Men's Harriers Jason Hartmann & Michael Kasahun Prepare for NCAA Cross Country Finale.
Nov. 15, 2000
NCAA Cross Country Championships
The No. 22-ranked University of Oregon women's cross country squad and two men's individuals wrap up their collegiate seasons this weekend at the NCAA Championships.
SETTING THE STAGE
The No. 22-ranked Duck women make their 24th NCAA appearance under the guidance of 26th-year head coach Tom Heinonen, 10 days after finishing fourth at the NCAA Western Regional. Leading the way, seniors Hanna Smedstad, a two-time All-American previously for Oklahoma State (18th in 1999 and 28th in 1998), and Katie Crabb return after eighth- and 15th-place regional finishes and will make their third NCAA appearances. On the men's side, All-America sophomore Jason Hartmann and senior Michael Kasahun make the trip as individuals after second- and fourth-place regional finishes. Last year at the NCAA Championships in Bloomington, Ind., the Duck men finished sixth as Hartmann led American freshmen (37th overall) and Kasahun ranked fourth on the team and 107th overall. The Duck women tied for 19th after entering the meet ranked 24th nationally with senior Rhiannon Glenn the top returnee from that race (84th).This week will mark the second NCAA appearance for three women (senior Rhiannon Glenn, sophomores Erinn Gulbrandsen and Eri Macdonald) and debuts for freshmen Laura Harmon and junior Carrie Zografos.
FAVORITES UP FRONT
Colorado leads the men's and women's polls, and will defend challenges from Stanford's men and women, and 1999 NCAA men's and women's champs, Arkansas and BYU, respectively. Top men's individuals include returning NCAA champ David Kimani of Alabama, Colorado's Jorge Torres, Providence's Keith Kelly and Stanford's Jonathon Riley. Women's favorites include Arizona's Tara Chaplin, Arizona State's Lisa Aguilera, Colorado's Kara Wheeler and defending champ Erica Wheeler of Wisconsin.
Tentative Duck Lineups
Men Yr.-Exp. Hometown (Last School/HS)Jason Hartmann So.-1L Rockford, Mich. (RHS)Michael Kasahun Sr.-TR-1L Fresno, Calif. (Fresno City College/Fresno)
Women Yr.-Exp. Hometown (Last School/HS)Katie Crabb Sr.*-2VL Chico, Calif. (Pleasant Valley)Rhiannon Glenn Sr.*-1L Eugene (South)Erinn Gulbrandsen So.-1L Chico, Calif. (Pleasant Valley)Laura Harmon Fr.-HS Vancouver, Wash. (Jesuit-Portland)Eri Macdonald So.-1L Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou)Hanna Smedstad Sr.-TR Sundsvall, Sweden (Oklahoma State/Kattgatt Gymnasiet)Carrie Zografos So.*-TR Portland, Ore. (Colorado/Central Catholic)
Head Coach: Martin Smith (M), 2nd Year, Tom Heinonen (W), 26th YearPronunciations: Men - kahs-ah-hoon. Women - ree-ANN-un, gull-BRAND-son, AIR-ee, HAHN-ah SMEHD-stad, zoe-GRAF-ohs
LIVING (AT-) LARGE
The Oregon women positioned themselves for their at-large invite Monday after regional third-placer, No. 10 No. Arizona, was selected early in the at-large process, and also the fact that the Ducks had five head-to-head wins against fellow NCAA qualifiers - Marquette, North Carolina, South Florida, Wake Forest and Weber State.
MEN JUST MISS NCAA INVITE
On the other side of the NCAA qualifying coin, the Duck men posted a solid, fourth-place showing at the NCAA Western Regional, but did not receive an invitation since third-place Cal Poly failed to garner an at-large bid. During the year, the Mustangs beat only two NCAA qualifying teams, Indiana and Nebraska, and appeared to be at least one win short of qualifying via the at-large process. Prior to Monday, the Duck men's team had positioned themselves with one of the nation's best head-to-head records nationally with wins over 19 of the 31 eventual NCAA qualifying teams, including automatic qualifiers Alabama, Arizona, Eastern Michigan, Illinois State, Missouri, South Florida, William & Mary, Villanova and at-large qualifiers Air Force, Colorado State, Dartmouth, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northern Arizona, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Wake Forest and Weber State. Trying to improve their at-large potential, Cal Poly had appeared at one of the nation's top regular season meets, the Roy Griak Invite on Sept. 23, but were hurt when they finished a disappointing 15th as a team with 369 points when they competed without two scorers. That day Cal Poly beat only two NCAA qualifiers, the Hoosiers (17th, 380) and Huskers (18th, 335), while losing to five other eventual NCAA at-large qualifiers -- Colorado State (fifth, 176), Weber State (eighth, 204), Wake Forest (10th, 322), Minnesota (12th, 353) and Missouri (14th, 356). Mark Conover's squad was only 15 points away that day in St. Paul, Minn. from another regular season head-to-head win against an NCAA qualifier (Missouri) and another three points from a third victory (Minnesota). Looking back at last Saturday's regioal race, it's hard to lay blame on the Ducks' performance either. Sophomore Jason Hartmann and senior Michael Kasahun, second and fourth overall, improved by 14 and 22 places, respectively, from last season, junior Adam Bergquist (34th) scored his first regional points for the team, and was 27 places better than his only other regional appearance in 1998, senior Lincoln Nehring (45th) also scored his first regional points and was 15 places better than 1999's race, and a trio of freshmen -- two of which were walk-ons -- ran fourth (John Lucas, 38th), sixth (Noel Paulson, 60th) and seventh (Brett Holts, 74th) with Holts collapsing at the line after running fourth and fifth at prior meets this season. Cal Poly on the other hand, went from having its third man behind Oregon's sixth man at the Roy Griak Invite on September 23, to having its fifth and final scorer ahead of UO's fourth runner and only seven seconds behind the Ducks' third man. The Mustangs certainly rose to the occasion, but were penalized Saturday for not traveling to multiple, large regular season invites (probably in part due to a limited travel budget), and scoring poorly at the one they did travel to (while coincidentally handing other potential qualifiers an extra at-large win).
