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Title: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on July 15, 2006, 10:46:37 am
When does the Cross Country chat begin?

Any predictions for the fall?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Pat Coleman on July 15, 2006, 06:21:02 pm
Now sounds good. I've moved it into a discussion of its own.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on July 15, 2006, 09:01:55 pm
Thanks Pat.

Before making predictions, any news of recruits and tranfers, or the healed and injured?

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on July 15, 2006, 09:41:05 pm
Some helpful NCAA Division III Cross Country links:

NCAA III Cross Country Historian's Report (http://www.pe.pomona.edu/womens/crosscountry/stats/XChistorian/ncaaxc.shtml) - thanks to Kirk Reynolds of Pomona-Pitzer College.
2005 NCAA Division III Women's 6K Championship (http://www.raceberryjam.com/archives/ncwomencc05.html)
2005 NCAA Division III Men's 8K Championship (http://www.raceberryjam.com/archives/ncmencc05.html)

leading men's teams (alphabetically):
Calvin Men's XC (http://www.calvin.edu/academic/pe/athletics/mcrossc.htm)
College of New Jersey Men's XC (http://www.tcnjathletics.com/index.asp?path=mcc)
Hamline Men's XC (http://www.hamline.edu/hamline_info/athletics/mens_cross_country/mens_cross_country.html)
Haverford Men's XC (http://www.haverford.edu/athletics/Crosscountrym/index.htm)
(W) La Crosse Men's XC (http://perth.uwlax.edu/Athletics/mcrosscountry/)
North Central Men's XC (http://www.noctrl.edu/x7740.xml)
(W) Oshkosh Men's XC (http://www.titans.uwosh.edu/MCrossCountry/)
Tufts Men's XC (http://ase.tufts.edu/athletics/teams/m-xc/overview.html)
Wartburg Men's XC (http://www.go-knights.net/crosscountry/)
Wheaton XC (http://www.wheaton.edu/Athletics/crosscountry/index.html)


Sorry for the above 9:12:34 post (too short), I hit the wrong button.  Can someone delete it?

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on July 18, 2006, 06:34:35 pm
MEN's TEAM:
1st - Calvin
2nd - (W) La Crosse
3rd - Wartburg
4th - Hamline
5th - North Central
6th - Tufts
7th - Wheaton (IL)
8th - Anderson
9th - (W) Oshkosh
10th - Haverford
 
MEN's INDIVIDUAL:
gold - Mooch (Widener)
silver - Abdallah (NYU)
bronze - Hird (North Central)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Flea on July 18, 2006, 11:16:23 pm
After reading the Men’s 2006 results (http://www.raceberryjam.com/archives/ncmencc05.html) dozens of times since Novemeber I’ve put together this little guesswork.  I don't know which 2006 track men have eligibility this fall.

In the hunt for the team title:

It seems like it’s a battle between the Knights of the round table.
 
 -- Wartburg: they return the 2, 3, 4 and 6 runners from their 2006 6th-place team.  When their 5th man comes to the forefront and they use the karma left by Moen and Buttry; they challenge for the title.
... 2006 t&f men: Tim McKenna (5k-14:46/3k steeple-9:12)...Patrick Johnson (5k-14:45/3k steeple-9:11)...Keith Solverson (5k-14:44)

 -- Calvin: the top-7 from 2005 could be back.  With their experienced coaches the bitter taste of 2005 they’ll be tough to beat. 
... 2006 t&f men: Todd Schuster (800m-1:53)...Jed Christiansen (5k-14:41/10k-30:48)...Tim Finnegan (5k-14:39/10k-30:20)...Harrison Jorritsma (5k-14:47/10k-30:48)...Nate DeHaan (3k steeple-9:22)
 
The battle for bronze:

 -- (W) La Crosse: the 2005 champs ruturn 2 of their top-5 (3 and 4).  They’re used to bringing how trophies. 
... 2006 t&f men: Andrew Boldt (800m-1:52)...Dan Haumschild (800m-1:52)...Mike Herlihy (3k steeple-9:06)...Bill Walkowicz (3k steeple-9:18)...Kevin Olejar (3k steeple-9:22)

 -- Hamline: the one team with a chance to break into the top-2.  Seems like they spent their spring getting ready for the fall, not too deep on the oval this spring. 
... 2006 t&f men: Travis Bristow (3k steeple-9:13)

 -- Tufts: tough on the top-end.  They need to find 3-7.  Heard they may have two recruits in their top-5.
... 2006 t&f men: Chris Kantos (5k-14:43/10k-31:02)...Josh Kennedy (10k-30:56)...Matt Lacey (10k-31:06)

 -- North Central: returning four men for their last season–that, along with the always present NCC youngsters stepping-up, could put a trophy on the Cardnials bus.
... 2006 t&f men: Adam Pennington (800m-1:51)...Julius White (800m-1:51)...Andy Hubner (800m-1:52/1500m-3:51)...Roland Hopkins (1500m-3:54)...Nick Hird (5k-14:38)...Chris Bosworth (10k-31:09)
 
 -- Haverford: returning 2-4.  The kings of the middle distance still takes its lumps in the fall.
... 2006 t&f men: Sam Dalke 3:52 (1500m-3:52)...Bernie Muller (10k-30:56)...Grant Scott (3k steeple-9:06)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: seventiesraider on July 19, 2006, 02:32:27 pm
Mount Union Preseason Preview Article  Mount Men's Preview (http://www.muc.edu/athletics/men_s_teams/cross_country/2006_raider_preview)
Title: Division III Cross Country
Post by: Harrier on August 02, 2006, 10:11:57 pm
Calvin coach Meyer stepping down (http://www.mlive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/sports-4/1154525115308870.xml?grpress?SPSM&coll=6)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006
By Howie Beardsley
The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS -- Successful women's cross country coach Nancy Meyer is stepping down after 20 years to devote more time to her duties as Calvin's women's athletics director and to her family....

....Meyer will be replaced by former three-time Olympic steeplechaser Brian Diemer, a former South Christian and University of Michigan star. Diemer will remain as co-coach of the Knights' men's cross country team with Al Hoekstra....

....Meyer's part-time assistant coaching job will include administrative duties for the women's and men's teams....

....Since 1986, Diemer and Hoekstra guided the Calvin's men's cross country to Division III championships in 2000, '03 and '04, four national runners-up showings, nine top-four efforts, 19 MIAA titles and 17 Great Lakes Regional crowns....

....The upcoming season also will mark the first time Calvin fields junior varsity cross country teams. They will be directed by former Calvin All-American and Godwin Heights graduate Robert Hyde.


please click on the title for the entire article
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on August 02, 2006, 11:02:49 pm
Two head coaches, an assistant coach and a jv coach for CROSS COUNTRY!?  Who else has that kind of staffing?
Title: Division III cross country
Post by: seventiesraider on August 14, 2006, 03:27:47 pm
I'm our high school boys/girls, junior high boys/girls "Head" cross country coach. I also drive the van. What's an assistant cross country coach?? ;D
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: seventiesraider on August 21, 2006, 01:53:29 pm
Information about this year's championship weekend:
2006 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships Voice of America Park Hosted by Wilmington College  (http://www2.wilmington.edu/ncaa-cc/index.cfm)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: FPM on August 22, 2006, 11:51:11 am
I'm our high school boys/girls, junior high boys/girls "Head" cross country coach. I also drive the van. What's an assistant cross country coach?? ;D

Junior High coach then you better add baby-sitter to the list
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: seventiesraider on August 22, 2006, 05:00:31 pm

You must be reading my mail - baby sitter, counselor et al :'(
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: zonescantstopme on August 23, 2006, 03:35:31 am
Im a D3 bball player going into my sr year.  Do you think running this cc season will help me out this year for bball??  I ve heard no because bball and cc is two totally different types of running any suggestions
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: seventiesraider on August 23, 2006, 08:06:03 am
Cross countrywill improve your general conditioning and your endurance. I have several BB players on my squad. If you have a good coach for cc, you might learn things about training that probably wern't important to your bball coaches. IMHO
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: zonescantstopme on August 24, 2006, 04:22:48 am
Thanks for your reply I think I will Run This year
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Kira & Jaxon's Dad on August 24, 2006, 09:50:09 am
At my HS the top wrestlers also participated in CC in the spring to keep up their conditioning.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: zonescantstopme on August 24, 2006, 01:13:17 pm
thats good to know i really want to have a good season so im looking for anything that will help
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 01, 2006, 12:14:53 am
North Central XC (http://www.noctrl.edu/x7740.xml[/url) season preview:

For the first time in 25 years, the North Central men’s cross country program failed to place in the top four in the country at the national meet in 2005. The 2006 season is also the first time in a long time that the team has no returning All-Americans.

A bleak outlook? Not at all.

“It will be a very, very exciting year because we’ve got potential and youth and work ethic,” Carius said. “I think what we need is experience and to blend it into a team mind set. Then we’ll see where we end up.” ..... click on title .....


Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on September 01, 2006, 11:55:16 am
Thanks for the cross country previews.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 06, 2006, 07:01:15 pm
USTFCCCA Division III cross country rankings
Sept. 5

MEN

1. Calvin
2. Wheaton
3. Hamline
4. Haverford (Pa.)
5. Wisconsin-Oshkosh
6. Nebraska Wesleyan
7. Williams
8. Wisconsin-La Crosse
9. Wisconsin-Platteville
10. New York University
11. Elizabethtown
12. College of New Jersey
13. North Central
14. Wesleyan (Ct.)
15. Wartburg
16. Allegheny
17. Willamette
18. University of Chicago
19. Anderson
20. Bowdoin
21. SUNY Geneseo
22. Colorado College
23. Mount Union
24. Washington (Mo.)
25. Centre College
26. Carleton
27. Carnegie Mellon
28. Augustana
29. Tufts
30. St. John’s (Minn.)
31. Amherst
32. Pomona-Pitzer
33. SUNY Cortland
34. Trinity (Ct.)
35. Occidental
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 06, 2006, 07:02:02 pm
USTFCCCA Division III cross country rankings
Sept. 5

WOMEN

1. SUNY Geneseo
2. Washington (Mo.)
3. Amherst
4. Williams
5. Wisconsin-La Crosse
6. College of New Jersey
7. Ithaca
8. Colby
9. Wartburg
10. Nebraska Wesleyan
11. Willamette
12. Wisconsin-Oshkosh
13. Middlebury
14. Calvin
15. Emory
16. Carleton
17. Dickinson
18. Luther
19. Allegheny
20. Tufts
21. Anderson
22. Wheaton
23. St. Olaf
24. Denison
25. Wisconsin Eau Claire
26. St. Lawrence
27. Linfield
28. St. Thomas
29. Wellesley
30. Wisconsin-Platteville
31. Messiah
32. SUNY Cortland
33. Depauw
34. Wesleyan
35. Case Western
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on September 06, 2006, 08:11:38 pm
USTFCCCA Division III cross country rankings
Sept. 5

MEN

1. Calvin
2. Wheaton
3. Hamline
4. Haverford (Pa.)
5. Wisconsin-Oshkosh
6. Nebraska Wesleyan
7. Williams
8. Wisconsin-La Crosse
9. Wisconsin-Platteville
10. New York University
11. Elizabethtown
12. College of New Jersey
13. North Central
14. Wesleyan (Ct.)
15. Wartburg
16. Allegheny
17. Willamette
18. University of Chicago
19. Anderson
20. Bowdoin
21. SUNY Geneseo
22. Colorado College
23. Mount Union
24. Washington (Mo.)
25. Centre College
26. Carleton
27. Carnegie Mellon
28. Augustana
29. Tufts
30. St. John’s (Minn.)
31. Amherst
32. Pomona-Pitzer
33. SUNY Cortland
34. Trinity (Ct.)
35. Occidental

Am I correct in assuming that #2 Wheaton is Wheaton (MA), since NCC has won the CCIW for like 3000 straight years?  Same thing with #22 Wheaton on the women's - Mass.?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Flea on September 06, 2006, 08:19:34 pm
Good point, but I doubt it.  Wheaton IL is building and building.  Wheaton MA has not had any tradition in the distances.  On the racing oval they're all sprints and jumps.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on September 06, 2006, 08:29:19 pm

Am I correct in assuming that #2 Wheaton is Wheaton (MA), since NCC has won the CCIW for like 3000 straight years?  Same thing with #22 Wheaton on the women's - Mass.?

North Central had a down year in 2005.  This could be their neighbors' chance to win it the CCIW.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 14, 2006, 10:38:48 am
2006 Calvin XC preview, men and women (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/preview/fall.htm)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 16, 2006, 03:05:26 pm
The Calvin men had a strong showing today at the first Calvin invitational, with a score of 18 against #5 Oshkosh, Aquinas, Ohio Northern, Hope, Dennison, Elmhurst, Otterbein, and Baldwin Wallace. Looks like they could be stronger this year than they were last.

The women (#14) also finished first with a score of 32, compared to 88 for second-place Oshkosh, ranked #11 nationally by the USTFCCCA. Nice to see three sophomores place in the top 5 for the knights.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on September 16, 2006, 09:41:56 pm
Sept. 16

Calvin Inv. women's results (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/wxc/CALVIN_INV_2006_WOMEN.HTM)
Calvin Inv. men's results (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/mxc/CALVIN_INV_2006_MEN.HTM)

teams:
- Calvin   M-#1 .... W-#14
- Oshkosh   M-#5 .... W-#12
- Aquinas   M-#3 .... W-#16 NAIA
- OH Northern
- Hope
- Denison
- Elmhurst
- Otterbein
- Baldwin-Wallace
- Elmhurst
- Calvin JV
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on September 18, 2006, 03:00:57 am
How many seniors in the Wheaton front runners .... NONE!

Event 1  Men 8k Run CC
=======================================================================         
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points         
=======================================================================         

  3 Balgaard, Jaron           JR Wheaton College       27:17.00    3             
  4 Babatz, Tim               JR Wheaton College       27:19.06    4             
  5 Redmann, Andrew           SO Wheaton College       27:19.25    5             
  6 Danielson, Micah          SO Wheaton College       27:21.00    6             
  7 Loy, Clayton              FR Wheaton College       27:26.00    7             
  9 Ashworth, Ben             FR Wheaton College       27:43.00    9             
 10 Murphy, Brendan           FR Wheaton College       27:44.05   10             
 11 Field, Matt               SO Wheaton College       27:44.33                 
 12 Ball, Daniel              JR Wheaton College       27:44.59                 
 13 Lanzetta, John            JR Wheaton College       27:44.95                 
 14 Lane, Greg                JR Wheaton College       27:45.00                 
 15 Mull, Brandon             SO Wheaton College       27:57.00


Very scary . . . Calvin's men had better pull out the win this year becasue it will be their last for awhile.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 18, 2006, 02:51:57 pm
That's a mighty nice, tight pack of finishers.  On Calvin's team, 2:17 separated their first and 12th finishers.

