:39 31:05.7
93 78 425 Jeremy Rae SO Notre Dame 5:57 15:22 24:50 31:06.2
94 79 673 James Murdock SR Syracuse 5:55 15:23 24:45 31:07.0
95 80 830 Reed Connor SO Wisconsin 5:59 15:11 24:25 31:07.3
96 81 365 Ross Millington SO New Mexico 5:55 15:26 24:54 31:08.3
97 82 398 Bobby Moldovan JR NC State 6:03 15:27 24:50 31:08.7
98 83 10 Joel Rop JR Alabama 6:00 15:26 24:49 31:08.9
99 84 439 Kevin Williams SO Oklahoma 5:52 15:11 24:38 31:09.5
100 85 642 J.T. Sullivan JR Stanford 5:55 15:15 24:43 31:09.6
101 86 816 Zach Gates SO William and Mary 5:56 15:16 24:37 31:10.6
102 87 526 Peter Christmas SR Portland 5:53 15:11 24:40 31:11.9
103 276 Greg Kelsey SR Maryland 5:52 15:09 24:40 31:13.0
104 701 Patrick Kimeli SO Texas A&M-CC 15:12 24:42 31:13.2
105 88 217 Desean Turner JR Indiana 5:59 15:18 24:47 31:13.4
106 89 67 Nate Ogden SR BYU 5:55 15:15 24:47 31:14.5
107 90 791 Sintayehu Taye SO Virginia 5:58 15:34 25:00 31:16.2
108 91 130 Andrew Brodeur JR Duke 6:00 15:25 25:00 31:16.8
109 92 105 Matthew Tebo SR Colorado 5:54 15:16 24:53 31:17.6
110 93 132 James Kostelnik JR Duke 6:01 15:27 24:57 31:17.7
111 43 Ben Cheruiyot JR Auburn 5:54 15:06 24:27 31:17.7
112 262 Evans Kosgei SR Lehigh 5:57 15:19 24:46 31:17.8
113 290 Craig Forys JR Michigan 6:02 15:32 25:02 31:18.0
114 94 76 Kari Karlsson SR California 6:00 15:27 24:54 31:18.3
115 95 437 Aaron Sherf JR Oklahoma 5:58 15:27 24:49 31:18.5
116 96 614 Tim Quinn SR Richmond 5:55 15:26 24:57 31:19.3
117 97 137 Cory Nanni SR Duke 6:02 15:28 24:59 31:19.8
118 98 181 Jakub Zivec FR Florida State 5:52 15:12 24:43 31:20.3
119 338 Andrew Hanko SR Navy 5:51 15:07 24:47 31:21.1
120 836 Jeff Perrella SR Yale 5:58 15:22 24:52 31:21.4
121 99 492 Parker Stinson FR Oregon 5:53 15:13 24:40 31:21.6
122 100 422 Dan Jackson SR Notre Dame 5:55 15:16 24:47 31:22.1
123 101 412 David McNeill SR Northern Arizona 5:45 14:59 25:11 31:22.8
124 102 814 Tom Burke SR William and Mary 5:55 15:19 25:06 31:23.8
125 677 Michael Spooner SR Tennessee 5:59 15:22 24:56 31:23.8
126 103 362 Brock Hagerman SR New Mexico 5:57 15:23 25:01 31:24.2
127 104 757 Keith Capecci JR Villanova 5:55 15:14 24:53 31:25.7
128 105 835 Phil Thomas JR Wisconsin 6:03 15:34 25:01 31:25.9
129 106 205 Ayalew Taye SR Georgetown 5:52 15:12 24:54 31:26.2
130 107 589 Julian Matthews JR Providence 5:57 15:27 25:03 31:27.2
131 108 418 Jordan Carlson JR Notre Dame 5:57 15:25 24:59 31:27.6
132 109 639 Erik Olson FR Stanford 6:03 15:34 25:03 31:28.1
133 110 691 Patrick McGregor FR Texas 6:01 15:34 24:58 31:28.1
134 1 Jeremy Drenckhahn SO Air Force 6:07 15:40 25:06 31:28.2
135 340 David Adams JR Nebraska 5:58 15:24 25:03 31:28.8
136 261 Matt Johnsen FR Lamar 5:56 15:14 24:52 31:29.9
137 111 832 Elliot Krause JR Wisconsin 5:53 15:06 24:04 31:30.4
138 741 Daniel Mutai SO UL-Monroe 5:56 15:24 25:01 31:30.5
139 112 30 Bryan Cantero FR Arkansas 5:56 15:30 25:14 31:30.7
140 113 818 Josh Hardin FR William and Mary 5:59 15:22 24:56 31:30.8
141 114 404 Andrew Belus JR Northern Arizona 5:55 15:22 24:59 31:30.9
142 738 Chad Hall JR UC Riverside 5:50 15:16 24:57 31:31.5
143 115 266 Tyler Byrne FR Louisville 6:03 15:35 25:08 31:31.6
144 337 Patrick Casey JR Montana State 5:55 15:15 25:02 31:32.0
