Saturday, November 22, 2014

News: NCAA DIII Previews


FloTrack DIII previews are HERE.  Interview with St. Olaf's Grant Wintheiser and Jake Brown is HERE.


Thursday, November 20, 2014

News: Gophers/NCAA; Michael Van Voorhis; NCAA DII regions/UMD; HS, Kenya; Indoor Running Options; Snowboarding Grandma


Minnesota Daily NCAA Championship preview HERE

St. Paul Pioneer Press story on St. Paul Central grad Michael Van Voorhis, who will be running for Wisconsin at NCAA's is HERE

NCAA DIII men's preview is HERE, women's HERE.

 Northland News Center Preview of UMD's men and women's teams at the NCAA DII Regionals HERE.

Perham Focus on Perham's Billy Beseman signing letter of intent to attend the University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota HERE

More studies on Kenyan runners searching for clues to why they have been so successful HERE and HERE.

MDRA listing of indoor running options for the winter HERE.

I know this isn't running, but it's inspiring, snowboarding Grandma HERE

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

News: NXN; HS Team Rankings; NCAA DI Preview, DIII Region Awards; The Real World

Strib summary of the Minnesota HS runners going to NXN Nationals HERE.

Running Times evaluation of the teams going into the NXN Nationals HERE.

Running Times HS team rankings for boy's HERE, girl's HERE.

Women's race preview for DI NCAA National Championships HERE, men HERE. For a long look down memory lane, Track & Field News has an archive of past NCAA DI championship history, as well as a look at NCAA DIII history HERE.



NCAA DIII Region award winners are HERE. St. Olaf's Grant Wintheiser(athlete) and coach Phil Lundin(coach) earn men's awards. Carleton's Ruth Steinke and Donna Ricks earned the women's honors for 2014.  As with the NCAA DI awards, more athletes and coaches with local ties have been bestowed these honors in years past(Ben Sathre, Dan Greeno, Pete Wareham, Chelsea Johnson, Linda Keller, Marie Borner, Christy Cazzola, Dan Schwamberger)

US hurdler Jason Richardson talks about life on the track circuit, the "real world," and fashion HERE.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

News: NCAAs; HS Signings; Winter Running Advice; Drones, FOY

Gopher women's preview of the NCAA DI women's race HERE.

NCAA announcement of top athletes and coaches in each Region.  No winners in DI this year from Minnesota, but a lot(Hassan Mead, Eric Finan. Stephanie Price, Emma Bates, Beth Alford Sullivan, Gary Wilson) are on the accompanying list of past winners HERE
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Video interview with Hamline's Ryan Peterson on the season and the trip to Nationals HERE.

Gopher men's team announce eight letter of intent signings HERE.

Winter running advice from Team USA MN coach Dennis Barker:
Rules and regulations are being formed in an attempt to prevent misuse of drones HERE.

The "Fountain of Youth" business HERE

Monday, November 17, 2014

News: NCAA; Gophers; HS


NCAA DI rankings are HERE(women) and HERE(men). DIII rankings HERE

Minnesota Daily story on the Gopher's results from the NCAA Region meet HERE.

Stillwater Gazette story on the boys' team's sixth place finish at NXN Heartland HERE.

Northfield News on Northfield HS's Lexi Kiefer signing letter of intent to attend the University of Minnesota HERE.

Waseca County News awards for: Boy's XC runner of the year HERE, Girl's XC runner of the year HERE.Waseca HS Fall AOY HERE.

High jumper Michaele Hesse (Sebeka, MN), sprinter McKayla Stowell (LeSueur, MN), and hurdler Danielle Kohlney (Onalaska, WI.) sign letters of intent to attend UMD HERE.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

NCAA DIII Women's Qualifiers for Nationals

Women’s Automatic Qualifying Teams    
Calvin
Carleton
Christopher Newport
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Dickinson
Emory
Johns Hopkins
Middlebury
MIT
Oberlin
St. Lawrence
St. Olaf
SUNY Geneseo
Washington U. in St. Louis
Willamette
Wisconsin-La Crosse