It will be very interesting to see how the top 5 compare from these two schools. Too bad they don't meet before NCAAs. Any chance of convincing the Thunder to make the 200.001 mile drive up to GR for the Calvin Invitational next year?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Flea on September 18, 2006, 11:00:10 pm
Any chance of convincing the Thunder to make the 200.001 mile drive up to GR for the Calvin Invitational next year?


That would be great.  Oshkosh came all the way around the lake for it.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on September 19, 2006, 04:59:53 pm
Sept. 16

St. Olaf Invitational MEN (http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/crossctry/men/media/0607/results/091606.htm)
St. Olaf Invitational WOMEN (http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/crossctry/women/media/0607/results/091606.htm)

teams:
Gustavus Adolphus
Hamline  M-#3
Macalester
St John’s  M-#30
St. Olaf ..... W-#23
St. Thomas ..... W-#28
La Crosse  M-#8 ..... W-#5
Wartburg  M-#15 ..... W-#9
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on September 19, 2006, 05:07:23 pm
Sept. 16

Spartan XC Classic MEN (http://www.wheaton.edu/Athletics/crosscountry/Results/AUM.html)
Spartan XC Classic WOMEN (http://www.wheaton.edu/Athletics/crosscountry/Results/AUW.html)

teams:
- Aurora
- Carthage
- North Central (women)
- Wheaton-IL   M-#2 .... W-#22
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on September 19, 2006, 05:12:25 pm
Wow, St Olaf is a high-end meet.  Exciting to see so many quality teams at one course.  I think the D3 T&F and XC in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and to a lesser extent Illinois really benifit from the solid D3 competition they can find every weekend.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on September 20, 2006, 12:35:41 pm
FOX NEWS -- Mumps outbreak at Wheaton College, Illinois ..... being that men's XC is Wheaton's best chance for an NCAA title this fall, I wonder what they'll do to protect the students?

I'd be taking all my runners off campus until this blows over.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: seventiesraider on September 21, 2006, 02:24:13 pm
Good source of Division III XC Info Track Shark NCAA Division III Blog (http://www.trackshark.com/blogs/division3blog/)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on September 22, 2006, 02:31:08 am
The Track Shark blog is great. Nice source for interviews and results. 

The Track Shark chat is poor, esp. when you want to discuss D3, no one cares.  I think many D1 and D2 athletes do not like to recognize that there are D3 athletes that can compete at their level while paying tuition.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bushop on September 22, 2006, 11:14:02 pm
Where are the big races this weekend?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on September 22, 2006, 11:48:44 pm

SUNY-Geneseo ... 1.) women / 21.) men
   -- Sept. 22, Wilmington Ohio Invitational
Calvin ... 14.) women / 1.) men 
   -- Sept. 23, MIAA Jamboree, Hope College, Holland Michigan
Washington U-MO ... 2.) women / 24.) men
   -- Sept. 22, Pre-Nationals Meet, West Chester Ohio
Wheaton-IL ... 22.) women / 2.) men
   -- Sept. 22, Pre-Nationals Meet, West Chester Ohio
Amherst ... 3.) women / nr.) men
   -- Sept. 23, Tufts Invitational
Hamline ... nr.) women / 3.) men
   -- Sept. 23, Roy Griak Invitational (U of Minnesota)
Williams ... 4.) women / 7.) men 
   -- Sept. 23, Purple Valley Classic, HOME
Haverford-PA ... 4.) men
   -- Sept. 21, Main Line Invitational
W-La Crosse ... 5.) women / nr.) men
   -- Sept. 23, Roy Griak Invitational (U of Minnesota)
W-Oshkosh ... 12.) women / 5.) men
   -- BYE
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on September 22, 2006, 11:52:18 pm
So the big D3 XC match-ups are :

La Crosse v. Hamline at the Roy Griak

Washington v. Wheaton at the Pre-Nationals
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on September 23, 2006, 12:26:50 am
A big event in the Southwest this weekend is Orange Crush VIII (http://www.runorangecrush.com/divisions.html) sponsored by Hendrix and Conway RRCA.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on September 23, 2006, 12:31:52 am
A big event in the Southwest this weekend is Orange Crush VIII (http://www.runorangecrush.com/divisions.html) sponsored by Hendrix and Conway RRCA.

Who's racin' at the Orange Crush VIII?

BTW. Don't ya hate the orange on the blue background?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 23, 2006, 11:04:03 am
The Wilmington Ohio Invitational and the Pre-Nationals Meet are the same competition.  It was hosted by Wilmington College in West Chester, Ohio.

NCAA Div III Pre-National Meet WOMEN's RESULTS (http://www2.wilmington.edu/womens-cross-country/documents/092206wxc.pdf)

NCAA Div III Pre-National Meet MEN's RESULTS (http://www2.wilmington.edu/mens-cross-country/092206mxc.pdf)

You'd think the SIDs would use a common name for the meet.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 23, 2006, 11:29:34 am
The Wilmington Ohio Invitational and the Pre-Nationals Meet are the same competition.  It was hosted by Wilmington College in West Chester, Ohio.

NCAA Div III Pre-National Meet WOMEN's RESULTS (http://www2.wilmington.edu/womens-cross-country/documents/092206wxc.pdf)

NCAA Div III Pre-National Meet MEN's RESULTS (http://www2.wilmington.edu/mens-cross-country/092206mxc.pdf)

You'd think the SIDs would use a common name for the meet.

Well, these results will shake up the polls a bit. Here are the top 5 women's teams:

1. Geneseo#133 pts
2. Washington U#266 pts
3. Depauw#3399 pts
4. MIT106 pts
5. Wheaton#22164 pts

The most surprising result here is the result by the Wheaton women, behind #33 Depauw and even behind unrated MIT. Have the mumps decimated the XC team?


1. Geneseo#2171 pts
2. North Central#13109 pts
3. RIT118 pts
4. Wheaton#2119 pts
5. Depauw144

More surprises! Great showing by Geneseo. The mumps must have reached the Wheaton men's team, too. (2:32 separated their 1st and 12th finishers, unlike 0:40 in the previous meet.)

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on September 23, 2006, 01:00:23 pm

Calvin ... 14.) women / 1.) men 
   -- Sept. 23, MIAA Jamboree, Hope College, Holland Michigan

What's a Jamboree?  It would have been great to see the two Calvin teams scrapin' paint at the Pre-Nationals Meet.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on September 23, 2006, 01:04:32 pm

The most surprising result here is the result by the Wheaton women, behind #33 Depauw and even behind unrated MIT. Have the mumps decimated the XC team?

More surprises! Great showing by Geneseo. The mumps must have reached the Wheaton men's team, too. (2:32 separated their 1st and 12th finishers, unlike 0:40 in the previous meet.)



Maybe some Wheaton harriers drove up to Holland to race the Knights and watch the Thunder pound the Flying Dutchmen on the gridiron instead of going to race in Ohio?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on September 23, 2006, 05:55:07 pm
MIAA Jamboree MEN
Saturday, September 23

Team Scores:
1. Calvin 15
2. Hope 71
3. Tri-State 77
4. Albion 91
5. Kalamazoo 152
6. Adrian 168
7. Alma 213
8. Olilvet 218

Meet Winner (8K): Tim Finnegan, Calvin, 25:53

Top Ten Finishers:
1. Tim Finnegan, Calvin, 25:53
2. Jed Christiansen, Calvin, 25:59
3. Jon Gries, Calvin, 26:00
4. Harrison Jorritsma, Calvin, 26:05
5. Tad Hulst, Calvin, 26:12
6. Ryan TerLouw, Hope, 26:51
7. Nate De Haan, Calvin, 26:54
8. Erik Van Kampen, Calvin, 26:55
9. Curt Daniels, Tri-State, 27:07
10. Jesse Kleinjan, Calvin, 27:17.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on September 23, 2006, 05:57:16 pm
MIAA Jamboree WOMEN
Saturday, September 23

Team Scores:
1. Calvin 16
2. Hope 63
3. Albion 101
4. Kalamazoo 107
5. Saint Mary's 119
6. Adrian 156
7. Alma 204
8. Olilvet 243

Meet Winner (5K): Camille Medema, Calvin, 19:15

Top Ten Finishers:
1. Camille Medema, Calvin, 19:15
2. Anna Pranger, Calvin, 19:20
3. Christina Overbeck, Calvin, 19:21
4. Lauren Bergstrom, Calvin, 19:24
5. Jillian McLauglin, Kalamazoo, 19:39
6. Laura Holtrop, Calvin, 19:54
7. Calah Schlabach, Calvin, 19:58
8. Leslie Tableman, Hope, 20:04
9. Lydia Singer, Calvin, 20:05
9. Lynn March, Calvin, 20:05.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on September 23, 2006, 09:18:49 pm
First MIAA Jamboree:

MIAA complete XC results (http://www.doitsports.com/results/page.tcl?id=147987)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 23, 2006, 09:21:45 pm
First MIAA Jamboree:

MIAA complete XC results (http://www.doitsports.com/results/page.tcl?id=147987)

They run more than one of those Jamboree things?  What's the deal ... it's not like it's a competitive race.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 24, 2006, 06:01:42 am
First MIAA Jamboree:

MIAA complete XC results (http://www.doitsports.com/results/page.tcl?id=147987)

They run more than one of those Jamboree things?  What's the deal ... it's not like it's a competitive race.

Do you think that North Central shouldn't bother running with the other CCIW teams since it's rarely competitive?  ;)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NMKnights on September 24, 2006, 03:53:50 pm
On the MIAA Jamboree:

This is one of two conference meets for Calvin.  The other, held at the end of October is called the MIAA CHampionships.  They both figure towards the conference accolades.

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on September 24, 2006, 04:56:27 pm
MEN's TEAM:
2nd - (W) La Crosse


1. Wisconsin La Crosse
    8  Boomer Creger, Sr           25:56.3 
   10  Nate Hoffman, Sr            26:03.9 
   21  Kevin Oelstrom, Jr          26:30.6 
   27  John Heitzman, Jr           26:42.4 
   28  Scott Mueller, So           26:45.5 
  101  Mike Herlihy, Sr            27:39.3 
  152  Bill Walkowicz, Sr          28:34.8 
Time = 2:11:58.7     Places = 94


Mueller's transferred to  Marquette University (http://gomarquette.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/mtt/mueller_scott00.html). 
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 24, 2006, 05:07:37 pm
First MIAA Jamboree:

MIAA complete XC results (http://www.doitsports.com/results/page.tcl?id=147987)

They run more than one of those Jamboree things?  What's the deal ... it's not like it's a competitive race.


Do you think that North Central shouldn't bother running with the other CCIW teams since it's rarely competitive?  ;)


On the MIAA Jamboree:

This is one of two conference meets for Calvin.  The other, held at the end of October is called the MIAA CHampionships.  They both figure towards the conference accolades.



Dark Knight --

Do the Cardinal harriers compete in TWO CCIW meets?  The idea of Calvin having to spend two weekends racing against little, if any, competition does not make sense (IMO).

When does an athletic department, or conference, look to build quality programs at the expense of other schools who don't attempt to compete in certain sports?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on September 24, 2006, 07:05:14 pm

Do you think that North Central shouldn't bother running with the other CCIW teams since it's rarely competitive?  ;)


I think North Central's continued CCIW dominance is threatened by coach Bradley and his Wheaton teams.  Bradley was named last spring’s  NCAA D3 Coach of the Year for women's track & field and both his XC teams are solid this fall.

I’m not thinking that they’ll win, just threaten the Cardinals on the track and course year after year.  Calvin does not have that in MIAA XC.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on September 24, 2006, 08:37:03 pm

Do you think that North Central shouldn't bother running with the other CCIW teams since it's rarely competitive?  ;)


I’m not thinking that they’ll win, just threaten the Cardinals on the track and course year after year.  Calvin does not have that in MIAA XC.

Albion's men were a top-15 XC team a few seasons ago.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: seventiesraider on September 25, 2006, 11:07:20 am
Mount Union ninth at Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational to Syracuse, Penn State, Miami of Ohio, Kent State, Pitt, Army, Maryland, and Dayton. Seven D1's and a DII. Pretty healthy competition.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 25, 2006, 03:10:33 pm

Do the Cardinal harriers compete in TWO CCIW meets?  The idea of Calvin having to spend two weekends racing against little, if any, competition does not make sense (IMO).

When does an athletic department, or conference, look to build quality programs at the expense of other schools who don't attempt to compete in certain sports?

I suspect that Calvin -- and any other school in an athletic conference -- has a contractual obligation to play the games or meets set up by that conference. Calvin Cross Country doesn't quite have the star power (as yet?) to go it alone, maybe get a nice fat ESPN contract for broadcasting their meets.

But not to fear. There's a good meet coming up Friday, with a number of DI, II, III, and other teams -- the Notre Dame Invitational. Last year Calvin took first in the Gold division, with 45 points. North Central (the next DIII school) took 5th, with 157 points. Oshkosh was 6th, Augustana 10th, Stevens Point 15th.

The schedule has Calvin running in the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday. Can that be right -- two meets in two days? And does anyone know who will be there?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on September 25, 2006, 04:13:07 pm

The schedule has Calvin running in the Loyola Lakefront Invitational on Saturday. Can that be right -- two meets in two days? And does anyone know who will be there?


Notre Dame only allows 12 athletes per team, I would guess Calvin is sending a "B" team to Loyola.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 25, 2006, 04:35:19 pm
When do the new USTFCCCA Division III cross country rankings come out?  It's been a while since the pre-season rankings were posted.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on September 26, 2006, 11:55:30 am
A friend of mine sent this to me.  It is the MIAA meet re-scored with Calvin's JV team in the mix.

