Conference Weekend Results - USA Athletics Scholarships

Conference Weekend Results

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Conference weekend saw the start of championship season for collegiate cross country, with almost all of the division one conference meets taking place between Friday and Sunday. The standard of the meets varied tremendously depending on the conference involved, but regardless of level every athlete will have been running very much for their team as well as individually.

Stand out performances from the weekend included:

Marc Scott (Tulsa) made it three wins from three this season as he retained his American Athletic Conference title. The Yorkshireman ran a swift 23.28 8k to take top honours and lead his team (and Luke Traynor who was 3rd) to a very comfortable sixth consecutive conference victory. Luke Regionals in two weeks time should be a formality for Scott, though we will have to wait and see whether he attempts to remain unbeaten as opposed to just qualifying comfortably.

Irish athlete Sarah Collins performed well to pick up a win in one of the major conferences meetings at the Big East Championships. Victory was made even sweeter by the fact that she led her Providence team mates to a 1,2,3 and comfortable team victory.

The third individual winner from the weekend was Elizabeth Bird (Princeton). She ran out winner in the competitive Ivy League Confoerence.

Elsewhere, there were strong fifth place finishes from youngsters Alex George (Arkansas – SEC) and Mike Vennard (Boise – MWC), both athletes rounding into form nicely at the key time of the season. Also in the Mountain West, the New Mexico women were very easy winners. Although they didn’t place an athlete in the top 3, what they did manage was 4,5,6,7 and 12 – and the way they have been performing all year as a team, this kind of score may not be entirely unrealistic when it comes to NCAAs.

There will now be a week gap before the 9 regional meetings take place to determine the final qualifiers for the NCAA Championships later in November.

BIG EAST Conference Championships External Results
29 24:35.6 Cole Williams Georgetown Uni
30 24:42.0 Elliot Slade Villanova
1 19:32.1 Sarah Collins Providence
9 20:06.6 Siofra Cleirigh Buttner Villanova
13 20:13.3 Katherine Turner Butler Uni
58 22:06.7 Laura Riches Butler Uni
Conference USA Championships External Results
34 26:13.3 Harry Sagel Rice
MAAC Championships External Results
4 23:44.6 Kieran Clements Iona
7 23:45.8 Liam Dee Iona
38 25:02.5 Alex Carter Iona
10 21:43.4 Melissa Hawtin Iona
23 22:24.6 Annabel Gummow Iona
Missouri Valley Championships External Results
4 24:03.1 Michael Ward Bradley
26 25:06.4 Haran Dunderdale Bradley
14 17:37.6 Rosie Hiles Bradley
Ohio Valley Conference Championships External Results
6 24:58.8 Declan McManus Belmont
58 19:40.5 Emma Gilmore Murray State
Mid-American Conference Championships
52
26:23.0 Jack Jibb Buffalo University
Big 12 Conference Championships External Results
38 25:50.3 Matthew Fayers OSU
27 21:48.3 Abbie Hetherington OSU
CAA Championships External Results
6
20:58.0 Kimberly Johansen Elon
American Athletic Conference
1 23:28.3 Marc Scott Tulsa
3 23:42.1 Luke Traynor Tulsa
7 24:03.1 Toby Loveridge Cincinnati
5 20:40.4 Stacie Taylor Tulsa
7 20:47.7 Holly Archer SMU
Southland Conference
5 24:51.9 Alex Dunbar Lamar
6 25:04.9 Sean Chalmers Lamar
20 25:55.7 Oliver James McNeese
46 26:36.7 Luke Betts McNeese
3 21:04.9 Verity Ockenden Lamar
27 22:58.9 Rhian Dawes McNeese
Northeast Conference
19 18:565 Mae Thompson Farleigh Dickinson

FRIDAY CONFERENCE MEETS

Southland Conference Championships
5 24:51.9 Alex Dunbar Lamar
6 25:04.9 Sean Chalmers Lamar
30 26:12.4 Stuart Ferguson Lamar
WOMEN
3 21:04.9 Verity Ockenden Lamar
6 21:19.9 Gemma Bridge McNeese State
22 22:42.9 Georgia Tuckfield Lamar
27 22:58.8 Rhian Dawes McNeese State
55 24:09.2 Molly Betmead Lamar
SEC Championships
5 23:36.2 Alex George Arkansas
29 24:26.2 Andrew Monaghan Mississippi State
43 24:48.7 Robbie Farnham-Rose Alabama
63 25:07.2 Luca Russo Missouri
80 25:34.9 Ollie Lockley Missouri
92 25:54.2 Patrick Monaghan Mississippi State
WOMEN
22 20:33.9 Rhianwedd Price Mississippi State
32 20:51.3 Ffion Price Mississippi State
Mountain West Conference Championships
5 26:40.4 Michael Vennard Boise State
14 27:07.3 Rhys Park Boise State
37 28:16.6 Josh Kerr New Mexico
43 28:42.1 Ben Branagh San Jose State
WOMEN
4 02:24.5 Alice Wright New Mexico
5 22:40.0 Rhona Auckland New Mexico
6 22:54.1 Molly Renfer New Mexico
7 22:55.2 Calli Thackery New Mexico
12 23:32.1 Emily Hosker Thornhill New Mexico
21 24:16.8 Jennifer Beckingham San Jose State
26 24:26.8 Sophie Connor New Mexico
Ivy League Championships
24 25:23.6 Tom Purnell Harvard
WOMEN
1 20:47.4 Elizabeth Bird Princeton
9 21:29.1 Olivia Sadler Columbia
22 22:03.7 Ellie Atkinson Yale
27 22:08.9 Kathryn Gillespie Harvard
ACC Championships
30 24:33.8 Neil Gourley Virginia Tech
38 24:39.2 Zak Seddon Florida State
WOMEN
11 20:32.0 Iona Lake Virginia
19 20:44.4 Sarah Astin Virginia
40 21:21.8 Georgia Peel Florida State

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