145 116 554 Max Kaulbach JR Princeton 6:04 15:38 25:15 31:32.7
146 117 408 Tim Freriks SO Northern Arizona 6:01 15:26 24:56 31:33.6
147 118 197 Mark Dennin SO Georgetown 6:03 15:33 25:08 31:34.7
148 119 759 Matthew Kane SO Villanova 5:55 15:33 25:16 31:35.1
149 120 133 Josh Lund SR Duke 6:02 15:27 25:02 31:35.4
150 121 819 Alex McGrath SO William and Mary 5:59 15:34 25:11 31:35.4
151 122 71 Jared Ward FR BYU 5:58 15:19 25:01 31:35.5
152 123 360 Rory Fraser SR New Mexico 5:52 15:07 24:25 31:35.7
153 124 421 Martin Grady FR Notre Dame 6:02 15:38 25:09 31:36.8
154 125 204 Andrew Springer FR Georgetown 5:58 15:27 25:08 31:37.0
155 126 671 Forrest Misenti SO Syracuse 5:52 15:14 24:56 31:37.3
156 127 40 Dey Tuach JR Arkansas 5:55 15:15 24:50 31:40.2
157 128 333 Mike Torchia SR Minnesota 6:02 15:27 25:01 31:40.4
158 129 696 Brock Simmons JR Texas 6:04 15:40 25:22 31:40.7
159 130 75 Collin Jarvis SO California 6:00 15:34 25:12 31:41.2
160 131 9 Andrew Kirwa SR Alabama 5:53 15:23 25:10 31:42.0
161 132 479 A.J. Acosta SR Oregon 5:51 15:19 25:16 31:42.0
162 110 Tom Poland SR Columbia 6:00 15:30 25:06 31:42.2
163 133 694 Brian Rhodes-Devey JR Texas 15:33 25:16 31:44.0
164 134 760 Brian Long JR Villanova 5:54 15:27 25:11 31:44.8
165 135 411 Eric Lynch SR Northern Arizona 5:57 15:23 25:04 31:44.8
166 136 231 Alexander Soderberg JR Iona 5:56 15:33 25:12 31:45.3
167 137 463 Ryan Prentice SO Oklahoma State 15:24 25:09 31:45.5
168 138 323 Pieter Gagnon SO Minnesota 6:02 15:35 25:12 31:46.1
169 139 200 Tc Lumbar JR Georgetown 6:00 15:34 25:11 31:48.1
170 140 402 Matt Sonnenfeldt SO NC State 6:02 15:37 25:14 31:49.8
171 154 Dumisani Hlaselo JR Florida 5:57 15:07 24:39 31:49.8
172 141 782 Chris Foley FR Virginia 5:56 15:23 25:09 31:50.3
173 619 Kevin McDonnell JR St. Joseph's (Pa.) 6:00 15:27 25:11 31:53.3
174 142 588 Eric Malnatti SO Providence 6:02 15:40 25:22 31:54.0
175 143 326 Andrew Larsen FR Minnesota 6:04 15:47 25:35 31:55.2
176 144 364 Nicholas Kipruto JR New Mexico 5:59 15:34 25:15 31:56.4
177 145 107 Aric Vanhalen SO Colorado 5:58 15:24 25:05 31:56.9
178 146 370 Alex Willis SR New Mexico 5:59 15:33 25:15 31:57.4
179 147 756 Hugo Beamish SR Villanova 5:55 15:15 25:34 31:57.7
180 148 559 Kyle Soloff SR Princeton 6:03 15:49 25:33 31:58.9
181 149 789 Drew Paisley FR Virginia 5:58 15:36 25:26 31:59.5
182 150 399 Andrew North JR NC State 6:07 15:54 25:36 32:00.0
183 151 64 Travis Fuller JR BYU 5:58 15:23 25:13 32:00.0
184 152 821 Zach Tennant FR William and Mary 5:59 15:34 25:32 32:00.7
185 153 834 Andrew Shields FR Wisconsin 6:02 15:34 25:16 32:01.6
186 154 397 Lewis McPherson SO NC State 6:10 16:06 25:47 32:02.0
187 155 129 Josh Brewer SR Duke 6:01 15:32 25:22 32:02.1
188 156 199 James Grimes JR Georgetown 6:02 15:40 25:28 32:02.6
189 157 674 Corey Robinson JR Syracuse 5:58 15:37 25:29 32:02.8
190 158 198 Ben Furcht FR Georgetown 6:00 15:40 25:35 32:03.1
191 159 222 Josh Hibbs SR Iona 6:01 15:39 25:22 32:03.2
192 160 401 Sandy Roberts SR NC State 6:04 15:37 25:07 32:03.4
193 161 424 Joe Miller JR Notre Dame 5:59 15:46 25:33 32:03.4
194 162 70 Rex Shields SO BYU 5:59 15:27 25:20 32:03.5
195 163 697 Collin Smith SO Texas 6:04 15:40 25:29 32:04.6