Women
1st-Calvin-16
2nd-Hope-63
3rd-Albion-110
4th-K-zoo-117
5th-St. Mary’s-130
6th-Calvin JV-134
7th-Adrian-177
8th-Alma-202
9th-Olivet-273

Men
1st-Calvin-15
2nd-Hope-71
3rd-Tri State-77
4th-Albion-92
5th-K-zoo-166
6th-Calvin JV-167
7th-Adrian-184
8th-Alma-239
9th-Olivet-245

I think that's why people wonder why the MIAA has TWO conference meets.  Who else has JV cross country?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on September 26, 2006, 11:56:52 am
MIAA Jamboree WOMEN

5. Jillian McLauglin, Kalamazoo, 19:39


McLauglin had a nice time for a school with no track and field team.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: seventiesraider on September 26, 2006, 12:02:58 pm
When do the new USTFCCCA Division III cross country rankings come out?  It's been a while since the pre-season rankings were posted.

TODAY-Click here (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/ustca-division3-body.html)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 26, 2006, 08:06:12 pm

TODAY-Click here (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/ustca-division3-body.html)


USTFCCCA Division III national rankings
Cross Country Week 01 (9/26/06)

top-10 of 35 ranked men's teams:
01. Calvin (280)
02. (W) La Crosse (272)
03. Haverford (263)
04. SUNY Geneseo (254)
05. New York (244)
06. (W) Platteville (236)
07. (W) Oshkosh (230)
08. Wartburg (227)
09. North Central (221)
10. NB Wesleyan (198)

top-10 of 35 ranked women's teams:
01. SUNY Geneseo (280)
02. Amherst (270)
03. Washington (266)
04. (W) La Crosse (255)
05. Tufts (247)
06. College of New Jersey (237)
07. Colby (231)
08. Calvin (229)
09. Williams (213)
10. Carleton (207)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on September 27, 2006, 03:44:39 am
A big event in the Southwest this weekend is Orange Crush VIII (http://www.runorangecrush.com/divisions.html) sponsored by Hendrix and Conway RRCA.

Who's racin' at the Orange Crush VIII?

BTW. Don't ya hate the orange on the blue background?

Cowman, I was under the impression that the Orange Crush drew a larger D3 contingent.

McMurry Men finished 2nd of five teams to Provisional D1 U Central Arkansas (32-33) and the McMurry Women finished 3rd of 7 behind UCentral Arkansas and D2 Ouachita Baptist.

The Texas State D3 Cross Country Championships are being hosted by McMurry this weekend.  This should have teams from Austin College, Southwestern and Trinity from the SCAC, independent UDallas and ASC teams UT-Dallas, UT-Tyler, East Texas Baptist, LeTourneau, Concordia Austin, McMurry, Sul Ross State and Texas Lutheran Women.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 27, 2006, 08:39:56 am
I think that's why people wonder why the MIAA has TWO conference meets.  Who else has JV cross country?

It's not just two, it's three, counting the conference championships. Here's Calvin's schedule:

DateOpponent and Location    
September 16    Calvin Invitational at Calvin College
September 23    MIAA Jamboree at Hope College
September 29    at Notre Dame Invitational
October 6    at Michigan Intercollegiates
October 15    at Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invite, Oshkosh, WI
October 28    MIAA Championships at Alma
November 11    NCAA Regional at Hanover, IN
November 18    NCAA Nationals at Cincinnati, OH

Is it unusual for a conference to have two meets and a championship?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on September 27, 2006, 10:19:16 am
I think that's why people wonder why the MIAA has TWO conference meets.  Who else has JV cross country?

It's not just two, it's three, counting the conference championships. Here's Calvin's schedule:

DateOpponent and Location    
September 16    Calvin Invitational at Calvin College
September 23    MIAA Jamboree at Hope College
September 29    at Notre Dame Invitational
October 6    at Michigan Intercollegiates
October 15    at Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invite, Oshkosh, WI
October 28    MIAA Championships at Alma
November 11    NCAA Regional at Hanover, IN
November 18    NCAA Nationals at Cincinnati, OH

Is it unusual for a conference to have two meets and a championship?


Are NAIA schools invited to the Michigan Intercollegiates?

As for having two meets, if the conference sees that as a viable way to provide adequate competition in preparation to the conference meet, then I think that it is wise.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on September 27, 2006, 12:36:23 pm

It's not just two, it's three, counting the conference championships. Here's Calvin's schedule:

DateOpponent and Location    
September 23    MIAA Jamboree at Hope College
October 6    Michigan Intercollegiates
October 28    MIAA Championships at Alma

Is it unusual for a conference to have two meets and a championship?


If these are the three .... the Michigan Intercollegiates is not an MIAA competition.  It is for all colleges and universities in Michigan.  It's a big meet.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on September 27, 2006, 12:38:01 pm

Are NAIA schools invited to the Michigan Intercollegiates?

As for having two meets, if the conference sees that as a viable way to provide adequate competition in preparation to the conference meet, then I think that it is wise.

Yes, NAIA schools do race there.

The key word in your post is adequate.  Do yyou feel there is adequate competition at these MIAA meets?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 27, 2006, 01:23:45 pm
How many seniors in the Wheaton front runners .... NONE!


  3 Balgaard, Jaron           JR Wheaton College       27:17.00    3             
  4 Babatz, Tim               JR Wheaton College       27:19.06    4             
  5 Redmann, Andrew           SO Wheaton College       27:19.25    5             
  6 Danielson, Micah          SO Wheaton College       27:21.00    6             
  7 Loy, Clayton              FR Wheaton College       27:26.00    7             
  9 Ashworth, Ben             FR Wheaton College       27:43.00    9             
 10 Murphy, Brendan           FR Wheaton College       27:44.05   10             
 11 Field, Matt               SO Wheaton College       27:44.33                 
 12 Ball, Daniel              JR Wheaton College       27:44.59                 
 13 Lanzetta, John            JR Wheaton College       27:44.95                 
 14 Lane, Greg                JR Wheaton College       27:45.00                 
 15 Mull, Brandon             SO Wheaton College       27:57.00


Very scary . . . Calvin's men had better pull out the win this year becasue it will be their last for awhile.

I'm not sure what kind of pressed to be -- im or de -- that none of Wheaton's top runners are seniors, considering that Matt Field and Daniel Ball were juniors last year. Bad enough that Daniel is still a junior, but Matt is now a sophomore?  Micah Danielson and Brandon Mull also appear to have had difficulties of some sort, as they were both also sophomores last year, according to CCIW championship results. ;);D

Results from last year's CCIW championship: http://onlineraceresults.com/race/view_plain_text.php?race_id=2877 (http://onlineraceresults.com/race/view_plain_text.php?race_id=2877)

[Even two seniors not among the top seven is impressive, if we can trust the rest of the class listings...]
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 27, 2006, 08:59:24 pm
from Wheaton's roster (http://www.wheaton.edu/Athletics/crosscountry/MRoster.rtf) --

Jonathan Koehler      6-0      Sr.   Rockford, Ill. (Christian Life)
Nate Lee                 5-11     Sr.   Bonaire, Ga. (Perry)
Stephen Palmer        6-2      Sr.   Hamburg, N.Y. (Frontier)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on September 27, 2006, 10:53:03 pm

Are NAIA schools invited to the Michigan Intercollegiates?

As for having two meets, if the conference sees that as a viable way to provide adequate competition in preparation to the conference meet, then I think that it is wise.

Yes, NAIA schools do race there.

The key word in your post is adequate.  Do yyou feel there is adequate competition at these MIAA meets?
I cannot answer that.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on September 29, 2006, 12:00:20 am
Texas D-III State Championship Meet (http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_lc_mcmurry_univ/article/0,1874,ABIL_8787_5026325,00.html) in Abilene, Texas;  Hosted by McMurry University.

News article in the Abilene Reporter-News
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on September 29, 2006, 09:39:23 pm
2006 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             MEN TEAM RESULTS - GOLD
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Calvin College                   
            2    5    7    8    9  (18) (47) =    31
  2. Uw-Oshkosh                       
            1   17   22   24   32  (54) (75) =    96
  3. Notre Dame                       
           19   21   26   31   41  (63) (78) =   138
  4. Windsor                         
            3   10   42   53   72  (82) (90) =   180
  5. North Central College           
           11   30   43   50   57  (67) (71) =   191
  6. Hillsdale College               
           27   28   45   60   85  (94)(140) =   245
  7. Ohio University                 
           12   37   62   69   70 (101)(114) =   250
  8. Uw-Stevens Point                 
           14   40   58   73   81 (121)(125) =   266
  9. Gonzaga University               
            4   23   64   87   93 (131)(134) =   271
 10. Anderson University             
           13   15   74   77   95 (111)      =   274
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on September 29, 2006, 09:41:46 pm
2006 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL - MEN GOLD
 
1   929 WILLY KAUL             UW-OSHKOSH                     JR      24:28
2   563 TIM FINNEGAN           CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      24:43
3   987 ANDREW COATES          WINDSOR                        JR      24:45
4   645 JOE MILLER             GONZAGA UNIVERSITY             SR      24:56
5   567 HARRISON JORRITSMA     CALVIN COLLEGE                 SR      25:01
6   590 SEAN CONROY            DEPAUL UNIVERSITY              SR      25:03
7   560 JED CHRISTIANSENS      CALVIN COLLEGE                 SO      25:07
8   566 TAD HULST              CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      25:08
9   565 JON GRIES              CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      25:10
10   994 DENG MARIAL            WINDSOR                        SO      25:11
11   774 BRIAN LESIEWICZ        NORTH CENTRAL COLLEGE          SO      25:14


I'd say the Knights had a nice meet, very nice.
Although I doubt Finnn was happy getting beat by another D3 harrier.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on September 29, 2006, 09:42:53 pm
2006 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           WOMEN TEAM RESULTS - GOLD
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

  1. Indiana State                   
            3   11   35   36   38  (83)(134) =   123
  2. IPFW                             
            4   20   21   25   59  (98)(124) =   129
  3. Calvin College                   
            9   17   24   33   47  (55) (69) =   130
  4. Akron                           
            5   14   29   48   62  (63) (67) =   158
  5. Ball State University           
            7   12   26   56   60  (64) (66) =   161
  6. San Jose State University       
            2   13   34   43   72 (106)(107) =   164
  7. Santa Clara University           
            6   15   16   39   92  (95)(130) =   168
  8. Miami University                 
           22   32   37   49   52 (114)(121) =   192
  9. Windsor                         
            1   18   44   57   74  (96)(117) =   194
 10. United States Military Academy   
           19   51   70   71   77  (82) (99) =   288
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on September 29, 2006, 09:43:33 pm
2006 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL - WOMEN GOLD

1   470 JACKIE MALETTE         WINDSOR                        SO      17:33
2   349 TIFFANY MARI HALL      SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY      SR      17:39
3   170 LAURA ENGLE            INDIANA STATE                  SR      17:58
4   183 ASHLEY RITCHEY         IPFW                           SR      18:02
5     3 SEDIAH ERSKINE         AKRON                          FR      18:02
6   356 SHANNON BELL           SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY         SR      18:04
7    36 SARAH KEHE             BALL STATE UNIVERSITY          FR      18:10
8   433 JENNY GRAEF            UW OSHKOSH                     SR      18:16
9    47 CAMILLE MEDEMA         CALVIN COLLEGE                 SR      18:16
10    23 MAGGIE NOONAN          ANDERSON UNIVERSITY            SR      18:17
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on September 29, 2006, 09:45:08 pm
all the results

2006 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL (http://und.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/stats/2006-2007/nd-invit-results-092906.html)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 29, 2006, 10:18:53 pm
Definitely a good result. It was a strong field, with at least 6 ranked D-III teams and several D-I and other teams. But Calvin won by a large margin; take away Calvin's top two runners, and they still would have won.

1.   Calvin (#1), 31 points
2.   Oshkosh (#7), 96
3.   Notre Dame 'B', 138
4.   Windsor, 180
5.   North Central (#9), 191
6.   Hillsdale (D-II #12 if I remember right), 245
7.   OU (D-I)
8.   Stevens Point (#26)
9.   Gonzaga (D-I)
10. Anderson (#17)
11. Augustana (#21)
...and several other D-I schools

Last year Calvin had three All-Americans; it appears that this year there could be five.

I wonder to what extent Finnegan sacrifices his own possible time by sticking with the pack longer to improve the team score.

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on September 29, 2006, 10:38:33 pm

I wonder to what extent Finnegan sacrifices his own possible time by sticking with the pack longer to improve the team score.



IMO, unless things have been ironed-out at Calvin I doubt Finnegan was waiting for anyone.  If Finnigan and his team mates are together watchout.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 29, 2006, 10:40:20 pm
.....take away Calvin's top two runners, and they still would have won.


Scary

I wonder to what extent Finnegan sacrifices his own possible time by sticking with the pack longer to improve the team score.


I'd say the first few meets show everyone's on the same ship.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Flea on September 29, 2006, 10:42:58 pm
2006 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL - MEN GOLD
 
2   563 TIM FINNEGAN           CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      24:43
5   567 HARRISON JORRITSMA     CALVIN COLLEGE                 SR      25:01
7   560 JED CHRISTIANSENS      CALVIN COLLEGE                 SO      25:07
8   566 TAD HULST              CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      25:08
9   565 JON GRIES              CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      25:10



ONE senior in that group.....is that correct?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on September 29, 2006, 11:29:44 pm
2006 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL - MEN GOLD
 
2   563 TIM FINNEGAN           CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      24:43
5   567 HARRISON JORRITSMA     CALVIN COLLEGE                 SR      25:01
7   560 JED CHRISTIANSENS      CALVIN COLLEGE                 SO      25:07
8   566 TAD HULST              CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      25:08
9   565 JON GRIES              CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      25:10



ONE senior in that group.....is that correct?