Women’s At-large Teams
Amherst
Chicago
Elizabethtown
Hope
Ithaca
Mount Union
North Central (Illinois)
St. Thomas (Minnesota)
SUNY Cortland
SUNY Oneonta
Tufts
Wartburg
Wellesley
Wheaton (Illinois)
Williams
Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Women’s Individual Automatic Qualifiers

Atlantic Region
Amy Regan, Stevens Institute of Technology
Rachel Malone, College at Brockport
Catherine Knox, Rochester (New York)
Sarah Czuprynski, New York University
Lainie Smith, Hamilton
Emma Jones, Rochester Institute of Technology
Cassidy Carpenter, Vassar

Central Region
Tricia Serres, Luther
Kimber Meyer, Macalester
Abrah Masterson, Cornell College
Gabi Jenkins, Nebraska Wesleyan
Annika Halverson, Bethel (Minnesota)
Sanjuanita Martinez, Cornell College
Caitlin Fermoyle, Gustavus Adolphus

Great Lakes Region
Jessica Shaw, Albion
Kaitlyn Arnold, Alma
Sarah Fowler, Ohio Wesleyan
Kelsey Aamoth, Case Western
Dani Blum, Heidelberg
Becky Rohwer, John Carroll
Rachel House, Heidelberg
Mideast Region
Bianca Bolton, Misericordia
Elizabeth Snyder, Carnegie Mellon
Emma Doughman, Marywood
Emily Rabenold, Grove City
Marisa Brown, Allegheny
Kelsey Patrick, Lebanon Valley
Jessica Miller, York (Pennsylvania)

Midwest Region
Kathleen Thorn, Wisconsin-Stout
Emily Paull, Aurora
Lauren Dilley, Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Kyra Kimber, Monmouth (Illinois)
Ana Breit, Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Christina, Luptak Aurora
Jordan Kelch, Wisconsin-Stout
New England Region
Ashley Curran, Connecticut College
Samantha Goldsmith, Keene State
Alanna McDonough, Colby
Kathleen Ferrall, Smith
Kelsey Whitaker, Brandeis
Marina Capalbo, Babson
Krista Brown, Colby

South/Southeast Region
Natalie Young, Mary Washington
Kaylee Kubisiak, Bridgewater (Virginia)
Brittany Alexander, Rhodes
Serena Gale-Butto, Centre
Ashley El Rady, Centre
Lauren Braney, Mary Washington
Katherine Lehman, Eastern Mennonite

West Region

Maya Weigel, Pomona-Pitzer
Della Lyle, Redlands
Julissa Tobias, Whittier
Katie Alioto, UC Santa Cruz
Lauren Roberts, Redlands
Andrea Ramirez, La Verne
Rebecca Lavietes, Colorado College