IN THE POLLS
In the seventh and final poll of the season, the Duck men dropped 10 spots to 20th, while the women rejoined the poll at 22nd. Going back to previous rankings, the Duck men ranked ninth in the preseason poll, while the women stood 12th. The men then dropped to 16th in the second poll, while the women fell to 24th. In the third poll, the men climbed to 15th and the women advanced to 22nd. In the following poll, the men fell to 18th and the women remained 22nd. In the fifth poll, the men climbed back to 13th, while the women were unranked for the first time but did receive a vote. In the sixth poll, the men were tabbed 10th, while the women did not receive any votes.
WOMEN'S SEASON REVIEW
The Duck women have seen seven different harriers score this season and nine appear among the squad's top seven. Senior Hanna Smedstad (Sundsvall, Sweden) has led the Ducks in each of her five appearances after sitting out the season opener in Portland. Senior Katie Crabb (Chico, Calif.) led the squad at the Pier Park showing, followed with runner-up squad placings in four of the next five races, and a fifth spot in Ames, Iowa. Senior Rhiannon Glenn (Eugene) has also stood second on the varsity twice, fourth twice and seventh once. Sophomore Eri Macdonald (Honolulu, Hawaii) has stepped up as one of the team's most improved - ranking third on the team at three races and fourth at three races. Sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (Chico, Calif.) has run equally steady, scoring at three races and ranking sixth at three others. Freshman Laura Harmon (Vancouver, Wash.) has scored at five of her six races, including appearances at the third (twice), fourth (once), fifth (twice) and sixth (once) positions. Junior transfer Carrie Zografos (Portland) has proved a pleasant addition, ranking seventh for the team at four races and sixth in her other Duck appearance. Another frosh, Annette Mosey (Wilsonville), ranked seventh at two of the first three meets and eighth at the other. Sophomore Annie Davis (Portland) returned after her best summer of training to rank fifth in the team's opener, then ninth and eighth in the Ducks' races at the Roy Griak and Willamette Invite meets.
MEN'S SEASON REVIEW
The Duck men were led in the final three races by sophomore Jason Hartmann (Rockford, Mich.) and in the season opener by senior Michael Kasahun (Fresno, Calif.), with the other ranking second at the other three races. Junior Adam Bergquist (Boulder, Colo.) collected his first ever points as a Duck, ranking third at every race. Freshman John Lucas (Eagle Point) ran at the fourth position the last three races and fifth in his Duck debut, while fellow frosh Brett Holts (Bend) inverted those positions (fourth once and fifth thrice). Holts also led the `B' unit at the season opener. Another frosh, Noel Paulson (Aumsville), ranked sixth on the varsity in all four races, just ahead of a pair of seventh men - seniors Lincoln Nehring (Salt Lake City, Utah) at the Pac-10 and Western Regional meets, and Sam Hill (Kotzebue, Alaska) at the first two varsity meets.
LAST MEET RECAP
NCAA Western Regional Championships * 11/11 * Fresno, Calif. (Woodward Park) - The Duck men's and women's cross country teams capped their bids for NCAA invites with fourth-place finishes at the NCAA Western Regional Championships at Woodward Park. The Oregon women came away with their best race of the season, tallying 169 points to narrowly edge an injury-depleted No. 9 Washington (fifth, 170) - one of four top-10 ranked teams in the field. No. 2 Stanford (58) won the team title over No. 4 Arizona State (second, 88) and No. 7 Arizona (third, 126), while Arizona State's Lisa Aguilera won the individual title (2025). Senior Hanna Smedstad led UO for the fifth consecutive race (eighth, 2042), ahead of senior Katie Crabb (15th, 2058), sophomore Eri Macdonald (45th, 2153), senior Rhiannon Glenn (46th, 2155), freshman Laura Harmon (66th, 2224), sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (74th, 2233) and junior Carrie Zografos (93rd, 2251). On the men's side, the No. 10-ranked Duck tallied 120 points, trailing No. 2 Stanford (first, 58), No. 12 Arizona (62) and Cal Poly (third, 114). Other ranked teams in the field included No. 30 Arizona State (fifth, 128) and No. 31 Portland (sixth, 150). Sophomore Jason Hartmann scored his second runner-up finish in as many meets (3042), behind Stanford's Jonathon Riley (3040). Oregon's Michael Kasahun registered his highest varsity finish (fourth, 3045), followed by a trio of first-time regional scorers - junior Adam Bergquist (34th, 3147), freshman John Lucas (38th, 3153) and senior Lincoln Nehring (45th, 3210). A pair of freshmen, Noel Paulson (60th, 3230) and Brett Holts (74th, 3256), wrapped up the entry list.