Not according to their web site:

Calvin XC roster (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/mxc/roster.htm)

Tim Finnegan         Senior
Harrison Jorritsma   Senior
Jesse Kleinjan         Senior
Todd Schuster         Senior
Tyler Zwagerman    Senior
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on September 29, 2006, 11:35:06 pm
Does anyone else find it odd that only FOUR of Calvin College's (Michigan) team are from the Great Lakes state?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on September 30, 2006, 01:31:21 am
2006 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL - WOMEN GOLD
 
8   433 JENNY GRAEF            UW OSHKOSH                     SR      18:16
9    47 CAMILLE MEDEMA         CALVIN COLLEGE                 SR      18:16



Calvin Cross Country Invitational Women, September 16, 2006

1.     67  Camille Medema   Calvin           18:07.5
2.    104  Jenny Graef         W-Oshkosh    18:18.1

2006 NOTRE DAME CROSS COUNTRY INVITATIONAL - MEN GOLD
 
1   929 WILLY KAUL             UW-OSHKOSH                     JR      24:28
2   563 TIM FINNEGAN           CALVIN COLLEGE                 JR      24:43



Calvin Cross Country Invitational Men, September 16, 2006

1.     48  Timothy Finnegan   Calvin           24:58.4
12.   86  Willy Kaul              W-Oshkosh    27:30.2

Looks like Kaul rode a bus all the way around Lake Michigan for an afternoon jog a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on September 30, 2006, 01:33:56 am

2   563 TIM FINNEGAN     CALVIN COLLEGE    JR      24:43

Tim Finnegan         Senior

Which is it?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 30, 2006, 07:56:00 am

I wonder to what extent Finnegan sacrifices his own possible time by sticking with the pack longer to improve the team score.



IMO, unless things have been ironed-out at Calvin I doubt Finnegan was waiting for anyone.  If Finnigan and his team mates are together watchout.

Not waiting for anyone, certainly, but they do make a point of trying to stick with the pack for the first part of the race, e.g. 4 miles. I suspect it varies from race to race. I know I've read the occasional comment by a coach about how runners have sacrificed their own personal times for the good of the team.

Finnegan is a Senior.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 30, 2006, 07:59:33 am
Does anyone else find it odd that only FOUR of Calvin College's (Michigan) team are from the Great Lakes state?

It's not odd if you take into account that the rest are from other states.  ::)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on October 01, 2006, 03:20:58 pm
USTFCCCA Division III national rankings
Cross Country Week 01 (9/26/06)

MEN's top-10 weekend results:

01. Calvin (280)
Notre Dame Invitational (http://und.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/stats/2006-2007/nd-invit-results-092906.html)
02. (W) La Crosse (272)
UW-Eau Claire Blugold Open (http://www.uwec.edu/Athletics/mcc/webpdf/0607/blugold_open_results.pdf)
03. Haverford (263)
Paul Short Invitational (http://www.lehighsports.com/assets/sports/xcountry/College%20Men%20Results.html)
04. SUNY Geneseo (254)
Geneseo Invitational (http://knights.geneseo.edu/xcountry/mensresults06.txt)
05. New York (244)
weekend off
06. (W) Platteville (236)
Pioneer Invitational (http://www.uwplatt.edu/athletics/crosscountry/2006/ccopen06.htm)
07. (W) Oshkosh (230)
Notre Dame Invitational (http://und.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/stats/2006-2007/nd-invit-results-092906.html)
08. Wartburg (227)
weekend off
09. North Central (221)
Notre Dame Invitational (http://und.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/stats/2006-2007/nd-invit-results-092906.html)
10. (NB) Wesleyan (198)
Loyola University Lakefront Invitational (http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/loyc/sports/c-xc/auto_pdf/MaroonMenTeam.pdf)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on October 01, 2006, 03:35:22 pm
USTFCCCA Division III national rankings
Cross Country Week 01 (9/26/06)

WOMEN's top-10 weekend results:

01. SUNY Geneseo (280)
Geneseo Invitational (http://knights.geneseo.edu/xcountry/womensresults06.txt)
02. Amherst (270)
weekend off
03. Washington U (266)
weekend off
04. (W) La Crosse (255)
UW-Eau Claire Blugold Open (http://www.uwec.edu/Athletics/wcc/webpdf/0607/blugold_open_results.pdf)
05. Tufts (247)
weekend off
06. College of New Jersey (237)
Paul Short Invitational (http://www.lehighsports.com/assets/sports/xcountry/College%20Men%20Results.html)
07. Colby (231)
weekend off
08. Calvin (229)
Notre Dame Invitational (http://und.cstv.com/sports/c-xc/stats/2006-2007/nd-invit-results-092906.html)
09. Williams (213)
weekend off
10. Carleton (207)
weekend off
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 02, 2006, 11:08:03 pm
Texas D-III State Championship Meet (http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_lc_mcmurry_univ/article/0,1874,ABIL_8787_5026325,00.html) in Abilene, Texas;  Hosted by McMurry University.

News article in the Abilene Reporter-News

Congratulations to the McMurry Men and the Trinity Women, the Winners of the Texas State D-III Cross Country Championships (http://www.mcm.edu/athletics/crosscountry/100106.html).
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: mybleedinghands on October 03, 2006, 09:46:33 pm
Two head coaches, an assistant coach and a jv coach for CROSS COUNTRY!?  Who else has that kind of staffing?

who the hell needs more than one cross country coach. all they do is run long distances, its not like they gotta dribble a ball, shot a ball into a hoop, and pass a ball! all they do is run, thats it. i would think one coach would be able to handle telling their kids to run long distances.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on October 04, 2006, 01:35:05 am
Two head coaches, an assistant coach and a jv coach for CROSS COUNTRY!?  Who else has that kind of staff?

who the hell needs more than one cross country coach. all they do is run long distances, its not like they gotta dribble a ball, shoot a ball into a hoop, and pass a ball! all they do is run, thats it. i would think one coach would be able to handle telling their kids to run long distances.

Your logic is impeccable . . . are you at one of those great schools where the basketball team has a dribbling coach, and a shooting coach, and a passing coach?  WOW!

Plus, you must be at a school where the coach only tells the athletes what to do, no relationships, no teaching, no community . . . are you hanging banners for every recruit that shows up on campus?   'cause your approach is not going to bring many wins, let alone championships.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on October 04, 2006, 01:37:43 am

Who the heck needs more than one cross country coach?

edited for grammar

A better question may be .... What do all those coaches do? or Why don't more schools have a complete staff like Calvin College?

But I don't know too much.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on October 04, 2006, 01:49:47 am
Two head coaches, an assistant coach and a jv coach for CROSS COUNTRY!?  Who else has that kind of staffing?

who the hell needs more than one cross country coach.

Calvin College XC recent results - -

            women     men
1998        1st         2nd
1999        1st         4th
2000                     1st
2001                     2nd
2002                     2nd
2003                     1st
2004                     1st
2005                     2nd
2006       #6           #1

women .... Runner-up (1992, 1993, 1994)  4th Place (1995, 1996)

                 women                           men
1987                                    Regional Champions 
1988                                    Regional Champions 
1989    Regional Champions     Regional Champions 
1990    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
1991    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
1992    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
1993    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
1994    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
1995    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
1996    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
1997    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
1998    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
1999    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
2000    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
2001    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
2002    Regional Champions     Regional Champions
2003                                    Regional Champions
2004                                    Regional Champions
2005                                    Regional Champions

Maybe, just maybe, they know better than you.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on October 04, 2006, 01:54:21 am

edited for grammar


But I don't know too much.


Maybe, just maybe, they know better than you.

Is there a limit to the amount of smartass comments that can be written made in one day?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NMKnights on October 04, 2006, 11:34:12 am

edited for grammar


But I don't know too much.


Maybe, just maybe, they know better than you.

Is there a limit to the amount of smartass comments that can be written made in one day?


I think one thing the coaches do really well at Calvin is to mentor their athletes.  They seem to come beside them, not just as runners, but as people, and help them learn how to be fine adults.  They emphasize getting outside of themselves and thinking about their teammates.  That sets them apart from other teams in many ways.  And while there are tensions at times, like on any team, they work at resolving them and working together.   You can get a good picture of the inner working of the team in this interview with Finnegan:  http://www.dcrunner.org/finneganinterview.htm
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bushop on October 06, 2006, 01:54:10 am
Two head coaches, an assistant coach and a jv coach for CROSS COUNTRY!?  Who else has that kind of staffing?

who the hell needs more than one cross country coach. all they do is run long distances, its not like they gotta dribble a ball, shot a ball into a hoop, and pass a ball! all they do is run, thats it. i would think one coach would be able to handle telling their kids to run long distances.

Scottie, where have you gone?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on October 06, 2006, 01:39:05 pm

I think one thing the coaches do really well at Calvin is to mentor their athlete.....

NMKnights, you seem to know some of the Calvin folks.  Could you post of list of coaches and what they coach?  I can't figure out who does what from the website information.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 07, 2006, 06:24:56 am
I wonder to what extent Finnegan sacrifices his own possible time by sticking with the pack longer to improve the team score.
IMO, unless things have been ironed-out at Calvin I doubt Finnegan was waiting for anyone.  If Finnigan and his team mates are together watchout.

I'm not entirely crazy after all. I found this quote from the recap of the 2004 national championship race (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/releases/2004_05/ncaacross.htm):

Quote
Pack running was another key to Calvin’s championship performance according to Diemer and Hoekstra. “Our guys could have run as a bunch of individuals and sought their own glory,” said Hoekstra. “But if we had done that, there is no way we would have won the national championship. Some of our guys would have fallen out the back door if they had run like that but by focusing on each other, it gave them the encouragement to keep pressing on.”

“There were some guys on our team who made individual sacrifices so that this championship could be possible,” said Diemer. “They stayed together in a pack and that made all the difference in the world. Because of the large crowd today, it was very difficult for runners to see up ahead. The crowd kind of acted as a canopy over the course and unless you were in a pack, there was no way you could see your teammates up ahead.”

Making sacrifices for the good of the team is nothing new for the Knights said Haagsma. “We don’t care about individual awards,” said Haagsma. “We care about each other and we care about this team. That’s why this championship is so satisfying because it’s not a collection of individuals, it’s a team that works for a common purpose.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 07, 2006, 06:59:02 am
Calvin men and women took second at the Michigan Intercollegiates (http://www.ferris.edu/htmls/sports/wcc/0607news/06michigan.htm) 4k race, behind Grand Valley (men D-II #4, women D-II #2). Last year Calvin's men edged out Grand Valley in this event.

Also, it looks as though there will be more competition for the Calvin Men's team top seven, as senior Tyler Zwagerman is back from injury and ran a 25:28 in the 8k race. Last year he was Calvin's #6 runner at the MIAA meets. And junior Dan Vanden Akker ran a strong 25:19.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on October 08, 2006, 02:10:29 am
MEN's POLL

Cross Country Week 2 (10/03/06)

1. Calvin College (280)
2. Wisconsin La Crosse (272)
3. Wisconsin Oshkosh (259)
4. SUNY Cortland (257)
5. SUNY Geneseo (249)
6. New York University (232)
7. Wisconsin Platteville (230)
8. Haverford College (224)
9. Wartburg College (222)
10. North Central College (210)
11. Nebraska Wesleyan (202)
12. Wheaton College (193)
13. Hamline University (180)
14. Wesleyan University (173)
15. Willamette University (159)
16. College of New Jersey (154)
17. Wisconsin Stevens Point (151)
18. RIT (147)
19. Anderson University (134)
20. St. John's University (124)
21. DePauw University (123)
22. Williams College (113)
23. Carnegie Mellon (101)
24. Mount Union College (92)
25. Augustana College (IL) (83)
26. Trinity College (CT) (78)
27. Colorado College (67)
28. Allegheny College (65)
29. Bowdoin College (49)
30. Elizabethtown College (45)
31. Occidental College (39)
32. Luther College (39)
33. University of Chicago (25)
34. Centre College (21)
35. Carleton College (13)
35. Saint Lawrence University (13)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on October 08, 2006, 02:11:13 am
WOMEN's POLL

Cross Country Week 2 (10/03/06)

1. SUNY Geneseo (280)
2. Amherst College (271)
3. Washington University (265)
4. Wisconsin La Crosse (255)
5. Tufts University (249)
6. Calvin College (232)
7. Colby College (231)
8. College of New Jersey (213)
9. Williams College (212)
9. Carleton College (212)
11. Dickinson College (205)
12. Willamette University (194)
13. Middlebury College (189)
14. North Central (IL) (158)
15. St. Thomas (MN) (157)
16. DePauw University (144)
17. Nebraska Wesleyan (139)
18. Emory University (132)
19. Ithaca College (130)
20. MIT (127)
20. Case Western (127)
22. Wisconsin Platteville (112)
23. Haverford College (111)
24. Luther College (104)
25. Puget Sound (92)
26. Ohio Northern (78)
27. Wisconsin Oshkosh (63)
28. Grinell College (61)
28. Wheaton College (IL) (61)
30. St. Lawrence (56)
31. Colorado College (34)
32. Messiah (31)
33. St. Olaf College (27)
33. Wisconsin Eau Claire (18)
35. Anderson (IN) (17)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on October 08, 2006, 11:41:36 pm
MEN's POLL

Cross Country Week 2 (10/03/06)

1. Calvin College (280)
2. Wisconsin La Crosse (272)
3. Wisconsin Oshkosh (259)
4. SUNY Cortland (257)

The Red Dragons are looking scarier every weekend.

4. Cortland St.
    8  James Nally, So             26:02    5:00
   11  Andy Cloke, Sr              26:05    5:01
   25  Seth Dubois, Fr             26:30    5:06
   26  Josh Henry, So              26:31    5:06
   41  Kenneth Little, So          27:05    5:12
   42  Jerry Greenlaw, Fr          27:07    5:13
   60  Kyle O'Brien, Fr            27:30    5:17
Time = 2:12:12     Places = 111


(http://www.cortland.edu/athletics/athleticlogo.gif)

Cortland's on a Knight hunt
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on October 09, 2006, 01:02:04 am

4. SUNY Cortland (257)

The Red Dragons are looking scarier every weekend.

4. Cortland St.
    8  James Nally, So             26:02    5:00
   11  Andy Cloke, Sr              26:05    5:01
   25  Seth Dubois, Fr             26:30    5:06
   26  Josh Henry, So              26:31    5:06
   41  Kenneth Little, So          27:05    5:12
   42  Jerry Greenlaw, Fr          27:07    5:13
   60  Kyle O'Brien, Fr            27:30    5:17



One senior?  And I thought Wheaton's men were young.  Any HS times for these younsters?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 11, 2006, 02:22:34 pm
New men's (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/ot/c-xc/division3-men-national-poll.html) and women's (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/ot/c-xc/division3-women-national-poll.html) polls out from the USTFCCCA as of 10/10.