NCAA press release is HERE

NCAA DIII Men's Qualifiers for Nationals

Men’s Automatic Qualifying Teams
Amherst
Bridgewater (Virginia)
Carnegie Mellon
Claremont Mudd-Scripps
Colby
Emory
Loras
Mount Union
North Central (Illinois)
Pomona-Pitzer
St. Lawrence
St. Olaf
SUNY Geneseo
Wabash
Widener
Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Men’s At-large Teams
Calvin
Carleton
Central (Iowa)
Dickinson
Haverford
Johns Hopkins
Middlebury
MIT
Rose-Hulman
St. Thomas (Minnesota)
SUNY Cortland
Tufts
Washington U. in St. Louis
Williams
Wisconsin-La Crosse
Wisconsin-Stout
Men’s Individual Automatic Qualifiers
Atlantic Region
Matt Giannino, Rochester Institute of Technology
Sebastian Oja, New York University
Zakk Hess, Fredonia State
Jacob Andrews, Rensselaer
Benjamin Fazio, Rensselaer
Sawyer Hitchcock, Ithaca
Jonathan Sewnig, Rowan
Central Region
Thomas Feichtinger, St. John’s (Minnesota)
Chase Moser, Wartburg
Ryan Peterson, Hamline
Bennett Moser, Wartburg
Chris Lawson, St. Scholastica
Jovan Newsum, Saint Mary’s (Minnesota)
Thomas Knobbe, Gustavus Adolphus
Great Lakes Region
Geno Arthur, Oberlin
John Sotos, Ohio Wesleyan
Nathan Rosenbaum, Ohio Northern
Ben Zank, Hope
Tadhg Karski, John Carroll
Joshua Urso, Oberlin
Elliot Thorkelson, John Carroll
Mideast Region
Nate Noll, DeSales
Logan Steiner, Allegheny
Dillon Farrell, Moravian
Alex Price, Susquehanna
Jaryd Flank, Muhlenberg
Dan Gresh, Elizabethtown
Sid Kakkar, Swarthmore
Midwest Region
Jordan Carpenter, Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Ian LaMere, Wisconsin-Platteville
Joel Walden, Wisconsin-Platteville
Will Cross, Elmhurst
Nate Richards, Principia
Michael Frasco, Chicago
Dawson Miller, Wisconsin-Whitewater
New England, Region
Tyler Scheibenpflug, Lyndon State
John Stansel, Bates
Lee Cattanach, Eastern Connecticut State
Tim McGowan, Roger Williams
Avery Wentworth, Bowdoin
Andrew Sukeforth, Bridgewater State
Kevin Hoose, Bowdoin
South/Southeast Region
Ryan Gehman, Eastern Mennonite
Harrison Toney, Roanoke
Victor Pataky, Centre
Alex Noe, Rhodes
Levi Warring, Washington and Lee
Christopher Roberts, Birmingham-Southern
Jacob Landis, Eastern Mennonite
West Region
John Guzman, Occidental
Colin Smith, Occidental
David Santillan, Puget Sound
Yonny Castillo, Willamette
Aditya Bhagavathi, Caltech
Ruben Solorza, Whittier
Bryan Hayes, La Verne


NCAA press release is HERE.


Peterson 12th, Moore 15th, Monson 19th at .US 12K Road Championships

Team USA Minnesota's Jonathan Peterson finished twelfth on Sunday at the .US 12K Championship in Alexandria, Virginia in 34:55.  "Very solid 34:55/12th for current stage of training!" wrote Team USA Minnesota coach Dennis Barker on Twitter. "Not the results I wanted today, but still strong effort in a respectable field." added Peterson. Former TCTC member Joe Moore finished fifteenth in 35:15. Hamline grad Devin Monson was 19th in 35:45.

Results are HERE.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

USATF Minnesota XC Championships Results

Pat Billig(left) and women's 6K winner Stephanie Price at the finish
Photo by Melissa Agnew
One might have opted for XC skis rather than spikes for the Minnesota USATF XC races this morning at Fort Snelling.  Results for all the races are HERE.
Run 'N Fun Women pose for a post-race photo.





Cara Donohue Wins NIRCA Women's Title

University of Minnesota grad student Cara Donohoe won the woman's A race 6K at the NIRCA Championships in East Lansing, Michigan on Saturday in  22:24.8.  Full results are HERE. The University of Minnesota women's team finished seventh.  Full team results are HERE.

The U of MN men's team was fifth in the A race(full team scores HERE).  Peter Hoganson was the top finisher for the men in seventh for the 8K course in 26:05.2(individual results are HERE.)  Results for all the races are HERE.  The event concludes on Sunday with an Open 5K.

CORRECTION: In an earlier version I said she was defending her title. Donohoe corrected that error: "It was an exciting race.  Last year I actually came in second place, so it was fun to win this year!"


USTFCCCA Speculation on Who Will Get Selected for At Large Spots in NCAA DIII

USTFCCCA watchers have looked at the results of the NCAA DIII Regionals and put together their thoughts on what teams might get picked to fill the 16 slots open for the Championship Meet HERE.