WOMEN'S 2000 SEASON OUTLOOK
On the women's side, the Ducks return five of their top seven from last year and add All-America transfer and senior Hanna Smedstad (Sundsvall, Sweden) who was top-30 at NCAA's for Oklahoma State the past two seasons (18th in `99 and 28th in `98). Senior Katie Crabb (Chico, Calif.) capped her final outdoor track season last spring with her first All-America award (1,500, 7th, 419.30). Crabb is a two-time NCAA veteran in cross country and ranked fourth on the squad last fall at the NCAA Championships even though she missed most of the season with a calf injury. Senior Rhiannon Glenn (Eugene) stood out as the team's most improved last fall, and ran in the top three in all six races including an 84th-place NCAA debut. Sophomore Tara Struyk (Edmonton, Alberta) also ran in the team's top three in all six contests in 1999, and ranked fourth among freshmen at the NCAA West Regional. Sophomore Eri Macdonald (Honolulu, Hawaii) scored for the team in five of six races last fall. On the track, she led the team in the 800 (208.62), followed by Pac-10 and USA Jr. finals appearances. Sophomore Erinn Gulbrandsen (Chico, Calif.) ran in the team's top seven in five races last fall and ranks second among returnees on the track in the 800 (214.80). Freshman Laura Harmon (Vancouver, Wash.) was a three-time top-10 finisher in the 4A Oregon state harrier meet, and the state track champion owns 1,500 and 3,000 bests of 434.80 and 957.8, respectively. Freshman Annette Mosey (Wilsonville) was a two-time 4A state runner-up in the 800 and was 13th in the state cross country meet last fall.
MEN'S 2000 SEASON OUTLOOK
The Ducks lost their top two runners from last season in All-Americans Steve Fein and Andrew Bliss, but All-America sophomore Jason Hartmann (Rockford, Mich.) led a group that came agonizingly close to making its 28th NCAA trip. Senior Michael Kasahun (Fresno, Calif.) had a strong summer of training after finishing seventh on the track in the Pac-10 10,000 (3011.43) and running a 5,000 personal best of 1416.98 at home in April. Last fall, he was a top-five scorer for the team in all six races, including the Pac-10 (19th), NCAA West Regional (26th) and NCAA (107th) Championships. Senior Sam Hill (Kotzebue, Alaska) stood out as the most improved harrier in 1999, scoring at all five of his races, including a 35th-place NCAA West Regional debut. Senior Lincoln Nehring (Salt Lake City, Utah) earned his second letter for the Ducks last fall and scored at his first NCAA finale (203rd). Junior Adam Bergquist (Boulder, Colo.) is the team's fastest track returnee in the 5K with his 1414.51 debut from 1998 and ran on the `98 varsity harrier unit twice before redshirting last fall. Among a group of nine newcomers, several were nationally ranked on the track as preps, including freshmen but likely redshirt Eric Logsdon (Canby) in the 1,500/3,000 (351.39/810.66), Noel Paulson (Aumsville) in the mile/3,000 (407.14/818.72), Aaron Emery (Croghan, NY) in the 3,000 (832.18) and Chris Clancy (Portland) in the 1,500 (352.8). Among other in-state newcomers, Kyle Robinson (Salem) placed fifth and fourth, respectively, in the 4A state 1,500 and 3,000 finals last spring, Brett Holts (Bend) was the 4A state cross country runner-up in 1999, and John Lucas (Eagle Point) was the 4A state cross country runner-up in 1998.
1999 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS REVIEW
The Duck men's and women's harrier teams put a fitting signature to the 1999 season finishing sixth and 19th overall with scores of 306 and 460 points, respectively. The Duck men featured All-America efforts by senior Steve Fein, who finished third (3014.3) for Oregon's highest men's finish in 20 years, Andrew Bliss (34th, 3114.1) and the top American freshman Jason Hartmann (37th, 3117.3). The trio also marked Oregon's first trio of All-Americans in the top 40 overall in a decade. Also competing for the Ducks in their NCAA debuts were Michael Kasahun (107th, 3208.0), Lincoln Nehring (203rd, 3329.9) and Tom Becker (210th, 3334.0). Overall in the team standings, race favorite Arkansas ran away with the team title with 58 points, ahead of Wisconsin (second, 185). The Ducks, ranked 12th before the meet, edged No. 5-ranked Colorado (seventh, 307) by one point for sixth in the 31-team field with 306 points. Individually, South Alabama freshman David Kimani pulled away from Fein in the eighth kilometer en route to the NCAA title. Arkansas senior Michael Power rode a strong final kick to runner-up honors as the top three were all under the previous course record set in 1992 when Olympian Bob Kennedy won his final NCAA title. On the women's side, the green and yellow effort was equally impressive as the No. 24-ranked Ducks met their pre-race objective of finishing top-20 by tying for 19th place with 11th-ranked N.C. State. Head coach Tom Heinonen's squad - featuring six in their NCAA debuts including four freshmen - responded with their best race of the year, putting their front four all in the top 110 overall. Freshman Amy Nickerson paced the team for the fifth time during the season (65th, 1747.6), and less than 20 seconds ahead of Rhiannon Glenn (84th, 1756.5), Tara Struyk (101st, 1801.6) and Katie Crabb (114th, 1806.2). The Ducks closed their scoring with Eri Macdonald (226th, 1907.6), followed by Lisa Jansen (237th, 1931.1) and Erinn Gulbrandsen (239th, 1936.90). Crabb's effort particularly stood out as the Chico, Calif., native had barely two weeks of training after an Achilles injury held her out of most of the fall. The Ducks' NCAA effort marked their 23rd top-20 national finish in the program's 25-year history.