I don't understand why the La Crosse men's team is still at #2, and Saint John's dropped from #20 to #21, when Saint John's edged out La Crosse and took first at the  2006 Blugold Open (http://www.uwec.edu/Athletics/mcc/webpdf/0607/blugold_open_results.pdf).
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: SKOT on October 11, 2006, 05:01:35 pm
Only 1 runner from the St. Olaf race, Scott Hayden, two weeks ago ran at Eau Claire for La Crosse.  Was La Cross at Full strength?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NMKnights on October 11, 2006, 09:55:24 pm

I think one thing the coaches do really well at Calvin is to mentor their athlete.....

NMKnights, you seem to know some of the Calvin folks.  Could you post of list of coaches and what they coach?  I can't figure out who does what from the website information.

I do not have all of the details, but I can tell you what I think is the case:

Al Hoekstra and Brian Diemer are co-head coaches for men and women (I think).

Rick Otti (middle-distance track coach) and Nancy Meyer (former women's coach and  current women's AD) and Laura Scholma (former women's grad assistant) are all assistant  coaches for both teams. 

Jeff Engbers, alum, is grad assistant for both teams. 

Rob Hyde, who volunteered as an assistant for several years, is now the JV coach.

What I hear is that they are all helping each other really.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on October 11, 2006, 10:42:50 pm

I do not have all of the details, but I can tell you what I think is the case:

Al Hoekstra and Brian Diemer are co-head coaches for men and women (I think).

Rick Otti (middle-distance track coach) and Nancy Meyer (former women's coach and  current women's AD) and Laura Scholma (former women's grad assistant) are all assistant  coaches for both teams. 

Jeff Engbers, alum, is grad assistant for both teams. 

Rob Hyde, who volunteered as an assistant for several years, is now the JV coach.

What I hear is that they are all helping each other really.


Very impressive.  It's great to see a program make a commitment to a traditionally minor sport.  Do you think Calvin's lack of football allows them to pull resources into other sports?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on October 15, 2006, 12:16:11 pm
Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invite MEN (http://www.pttiming.com/Results/XC06/Drews/Men_Team.htm)
October 14

#2   (W) La Crosse   181
#6   Wartburg          265
#9   (W) Platteville   250
#11  (NB) Wesleyan  285
#12  Hamline           218!
#21  Saint John's      274

  4.   181  UW-La Crosse          (  25:29  2:07:21)
====================================
  1     27  Kevin Oelstrom            25:15
  2     33  Cory Hayden               25:26
  3     35  Paul Moran                25:27
  4     42  Paul Zdroik               25:36
  5     44  Connor Lonning            25:37
  6   ( 45) Dan Thour                 25:39
  7   ( 54) Jake Rhyner               25:52

  5.   218  Hamline               (  25:36  2:07:58)
====================================
  1     17  Travis Bristow            24:55
  2     36  Brandon Gleason           25:27
  3     37  Chris Yotter              25:28
  4     63  Adam Lippold              26:03
  5     65  Dan Stienbrecher          26:05
  6   ( 69) Tony Klappa               26:15
  7   ( 77) Ian Bauer                 26:22

 7.   250  UW-Platteville        (  25:42  2:08:26)
====================================
  1      4  Tyler Sigl                24:23
  2     46  Aaron Whalen              25:43
  3     51  Kyle Stangel              25:50
  4     59  Nick Fulton               26:00
  5     90  Erik Bartelson            26:30
  6   ( 99) Nate Petesch              26:40
  7   (105) Cameron Klein             26:44
 
  8.   265  Wartburg              (  25:52  2:09:17)
====================================
  1     32  Andy Hodge                25:25
  2     41  Brian Chenoweth           25:36
  3     56  Brian Mullenbach          25:54
  4     66  Patrick Johnson           26:06
  5     70  Tony Fischels             26:16
  6   ( 79) Lucus Tjosvold            26:24
  7   ( 81) Kevin Balster             26:25
 
  9.   274  Saint John's          (  25:53  2:09:22)
====================================
  1     29  Kelly Fermoyle            25:20
  2     38  Mitch VanBruggen          25:30
  3     50  Chris Erichsen            25:49
  4     71  Andrew Stevens            26:16
  5     86  Kyle Triggs               26:27
  6   ( 89) Zach Hunter               26:29
  7   (114) Cam Green                 26:52
 
 10.   285  Nebraska Wesleyan     (  25:56  2:09:40)
====================================
  1     28  Chris Dunker              25:18
  2     47  Greg Timblin              25:46
  3     52  Cody Waite                25:50
  4     78  Justin Lana               26:22
  5     80  Eric Noel                 26:24
  6   ( 96) Andrew Laflin             26:38
  7   (109) Brian Copley              26:46

UNRANKED
  13.   329  Luther                (  26:08  2:10:37)
====================================
  1     57  Adam Bohach               25:57
  2     58  David McKay               25:57
  3     64  Matthew Busche            26:04
  4     74  Eric Ellingson            26:17
  5     76  Aaron Zutz                26:22
  6   (103) Carson Bruns              26:42
  7   (125) Mike Switzer              27:04
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on October 15, 2006, 12:46:15 pm
Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invite WOMEN (http://www.pttiming.com/Results/XC06/Drews/Women_Team.htm)
October 14

#4   (W) La Crosse     93
#23  Luther               184
#15  (NB) Wesleyan    238
#25  (W) Platteville     232
#35  (W) Eau Claire    191!

  3.    93  UW-La Crosse          (  22:33  1:52:41)
====================================
  1      3  Kristen Painter           21:46
  2     11  Meagan Herlache           22:20
  3     18  Kristin Howe              22:46
  4     30  Beth Medinger             22:53
  5     31  Nikki Cahen               22:56
  6   ( 35) Jenna Gerten              23:04
  7   ( 56) Emily Lewandowski         23:24
  8   ( 61) Megan Johnson             23:27

  4.   184  Luther                (  22:58  1:54:48)
====================================
  1      9  Janet Dobyns              22:12
  2     23  Rachel Wobeter            22:51
  3     32  Elise Bennett             22:56
  4     40  Devin Parker              23:08
  5     80  Joanna Clagnaz            23:41
  6   ( 91) Katie Dolan               23:46
  7   (110) Cathy Betterman           24:06
  8   (116) Lisa Savre                24:13

  5.   191  UW-Eau Claire         (  23:00  1:54:57)
====================================
  1     10  Molly Warner              22:16
  2     16  Christina Locke           22:42
  3     24  Cassie Haak               22:52
  4     62  Beth Lutz                 23:27
  5     79  Ellie Lutz                23:40
  6   ( 96) Bridget Bocher            23:48
  7   (105) Hannah Humbach            24:02
  8   (127) Amber Hertz               24:22
 
  6.   232  UW-Platteville        (  23:03  1:55:13)
====================================
  1      4  Marcia Taddy              21:53
  2     19  Emma Dreis                22:47
  3     33  Lindsey Vick              22:57
  4     34  Jessica Scott             22:59
  5    142  Qynne Kelly               24:37
  6   (149) Eileen McGuine            24:49
  7   (173) Lacey Curtis              25:07
  8   (179) Molli Springer            25:12
 
  7.   238  Nebraska Wesleyan     (  23:10  1:55:47)
====================================
  1     13  Brittany Hubbard          22:31
  2     28  Amber Brandenburge        22:53
  3     39  Bridget Baldwin           23:07
  4     65  Mikayla Rhone             23:29
  5     93  Ashley Sabin              23:47
  6   ( 95) Mary Seeling              23:48
  7   (101) Diane Nielsen             23:55
  8   (103) Jill Hansen               24:00
 
UNRANKED
  8.   303  Wartburg              (  23:24  1:56:59)
====================================
  1     27  Heidi Porter              22:52
  2     48  Anna Kraayenbrink         23:16
  3     59  Julie Ridenhour           23:25
  4     75  Amanda Kuiken             23:38
  5     94  Sara Eppely               23:48
  6   (114) Marcy Rahn                24:11
  7   (125) Janna McClintock          24:20
  8   (131) Emily van Oosbree         24:24
 
UNRANKED (dropped out last week, was #33)
  9.   314  St. Olaf              (  23:28  1:57:17)
====================================
  1     42  Stephanie Block           23:12
  2     63  Jennifer Carlson          23:28
  3     67  Brittney Schwager         23:30
  4     69  Jennie Hedberg            23:31
  5     73  Erin Weier                23:36
  6   (104) Abby Smith                24:02
  7   (124) Michaela McLaughlin       24:20
  8   (130) Laura Melcher             24:23
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hjmphelp on October 15, 2006, 12:58:44 pm
Grinnell Women at #16 in current poll and another victory at Knox this weekend.

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 15, 2006, 03:42:31 pm
Oshkosh Women's XC Invitational (http://www.titans.uwosh.edu/WCrossCountry/2006/UWOInvite.html)

#3 Washington  38
#7 Calvin 42
#21 Emory 95
#20 DePauw 111

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 15, 2006, 03:56:41 pm
UW Oshkosh Men's Invitational (http://www.titans.uwosh.edu/MCrossCountry/2006/UWOInvite.html)

  1.    37  Calvin College         (#1) (24:42)
  2.    69  NYU                    (#8) (25:05)
  3.   114  UW-Oshkosh             (#3) (25:18)
  4.   121  Haverford College      (#7) (25:17)
  5.   147  Aquinas College   (NAIA #6) (25:28)
  6.   191  Augustana             (#25) (25:42)
  7.   208  UW-Stevens Point      (#15) (25:46)
  8.   222  Washington University       (25:48)
  9.   280  DePauw University     (#22) (25:55)
 10.   305  University of Chicago (#32) (26:03)
 

Calvin with five runners under 25:00:

  1      2  Tim Finnegan              24:25
  2      7  Jed Christianson          24:43
  3      8  Jon Gries                 24:44
  4      9  Harrison Jorritsma        24:46
  5     11  Tad Hulst                 24:52

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NMKnights on October 15, 2006, 04:47:16 pm
It is interesting to note that at the Oshkosh Invitational the Oshkosh Alums put together a team featuring Nick Boehlke, Eamon McKenna, David Cisewski. Paul Brown, and Matt Groose.  They did an amazing job for a bunch of "old" guys!  :P  If they had been scored as a team, they would have come in with something like 67 points, and taken second place.  Amazing!

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on October 15, 2006, 08:57:39 pm
Oshkosh Women's XC Invitational (http://www.titans.uwosh.edu/WCrossCountry/2006/UWOInvite.html)

#3 Washington  38
#7 Calvin 42
#21 Emory 95
#20 DePauw 111



Great idea adding the scores.  I hope you don;t mind my swiping your idea.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 16, 2006, 04:37:27 pm
Top 10 Men's XC results
#1CalvinFirst at the WI-Oshkosh invitational
#2La CrosseFirst D3 team at Drews/Neubauer Invitational
#3OshkoshThird at Oshkosh Invitational behind #1 Calvin, #8 NYU
#4CortlandDNR
#5GeneseoFifth at Rochester invitational (http://www.cc.rochester.edu/athletics/boxscores/2366.htm) behind #29 Allegheny and unranked Brockport and Rochester.
#6WartburgFourth D3 team at Drews/Neubauer Invitational -- behind #2 LaCrosse, #12 Hamline, #9 Platteville
#7HaverfordFourth at Oshkosh Invitational behind #1 Calvin, #8 NYU, #3 Oshkosh
#8NYUSecond at Oshkosh Invitational behind #1 Calvin
#9PlattevilleThird D3 team at Drews/Neubauer Invitational -- behind #2 LaCrosse, #12 Hamline
#10North CentralFirst at UW-Parkside invitational (http://www.uwp.edu/athletics/boxscore.cfm?gameID=1213) (no other ranked teams)


Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on October 16, 2006, 08:55:44 pm
Top 10 Men's XC results


Excellent post, keep up the great work.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 17, 2006, 08:29:41 am
Looks like North Central's bus drivers got mixed up. The 'A' team ended up at the Parkside Invitational, where there was no ranked competition, and two of the top 6 teams were community colleges. The team ended up with 13 of the top 17 collegiate runners.

Meanwhile the 'B' team ended up at the highly competitive Oshkosh Invitational, where they placed 8 in the bottom 12!
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: CardinalAlum on October 17, 2006, 03:53:42 pm
Looks like North Central's bus drivers got mixed up. The 'A' team ended up at the Parkside Invitational, where there was no ranked competition, and two of the top 6 teams were community colleges. The team ended up with 13 of the top 17 collegiate runners.

Meanwhile the 'B' team ended up at the highly competitive Oshkosh Invitational, where they placed 8 in the bottom 12!


Uhhh, the team at Oshkosh was from North PARK, not North Central!
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 17, 2006, 07:49:13 pm
Ummm...oops?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on October 17, 2006, 11:30:02 pm
Top 10 Men's XC results
#1CalvinFirst at the WI-Oshkosh invitational
#2La CrosseFirst D3 team at Drews/Neubauer Invitational
#3OshkoshThird at Oshkosh Invitational behind #1 Calvin, #8 NYU
#4CortlandDNR
#5GeneseoFifth at Rochester invitational (http://www.cc.rochester.edu/athletics/boxscores/2366.htm) behind #29 Allegheny and unranked Brockport and Rochester.
#6WartburgFourth D3 team at Drews/Neubauer Invitational -- behind #2 LaCrosse, #12 Hamline, #9 Platteville
#7HaverfordFourth at Oshkosh Invitational behind #1 Calvin, #8 NYU, #3 Oshkosh
#8NYUSecond at Oshkosh Invitational behind #1 Calvin
#9PlattevilleThird D3 team at Drews/Neubauer Invitational -- behind #2 LaCrosse, #12 Hamline
#10North CentralFirst at UW-Parkside invitational (http://www.uwp.edu/athletics/boxscore.cfm?gameID=1213) (no other ranked teams)


Nice post.......how about the women's teams?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on October 18, 2006, 12:20:32 am
MEN's POLL

Cross Country Week 4 (10/17/06)

1.  Calvin College (280)
2.  (W) La Crosse (272)
3.  New York University (264) ...... moved-up eight spots
4.  (SUNY) Cortland (250)
5.  Hamline University (247) ...... moved-up seven spots
6.  (W) Oshkosh (244)
7.  (SUNY) Geneseo (234)
8.  Haverford College (227)
9.  (W) Platteville (215)
10. North Central College (207)

13. Saint John's (MN)  ...... moved-up eight spots

USTFCCCA Division III Men's National Poll (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/ot/c-xc/division3-men-national-poll.html)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on October 18, 2006, 12:26:20 am
WOMEN's POLL

Cross Country Week 4 (10/17/06)

1.  SUNY Geneseo (280)
2.  Amherst College (271)
3.  Washington University (263)
4.  Middlebury College (254)
5.  Wisconsin La Crosse (252)
6.  Calvin College (235)
7.  Tufts University (234)
8.  Dickinson College (220)
9.  Williams College (219)
10. Willamette University (208)

16. Luther College ...... moved-up six spots

USTFCCCA Division III Women's National Poll (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/ot/c-xc/division3-women-national-poll.html)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: titan2000 on October 18, 2006, 02:49:46 pm
MEN's POLL

Cross Country Week 4 (10/17/06)

1.  Calvin College (280)
2.  (W) La Crosse (272)
3.  New York University (264) ...... moved-up eight spots
4.  (SUNY) Cortland (250)
5.  Hamline University (247) ...... moved-up seven spots
6.  (W) Oshkosh (244)
7.  (SUNY) Geneseo (234)
8.  Haverford College (227)
9.  (W) Platteville (215)
10. North Central College (207)

13. Saint John's (MN)  ...... moved-up eight spots

USTFCCCA Division III Men's National Poll (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/ot/c-xc/division3-men-national-poll.html)


LaCrosse sucks, they will go down at the WIAC.   