196 164 643 Riley Sullivan SO Stanford 6:04 15:40 25:29 32:05.2
197 165 534 Aaron Scott JR Portland 6:04 15:49 25:33 32:06.8
198 166 325 Kevin Lachowitzer SO Minnesota 6:03 15:46 25:32 32:07.5
199 167 695 Austin Roth SO Texas 6:04 15:40 25:27 32:09.3
200 168 676 Joe Whelan FR Syracuse 5:57 15:39 25:31 32:09.9
201 169 218 Andrew Weatherford JR Indiana 6:02 15:41 25:29 32:11.2
202 170 560 Joe Stilin JR Princeton 5:56 15:33 25:14 32:11.5
203 171 514 Owen Dawson SR Penn State 5:57 15:40 25:30 32:12.3
204 172 617 Jon Wilson SR Richmond 6:04 15:49 25:36 32:12.9
205 173 550 Alejandro Arroyo Yamin FR Princeton 6:03 15:50 25:37 32:17.3
206 306 Patrick Grosskopf SR Michigan State 5:58 15:34 25:25 32:18.1
207 174 28 Lane Boyer SR Arkansas 5:54 15:27 25:35 32:21.9
208 175 690 Bradley Lowry SR Texas 6:04 15:41 25:32 32:23.9
209 176 762 Carl Mackenzie JR Villanova 6:00 15:28 25:26 32:24.2
210 177 101 Cameron Clayton JR Colorado 5:59 15:46 25:46 32:24.8
211 178 66 Jon Kotter SR BYU 6:03 15:47 25:45 32:27.7
212 179 520 Danny Pawola SO Penn State 5:59 15:40 25:36 32:28.7
213 180 511 Chris Cipro JR Penn State 6:00 15:50 25:44 32:30.1
214 181 758 Matthew Gibney JR Villanova 5:58 15:34 25:33 32:30.6
215 182 530 Craig Hopkins JR Portland 6:04 15:50 25:45 32:31.5
216 183 272 Luke Lovelace JR Louisville 6:05 15:48 25:52 32:33.1
217 184 426 Walter Schafer FR Notre Dame 5:57 15:37 25:44 32:33.2
218 185 213 Nate Morrow SO Indiana 6:02 15:50 25:48 32:34.2
219 186 618 Chris York SO Richmond 6:04 15:56 25:55 32:34.5
220 187 80 Cody Schmidt SO California 6:01 15:38 25:40 32:36.0
221 188 227 Craig Murphy SO Iona 5:59 15:34 25:41 32:36.9
222 189 516 Ryan Foster SR Penn State 6:00 15:47 25:56 32:47.6
223 190 327 Mike McFarland SR Minnesota 6:04 16:07 26:10 32:51.3
224 191 73 Maxime Chevee JR California 6:00 15:34 25:36 32:52.0
225 192 608 Levi Grandt JR Richmond 6:08 16:16 26:09 32:52.2
226 193 522 Nick Scarpello FR Penn State 6:09 16:13 26:14 32:53.0
227 194 134 Ryan McDermott SR Duke 6:02 15:50 26:00 32:55.9
228 195 81 Simon Schmidt SO California 6:01 15:50 26:09 32:57.0
229 196 591 Matt Terry JR Providence 6:00 15:39 25:52 32:57.1
230 197 328 Sean Olson JR Minnesota 6:04 15:52 25:56 32:58.1
231 198 267 Gordon Dooley JR Louisville 6:04 16:07 26:15 32:59.0
232 199 579 Ahmed Ali SO Providence 6:03 16:06 26:14 32:59.7
233 249 Don Wasinger JR Kansas 5:57 15:59 26:15 33:02.7
234 200 99 Matt Biegner SO Colorado 6:05 16:07 26:17 33:03.0
235 201 202 Bobby Peavey FR Georgetown 6:03 15:55 26:18 33:07.5
236 202 273 Mattias Wolter FR Louisville 6:07 26:23 33:08.1
237 203 529 Matt Frerker JR Portland 6:03 15:50 26:07 33:09.1
238 207 Daniel Chenoweth SR Harvard 5:54 15:06 24:11 33:20.3
239 204 644 Miles Unterreiner SO Stanford 5:56 15:56 26:32 33:29.5
240 205 269 Ryan Eaton FR Louisville 6:07 16:15 26:32 33:34.3
241 206 82 Steve Sodaro SR California 5:59 15:54 26:18 33:34.7
242 743 Josh McCabe JR Utah Valley 6:02 15:28 25:12 33:42.3
243 207 585 Francis Hernandez FR Providence 6:04 16:35 27:37 35:01.1
244 208 793 Zach Vrhovac FR Virginia 6:01 16:15 27:23 35:20.4
245 209 4 Nathan Corder JR Alabama 6:10 16:52 28:04 35:28.0
246 210 616 Jason Skipper SO Richmond 6:10 16:35 27:37 36:45.2