At the end of 1999, conference coaches honored then-freshman Jason Hartmann for his strong championship run with the Pac-10 Men's Cross Country Newcomer of the Year Award. The Rockford, Mich., native was the top freshman at the Pac-10 Championships (15th) and West Regional Championships (16th), and the top American freshman at the NCAA finale (37th), not to mention third among all freshmen including foreigners. The league also honored then-senior Steve Fein as the 1999 Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year. The Lenexa, Kan., native became only the fourth Duck ever to win both the Pac-10 and West Regional titles (while setting course records in both events). Fein enjoyed an undefeated regular season leading up to the NCAA final before taking third in his final collegiate cross country race and tops among Americans. Stanford's Erin Sullivan won both the Pac-10 Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year and Newcomer of the Year. Arizona's Dave Murray won Men's Coach of the Year, and Arizona State's Walt Drenth took Women's Coach of the Year.
No university boasts a combined history as rich as the Oregon men's and women's programs. Dating back to All-American Steve Prefontaine in 1969, 18 men's runners have finished among the top five at the NCAA meet - the most recent being Steve Fein (third in `99). The Oregon list of greats includes such legends as American track record holders `Pre', Alberto Salazar, Rudy Chapa and Matt Centrowitz. On the women's side, Oregon has qualified as a team in 24 of 26 NCAA meets since 1975 and has finished in the top 10 in all but four appearances. University of Oregon women have garnered 30 All-America honors and have included such greats as Marie Davis, Melody Fairchild, Kathy Hayes, Lisa Ondieki, and Annette Peters.
AT THE HELM
Beginning his second season as men's cross country head coach, Martin Smith has solidified Oregon as one of nation's most preeminent programs. Last fall, he guided Oregon to its 24th top-10 NCAA cross country finish, while Ducks have garnered nine All-America honors in track and cross country in his first two seasons in Eugene. Previously, the two-time NCAA Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year (1985 & 88) led Wisconsin harrier squads to two NCAA titles, nine top-five finishes, and top-14 finishes in each of his 15 years in Madison. On the individual side, his Badger cross country athletes won one NCAA title and 34 All-America awards, to go with five NCAA titles and 44 All-America honors on the track. His harrier All-America tally during that period trailed only Arkansas, and even bettered the Hogs' tally counting only U.S. athletes. On the women's side, 26th-year coach Tom Heinonen has also been honored as NCAA Coach of the Year for each of Oregon's two NCAA cross country and track and field team titles and has directed the Ducks to the NCAA harrier meet 24 times. Individually, his distance pupils have scored 30 All-America honors in cross country and 52 awards on the track. In conference competition the Ducks have historically paced 'The Conference of Champions' as his teams have won seven of 15 Pac-10 team titles and six individual crowns since the league's inception in 1986 - also garnering him six Pac-10 Coach-of-the-Year honors.
SCORING THE RACE
Cross country races are scored by adding together the places of each seven-person team's top five finishers, with the lowest score winning. A perfect score, thus, would be 15 (1+2+3+4+5), although scores at larger meets such as the NCAA Championships are much higher because of the larger number of teams on hand (i.e. 50-100+ points). At the NCAA Championships or other regular season invitationals where some individuals compete apart from teams, their places are not counted in the team scoring (i.e. a runner who finished 49th overall but was beaten by two individuals not affiliated with teams would be scored 47th in the team scoring).
NCAA QUALIFYING FORMULA
Since 1998, all Division 1 programs competed for one of 31 starting positions in the NCAA Championships, Nov. 20 in Ames, Iowa. To qualify automatically, 18 teams - the top two finishers from the nine regionals held on Saturday, Nov. 11 - were selected as well as 13 `at-large' teams on Monday, Nov. 13, based on regular-season wins against other automatic and potential-qualifying teams. A total of 37 individuals from non-qualifying teams also advance to the NCAA finale - the top four individuals from each region plus two at-large individuals selected nationally. Before the 1998 NCAA Championships, the field was distinctively smaller, featuring 182 runners composed of 22 teams (four at-large) and 28 individual qualifiers (including four at-large).
ON PACE IN THE CLASSROOM
Last year the Ducks featured five harriers among the three Pac-10 All-Academic teams led by first-team pick Steve Fein (accounting, 3.80). Senior Sam Hill (3.33, exercise & movement science) was a second-team men's pick, while Annie Ebiner (3.76, psychology), Lisa Jansen (3.40, psychology) and Chrissy Ruiter (3.13, general science) were selected as honorable mentions to the women's squad.
Martin Smith's impact on the 1999 NCAA race carried beyond the Ducks' impressive sixth-place finish as his former Wisconsin crew - including six of the varsity runners he recruited - took second overall with 185 points after entering the meet fourth-ranked. The Badgers featured two runners in the top six in Matt Downin (fourth) and Jay Schoenfelder (sixth), and also had two other transfers in the top 10 in Oregon's Steve Fein (third) and Arkansas' Andrew Begley (seventh). The Badgers' final scorer, Jason Vanderhoof (60th), would have given Wisconsin the NCAA title with 62 points - five ahead of Arkansas which would have scored 67 without Begley. The previous year in 1998, the Badgers would have also won the title with 62 points with two UW individuals in the top 20 overall in Downin (fourth) and Schoenfelder (20th), and three former Badgers in the top-25 that were also All-Americans - Begley (16th), Fein (18th) and UCLA senior Mark Hauser (24th).