How do people see them as #2 and close to Calvin?   Calvin will grind them up with their 3-7 runners.   

My question is how does Calvin fund all those coaches? 

 

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 18, 2006, 04:34:45 pm

LaCrosse sucks, they will go down at the WIAC.   

How do people see them as #2 and close to Calvin?   Calvin will grind them up with their 3-7 runners.   


La Crosse doesn't suck, and of course the spectre is in the back of the minds of the Calvin folk of La Crosse's win last year at nationals, when Calvin was favored, and leading with a mile left. It takes more than better average times, it takes heart, to win at nationals. The knight seniors feel as though they have some unfinished business.

It's unfortunate that La Crosse and Calvin haven't yet crossed paths. However, there have been common opponents. Calvin's top-5 average time was 32 seconds behind Wisconsin at the ND Invitational, though in different races.  La Crosse's top-5 average time was 59 seconds behind Wisconsin at Drews/Neubauer.

I don't know of a meeting between La Crosse and Oshkosh yet, either. However, Oshkosh was 55 seconds behind Wisconsin at the ND invitational, suggesting that they could be competitive with La Crosse, if not slightly faster.

Of course, there could have been runners not racing or not performing up to par at any of these meets, making comparisions inaccurate.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on October 18, 2006, 04:52:07 pm
I do not have all of the details, but I can tell you what I think is the case:

Al Hoekstra and Brian Diemer are co-head coaches for men and women (I think).

Rick Otti (middle-distance track coach) and Nancy Meyer (former women's coach and  current women's AD) and Laura Scholma (former women's grad assistant) are all assistant  coaches for both teams. 

Jeff Engbers, alum, is grad assistant for both teams. 

Rob Hyde, who volunteered as an assistant for several years, is now the JV coach.

What I hear is that they are all helping each other really.


Very impressive.  It's great to see a program make a commitment to a traditionally minor sport.  Do you think Calvin's lack of football allows them to pull resources into other sports?


My question is how does Calvin fund all those coaches? 


Could be, but how much are the coaches paid?  Fifty students (XC runners) at $27,000 a year could cover some expenses.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 19, 2006, 10:58:12 pm
Congratulations to former McMurry track and Cross country star Gina Vandiver who won the Women's Division of the Double Iron Man (4.8 mile swim, 224 mile bike ride, 52.4 mile run) in a time of 31 hours and 13 minutes.

Click and scroll to the bottom. (http://www.reporter-news.com/abil/sp_lc_closer_to_home/article/0,1874,ABIL_8778_5076981,00.html)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on October 20, 2006, 11:08:47 pm
October 20-22

Are any top-D3 teams going head-to-head this weekend?  Where is Geneseo, Amherst, La Crosse, Calvin, New York, Cortland, Oshkosh or North Central?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on October 20, 2006, 11:09:38 pm
I do not have all of the details, but I can tell you what I think is the case:

Al Hoekstra and Brian Diemer are co-head coaches for men and women (I think).

Rick Otti (middle-distance track coach) and Nancy Meyer (former women's coach and  current women's AD) and Laura Scholma (former women's grad assistant) are all assistant  coaches for both teams. 

Jeff Engbers, alum, is grad assistant for both teams. 

Rob Hyde, who volunteered as an assistant for several years, is now the JV coach.

What I hear is that they are all helping each other really.


Very impressive.  It's great to see a program make a commitment to a traditionally minor sport.  Do you think Calvin's lack of football allows them to pull resources into other sports?


My question is how does Calvin fund all those coaches? 


Could be, but how much are the coaches paid?  Fifty students (XC runners) at $27,000 a year could cover some expenses.

Or many of them could be volunteers.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 21, 2006, 08:47:27 am
I expect that most of the assistant coaches at Calvin have "day jobs" and are volunteers, or receive only a token pay. There are two head coaches, but they coach two teams (men's and women's) and have other responsibilities, such as teaching.

Calvin's XC teams have the day off. The La Crosse men had a meet yesterday, the Luther College Dual, which they won 19-42. Oshkosh  had a non-scoring meet, and NYU has a meet today (East Stroudsberg Invitational) which doesn't sound all that promising for tough competition.

Next week Calvin is at the MIAA championship meet, where the biggest question will be whether both teams can get perfect scores. The big meet of the day will be the WIAC championship.

Other than the WIAC championship, is anything else interesting happening before regionals and nationals?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: titan2000 on October 21, 2006, 03:51:45 pm
Next week LaCrosse loses at the WIAC to Oshkosh.

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on October 22, 2006, 02:39:30 am
Next week LaCrosse loses at the WIAC to Oshkosh.


Bold prediction....care to share your thinking?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: titan2000 on October 23, 2006, 06:17:26 pm
I think Kaul wins and with the exception of Sigl and the WW guy, its a dual meet.  No disrepect to the one or two other interlopers, but I think the Oshkosh pack will match the LaX pack.  LaX does have a tremendous advantage being the host, with all the alumni there, though.

It should be a good race and a close one, but I think Oshkosh has nothing to lose in this race and so they will be loose.

Good luck to everyone and hopefully the course is in good shape and the weather is kind to the fans.

On the "LaCrosse sucks" part, that will always be true, no specific reference to the 2006 team.


Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: narch on October 26, 2006, 05:50:32 pm
here is a pretty good article (http://www.fayettevillenc.com/article?id=245371) about methodist college runner husein nasiro-sigo

a little background - mc is one of a handful of schools who are endowed by a foundation (the davis foundation, i think) to offer significant academic scholarships to students who attend uwc schools around the world - when husein arrived on campus, nobody had any idea that he was a cross-country athlete, so he's been a pretty pleasant surprise, to say the least
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: SKOT on October 28, 2006, 04:30:53 pm
UW La Crosse wins the men's and wome's race in the WIAC Championships today.  Here are the results:

http://www.uwlax.edu/athletics/wcrosscountry/WIAC/results.html
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on October 28, 2006, 04:50:09 pm
Calvin College won the MIAA men's and women's races.

2006 MIAA Cross Country Championships (http://www.alma.edu/athletics/06_MIAA_Championships)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on October 28, 2006, 04:52:49 pm
UW La Crosse wins the men's and wome's race in the WIAC Championships today.  Here are the results:

http://www.uwlax.edu/athletics/wcrosscountry/WIAC/results.html

Nice double for Platteville

1 Marcia Taddy       Sr.  UW-Platteville            21:39.76

1 Tyler Sigl         Jr.  UW-Platteville        25:09.71
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Kerrfan3 on October 28, 2006, 05:28:43 pm
Calvin at the WIAC:

Just a guess:

Calvin        31
LaCrosse   58
Oshkosh    78

That's based on how Calvin and Oshkosh have lined up, and on how LaCrosse and Oshkosh lined up today.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: titan2000 on October 29, 2006, 09:21:18 am
I would guess you're right.

LaCrosse sucks.

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on October 29, 2006, 03:10:20 pm
Congratulations to McMurry's Women's Cross Country team on their winning the ASC Championship.

Coach David Chandler has done a great job with them.

The men had their best conference individual performances in several years only to finish 2nd to a strong UT-Tyler.  Keep up the good work and I look forward to Track in the Spring!
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on October 29, 2006, 08:49:55 pm
What's better.....
(http://www.noctrl.edu/Images/athletics/mxc_1982.jpg)  .....old school candy stripes or.....

(http://photos-303.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v47/181/47/22100610/n22100610_30373303_1050.jpg)  .....checkerboard?

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: titan2000 on October 29, 2006, 09:11:44 pm
I think the new Osksh uniforms are the coolest ever in CC.  The old North Central vertical stripes were okay, but these new checkerboard uniforms--the team actually designed them--are the bomb.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: CardinalAlum on October 29, 2006, 10:41:21 pm
Congrats to the NCC men on ANOTHER conference championship and to the women on their championship as well!  It was a great weekend to be a Cardinal!

 :)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on October 30, 2006, 10:48:21 pm
What's better.....
(http://www.noctrl.edu/Images/athletics/mxc_1982.jpg)  .....old school candy stripes or.....

(http://photos-303.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v47/181/47/22100610/n22100610_30373303_1050.jpg)  .....checkerboard?



The candy stripes kicked D3 ass for years . . . that alone makes them better.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on October 31, 2006, 11:13:33 pm
Are any of the top teams racing this weekend?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on October 31, 2006, 11:14:45 pm
MEN's TEAM:
1st - Calvin
2nd - (W) La Crosse
3rd - Wartburg
4th - Hamline
5th - North Central
6th - Tufts
7th - Wheaton (IL)
8th - Anderson
9th - (W) Oshkosh
10th - Haverford
 
MEN's INDIVIDUAL:
gold - Mooch (Widener)
silver - Abdallah (NYU)
bronze - Hird (North Central)

Does anyone else have picks?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: titan2000 on November 02, 2006, 10:49:19 pm
What's better.....
(http://www.noctrl.edu/Images/athletics/mxc_1982.jpg)  .....old school candy stripes or.....

(http://photos-303.ak.facebook.com/ip002/v47/181/47/22100610/n22100610_30373303_1050.jpg)  .....checkerboard?



The candy stripes kicked D3 ass for years . . . that alone makes them better.

"Kicked" is past tense, which is true.  NCC no longer a threat.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on November 05, 2006, 09:43:08 pm
Some real domination in Michigan hs cc this weekend.  Dexter (in winning their 5th consecutive state title in division 2) shattered the long-standing state record of 39 (each division races well-over 200 runners between teams and individual qualifiers) with a 28.  Their record lasted all of 30 minutes as Pinckney won their second consecutive division 1 [biggest schools] title) with a 27.  Dexter and Pinckney both train at Hudson Mills Metropark - must be some magic at that location! ;D
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 06, 2006, 08:59:09 am
Some real domination in Michigan hs cc this weekend.  Dexter ..... shattered the long-standing state record of 39 with a 28 ..... Pinckney won ..... with a 27.

The Record-breaking Cross Country Finals… That Weren’t (http://michtrack.org/XCrecords.htm)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on November 06, 2006, 12:32:26 pm
Harrier,

Thanks for the correction.

But it is still some heavy-duty domination, even if not an all-time record! ;D
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: titan2000 on November 10, 2006, 05:47:39 pm
I heard it is snowing at Augustana so now LaCrosse has an excuse for its beginning of its habitual  (2005 was a fluke) NCAA season swoom. 
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Kerrfan3 on November 11, 2006, 12:50:15 pm
Any regional results?  Links? 
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NMKnights on November 11, 2006, 01:03:16 pm
Results for Great Lakes Region:

Men:
Calvin 17
Heidelberg 119 (!)
Ohio Northern 123
Mt. Union 133
Hope 152
Anderson 159
DePauw 171

Individuals:
1. Finnegan, Calvin
'2. Christianson, Calvin
3.  Gries, Calvin
4.  Jorritsma, Calvin
5.  Turlouw, Hope

Women:
1.  Case Western 53
2.  Calvin 57
3.  DePauw ??
4.  Ohio Northern ??

Individuals:
1.  Wieferich,  Wooster
2.  Case Western, Erb (?)
3.  Case Western (?)
4.  Medema, Calvin
5.  Overbeck, Calvin
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ADL70 on November 11, 2006, 07:46:57 pm
http://www.case.edu/athletics/varsity/fall/wccountry/stats/2006/Great%20Lakes%20Regional%20Cross%20Country_Women.pdf
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 11, 2006, 11:19:57 pm
2006 NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional (http://www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/recaps/diviii/2006)

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NMKnights on November 12, 2006, 05:22:53 pm
Qualifiers posted here:
http://www2.wilmington.edu/ncaa-cc/index.cfm

Anyone have any insight about Muhlenburg being included?  They flew under our radar screen.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Flea on November 14, 2006, 09:12:53 pm
How about a trophy pick 'em contest?  Top-4 teams on each side.

WOMEN
1- Geneseo
2- Amherst
3- Williams
4- Middlebury

MEN
1- Calvin
2- La Crosse
4- Cortland
3- NCC
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 14, 2006, 09:42:32 pm
MEN's TEAM:
1st - Calvin
2nd - (W) La Crosse
3rd - NYU
4th - (W) Platteville

WOMEN's TEAM:
1st - Middlebury
2nd - (SUNY) Geneseo
3rd - Washington U
4th - Calvin

my earlier picks --
MEN's TEAM:
1st - Calvin
2nd - (W) La Crosse
3rd - Wartburg
4th - Hamline
5th - North Central
6th - Tufts
7th - Wheaton (IL)
8th - Anderson
9th - (W) Oshkosh
10th - Haverford
 
MEN's INDIVIDUAL:
gold - Mooch (Widener)
silver - Abdallah (NYU)
bronze - Hird (North Central)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on November 15, 2006, 10:59:46 am
MEN
1. Calvin
2. W-La Crosse
3. New York
4. NCC

WOMEN
1. SUNY-Geneseo
2. Middlebury
3. Amherst
4. Williams
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 15, 2006, 04:34:09 pm
men's race:
1.)  La Crosse
2.)  Calvin
3.)  Williams
4.)  Cortland

women's race:
1.)  Middlebury
2.)  Geneseo
3.)  Williams
4.)  Amherst
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 15, 2006, 04:43:27 pm
1...Middlebury
2...Geneseo
3...Washington
4...W-Lacrosse

1...Calvin
2...W-Oshkosh
3...W-Lacrosse
4...W-Platteville

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on November 15, 2006, 05:18:12 pm
men
gold        Calvin
silver      North Central
bronze    La Crosse
iron        New York

women
gold        Geneseo
silver      Middlebury
bronze    Williams
iron        Calvin
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on November 15, 2006, 09:02:18 pm
Div. III XC Regional Awards

Harren, Woods head Division III regional honorees
Hailey Harren, the defending national champion from Gustavus Adolphus, and Mike Woods and Don Fritsch, the coaches of reigning team champions SUNY Geneseo and Wisconsin-La Crosse, are among the notables selected as NCAA Division III Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2006 collegiate cross country season.