NCAA DI Women's At Large and Individual Qualifiers Selected

Women’s Automatic Qualifying Teams
Arkansas
Baylor
Boise State
Colorado
Florida State
Georgetown
Iona
Iowa State
Michigan State
Minnesota
New Mexico
Oregon
Providence
Vanderbilt
Virginia
West Virginia
William and Mary
Wisconsin
Women’s At-large Teams
Boston College
Dartmouth
Michigan
North Carolina
NC State
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Stanford
Syracuse
Toledo
UCLA
Virginia Tech
Washington
Women's Individual Qualifiers
Great Lakes Region
Victoria Voronko, Eastern Michigan
Sofie Gallein, Eastern Michigan
Maria McDaniel, Western Michigan
Abbey Kelto, Central Michigan
Mid-Atlantic Region
Megan Curham, Princeton
Morgan Szekely, La Salle
Elizabeth Weiler, Lehigh
Jillian Hunsberger, Penn State
Midwest Region
Courtney Frerichs, UMKC
Erin Teschuk, North Dakota State
Monika Juodeskaite, Oklahoma State
Karissa Schweizer, Missouri
Laura Galvan, Kansas State
Amber Eichkorn, South Dakota
Mountain Region
Andrea Harrison, BYU
Carrie Jube, BYU
Holly Page, Wyoming
Melanie Townsend, Northern Arizona
Northeast Region
Lauren Sara, UConn
Kira Garry, Yale
Emily Durgin, UConn
Rosa Moriello, Boston U.
South Region
Chelsea Blaase, Tennessee
Rhianwedd Price, Mississippi State
Anne-Marie Blaney, UCF
Hannah Maina, Middle Tennessee
South Central Region
Agnes Sjostrom, SMU
Cali Roper, Rice
Hillary Montgomery, Texas A&M
Grace Fletcher, Texas A&M
Southeast Region
Allie Buchalski, Furman
Kyla Van Graan, Coastal Carolina
Letitia Saayman, Coastal Carolina
Ann Eason, Eastern Kentucky

West Region
Shelby Houlihan, Arizona State
Bethan Knights, California
Tansey Lystad, Portland
Raquel Hefflin, UC Riverside


NCAA press release is HERE

NCAA DI Men's At Large and Individual Qualifiers Selected

The NCAA just sent out the Men's At-large Selections for the NCAA DI Championships
Men’s Automatic Qualifying Teams 
Arkansas
Colorado
Florida State
Furman
Georgetown
Michigan State
Northern Arizona
Oklahoma State
Ole Miss
Oregon
Portland
Providence
Syracuse
Texas
Tulsa
Villanova
Virginia
Wisconsin

Men’s At-large Teams
BYU
Colorado State
Eastern Kentucky
Indiana
Iona
Michigan
New Mexico
North Carolina
Southern Utah
Stanford
UCLA
UTEP
Washington


Women’s Automatic Qualifying Teams 
Arkansas
Baylor
Boise State
Colorado
Florida State
Georgetown
Iona
Iowa State
Michigan State
Minnesota
New Mexico
Oregon
Providence
Vanderbilt
Virginia
West Virginia
William and Mary
Wisconsin

Women’s At-large Teams
Boston College
Dartmouth
Michigan
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Notre Dame
Ohio State
Stanford
Syracuse
Toledo
UCLA
Virginia Tech
Washington



Men’s Individual Qualifiers
Great Lakes Region
John Mascari, Indiana State
Matt McClintock, Purdue
Eric Peterson, Butler
Michael Clevenger, Notre Dame
Joseph Stewart, Miami (Ohio)
Mid-Atlantic Region
Matt Fischer, Penn State
Thomas Awad, Pennsylvania
Ryan Mahalsky, Lehigh
Stephen Schroeder, Navy
Midwest Region
Sam Penzenstadler, Loyola Chicago
Aaron Bartnik, Minnesota
Dan Curts, Iowa State
Brogan Austin, Drake
Jacob Morgan, Kansas
Mountain Region
Amos Bowen, Wyoming
JakeTurner, Montana State
Riley Coates, Air Force
Eric Shellhorn, Utah State
Northeast Region
Kevin Dooney, Yale
Jack Boyle, Columbia
Daniel Everett, Columbia
Tom Purnell, Harvard
South Region
Ty McCormack, Auburn
Austin Whitelaw, Tennessee
Kane Grimster, Auburn
Christoph Graf, South Alabama
South Central Region
Sam Stabler, Lamar
Brain Barraza, Houston
Charles Mathenge, Stephen F. Austin
Troy Taylor, North Texas
Southeast Region
Luis Vargas, Elon
Edwin Kibichiy, Louisville
Ernest Kibe, Louisville
George Parsons, NC State
West Region
Chris Walden, California
Ryan Herson, Arizona State
Andrew Rafla, Boise State
Jose Madera, San Francisco

NCAA Press release is HERE



St. Olaf Wins Central Region Men's Team Title, Wintheiser Takes Individual Title, MIAC Sweep of Top 3 Women's Team Spots; Plus Midwest Region Results

They're off an running in Iowa.

