Friday, October 14, 2011

Yes/No: Sybilrud in the Top-10 at La Crosse?

You'll have to face it, Minnesotans; Wisconsin is the place to be for all-things-athletic this weekend. Partly because the Brewers are playing in the National League Championship Series, and partly because, I'm sorry to say it, the Packers stand alone as the best team in football. But what really brings home this stark reality is the fact that two vital college cross country races will be held in Wisconsin. So let's collectively agree to swallow our pride and head across the border.

Just for the weekend, mind you.

All joking aside, the University of Wisconsin Badgers will hold what promises to be a spectacular meet on Friday with many of the best teams and individuals (including the Gophers) competing. Check out flotrack for full coverage of the Wisconsin adidas Invitational.

We will check in with the Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitationals in La Crosse Wisconsin. This is a mainly Division III race, but will also host Winona State and a group from the University of Minnesota. Keeping with our Minnesotans in Wisconsin theme - we will focus on the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire women's squad. The Blugolds have three Minnesotans amongst their top runners - Alyssa Sybilrud, Steph Sjostrom, and Madi Sawyer.

Sybilrud is a senior with the most credentials of the group. She has two top-ten finishes at the La Crosse race in her career already. Give us your guess as to how she will stack up this year...

Yes/No: Will Alyssa Sybilrud finish in the top ten individually at the Tori Neubauer Invitational on Saturday?

Alyssa Sybilrud was a member of the pack-running Burnsville Blaze State Championship team in 2007 MSHSL Cross Country. She then went on to lead her collegiate team to a National Championship in 2009. She is a two-time Division III All-American in Cross Country while at Eau Claire and her squad has finished in the top five at Nationals during all three years of her career.

UW-Eau Claire is currently ranked tenth in D3. Steph Sjostrom is a junior and Madi Sawyer is a sophomore. Both women graduated from Champlin Park.

To play our game, simply type "yes" or "no" into the subject line of an e-mail and send it to us at DtBFantasy [AT] gmail [DOT] com before 11:30 A.M. CDT, Saturday, October 15th. Please put your answers in the subject line of the e-mail and make sure your full name appears somewhere in the e-mail. We will offer our usual bonus for participants making their 2011 debut in Yes/No - a correct answer will be worth two points for anyone who has not played yet this year.

My answer: No

Last week's question was: Will Katie McGregor or Emily Brown finish in the top 5 at the USA Women's 10K Championship? The answer was yes. Katie McGregor finished second, running 33:16. Twenty-two contestants answered correctly this week. Mike Henderson is first with twenty-four points, followed by Rachel Karel with twenty-three.

For all the results, please visit DtB Fantasy Corner, HERE.


Doug said...

Alyssa Sybilrud finished eighth. The correct answer was yes this week.

Brenni Larson said...

YES...and I voted YES!!!!