Final Regular Season Polls
Mondo Men's Cross Country Poll (11/14)Pl. Team Pts1. Colorado (11) 3942. Stanford (3) 3803. Arkansas (1) 3684. Providence (1) 3605. Wisconsin 3256. Georgetown 3067. BYU 2938. Arizona 2769. No. Arizona 25110. Iona 24811. Okla. State 24312. Will.&Mary 23813. E. Michigan 20314. Villanova 17715. N.C. State 17116. Weber St. 15517. Alabama 13618. Notre Dame 12119. Duke 11820. Oregon 9521. Colo. State 7422. Indiana 6923. Cal Poly 6824. Arizona St. 2325. Dartmouth 22
Other Men's Teams Receiving Votes: St. Francis (Pa.) 19, Missouri 18, Penn State 18, South Florida 14, Texas 10, Air Force 3, Minnesota 2, Ohio State 1.
FinishLynx Women's Poll (11/13)Pl. Team Pts1. Colorado (9) 2962. Stanford (3) 2853. BYU 2794. Wisconsin 2665. Arizona St. 2446. Boston Coll. 2407. Kansas St. 2188. Georgetown 2109. Yale 20210. Arizona 19611. Michigan 18212. N.C. State 15913. Minnesota 14514. Colorado St. 13915. Brown 12816. Texas A&M 11217. Weber State 9418. N. Carolina 8719. Providence 8520. Arkansas 7821. W. Virginia 5822. Oregon 5623. Marquette 4624. Villanova 3325. Washington 26
Other Women's Teams Receiving Votes: Missouri 12 , Wake Forest 8, Columbia 6, South Florida 6, Texas Christian 4.
2000 Duck Cross Country Year in Review
2000 Duck Cross Country Schedule
9/9, Pier Park Preview (W5K (1st)) - Portland, OR, Pier Park
9/16, Bearcat Open (M4M (1st)) - Salem, OR, Bush Park
9/23, Roy Griak Invite (M8K(7th) / W6K(7th)) - St. Paul, MN, Les Bolstad XC Course
10/7, Willamette Invitational (M8K (1st) / W6K (1st)) - Salem, Ore., Bush Park
10/14, ISU Memorial Classic (M10K (8th)/W6K (21st)) - Ames, Iowa, Iowa State XC Course
10/28, Pac-10 Conference Championships (M8K (2nd)/W6K (7th)) - Seattle, Wash., Lincoln Park
11/11, NCAA Western Regional (M10K(4th)/W6K(4th)) - Fresno, Calif., Woodward Park
11/20, NCAA Championships (M10K/W6K) - Ames, Iowa, ISU XC Course
M & W Team Information
Colors: Green & Yellow
1999 NCAA Finish: M 6th, W 19th-T
1999 Region Finish: M 4th, W 5th
1999 Pac-10 Finish: M 3rd, W 6th
M Head Coach: Martin Smith, 2nd Year
W Head Coach: Tom Heinonen, 26th Year
Returning All-Americans (2): Men: Jason Hartmann - 37th in `99, Women: Hanna Smedstad (Ok. State) - 18th in `99, 28th in `98
NCAA Team Champions (6): Men 1971-73-74-79, Women 1983-87
NCAA Individual Winners (4): Steve Prefontaine (1970-71-73), Alberto Salazar (1978).
Last Meet Flashback
NCAA Western Regional Championships
Woodward Park - Fresno, Calif.
Saturday, November 11, 2000
Women's Team Results (26 Teams) - 1, Stanford, 58 points. 2, Arizona State, 88. 3, Arizona, 126. 4, Oregon, 169. 5, Washington, 170. 6, Cal Poly, 187. 7, Washington State, 188. 8, UCLA, 199. 9, UC Irvine, 219. 10, Idaho, 221.
Women's Individual Results - 1, Lisa Aguilera, Arizona State, 2025. 2, Lauren Fleshman, Stanford, 2033. 3, Mary Duerbeck, Arizona State, 2036. 4, Elena Villarreal, Stanford, 2037. 5, Kate Bradshaw, Washington, 2037. 6, Katie Barto, UNLV, 2038. 7, Cami Matson, Washington, 2040. 8, Hanna Smedstad, Oregon, 2042. 9, Tara Chaplin, Arizona, 10, Christina Bowen, UCLA,
Men's Team Results (21 Teams) - 1, Stanford, 58, 2, Arizona, 62, 3, Cal Poly, 114, 4, Oregon, 122, 5, Arizona State. 128, 6, Portland, 150. 7, UCLA, 167. 8, Washington, 207. 9, Santa Barbara, 230. 10, California, 259.
Men's Individual Results - 1, Jonathon Riley, Stanford, 30 minutes, 40 seconds. 2, Jason Hartmann, Oregon, 3042. 3, Tom Prindiville, Arizona, 3043. 4, Michael Kasahun, Oregon, 3045. 5, Steve Smith, Arizona, 3049. 6, Avery Blackwell, Cal Poly, 3051. 7, Thomas Murley, Stanford, 3059. 8, Louis Luchini, Stanford, 3104. 9, Girmay Guangul, California, 3111. 10, Bryan Green, UCLA, 3113. 11, Adam Boothe, Cal Poly, 3114.
