O'Hare and Tulsa lead the way

O’Hare & Tulsa win at Notre Dame – Plus Weekend Roundup


Tulsa’s Chris O’Hare transferred some of his national championship winning track pedigree to the cross last night, beating a high quality field to win the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Indiana. After being quite literally trampled on and forced to withdraw at the same race in 2009, the Scottish athlete had, until now, never really been able to find any momentum with collegiate cross country. However, this performance will certainly signify that he is finally now ready to mix it with the nation’s best over all three disciplines. Fellow Brit Andy Heyes also produced his finest cross country performance to date, finishing a highly respectable 15th. There was double delight for O’Hare, as well as picking up the individual win he also led his Tulsa teammates to the overall title. With this win and the points that it could potentially lead to, the 20th ranked Golden Hurricane have given themselves a huge chance of an at large qualifying spot for the NCAA Championships should they fail to finish in the first two at regionals.


Overall it turned out to be a great day for British and Irish athletes. There were five in the top 15 in the men’s race, and an excellent performance by New Mexico’s Josephine Moultrie to finish 4th in the ladies race. Full British and Irish results are listed below and external results can be found here.

Elsewhere there were good runs for Mitch Goose (4th), Matt Gillespie (6th) and Dan Clorley (13th) at the Greater Louisville Classic, no doubt using the race as recon for Nationals in November.

Shane Quinn continued his fine form with a great run in at the Paul Short meet in Pennsylvania, while UAB’s Elinor Kirk and Sarak Hudak continued their preparation for Conferece USA champs with good performances in the Windy City.

Utah’s BYU squad defeated Oregon at their own home meet to some surprise. We’ll personally put BYU down now for a top 3 place at Nationals, so this result isn’t a huge surprise against a comparatively weak Oregon squad, that didn’t feature Rich Goodman.

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Notre Dame Invitational, South Bend, IN
8KXC 1 23:33 Chris O’Hare Tulsa
8KXC 5 23:41 David Rooney McNeese State
8KXC 9 23:56 Breandan O’Neil Florida State
8KXC 12 23:59 Luke Caldwell New Mexico
8KXC 15 24:05 Andrew Heyes Tulsa
8KXC 22 24:12 Alex Bruce-Littlewood McNeese State
8KXC 41 24:25 Harry Ellis Butler
8KXC 55 24:34 Sam Evans New Mexico
8KXC 57 24:35 Zak Seddon Florida State
8KXC 69 24:40 Adam Bitchell New Mexico
8KXC 82 24:50 Tom Anderson Butler
8KXC 85 24:52 Daniel Cliffe McNeese State
8KXC 86 24:52 David Forrester Florida State
8KXC 99 25:02 Matt Proctor Butler
8KXC 111 25:13 Marc Scott Tulsa
8KXC 147 26:02 Andrew Monaghan Miss State
8KXC 163 26:03 Patrick Monaghan Miss State
5KXC 4 16:46 Joesphine Moultrie New Mexico
5KXC 27 17:13 Charlotte Arter New Mexico
5KXC 63 17:35 Georgina Peel Florida State
5KXC 71 17:39 Imogen Ainsworth New Mexico
5KXC 81 17:48 Chloe Anderson New Mexico
5KXC 93 17:57 Mel Newbury Princeton
5KXC 105 18:05 Natasha Cockram Tulsa
Cowboy Jamboree, Stillwater, OK
8K 16 25:15 Ieuan Thomas Western State Col
8K 106 27:32 Tomas Cotter Wichita State
Greater Louisville Classic, Louisville, KY
8K 4 23:42 Mitch Goose Iona
8K 6 23:55 Matthew Gillespie Iona
8K 13 24:07 Daniel Clorley Iona
8K 202 26:24 Kurtis Gibson Belmont
5K 209 19:05 Lucy McLoughlin Iona
Rhodes College Invitational, Memphis, TN
5K 1 18:24 Louisa Lingley Memphis
Roy Griak Invitational, Minneapolis, MN
6K 25 22:01 Gina Paletta Portland
Stanford Invitational, Stanford, CA
8K 67 25:43 Drew Graham Adams State
UAlbany Invitational, Albany, NY
5K 6 18:38 Martha Reynolds Bryant
Paul Short, Lehigh, PE
8K 8 24:22 Shane Quinn Providence
8K 41 24:52 Thomas Purnell Harvard
8K 49 24:57 Harvey Dixon Providence
8K 67 25:10 Kevin Dooney Yale
8K 71 25:12 Kevin Cooper Brown
6K 75 21:52 Lorraine McCarthy Stony Brook
Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational, Chicago, IL
5K 3 17:32 Elinor Kirk UAB
5K 5 17:36 Sarah Hudak UAB
5K 169 19:40 Kristie Leybourne UAB
Asics McNeese Cowboy Stampede, Lake Charles, LA
4M 1 21:05 Stephen Kerr McNeese
5K 5 18:21 Finnoula Ross McNeese
5K 9 19:30 Amy Talbot McNeese

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