The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) honors the top coaches and athletes in each of the eight Division III regions. Regional meets were held Saturday, Nov. 11.

Each of the honorees will be coaching or competing in the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 18, in West Chester, Ohio.

The athletes and coaches of the year were selected by coaches within the respective regions.

This year's regional award winners:

Central Region

Men's coach: Paul Schmaedeke, Hamline

In his 19th year as Hamline's head coach, Schmaedeke collected his first regional championship Saturday when the Pipers won the Central Region men's title. Hamline finished second in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association meet as Travis Bristow won the individual MIAC title. Schmaedeke was the captain of Hamline's cross country team in the 1970s.

Women's coach: Evelyn Freeman, Grinnell

The cross country coach at Grinnell since 1980, Freeman enjoyed one of her greatest coaching moments Saturday when her women's team won the Central Region title. The Pioneers earlier won their third straight Midwest Conference championship, placing nine runners on the All-MWC team. Evelyn's husband, Will Freeman, coaches Grinnell's men's cross country team.

Men's athlete: Chris Dunker, Nebraska Wesleyan

Dunker edged Hamline's Travis Bristow to win the Central Region men's individual title in the snow in Northfield, Minn., clocking 25:37 for 8,000 meters. A junior from Beatrice, Neb., Dunker also led Nebraska Wesleyan to the Great Plains Athletic Conference title with his runner-up finish in the individual race.

Women's athlete: Hailey Harren, Gustavas Adolphus

Harren, the defending NCAA Division III cross country champion, raced to her second straight Central Regional title Saturday, finishing more than 30 seconds in front of the field. A senior from Cold Spring, Minn., Harren also won her second straight Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Association title.

Midwest Region

Women's coach: Mahesh Narayanan, North Central

In his seventh season as the women's cross country coach at North Central, Narayanan guided the Cardinals to their first-ever NCAA berth. North Central finished second at the Midwest Regional behind Washington. North Central also won its first Collegiate Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin women's title since 1995. North Central runner Amber Druien won the CCIW individual title and placed second at regionals.

Men's coach: Jeff Stiles, Washington University

Stiles guided the Bears to a second-place finish at the University Athletic Association meet and a fifth place showing at the highly competitive Midwest Regional. Washington received an at-large men's berth to the NCAA Division III Championships. Stiles' women's team won the Midwest title against a field that included four other nationally ranked teams.

Men's athlete: Tyler Sigl, Wisconsin-Platteville

Sigl was the dominant runner in one of the most hotly contested Division III regions in the country. His season included victories at the Midwest Region and Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meets. Sigl, a junior from Seymour, Wisc., finished fourth in last year's NCAA meet, the highest placing ever by a Platteville runner.

Women's athlete: Marcia Taddy, Wisconsin-Platteville

Taddy won the Midwest Regional in 21:22.8 over the 6,000-meter course, edging North Central's Amber Druien by two seconds. Taddy earlier won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference individual title as well as the Wartburg and UW Whitewater invitational races. Taddy, senior from Two Rivers, Wisc., was the co-winner of the WIAC Cross Country Women's Scholar Athlete of the Year.

West Region

Men's coach: Troy Engle, Occidental

Occidental qualified for its first NCAA men's championship since 1995 with a second-place finish at the West Regional behind Willamette. Occidental also won the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's title. Engle is in his eighth season as the men's and women's track and cross country coach at Oxy.

Women's coach: Matt McGuirk, Willamette

With Sarah Zerzan winning individual titles in both races, McGuirk's Bearcats claimed West Region and Northwest Conference championships. It was the fourth straight regional title for Willamette's women. McGuirk's men won their fifth straight West title.

Men's athlete: Julian Boggs, Colorado College

Boggs, a junior from Berea, Kentucky, raced to championship wins at the West Region and Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference meets. Boggs will attempt to improve on his 27-place finish at last year's NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships Saturday in West Chester, Ohio.

Women's athlete: Sarah Zerzan, Willamette

Zerzan, a junior from San Carlos, Calif., won the West Region race by 37 seconds in leading the Bearcats to their fourth straight regional team title. Zerzan also finished first at the Northwest Conference Championships and won several invitational races over the course of the season.

South/Southeast Region

Men's coach: Lisa Owens, Centre

Owens guided the Colonels to their second straight South/Southeast Region title Saturday. Centre scored 54 points, nine points in front of runner-up Rhodes. Centre was also second at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference meet. Owens has been the men's and women's cross country coach at Centre since 1998.

Women's coach: John Curtin, Emory

Emory won the South/Southeast Region women's championship with 38 points, 26 points clear of second-place Trinity. Emory's Amy DiBianca won the individual title. Curtin, the cross country coach at Emory since 1985, won 13 straight women's regional titles from 1991 to 2003 and will be taking his 15th women's team to the NCAA Championships this weekend.

Men's athlete: Alex Mahoney, Rhodes

Mahoney won the South/Southeast Region individual race, helping Rhodes finished second in the team standings. Mahoney, a junior from Winnetka, Ill., covered the 8,000-meter course at Wilmington College in 25:41. Mahoney earlier finished fifth at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships.

Women's athlete: Amy DiBianca, Emory

DiBianca finished first out of 177 runners at the South/Southeast Regional, clocking 22:54.2 for 6,000 meters. DiBianca, a senior from Winston-Salem, N.C., placed seventh at the University Athletic Association meet. This will be DiBianca's fourth trip to the NCAA meet.

Atlantic Region

Men's coach: Nick McDonough, NYU

McDonough is headed for his fourth straight NCAA meet after coaching the Violets to victory at the Atlantic Region event in Geneseo, N.Y. NYU won the men's regional title with 67 points. Earlier in the season, NYU made history by winning its first-ever University Athletic Association title.

Women's coach: Mike Woods, SUNY Geneseo

Woods was the National Coach of the Year in 2005 after leading SUNY Geneseo to its first-ever NCAA women's cross country title. The Knights began the 2006 season ranked No. 1 and have stayed there all season, highlighted by wins at the Atlantic Regional and State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) meets. In 15 seasons at Geneseo, Woods has taken the women's cross country team to 12 NCAA meets.

Men's athlete: Matt DeShane, Plattsburgh State

DeShane finished 25 seconds ahead of the field in winning his second straight Atlantic Region title Saturday in Castile, N.Y. DeShane, a senior All-American from Norwood, N.Y., also won his second straight SUNYAC title this fall.

Women's athlete: Liz Montgomery, SUNY Geneseo

As a freshman, Montgomery finished third at the NCAA Division III Championships as the Knights won the national team title. She picked off this fall where she left off last season, leading top-ranked Geneseo to SUNYAC and Atlantic Region team titles by taking individual honors in both championship races. Montgomery is a sophomore from Glenville, N.Y.

New England Region

Men's coach: Peter Farwell, Williams

Despite losing his NCAA champion, Neal Holtschulte, to graduation, Farwell guided Williams to a resounding win at the New England Regional. The Ephs finished with 57 points, well in front of Bowdoin's runner-up total of 125. Three of Farwell's runners placed in the top seven, led by second-place finisher Stephen Wills. Williams also won its first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's title since 2000.

Women's coach: Terry Aldrich, Middlebury

After finishing fourth at the NESCAC and ECAC meets, Middlebury won the New England Region title with 73 points, finishing in front of highly regarded Amherst, Tufts and Williams. Aldrich has won three NCAA Division III women's cross country titles at Middlebury - in addition to being one of the most successful alpine skiing coaches in the history of collegiate athletics.

Men's athlete: Hunter Norte, Trinity

Norte extended his outstanding season by winning the New England Region title by a 10-second margin. Norte, a sophomore from Ellington, Conn., earlier won the NESCAC individual championship and placed second at the RIT, James Early and UMass-Dartmouth invitational meets.

Women's athlete: Ellen Davis, Wesleyan

Davis qualified for her fourth NCAA cross country meet by racing to a 12-second win at the New England Regional in Springfield, Mass. Davis, a senior team captain from Montclair, N.J., finished 15th at last year's NCAA meet to earn All-America honors.

Great Lakes Region

Men's coach: Brian Diemer/Al Hoekstra, Calvin

Calvin showed why it's been the top-ranked team in the country all year, scoring just 17 points at the Great Lakes Regional. Diemer and Hoekstra's runners claimed the top four spots in the men's race, led by winner Tim Finnegan. Brian Diemer and Al Hoekstra were co-coaches when Calvin won NCAA men's cross country titles in 2000, 2003 and 2005. Diemer won an Olympic bronze medal in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 1984.

Women's coach: Kathy Lanese, Case Western Reserve

This has been an eventful autumn for Lanese and her women's team. The Spartans made history in October by winning their first-ever University Athletic Association championship. They then won the first regional title in school history, scoring 53 points to edge Calvin (57) for the Great Lakes championship.

Men's athlete: Tim Finnegan, Calvin

Finnegan won his second straight Great Lakes title, clocking 25:25.9 over the 8,000-meter course in Cleveland, Ohio. Finnegan, a senior from Los Alamos, N.M., also won the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association title. A three-time All-American, Finnegan finished third in last year's NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.

Women's athlete: Katie Wieferich, College of Wooster

Wieferich won the Great Lakes Regional, her fifth win in six races this season. She'll be making her second straight appearance at the NCAA meet, hoping to improve on her 54th-place showing last year. Wieferich is a senior from Marrieta, Ohio.

Mideast Region

Men's coach: Bill Ross, Allegheny

Ross, one of the most successful coaches in the history of the North Coast Athletic Conference, had another banner season this fall. With a second-place finish at the Mideast Regional, the Gators came within three points of perennial powerhouse Haveford. Allegheny's men also won their third straight NCAC title, placing five runners in the top 10.

Women's coach: Don Nichter, Dickinson

Nichter claimed his fifth Mideast Regional title Saturday when the Red Devils outdistanced Haverford 49-104. The Blue Devils also won their ninth Centennial Conference title this fall under Nichter's direction.

Men's athlete: Macharia Yuot, Widener

Yuot won his third straight Mideast Regional, clocking 25:58 over the 8,000-meter course in Waynesburg, Pa. Yuot, a senior from Philadelphia, will try to improve on his second-place finishes at the NCAA cross country meet in 2003 and 2005. Yuot won his fourth straight Middle Atlantic Conference title this fall and is a five-time NCAA champion on the track.

Women's athlete: Caitlin Bradley, Dickinson

Bradley finished 22 seconds in front of the runner-up in winning the Mideast Region race. Bradley, a junior from Fairfield, Conn., also finished first at the Centennial Conference championships, leading the Red Devils to the team title. Bradley finished 31st at last year's NCAA meet, earning All-America honors.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on November 15, 2006, 09:05:25 pm
MEN
1.  Calvin
2.  W La Crosse
3.  North Central
4.  Haverford

WOMEN
1.  Geneseo SUNY 
2.  Washington 
3.  Tufts
4.  Middlebury

What about the individual places?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on November 16, 2006, 08:14:33 am
There's an interview with Tim Finnegan (http://www.trackshark.com/blogs/division3blog/667/Interviews%3A+Tim+Finnegan+of+Calvin.html) over at trackshark.com. Finnegan is Calvin's top runner and a possible contender for first in the nation, along, perhaps, with Widener senior Macharia Yuout, Wisconsin-Oshkosh junior Willy Kaul, and Wisconsin-Platteville junior Tyler Sigl.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on November 16, 2006, 08:52:39 am
The Calvin women's result at the Great Lakes regional (57 points, to Case Western's 53) was deceptive. Calvin's #5 runner was ill and had trouble breathing. She finished 1:06 behind #4, and she hadn't finished more than 0:13 after #4 previously this year.  If she had done that, Calvin would have won the meet with 31 points, to Case Western's 55.

This result shows the difference it can make when one team member has a cold!

Calvin comes into the nationals ranked #7, but the coaches are hoping they can move up "a few spots" with a strong performance.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 17, 2006, 10:15:56 pm
Team USA set for International Chiba Ekiden
11-17-2006

INDIANAPOLIS - USA Track & Field announced the U.S. team for the 2006 International Chiba Ekiden, to be held in Chiba, Japan on November 23. A total of 11 teams including Team USA, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, France and Great Britain will compete in the marathon relay.

"Once again, we have several post-collegiate athletes who are eager to compete in such a prestigious international event," said Fred Finke, USATF Long Distance Running Division Chair. In the 2005 edition the U.S. men took third and the women finished ninth.

The relay teams will consist of six legs each, ranging in distance from 5 km to 10 km, Team USA is as follows:

Men

Fasil Bizuneh (Bristol, Va.) - The runner-up at the 2006 USA 5 km Championships, Bizuneh has seen steady improvement since moving to Bristol to train with Chiba teammate, Fernando Cabada. In addition to his 5 km performance, Bizuneh has seen top ten finishes at this year's USA 20 km and Marathon Championships where he finished seventh and fifth respectively.

Andrew Carlson (St. Paul, Minn.) - A Team USA Minnesota athlete, Carlson makes his second appearance on a U.S. team this year. Carlson finished 30th at the IAAF Road Running Championships in Debrecen, Hungary on October 8. Additional season highlights for Carlson include a third place finish at the USA 20 km Championships and a seventh place finish at the USA 5 km Championships.

Josh Moen (Rochester Hills, Mich.) - The anchor leg for last year's third-place team at Chiba, the five-time NCAA Division III champion for Wartburg College, will represent the U.S. for the second time at Chiba. Moen's top performances in 2006 include a runner-up finish at the Steamboat Classic 4 Mile and a sixth place finish at the USA 5 km Championships.

