NCAA XC Conference Wrap-up - USA Athletics Scholarships

NCAA XC Conference Wrap-up

NCAA Conferences done - now Regionals

Prior to the Big Ten Championships we accidently wrote on Facebook on Sunday that Wisconsin were ranked #1 in the NCAA. Whilst it was a typo at the time, the Badgers near perfect performance at the weekend shows that they are the form team as we head closer to Terre Haute. A combined team score of just 17 points crushed the opposition, and it was left to Canadian Mohammed Ahmed to take individual honours. Only Minnesota senior Hassan Mead could separate the Wisconsin pack, with the former champion finishing 4th in his final conference meet.

Elsewhere Colorado made a big impact in their debut Pac 12 Championships.  Both men’s and women’s teams beat typical powerhouses such as Oregon and Stanford. Arizona’s Lawi Lalang continued his unbeaten season by defeating three time NCAA top 10 performer Chris Derrick.

On the women’s side, no 1 FSU and no 3 Vanderbilt won the ACC and SECs respectively while second ranked Washington will find themselves slipping down the polls later today after only managing 4th in the PAC-12.

In terms of British and Irish interest over the weekend, there were plenty of athletes competing in numerous different conferences. Ross Millington and Ruth Senior of New Mexico were the highlights, both taking individual titles at the Mountain West Conferences.  There was also a Harvard debut for recently featured athlete and European Junior 1500m Champion Adam Cotton.

Flotrack has excellent coverage of the races here. National Polls are released later today. Regionals is next up. Then those who progress, Nationals.

Summary of the British and Irish performances:

 

Metro Atlantic

Mitch Goose 3rd (Iona)

Craig Murphy 5th (Iona)

Hollie Rowland 1st  (Iona)


Mountain West

Ross Millington 1st (New Mexico)

Ruth Senior 1st (New Mexico)

Natalie Grey 4th (New Mexico)

Kirsty Milner 6th (New Mexico)

Sarah Waldron 7th (New Mexico)

Imogen Ainsworth 12th (New Mexico)

Josephine Moultrie 16th (New Mexico)


Horizon League

Becky Howarth 6th (Butler)

Callum Hawkins 1st (Butler)

Ross Clarke 2nd (Butler)

Tom Curr 3rd Butler)

Harry Ellis 13th Butler)


Heptaganols

Jonathan Gault 26th (Dartmouth)

Jeremy Gilmour 46th (Harvard)

Adam Cotton 54th (Harvard)


Big East

Dave McCarthy 2nd (Providence)

Matthew Graham 4th (De Paul)

Shane Quinn 28th (Providence)

Ben Connor 35th (Providence)


Big 12

Tom Farrell 8th (Oklahoma State)

India Lee 45th (Iowa State)


Atlantic Sun

Marcus Bridger-Wilkinson 22nd (Belmont)

Kurtis Gibson 59th (Belmont)


America East

Richard Peters 4th (Boston University)


ACC

David Forrester 5th (Florida State)

Brendan O’Neil 12th (Florida State)

Hannah Brooks 3rd (Florida State)


MVC

Danielle Walker 33rd (Wichita State)


Southland Conference

Tom Wade 4th (Lamar)

Joe Wade 7th (Lamar)

Alex Bruce-Littlewood 9th (Mcneese)

Sam Bradley 13th (Lamar)

Ryan Creech 16th (Lamar)

Fionnuala Ross 6th (McNeese)

Amy Talbot 10th (McNeese)

Becky Gough 32nd (Lamar)

 

SEC

Gary Bradbury 29th Alabama


Conference USA

Andy Heyes 5th (Tulsa)

Gerraint Davies 7th (Tulsa)

Tom Marshall 9th (Tulsa)

Sarah Hudak 21st (UAB)

Louisa Lingley 25th (Memphis)

Natasha Cockram 26th (Tulsa)


DII – RMAC

Matt Bond 3rd (Adams State)

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