Sheila Reid & Villanova Women Claim NCAA Titles



Sheila Reid broke away from a 3-person pack with about 200 meters to go, to claim Villanova's first individual title since Carrie Tollefson won in 1997. Sheila Reid, Amanda Marino, Ali Smith, and Bogdana Mimic each earned All American status. Freshman Emily Lipari secured the team win by finishing 69 in the team scoring. It is Villanova 9th NCAA cross country title on the women's side.

Top Finishers
1. Sheila Reid (Villanova) 20:06
2. Emily Infeld (Georgetown) 20:09
3. Jordan Hasay (Oregon) 20:13
4. Risper Kimaiyo (UTEP) 20:16
5. Rose Tanui (Texas Tech) 20:17

Team Scores
1. Villanova 120
2. Florida State 154
3. Texas Tech 165
4. Georgetown 167

Villanova 120
1/1. Sheila Reid 20:06
10/8. Amanda Marino 20:26
24/20. Ali Smith 20:39
27/22. Bogdana Mimic 20:40
94/69. Emily Lipari 21:18
239/201. Sarah Morrison 23:08
243/205. Callie Hogan 23:19

Pre-Race Predictions from LetsRun Poll



The NCAA cross country championship races start in one hour, and the notorious LetsRun.com has posted the results of its readership poll on both the team and individual competition. Noteworthy among the predictions is that Villanova's women are the top choice to win the team title this year. Sheila Reid is considered by those who voted as the 2nd most likely runner to win the individual title (trailing only Oregon's Jordan Hasay in the poll). Amanda Marino is ranked 8th in the poll, along with Bogdana Mimic 25th. Oddly, Brooke Simpson received votes, despite not competing for Villanova this year. Here are the results, for whatever they're worth.

On the men's side, Villanova is predicted for a 22nd place finish. No Villanova male runners received votes in the individuals poll.

My own predictions (also worth little): Villanova women: 1st. Villanova men: 13th.


Women's Team Competition (first place votes in parentheses)
1. Villanova (556) 6118
2. Oregon (38) 4644
3. Florida State (19) 4155
4. Washington (14) 3911
5. Stanford (12) 3201
6. Georgetown (4) 2890
7. Colorado 2060
8. Texas Tech (1) 1439
9. Arizona (1) 1320
10. New Mexico (1) 1298

Others receiving votes: 11. Iowa State 569 12. Syracuse 511 13. Stony Brook 387 14. Duke 386 15. North Carolina 370 16. Princeton 329 17. Florida 309 18. Michigan State 292 19. Virginia 275 20. Penn State 246 21. Michigan 221 22. Providence 205 23. Oklahoma State 178 24. NC State 140 25. Minnesota 134 26. Boston College 113 27. Texas 110 28. Rice 59 29. Kansas State 36 30. Tulsa 32 31. Toledo 32

Women's Individual Competition (first place votes in parentheses)

1. Jordan Hasay (230) - Oregon 4541
2. Sheila Reid (106) - Villanova 2910
3. Kendra Schaaf (62) - North Carolina 2382
4. Lucy Van (47) - Stony Brook 1951
5. Emily Infeld (3) - Georgetown 1629
6. Risper Kimaiyo (20) - UTEP 1577
7. Laura Hoer (6) - NC State 1290
8. Amanda Marino (9) - Villanova 1268
9. Allie McLaughlin (10) - Colorado 1051
10. Pasca Cheruiyot (2) - Florida State 931
11. Christine Babcock (10) - Washington 887
12. Kathy Kroeger (1) - Stanford 771
13. Alex Kosinski (1) - Oregon 738
14. Emily Sisson (4) - Wisconsin 651
15. Holly Van (2) - Stony Brook 543
16. Emily MacLeod (2) - Michigan State 459
17. Charlotte Browning (1) - Florida 458
18. Cecily Lemmon (1) - BYU 426
19. Rebecca Lowe (1) - Florida 304
20. Rose Tanui (1) - Texas Tech 297

Others receiving votes: 21. Alex Banfich 279 22. Kristie Krueger 278 23. Purity Biwott 262 24. Deborah Maier 251 25. Bogdana Mimic 243 26. Betsy Saina 243 27. Stephanie Price 222 28. Alex Dunne 200 29. Marie Lawrence 177 30. Laura Tremblay 173 31. Alison Smith 171 32. Pilar McShine 150 33. Shelby Greany 139 34. Megan Hogan 129 35. Caitlin Comfort 107 36. Sarah Cummings 106 37. Juliet Bottoroff 91 38. Natalie Gray 91 39. Amanda Winslow 90 40. Jennifer Dunn 89 41. Hannah Davidson 83 42. Caroline Karunde 81 43. Brooke Simpson 81 44. Nicole Mericle 81 45. Ari Fisher 74 46. Mia Behm 74 47. Emily Pritt 70 48. Tara Erdmann 67 49. Morgane Gay 58 50. Ashley Higginson 56 51. Jessica Parry 53 52. Winrose Karunde 46 53. Semehar Tesfaye 46 54. Carly Seymour 43 55. Kristine Eikrem-Engeset 42 56. Hollie Knight 40 57. Marielle Hall 40 58. Corey Connor 36 59. Kaitlyn Peale 29 60. Stephanie Garcia 29 61. Stephanie Marcy 29 62. Lacey Oeding 28 63. Stacey Johnson 27 64. Anna Nosenko 26 65. Ruth Senior 24 66. Katie Hursey 23 67. Paula Whiting 23 68. Miranda Walker 19 69. Kristin Sutherland 17 70. Jessica Rydberg 15 71. Cate Westenhover 15 72. Rachel Patterson 12 73. Alexandra Lizarribar 11 74. Caroline McDonough 5 75. Sarah Waldron 4 76. Aliphine Tuliamuk 2 77. Kaitie Vanatta 1