1999 NCAA Cross Country Championships
Indiana University - IU XC Course
Bloomington, Ind., Nov. 22, 1999
Men's Team Results - 1, Arkansas, 58. 2, Wisconsin, 185. 3, N.C. State, 201. 4, Stanford, 223. 5, Michigan, 2828. 6, Oregon, 306. 7, Colorado, 307. 8, Notre Dame, 312. 9, Iona, 338. 10, Arizona, 346. 11, Georgetown, 12, Northern Arizona, 370. 13, William & Mary, 371. 14, Arizona State, 391. 15, Minnesota, 392. 16, Oklahoma State, 419. 17, villanova, 424. 18, Weber State, 450. 19, Providence, 458. 19, Princeton, 458. 21, Southern Utah, 466. 22, Texas A&M, 23, Alabama, 501. 24, Dartmouth, 502. 25, South Florida, 517. 26, Portland, 535. 27, James Madison, 544. 28, Missouri, 556. 29, Cal Poly, 607. 30, BYU, 717. 31, Rice, 824.
Men's Individual Results (10K) - 1. David Kimani, S. Alabam 3006.60. 2. Michael Power, Ark. 3009.60. 3. Steve Fein, Oregon 3014.30. 4. Matthew Downin, Wis. 3025.90. 5. Matthew Lane, Wm & Mary 3027.80. 6. John Schoenfelder, Wis. 3035.70. 7. Andrew Begley, Arkansas 3040.60. 8. Paul Morrison, Princeton 3042.50. 9. Keith Kelly, Providence 3042.90. 10. James Karanu, Arkansas 3044.70. 11. Chris Merkley, Utah 3045.10. 12. Ryan Shay, Notre Dame 3046.10. 13. Tim Broe, Alabama 3052.00. 14. Scott Longefeld, Texas A&M 3054.40. 15. Jay Cantin, Michigan 3055.00. 16. Thomas Murley, Stanford 3056.20. 17. Jake Maas, Stanford 3059.90. 18. Chan Pons, NC State 3101.10. 19. Fasil Bizuneh, Arizona St 3101.60. 20. Jonathan Riley, Stanford 3101.80. 21. Christopher Mutai, Alabama 3102.90. 22. Murray Link, Ark. 3103.80. 23. Vinny Mulvey, Iona 3104.20. 24. Matt Kerr, Ark. 3104.50. 25. Kenneth Svendsen, UNC-Charlotte 3105.10.
Women's Team Results - 1, BYU 72. 2, Arkansas, 125. 3, Stanford, 127. 4, Wisconsin, 185. 5, Kansas State, 232. 6, North Carolina, 294. 7, Georgetown, 321. 8, Colorado, 351. 9, Brown, 354. 10, Providence, 368. 11, Northern Arizona, 381. 12, Arizona State, 385. 13, Washington, 403. 14, Michigan, State, 411. 15, Michigan, 416. 16, Nebraska, 430. 17, Minnesota, 434. 18, Boston, 436. 19, Oregon, 460. 19, N.C. State, 460. 21, Villanova, 462. 22, Texas, 472. 23, Missouri, 480. 24, Bucknell, 546. 25, Duke, 572. 26, South Florida, 575. 27, Arizona, 608. 28, Boston College, 622. 29, Notre Dame, 626. 30, UCLA, 631. 31, Florida, 676.
Women's Individual Results (5K) - 1. Erica Palmer, Wisconsin 1639.50. 2. Amy Yoder, Ark. 1644.10. 3. Larissa Kleinman, Ark. 1648.80. 4. Hanna Lyngstad, Tulane 1650.30. 5. Lauren Fleshman, Stanford 1650.90. 6. Leigh Daniel, Texas Tech 1651.40. 7. Erin Sullivan, Stanford 1656.20. 8. Maria-Elena Calle, Virginia Comm. 1657.20. 9. Kara Wheeler, Colorado 1658.40. 10. Korene Hinds, Kansas St. 1658.60. 11. Elizabeth Jackson, BYU 1659.20. 12. Amy Mortimer, Kansas St. 1659.80. 13. Christy Nichols, NC State 1701.80. 14. Julia Stamps, Stanford 1702.40. 15. Trish Nervo, No Carolina 1707.70. 16. Kara Ormond, BYU 1711.70. 17. Tara Rohatinky, BYU 1713.30. 18. Hanna Smedstad, Oklahoma St .1713.90. 19. Janelle Kraus, Wake Forest 1714.00. 20. Jessica Dailey, Ark. 1714.10. 21. Kendra Versendaal, No Arizona 1714.60. 22. Karin Ernstrom, Baylor 1715.20. 23. Sharolyn Shields, BYU 1716.00. 24. Carmen Douma, Villanova 1716.50. 25. Erin Aufderheide, Wis. 1716.90.Oregon Women's Results 65, Amy Nickerson, 1747.6. 84, Rhiannon Glenn, 1756.5. 101, Tara Struyk, 1801.6. 114, Katie Crabb, 1806.2. 226, Eri Macdonald, 1907.6. 237, Lisa Jansen, 1931.1. 239, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 1936.9.
