USTFCCCA News and Notes
at USTFCCCA Communications, USTFCCCA
September 30, 2022
Editor’s Note: We will continue to update this article throughout the weekend.
How come October has come! ?
We have no complaints, though.
via USTFCCCA InfoZone: Weekend Meet | USTFCCCA Scoreboard
That means the college cross country season is heating up.
Here are the most high-profile conferences for us this weekend.
Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational
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The women’s blue 5000m lived up to the pre-race hype.
Four top-10 programs went head-to-head, and when the dust settled on the Burke Golf Course in Notre Dame, Indiana, No. 1 North Carolina State stood its ground as it fended off a formidable challenge from the world No. 1. 3 New Mexico and no. 10 Alabama wins team championship. The Wolfpack, led by Katelyn Tuohy’s individual title, placed three runners in the top six — four of the top 15 — to beat Lady Lobos 55-68 and the Crimson Tides (55-70) by 15 points.
Tuohy led the 4k in 12:49.9, followed by Alabama’s Mercy Chelangat (12:50.9) and Oregon’s Kaylee Mitchell (12:51.9). Then Tuohy hit another gear and left them in the dust. Tuohy led eventual runner-up Chelangat by 12.1 seconds, breaking the course record with a stopper of 15:50.0 (Mitchell finished fourth).
North Carolina’s work ended Friday morning as Alabama and New Mexico won’t be leaving. The Crimson Tide cut the Wolfpack’s lead to just 5 points at the 4k mark, but NC State’s depth proved too much. Wolfpack saw Tuohy, Samantha Bush (fifth, 16:11.7) and Sydney Seymour (sixth, 16:11.9) all finish in the top six, with Marlee Starliper (12th, 16:21.9) close behind . Alabama had the best punch at 1-2, with Chelangat and Hilda Olemomoi leading 2-3 (Olemomoi crossed the finish line in 16:04.9). Mrs. Lobles moved in groups across the field, eventually putting the entire scoring lineup in the top 20.
Notre Dame protected their home field in the men’s blue 5 mile race, winning the team championship with a combined effort. The 14th-ranked Irishman won 10-13-14-18-26 by 81 points, beating 104th-ranked RV Tennessee. 25 Alabama (126) and no. 22 Montana (144).
Victor Kiprop won the individual title in 23:16.5, ahead of Charlotte’s Nickolas Scudder (23:18.0). Kiprop’s teammate Eliud Kipsang finished third with 23:19.9, while Tennessee’s Yaseen Abdalla (23:24.4) and Florida’s Ferghal Curtin (23:24.7) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Exciting races are taking place across the country!
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Men’s University Gold 8k
You are only as strong as your fifth player. Do not. 13 North Carolina went 1-2, led by Park Wolf (23:02.4) and Patrick Anderson (23:04.4), beating three other teams included in the most recent national coaching poll ( No. 17 Georgetown, No. 21 Villanova, RV Utah). Tar Heels is the only program that has all five scoring athletes in the top 25. The Wildcats passed four runners Friday with a 28-40 lead, but it wasn’t until the 72nd that they saw their fifth crossing of the finish line.
RPI won the Men’s Collegiate Gold 8k, becoming the highest-ranked NCAA DIII program of the three top-10 programs entered. The tenth-ranked engineer scored 744 points in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 33 points less than the tenth-ranked engineer. 6 Johns Hopkins and 76 less than the second-ranked. 7 John Carroll. Alex Phillip leads the Blue Stripes as the top individual in the NCAA DIII with a seventh (23:14.7).
Women’s University Gold 6k
Review is coming!