Men's team Competition (first place votes in parentheses)
1. Stanford (441) 6495
2. Oklahoma State (201) 6110
3. Oregon (22) 5116
4. Wisconsin (14) 4226
5. Oklahoma (3) 2572
6. Colorado 2103
7. New Mexico 1892
8. Arkansas (2) 1817
9. Iona (1) 1692
10. Northern Arizona (NAU) (1) 1593

Others receiving votes: 11. Syracuse 737 12. Alabama 682 13. Florida State 585 14. Portland 433 15. William & Mary 329 16. Indiana 318 17. BYU 175 18. Princeton 121 19. Georgetown 112 20. California 103 21. Virginia 97 22. Villanova 85 23. Duke 84 24. NC State 61 25. Penn State 46 26. Minnesota 45 27. Texas 43 28. Notre Dame 38 29. Louisville 28 30. Richmond 25 31. Providence 22

Men's Individual Competition (first place votes in paraentheses)

1. Sam Chelanga (561) - Liberty 5973
2. Chris Derrick (22) - Stanford 4763
3. David McNeil (17) - NAU 4440
4. German Fernandez (2) - Ok. State 2197
5. Colby Lowe (2) - Ok. State 1966
6. Elliott Heath (2) - Stanford 1916
7. Luke Puskedra (2) - Oregon 1734
8. Girm Mecheso (1) - Ok. State 1228
9. Dorian Ulrey (1) - Arkansas 1139
10. Trevor Dunbar (1) - Portland 1089
11. Jake Riley (1) - Stanford 1010
12. Barnabas Kirui (1) - Ole Miss 635
13. Matt Centrowitz (2) - Oregon 537
14. Mohammed Ahmed (1) - Wisconsin 472
15. Leonard Korir (1) - Iona 431
16. Stephen Sambu (1) - Arizona 376
17. Donn Cabral (1) - Princeton 367
18. Ben Cheruiyot (1) - Auburn 316
19. Diego Estrada (1) - NAU 264
20. Evans Kigen (1) - Liberty 243

Others receiving votes: 21. Solomon Haile 212 22. Julius Bor 167 23. Michael Coe 160 24. Miles Batty 140 25. Festus Kigen 140 26. Ryan Hill 120 27. Kevin Schwab 106 28. Daniel Chenoweth 98 29. Reed Connor 89 30. Alfred Kipchumba 83 31. Ayalew Taye 74 32. David Bishop 68 33. Eric Finan 63 34. Moses Kiptoo 61 35. Emil Heineking 59 36. Hillary Bor 54 37. Carrison Kemei 40 38. Matthew Bayler 34 39. Lee Carey 33 40. Eric Fernandez 30 41. Soufiane Bouchikhi 30 42. Danny Mercardo 27 43. Tom Farrell 26 44. Ryan Dohner 25 45. Craig Forys 21 46. Kyle Dawson 20 47. Michael Eaton 17 48. Matt Leeder 16 49. Andrew Wacker 16 50. Fred Samoei 13 51. Ryan Collins 13 52. Chris Lemon 11 53. Dumisani Hlaselo 10 54. Patterson Wilhelm 10 55. Christian Thompson 9 56. Richard Medina 9 57. Lewis Woodward 9 58. Ahmed Osman 8 59. Jeff Thode 8 60. Vince McNally 8 61. Joel Rop 7 62. Brian Leung 7 63. Dan Jackson 6 64. Keith Gerrard 6 65. Dominic Channon 5 66. Robert Sorrell 5 67. Tito Medrano 5 68. Jonathan Peterson 4 69. Alexander Sodergerg 3 70. Justin Tyner 2 71. David Rooney 1

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tom Donnelly ('69) Leads Haverford to DIII National Cross Country Title



Tom Donnelly ran on three consecutive Villanova cross country NCAA championship teams in the late 1960s (see photo at bottom of Villanova's 1966 championship team, where Donnelly is third from left), so he knows what winning a national title feels like. Donnelly's Haverford College 2010 men's team knows that feeling tonight, as they took the NCAA DIII title yesterday at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. It was Haverford's first ever national title in any sport.

2010 Division III Men's Top 5 Teams
1. Haverford College 87
2. North Central College (IL) 104
3. St. Lawrence 137
4. Wisconsin - Platteville 198
5. Dickinson College 204

1. Haverford College 87
1/1. Anders Hulleberg, Sr 24:22.2
19/16. Chris Southwick, Sr 24:43.5
21/18. Lucas Fuentes, Sr 24:45.6
31/25. Jordan Schilit, So 24:52.2
34/27. Eric Arnold, Jr 24:53.9
(60/48). Joseph Carpenter, Sr 25:12.4
(95/71). Tim Schoch, Jr 25:25.8

Total Time = 2:03:37.2 Total Places = 87

Here is the story from Haverford's website.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!
Hulleberg, and Fords climb to top of podium at Division III cross country nationals


WAVERLY, Iowa – Led by individual champion Anders Hulleberg, the Haverford College men's cross country team captured the 2010 NCAA Division III title Saturday morning on the 8-kilometer H. J. Max Championship Cross Country Course of host Wartburg College.