2000 Ames Flashback
28th Annual Iowa State Memorial Classic
Iowa State University XC Course
Ames, Iowa., Oct. 14, 2000
Women's Team Scores (56 Teams): 1, BYU 128 points. 2, Stanford, 151. 3, Wisconsin, 189. 4, ASU, 241. 5, Colorado, 251. 6, Boston College, 278. 7, Arizona, 292. 9, Georgetown, 360. 10, Colorado State, 419. 11, Weber State, 457. 12, Minnesota, 478. 13, Villanova, 493. 14, Marquette, 506. 15, Brown, 513. 16, West Virginia, 547. 17, Virginia, 591. 18, Columbia, 595. 19, Missouri, 602. 20, Northern Arizona, 640. 21, Oregon, 642. 22, Illinois, 692. 23, North Carolina, 694.
Women's Individual Results: 1, Kara Wheeler, Colorado, 20:27.3. 2, Erica Palmer, Wisconsin, 20:56.7. 3, Shalane Flanagan, North Carolina, 20:58.6. 4, Amy Mortimer, Kansas State, 21:00. 6, Tuula Laitinen, Toledo, 21:06.5. 7, Sabrina Monro, Montana, 21:07.8. 8, Korene Hinds, Kansas State, 21:15.7. 9, Lindsey Thomsen, BYU, 21:17.2. 10, Tara Chaplin, Arizona, 21:23.0. 11,Mary Harrelson, Applachian State, 21:28.2. 12, Sara Wells, Oklahoma State, 21:31.9. 13, Elena Villarreal, Stanford, 21:37.4. 14, Sara Tindall, Brown, 21:37.6. 15, Sharolyn Shields, BYU, 21:38.4. 16, Ann Marie Brooks, Missouri, 21:39.2. 17, Ann McGranahan, Villanova, 21:40.5. 18, Bethany Brewster, Wisconsin, 21:41.5. 19, Megan Guiney, Boston College, 21:42.0. 20, Sheela Agrawal, Duke, 21:42.3.
Oregon Women's Finishers: 35, Hanna Smedstad, 21:55.7. 123, Rhiannon Glenn, 22:47.9. 163, Erinn Gulbrandsen, 23:19.9. 176, Eri Macdonald, 23:16.1. 180, Katie Crabb, 23:19.4. 202, Laura Harmon, 23:34.3. 304, Carrie Zografos, 24:43.3.
Men's Team Scores (53 Teams): 1, Colorado, 64 points. 2, Northern Arizona, 215. 3, Stanford, 255. 4, BYU, 310. 5, Georgetown 313. 6, Arizona, 314. 7, Duke, 339. 8, Oregon, 382. 9, Weber State, 388. 10, Notre Dame, 404. 11, Penn State, 407. 12, Eastern Michigan, 431. 13, William & Mary, 468. 14, Villanova, 474. 15, Colorado State, 525. 16, Nebraska, 533. 17, Indiana, 537. 18, Ohio State, 553. 19, Air Force, 574. 20, UC Santa Barbara 634. 20, Portland, 634.
Men's Individual Results: 1, Jorge Torres, Colorado, 30 minutes, 31.1 seconds. 2, Thomas Murley, Stanford, 30:48.8. 3, Jonathan Riley, Stanford, 30:49.6. 4, Luke Watson, Notre Dame, 30:52.3. 5, Christopher Mutai, Alabama, 31:01.6l. 6, Steve Slattery, Colorado, 31:06.6. 7, Blake McDowell, Eastern Michigan, 31:07.6. 8, Louie Luchini, Stanford, 31:11.8. 9, Mike Smith, Georgetown, 31:13.0. 10, Marc Striowski, Notre Dame, 31:16.0. 11, Mike Cramer, Arizona, 31:17.9. 12, Ian Connor, Ohio State, 31:18.8. 13, Eliud Njubi, Texas Christian, 31:19.3. 14, David Rodriguez, Georgetown, 31:20.4. 15, Herbert Mwangi, Texas Christian, 31:24.4. 16, Sean Smith, Colorado, 31:24.7. 17,Shadrack Kimeli, Kansas State, 31:25.3. 18, Karl Savage, St. Joseph's, 31:25.5. 19, Marcus Witter, Nebraska, 31:26.2. 20, Mike Friedberg, Colorado, 31:26.7.
Oregon Men's Finishers: 30, Jason Hartmann, 31:35.2. 36, Michael Kasahun, 31:41.0. 80, Adam Bergquist, 32:14.3. 122, John Lucas, 32:33. 133, Brett Holts 32:36.9. 145, Noel Paulson, 32:41.2. 184, Sam Hill, 33:02.4.
1995 Ames NCAA Flashback
1995 NCAA Cross Country Championships
Iowa State Cross Country Course
Iowa State University
Monday, November 20, 1995
Women's Team Results: 1. Providence 88, 2. Colorado 123, 3. Villanova 151, 4. BYU 164, 5. Oregon 174, 6. Arizona 186, 7. Michigan 199, 8. Georgetown 288, 9. Stanford 235, 10. Wisconsin 255, 11. Dartmouth 257, 12. Arkansas 324, 13. Auburn 335, 14. Washington 347, 15. Montana State 379, 16. NC State 381, 17. SMU 387, 18. Florida 398, 19. Bowling Green 423, 20. Iowa State 478, 21. Boston College 479, 22. Missouri 495.