Predictable thus far, two miles into the race Eli Horton of Central College is out in front.  St. Olaf's top five are packed up front, four Central College guys in the mix, but their fifth man is back in 26th.  The Ole's have five in the top ten, Central has four.  Horton has a six second lead over Grant Wintheiser with Jake Campbell about six seconds behind Wintheiser.

At three miles, Wintheiser has taken over and St. Olaf is pulling away in the team race.  Five MIAC teams in the top ten with Hamline in 11th in the team competition.  Wintheiser is leading by a little over two seconds, Horton in second, Hart Horner of Carleton is in third.  St. Thomas is fourth, Carleton fifth in the team race followed by St. John's in seventh, Gustavus in tenth, Hamline 11th, Macalester 13th.Augsburg 14th, St. Mary's 15th, St. Scholastica 16th, Martin Luther 18th, Bethel 21st.

A tenth past four miles and Wintheiser and St. Olaf continue to pull away. Loras has moved to second in the team race, Central is third, Carleton fourth and St. Thomas fifth.St. John's eighth, Hamline ninth, and Gustavus tenth.  Wintheiser has opened his lead to 21 seconds over Horton, Jake Campbell is third, Horner fourth, Jake Brown and Paul Escher fifth and sixth, respectively.  The Ole's fifth man, Phillip Meyer, is eighth.  Loras has packed it's top three men in seventh, ninth, and tenth.  Hamline's Ryan Peterson is 12th, St. John's Thomas Feichtinger 13th, St. Thomas' Jacob Gerhartz 16th with teammate Dylan Baumann 18th.  Carleton duo of Jonah Barry and Donson Cook-Gallardo 19th and 20th respectively. Final results will be posted once they are official... Full results now up HERE.  Top five men's teams and scoring below:

1 St Olaf 21
2 Loras 78
3 Central 82
4 Carleton 132
5 St. Thomas 156

St. Olaf SID recap of Region performance for men's team is  HERE.

Midwest Region men'sresults are in.  Team top ten is below:
1 North Central (Ill.) 51
2 UW - Eau Claire 108
3 UW - La Crosse 110
4 Washington U. 135
5 UW - Stout 158
6 UW - Platteville 171
7 UW - Oshkosh 184
8 UW - Stevens Point 220
9 U. of Chicago 252
10 Augustana (Ill.) 266

Full Midwest Region men's results are HERE.


Women's MW Team Scores

1 Washington U. 62
2 UW - La Crosse 91
3 U. of Chicago 99
4 North Central (Ill.) 149
5 UW - Eau Claire 168
6 Wheaton (Ill.) 172
7 UW - Oshkosh 210
8 Aurora 241
9 UW - Stevens Point 252
9 UW - Stout 252

Full Midwest Region women's results are HERE.

Wayzata grad Josh Thorson of UW Eau Claire finished third in the men's race in 24:09.9. UW Eau Claire's coach Dan Schwamberger does a YouTube recap of the Midwest Regional results for the team HERE.

The Central women's race is over, but they appear to have cut off the live feed, only woman's split thus far was at 600 meters.

Meanwhile, back in Minnesota, they ran the Minnesota USATF XC Championships this morning on a "real" cross country course :-) Skis anyone...
Dan Greeno dashing through the snow...
MIAC Sweep of the top three team places in the Central Region women's race. Carlton's Ruth Steinke wins individual title in 21:16. Team scores:
1 Carleton 60
2 St Olaf 81
3 St Thomas 127
4 Wartburg 173

Full women's results HERE
Carleton SID recap is HERE.