The Fords' 87 points outdistanced runner-up, and defending champion, North Central College's 104 points. St. Lawrence University finished in third with 137 points and fellow Centennial Conference competitor Dickinson College finished fifth.

Hulleberg covered the course in a winning time of 24 minutes, 22.2 seconds, closing out a postseason in which he also won the Centennial Conference and Mideast Regional individual titles. Michael Spain of North Central trailed Hulleberg across the finish line by two seconds.

All five of Haverford's scoring runners finished ahead of the All-America cut (35th-place). Senior Chris Southwick was 16th (team scoring place) in a time of 24:43.5 and senior Lucas Fuentes was close behind in 18th (24:45.6). Sophomore Jordan Schilit finished 25th (24:52.2) and junior Eric Arnold closed out the scoring positions for Haverford posting a time of 24:53.9 for a 27th-place team scoring finish.

Though both fell on the race course in a multi-runner pile-up, senior Joseph Carpenter (48th, 25:12.4) and junior Tim Schoch (71st, 25:25.8) ran well during the Fords' chase to the championship.

Hulleberg, the Mideast Region and Centennial runner of the year, defeated the 2008 national champion, Peter Kosgei of Hamilton (sixth Saturday), as well as North Central's top runner, Michael Spain (3rd in 2010), the individual runner-up from its championship season last year.

The microchip technology used for the timing system was able to give race followers a glimpse into the mid-race scoring. Using the chips, the timing system placed Haverford in front of North Central by a narrow 96-99 margin at the 3-mile mark. The Fords opened up the distance between the two teams over the remainder of the race.

The team championship is the first NCAA Division III crown by any Haverford athletic team. The Scarlet and Black's men's soccer team won 'national' titles in 1906, 1907, 1908, 1915 and 1917 under the flag of the Intercollegiate Soccer Football League. The 1926 team was named the mythical national champion by the Intercollegiate Soccer Football Association. The initial NCAA soccer championship was contested in 1959.

The storied cross country program at Haverford — appearances in 27 national championship race and 14 top-10 finishes — led by 2010 Mideast Region coach of the year Tom Donnelly -- has had just two individual champions prior to Saturday. Seamus McElligott won the 1990 race for the Fords' eighth-place team and current assistant coach J.B. Haglund wore the crown in 2001 for his 12th place teammates.

Four times in program history have the Fords placed two runners on the All-America team in a single year but never more than two marking the 2010 squad as among the best teams in Haverford's history.

A History of 12 NCAA XC Titles



On the eve of the 2010 national championships races, and with a view to provide good luck, here is a review of Villanova's 12 national cross country titles: 4 on the men's side and 8 for the women. These national titles are detailed below:

1966 Men's Top 5 Teams (Lawrence, Kansas)
1. Villanova 79
2. Kansas State 155
3. San Jose State 183
4. Iowa 193
5. Washington State 208

Villanova 1966 -- Place: Overall/Team
7/5. Tom Donnelly.......... 30:10.0
8/6. Charlie Messenger .... 30:10.3
25/19. Frank Murphy ....... 31:08
33/23. Ian Hamilton ....... 31:15
39/26. Dave Patrick ....... 31:20
(113/89) John O'Leary ..... 32:49


1967 Men's Top 5 Teams (Laramie, Wyoming)
1. Villanova 91
2. Air Force 96
3. Colorado 110
4. Western Michigan 129
5. Indiana 134

Villanova 1967 -- Place: Overall/Team
10/5. Charlie Messenger ...... 32:01
23/15. Tom Donnelly .......... 32:40
31/22. Des McCormack ....... 32:56
34/24. Dave Patrick .......... 33:01
36/25. Ian Hamilton .......... 33:04
(63/43). Dick Buerkle ........ 34:07
(68/48). Frank Murphy ........ 34:18


1968 Men's Top 5 Teams (VCP, The Bronx, New York City)
1. Villanova 78
2. Stanford 100
3. Southern Cal 115
4. Minnesota 239
5. Colorado 241

Villanova 1968 -- Place: Overall/Team
8/2. Tom Donnelly ............ 29:55
22/11. Dick Buerkle .......... 30:09
29/16. Des McCormack ....... 30:15
36/21. Chris Mason ........... 30:21
47/28. Frank Murphy .......... 30:39
(185/127). Andy O'Reilly ..... 33:01


1970 Men's Top 5 Teams (Williamsburg, Virginia)
1. Villanova 85
2. Oregon 86
3. UTEP 124
4. Indiana 195
5. Western Michigan 214

Villanova 1970 -- Place: Overall/Team
2/2. Donal Walsh ............. 28:08
9/16. Marty Liquori .......... 28:37
23/12. Wilson Smith ......... 28:56
37/24. Chris Mason .......... 29:14
62/41. Les Nagy .............. 29:30
(85/58). Bill McLoughlin ..... 29:44