Women's Individual Results: 1, Kathy Butler, Wisconsin, 16:51. 2, Amy Skieresz, 16:55. 3, Jennifer Rhines, Villanova, 17:02. 4, Marie McMahon, Providence, 17:09. 5, Mary Cobb, Stanford, 17:18. 6, Maria McCambridge, Providence, 17:22. 7, Carrie Tollefson, Villanova, 17:22. 8, Tara Carlson, Washington, 17:26. 9, Melody Fairchild, 17:28. 10, Katie Swords, SMU, 17:29. 11, Megan Flowers, Arkansas, 17:30. 12, Becki Wells, Florida, 17:32. 13, Susan Murnane, Providence, 17:34. 14, Janet Calalitin, BYU, 17:34. 15, Jenna Carlson, Oregon, 17:35. 16, Maribel Sanchez, Dartmouth, 17:37. 17, Heather Burroughs, Colorado, 17:40. 18, Molly Kerin, UNC Charlotte, 17:42. 19, Colleen Glyde, Colorado, 17:43. 20, Kresetena Sullivan, Villanova, 17:44. 21, Miesha Marzell, Georgetown, 17:45. 22, Kelly Smith, Colorado, 17:46. 23, Pauline Arnhill, Michigan, 17:47. 24, Jessica Fry, Alabama, 17:48. 25, Beth Mallory, Georgia Tech, 17:49.
Other Oregon Women's Finishers: 41. Milena Glusac 18:04, 59. Marie Davis 18:13, 77. Rosy Gardner 18:21, 150. Niamh Zwagerman 19:05, 175. Kaarin Knudsen 19:54.
Men's Team Results: 1. Arkansas 100, 2. Northern Arizona 142, 3. Oklahoma State 150, 4. Colorado 181, 5. Stanford 209, 6. Georgetown 212, 7. Oregon 228, T8. Notre Dame 237, T8. Providence 237, 10. BYU 254, 11. Michigan 267, 12. Tennessee 272, 13. NC State 283, 14. Wisconsin 285, 15. Villanova 302, 16. Dartmouth 390, 17. William & Mary 398, 18. Iowa State 451, 19. Michigan State 474, 20. Wake Forest 498, 21. SMU 514, 22. Southern Illinois 596.
Men's Individual Results: 1, Godfrey Siamusiye, Arkansas, 30:09. 2, Mark Carroll, Providence, 30:45. 3, Eric Mack, Air Force. 4, Patrick Kiptum, Oklahoma State, 30:54. 5, Ryan Wilson, 30:57. 6, Aam Goucher, Colorado, 30:58. 7, Tony Cosey, Tennessee, 30:59. 8, Kevin Sullivan, Michigan, 30:59. 9, Meb Keflezighi, UCLA, 31:00. 10, Jon WIld, Oklahoma State, 31:01. 11, Bob Keino, Arizona, 31:01. 12, Ryan Bolton, Wyoming, 31:02. 13, Vadim Nemad, Kentucky, 31:03. 14, Conor Holt, Oklahoma, 31:07. 15. Matthew Davis, Oregon, 31:08. 16, Mark Johansen, BYU, 31:17. 17, Ian Carswell, Harvard, 31:18. 18, Faizal Emamaullee, Alabama, 31:19. 19, Andy Downin, Georgetown, 31:21. 20, Jama Bile, Northern Arizona, 31:23. 21, Dmitry Drozdov, Iowa State, 31:24. 22, Pat Joyce, NC State, 31:24. 23, Greg Jimmerson, Stanford, 31:25. 24, Alan Culpepper, Colorado, 31:26. 25, Kim Critchley, Oklahoma State, 31:27.
Other Oregon Men's Finishers: 34. Karl Keska 31:45, 40. Rick Cantwell 31:50, 41. David Gurry 31:51, 165. Tracy Hollister 34:36.
2000 NCAA Regional Championships Breakdown
Men's NCAA-Qualifying Teams
Southeast1. Will. & Mary 492. N.C. State 593. Duke 754. Wake Forest 143
Midwest1. Oklahoma St. 682. Missouri 983. Minnesota 1094. Illinois State 1495. Nebraska 156
South1. Alabama 472. South Florida 70
Mountain1. Colorado 382. BYU 110*3. N. Arizona 128*4. Weber State 150*5. Colorado St. 152*6. Air Force 185
Great Lakes1. Wisconsin 752. E. Michigan 100*3. Notre Dame 143*4. Indiana 151*5. Ohio State 181
Mid-Atlantic1. Georgetown 412. Villanova 57
West1. Stanford 582. Arizona 62
South Central1. Arkansas 452. Texas 91
Northeast1. Providence 272. Iona 75*3. Dartmouth 104
Women's NCAA-Qualifying Teams
Southeast1. N.C. State 722. North Carolina 83*3. Wake Forest 117*4. Duke 120
Midwest1. Kansas State 612. Minnesota 84*3. Missouri 124
South1. South Florida 712. Ga. Tech 107
Mountain1. Colorado 382. BYU 50*3. Colorado St. 102*4. Weber State 105
Great Lakes1. Wisconsin 652. Michigan 1133. Marquette 146
Mid-Atlantic1. Georgetown 362. West Virginia 943. Villanova 96
West1. Stanford 582. Arizona St. 88*3. Arizona 126*4. Oregon 169*5. Washington 170
South Central1. Texas A&M 522. Arkansas 68
Northeast1. Boston Coll. 472. Yale 56*3. Brown 87*4. Providence 95*5. Columbia 143
* Designates At-Large Qualifiers
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