1989 Women's Top 5 Teams (Annapolis, Maryland)
1. Villanova 99
2. Kentucky 168
3. Nebraska 186
4. Georgetown 193
5. Oklahoma State 205

Villanova 1989 -- Place: Overall/Team
1/1. Vicki Huber ............. 15:59.86
12/9. Kathy Franey ........... 17:01.38
26/18. Sonia O'Sullivan ...... 17:18.26
50/34. Kim Certain ........... 17:41.82
56/37. Cheri Goddard ........ 17:48.29
(83/na). Kate Fonshell ...... 18:01.71
(182/na). Nnenna Lynch ...... 20:57.46


1990 Women's Top 5 Teams (Knoxville, Tennessee)
1. Villanova 82
2. Providence 172
3. Clemson 204
4. Cal-Irvine 210
5. Oregon 221

Villanova 1990 -- Place: Overall/Team
1/1. Sonia O'Sullivan ........ 16:06
14/11. Carole Zajac .......... 16:47
25/20. Kate Fonshell ......... 16:56
28/22. Cheri Goddard ........ 16:59
38/28. Nnennna Lynch ........ 17:06
(42/31). Carol Haux .......... 17:10
(98/na). Michele Torelli ...... 17:42


1991 Women's Top 5 Teams (Tucson, Arizona)
1. Villanova 85
2. Arkansas 168
3. Northern Arizona 184
4. Cornell 189
5. Oregon 191

Villanova 1991 -- Place: Overall/Team
1/1. Sonia O'Sullivan .......... 16:30.3
2/2. Carole Zajac .............. 16:34.9
12/10. Nnenna Lynch .......... 17:03.7
31/23. Cheri Goddard .......... 17:24.7
68/49. Carol Haux ............. 17:56.0
(92/65). Michele Torelli ....... 18:18.1
(104/77). Chris Gentile ........ 18:26.5


1992 Women's Top 5 Teams (Bloomington, Indiana)
1. Villanova 123
2. Arkansas 130
3. Georgetown 131
4. Cornell 167
5. Providence 172

Villanova 1992 -- Place: Overall/Team)
1/1. Carole Zajac ............... 17:01.9
3/3. Nnenna Lynch .............. 18:18.5
7/7. Cheri Goddard ............. 17:33.4
60/45. Becky Spies .............. 18:19.1
87/67. Megan Flowers ........... 18:31.3
(98/75). Jennifer Rhines ........ 18:36.5
(111/85). Irene Ruopoli......... 18:47.2


1993 Women's Top 5 Teams (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania)
1. Villanova 66
2. Arkansas 71
3. Georgetown 199
4. Cornell 205
5. Providence 213

Villanova 1993 -- Place: Overall/Team
1/1. Carole Zajac ............. 16:40.3
2/2. Jennifer Rhines .......... 16:44.4
7/6. Becky Spies ............... 16:54.6
31/22. Tosha Woodard ........ 17:18.1
48/35. Emer Molloy ............ 17:32.0
(155/125). Stacy Robinson .... 18:50.3


1994 Women's Top 5 Teams (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
1. Villanova 75
2. Michigan 108
3. Arkansas 110
4. Colorado 126
5. Providence 154

Villanova 1994 -- Place: Overall/Team
1/1. Jennifer Rhines .............. 16:31.2
3/3. Becky Spies ................... 16:55.8
21/15. Krestena Sullivan .......... 17:32.3
23/17. Tosha Woodard ............ 17:33.3
54/39. Emer Molloy ................ 18:02.8
(173/144). Cara Salibrici ......... 20:16.7


1998 Women's Top 5 Teams (Lawrence, Kansas)
1. Villanova 106
2. BYU 110
3. Stanford 111
4. Georgetown 199
5. Wisconsin 233

Villanova 1998 -- Place: Overal/Team
11/10. Carrie Tollefson ............ 17:16
12/11. Sarah Goodman ............. 17:18
17/15. Kristen Nicolini ............. 17:21
21/18. Carmen Douma .............. 17:26
69/52. Kristine Jost ................ 18:00
(81/62). Ann McGranahan ........... 18:05
(245/208). Lony'e Johnson .......... n.t.


2009 Women's Top 5 Teams (Terre Haute, Indiana)
1. Villanova 86
2. Florida State 133
3. Washington 188
4. Texas Tech 191
5. Princeton 251

Villanova 2009 -- Pace: Overall/Team
6/6. Amanda Marino ............... 20:03
13/12. Sheila Reid ................. 20:17
22/20. Bogdana Mimic ............. 20:27
24/22. Ali Smith .................... 20:34
30/26. Nicole Schappert ............ 20:39
(60/51). Brooke Simpson ........... 21:02
(98/81). Kaitlyn Tallman ............ 21:17

Friday, November 19, 2010

ESPN Highlights Villanova's Dynamic Duo



Villanova Begins Title Defense
By Mechelle Voepel
Special to ESPN

Sheila Reid and Amanda Marino are used to spending time together, whether on the cross country course, the track, or listening to a particularly enthusiastic teacher of theirs discussing Shakespeare.

Ultimately, not too much has separated the Villanova teammates -- and it's likely that not much will Monday, either, when they compete in the NCAA Division I cross country championships.

Villanova, the defending champion women's team, is favored to repeat its title, led by Reid, a junior from Newmarket, Ontario. She has won seven of her past nine cross country races, dating back to the start of the 2009 season. That includes last weekend's NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional and the Big East championships on Oct. 30, both of which Villanova also won as a team.

Marino, a senior from Jackson, N.J., was second in the league meet, and then was fifth at the regional. They and teammates Bogdana Mimic, Ali Smith and Emily Lipari form the scoring core of a powerful squad that has been ranked first in the nation all this fall.


"I think having such a strong team makes it easier to go into the national championships without being nervous," Marino said. "Because you don't really think of yourself as an individual, but the team as a whole.

"So everything you do, you just kind of work with everybody else. It takes some of the pressure off. Running is a lot of an individual sport, but when you have such a good group of people supporting you and going through the same pain as you, it makes it a lot easier."

The men's and women's races are at Terre Haute, Ind., where the high temperature for Monday is projected to be a very warm 68 degrees, with the possibility of some wind and showers.

Marino and Reid were both part of Villanova's title team last season on this same course, and they have raced there other times, as well. That familiarity, along with the knowledge that they should be able to stay with the front pack throughout, provides confidence as they enter the race.

"It really helps that we're at a high level so we can push each other," Reid said of the Wildcats. "On any given day, at least one of us is going to be feeling good and can tow the team. The team aspect gives you an extra sense of motivation to dig deep and push hard.

"The course -- it helps to have run on it before, because you can definitely get lost in the crowd. There are just so many runners at the NCAA meet. You can just blank when you're out there, looking at so many people, and you can forget where you are on the course. It's really helpful to know it and have raced on it."

Last fall, Reid also won the Big East and Mid-Atlantic regional titles, then was 13the at the NCAA meet. Marino was runner-up in the 2009 league and regional meets, then placed sixth at nationals.

The NCAA team title last year represented Villanova's return to the top in the sport; the Wildcats had previously won the women's national championship in cross country seven times. That included a stretch from 1989 to 1994 when the Wildcats won six NCAA titles in a row.

The seventh came in 1998, and getting Villanova back to that top spot was a primary goal of coach Gina Procaccio, herself a former Wildcats standout. She graduated from Villanova in 1987 after competing her first three seasons at Florida. She won an NCAA track title as a Wildcat senior with the 4x800 meter relay team, and then had a successful post-collegiate career in which she won a U.S. championship in the 5,000 meters.

Injuries ended her competitive career at age 31, just before the 1996 Olympic Games, but by then she had already begun her transition into coaching in cross country and track. She spent a year at Georgetown in 1990-91, and then became an assistant at Villanova in 1994.

Procaccio is now in her 11th season as head coach, and last season was the Division I national coach of the year in cross country.

"The men's tradition in running at Villanova started back in the 1950s and '60s," she said. The Wildcats men won an NCAA outdoor track championship in 1957, and NCAA cross country titles in 1966, '67, '68 and '70.

"Then it was one of the first schools to have scholarships to offer women in track and field. So I think we kind of had a jump on getting a lot of runners early on. In my era, it was more about the middle-distance runners. My senior year, we made nationals in cross country, but we weren't good. But it evolved."

That resulted in the six-in-a-row streak of cross country titles. Last year's championship, though, was the first since for the program since 1998.

"It had been 11 years since we'd won or even been in the top four, before winning last year," Procaccio said. "My whole intention was to bring this program back to that level. That was always a goal of mine, for us to win a championship again."

Along the way, she has coached some of Villanova's best and brightest student-athletes. Four of the past five years, Wildcats women's cross country has led all Villanova squads in team GPA.

"I think it is a testament to the determination and focus of the distance runner," Reid said. Marino added, "It shows that we're hard workers in running and every other aspect of our lives."

Reid and Marino are All-Americans in track, too. Reid is a senior academically but a junior in NCAA eligibility, as she redshirted the 2008 outdoor season and then the cross country season in the fall of that year. She is majoring in English. Marino is majoring in secondary education and English. They've both taken several of the same courses.

"I love when I have classes with people on the team," Marino said, then added with a laugh, "because then when we go on trips, we can kind of collaborate and either do our work together -- or talk about not doing it yet, and it makes me feel better about it."

Reid and Marino are both big fans of the "Harry Potter" series of books -- "I'm not sure that's the epitome of great literature," Reid joked -- but they also get pretty psyched over Shakespeare.

"Our teacher was a theater major, so she gets really into it," Marino said. "So it's always fun to talk about Shakespeare."

However, this quote from perhaps the Bard's most famous work, "Romeo and Juliet," would not apply to the Villanova cross country team: "Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast."

Good advice, actually, for the fatally impetuous Romeo. But for these Wildcats, wisdom and speed indeed go hand in hand.

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