Ed Moran (Williamsburg, Va.) - A four-time All-American at William and Mary, Moran finished sixth in the 5,000 meters at the AT&T USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Indianapolis in June. Also showing a great deal of promise at the 10 km distance, he ran 28:43 to finish eighth at the internationally competitive Beach to Beacon 10K in Cape Elizabeth, Maine in August.

Ryan Sheehan (Rochester Hills, Mich.) - A two-time NCAA Division I All-American at Saint Francis University and Hansons - Brooks teammate to Moen, Sheehan recently won the Food World Senior Bowl 10K in Mobile, Ala., with a time of 29:02.

Patrick Tarpy (Yarmouth, Maine) - A 2005 graduate of Brown University, Tarpy recently finished third, just three seconds behind Alan Webb, at the B.A.A. Mayor's Cup Cross Country. The two-time All-Ivy League athlete earned his way to Chiba with a tenth place finish at the 2006 USA 5 km Championships.

Fernando Cabada (Bristol, Va.) - The 2006 USA 25 km champion and American Record holder, Cabada is making his second trip to the Chiba Ekiden, this one as a team alternate, as he prepares for his marathon debut ten days later in Fukuoka.

Women

Desiree Davila (Rochester Hills, Mich.) - A member of the Hansons - Brooks Distance Project, Davila was a cross country and track All-American at Arizona State University, and ran a 20 km personal best to finish 43rd at the IAAF World Road Running Championships.

Caroline Cretti (Blowing Rock, N.C.) - An NCAA Division III champion at 5,000 and 10,000 meters at Williams College, Cretti earned her spot on the U.S. team by virtue of her 12th place finish at the USA Women's 10 km Championship.

Collette Douglas (Indianapolis, Ind.) - The 2001 USA Indoor Championships Mile and 2001 USA Women's 5 km champion ran to a 13th-place finish at the USA Women's 10 km Championships in Boston last month. After competing at the NACAC Cross Country Championships earlier this year, this will mark the second Team USA appearance for Douglas in 2006.

Renee Gunning (Philadelphia, Pa.) - A former North Carolina State University standout, Gunning saw success at the 2006 USA 5 km and 10 km Championships where she ran personal bests of 16:31 and 35:00 for the road events to finish seventh and tenth respectively. This will mark her first time representing Team USA.

Jody Hawkins (Frisco, Texas) - The head cross country coach at Centennial High School in Texas, Hawkins is no stranger to U.S. teams. Making her first Team USA for the Barcelona Ekiden Relay in 1990, the 2006 team will mark her third time at Chiba and her fifth Team USA appearance. A five-time All-American at the University of Texas San Antonio, Hawkins recently ran 16:15 to win the Gary Burns 5K.

Stephanie Pezullo (Blowing Rock, N.C.) - A first year athlete at ZAP Fitness, Pezullo saw breakthrough races at virtually every distance running personal bests at 1,500 meters and 3,000 meters as well as attempting her first ever 5,000 meters on the track (16:23). Pezullo began her 2006 fall campaign with an 11th place finish at the USA Women's 10 km Championship at the Tufts Health Plan 10K for Women.

The 2006 Team USA staff will include Dennis Barker (St. Paul, Minn.), Bob Sevene (Monterey, Calif.) and Sam Grotewold (New York, N.Y.).

For more information on the International Chiba Ekiden visit www.usatf.org.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: billgull on November 18, 2006, 10:09:19 am
Internet broadcast of men's (11 a.m., 11/18/06) and women's (noon, 11/18/06),
will be provided via:

http://www.calvin.edu/sports/ram/calvinsports.ram (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/ram/calvinsports.ram)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 10:59:47 am
NCAA looking at conducting all three cross country championships at one site (http://www.tribstar.com/sports/local_story_322005308.html)

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State is locked in as host for the 2007 NCAA Championships, but Terre Haute has the potential to be the host for a collegiate cross country festival of sorts, liaison of the NCAA cross country committee Mark Bockelman said Friday after the committee’s meeting at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.

Among the options the committee will explore in the future is having the Division I, II and III NCAA Championships at one site.

An event like that could be one way to boost interest in the sport.....click on title for the rest of the story.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 11:07:37 am
Muddy course.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 11:19:35 am
NCC guy in the lead, Calvin in 2nd.
2 miles in.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 11:23:10 am
Yout has surged away.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 11:23:36 am
Calvin, Oshkosh 10 y behind
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 11:26:31 am
600m to go, Calvin has SIX in the top-35 places.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 11:27:06 am
NYU has a bunch in the teens.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 11:30:03 am
Calvin has SIX All-Americans.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 18, 2006, 11:32:39 am
I cannot imagine Calvin did not win the men's race with 6 A-A's
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 18, 2006, 11:37:01 am
They only score 5 and letsrun.com says "Cortland Wins! 5 in top 30!"  Could be a goof, letsrun generally sucks.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on November 18, 2006, 11:42:01 am
No final result yet, but included in those 6 all-americans were #2 and #4 in Finnegan and Gries (?) according to announcer. Only once before in history has a team had 6 all-americans -- Calvin in 2003. Their raw score was 52 or 53. Could be an NCAA record, according to the announcer.

Overly-excited runners and coaches are saying things like "greatest performance in the history of DIII."

Pretty bizarre internet broadcast of the race, eh? The announcer was running around so much he couldn't talk for panting.

The conditions were wet, sloppy, and muddy, and the Calvin team didn't have enough long spikes along. They're transferring spikes to the Women's team now.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on November 18, 2006, 11:46:55 am
With the new system 55 points or so would be the greatest performance ever in D3.  I think Christisan was ahead of Gries.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on November 18, 2006, 11:57:10 am
Yout is a beast.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on November 18, 2006, 12:08:24 pm
Women's race is at the one mile mark.
Very sloppy course.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 18, 2006, 12:20:35 pm
Sarah Zerzan, Willamette in the lead.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 12:22:17 pm
19:04 in....
Zerzan-Willamette in 1st,
Defending champ Hailey Harren-Gustavus Adolphus in 6th
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 18, 2006, 12:28:38 pm
rumored men's results.
01. Calvin
02. NYU
03. Allegheny
04. Cortland
Oshkosh top 10
10. Haverford
11. North Central

individual:
1. Yuot
2. Finnegan
3. Kaul
4. Boggs
5. Sigl

crashed:
Geneseo
LaCrosse
Wheaton

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 18, 2006, 12:39:05 pm
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL MEET

No more rumors:

MEN'S TEAM RESULTS (http://www2.wilmington.edu/ncaa-cc/mens-team-score.htm)

1. CALVIN = 37
2. NYU = 92
3. ALLEGHENY = 212
4. CORTLAND ST = 213
5. ST. JOHN'S (MN) = 234
6. LUTHER = 243
7. WILLIAMS = 278
8. TCNJ = 301
9. WIS-OSHKOSH = 310
10. HAVERFORD = 314
11. WIS-LA CROSSE = 319
12. CARNEGIE MELLON = 329
13. NORTH CENTRAL = 351
14. GENESEO ST = 356
15. WESLEYAN = 415
16. CLAREMONT-MUDD = 462
17. BOWDOIN = 470
18. HAMLINE = 471
19. RIT = 483
20. HEIDELBERG = 485
21. RHODES = 517
22. NEBRASKA WESLEYAN = 521
23. WARTBURG = 531
24. MOUNT UNION = 581
25. WASHINGTON = 585
26. WIS-PLATTEVILLE = 614
27. WILLAMETTE = 654
28. CENTRE = 729
29. MUHLENBERG = 761
30. OCCIDENTAL = 767
31. TRINITY = 786
32. OHIO NORTHERN = 787
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 18, 2006, 12:46:45 pm
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL MEET

No more rumors:

MEN'S RESULTS (http://www2.wilmington.edu/ncaa-cc/mens-overall.htm)

1 MACHARIA YUOT WIDENER SR 26:31 5:21
2 1 TIM FINNEGAN CALVIN SR 26:41 5:22
3 JULIAN BOGGS COLORADO JR 26:44 5:23
4 2 WILLY KAUL WIS-OSHKOSH JR 26:50 5:24
5 3 JED CHRISTIANSEN CALVIN SO 26:52 5:25
6 4 RYAN PLACE ALLEGHENY JR 26:57 5:26
7 WILL LEER POMONA-PITZER SR 27:03 5:27
8 5 NICHOLAS HIRD NORTH CENTRAL SR 27:04 5:27
9 6 JAMES NALLY CORTLAND ST SO 27:04 5:27
10 7 TYLER SIGL WIS-PLATTEVILLE JR 27:04 5:27
11 MATT DESHANE PLATTSBURGH ST. SR 27:05 5:27
12 8 JON GRIES CALVIN JR 27:08 5:28
13 9 JON PHILLIPS NYU JR 27:11 5:29
14 10 HANY ABDALLAH NYU JR 27:13 5:29
15 11 CHRIS DUNKER NEBRASKA WESLEYAN JR 27:14 5:29
16 12 HARRISON JORRITSMA CALVIN SR 27:20 5:30
17 13 ERIK VAN KAMPEN CALVIN SO 27:21 5:31
18 14 DONALD LETTS HAVERFORD JR 27:22 5:31
19 COLIN SANDERS VASSAR JR 27:22 5:31
20 BEN GRANT LORAS JR 27:24 5:31
21 15 MATTHEW BUSCHE LUTHER SR 27:25 5:31
22 16 JESSE SCHNEIDER NYU SO 27:26 5:32
23 17 MARCO DOZZI ALLEGHENY SR 27:27 5:32
24 18 ARCHIE ABRAMS BOWDOIN SO 27:28 5:32
25 19 JESSE WILLIAMSON RIT SR 27:29 5:32
26 20 ZACH VASLOW HAVERFORD SR 27:29 5:32
27 21 BRIAN KOPNICKI TCNJ JR 27:31 5:33
28 22 KELLY FERMOYLE ST. JOHN'S(MINN) JR 27:33 5:33
29 23 RYAN WILLIAMS NYU JR 27:35 5:33
30 24 ADAM BOHACH LUTHER SR 27:35 5:33
31 25 NATE DEHAAN CALVIN SO 27:36 5:34
32 MICAH LORENZEN CONCORDIA(WIS) JR 27:37 5:34
33 26 SCOTT LASCH HEIDELBERG FR 27:37 5:34
34 JAMES BUTCHER MIDDLEBURY JR 27:38 5:34
35 27 CHRIS GUERRIERO TCNJ SO 27:39 5:34
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 18, 2006, 12:56:29 pm
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL MEET

13 9 JON PHILLIPS NYU JR 27:11 5:29
14 10 HANY ABDALLAH NYU JR 27:13 5:29
22 16 JESSE SCHNEIDER NYU SO 27:26 5:32
29 23 RYAN WILLIAMS NYU JR 27:35 5:33

You have to feel for NYU.  Four A-A and get pounded.  They picked the wrong year to be good.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on November 18, 2006, 12:57:38 pm
Seemed like the Calvin fans were more excited about the women's 3rd place than the men's championship.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Flea on November 18, 2006, 12:59:27 pm
Calvin's 7th guy was 51st.

51 38 TAD HULST CALVIN JR 28:04 5:39
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 18, 2006, 01:04:05 pm
NCAA looking at conducting all three cross country championships at one site (http://www.tribstar.com/sports/local_story_322005308.html)

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State is locked in as host for the 2007 NCAA Championships, but Terre Haute has the potential to be the host for a collegiate cross country festival of sorts, liaison of the NCAA cross country committee Mark Bockelman said Friday after the committee’s meeting at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.

Among the options the committee will explore in the future is having the Division I, II and III NCAA Championships at one site.

An event like that could be one way to boost interest in the sport.....click on title for the rest of the story.

How would that work as far as trying to keep the course in decent shape?  Six races would be a mess.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on November 18, 2006, 01:22:33 pm
The Atlantic Region had a great showing:

2. NYU = 92
4. CORTLAND ST = 213
8. TCNJ = 301
14. GENESEO ST = 356
19. RIT = 483

Which Region ran the best?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 18, 2006, 01:24:23 pm
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL MEET

WOMEN'S TEAM RESULTS (http://www2.wilmington.edu/ncaa-cc/womens-team-score.htm)

1. MIDDLEBURY = 144
2. AMHERST = 145
3. CALVIN = 149
4. WASHINGTON = 186
5. TUFTS = 214
6. DICKINSON = 225
7. GRINNELL = 237
8. WILLIAMS = 238
9. GENESEO ST = 266
10. CASE WESTERN = 295
11. LUTHER = 333
12. WIS-EAU CLAIRE = 375
13. NORTH CENTRAL = 398
14. EMORY = 416
15. WIS-LA CROSSE = 434
16. CARLETON = 438
17. KEENE STATE = 457
18. ST. THOMAS = 463
19. U. OF CHICAGO = 475
20. WILLAMETTE = 476
21. ITHACA = 491
22. TCNJ = 506
23. NEBRASKA WESLEYAN = 550
24. HAVERFORD = 562
25. ALLEGHENY = 613
25. COLORADO = 613
27. PUGET SOUND = 627
28. DEPAUW = 629
29. PLATTSBURGH ST = 678
30. OHIO NORTHERN = 696
31. ELIZABETHTOWN = 725
32. TRINITY(TEX) = 824
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 18, 2006, 01:25:35 pm
NCAA DIVISION III NATIONAL MEET

WOMEN'S RESULTS (http://www2.wilmington.edu/ncaa-cc/womens-overall.htm)

1 1 SARAH ZERZAN WILLAMETTE JR 22:31 6:16
2 2 CAITLIN BRADLEY DICKINSON JR 22:51 6:21
3 3 SARAH SPENCER GRINNELL JR 22:52 6:21
4 4 TONI WISZOWATY PLATTSBURGH ST. JR 22:53 6:22
5 5 BETH HERNDON WASHINGTON SR 22:56 6:23
6 6 CHRISTINA OVERBECK CALVIN JR 23:09 6:26
7 7 HEATHER WILSON AMHERST JR 23:11 6:27
8 HAILEY HARREN GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS SR 23:12 6:27
9 ELLEN DAVIS WESLEYAN SR 23:17 6:29
10 8 ALEXANDRA KRIEG MIDDLEBURY SO 23:19 6:29
11 9 KIM PARTEE AMHERST JR 23:19 6:29
12 KAREN PRISBY COLBY SR 23:20 6:29
13 10 CAMILLE MEDEMA CALVIN SR 23:21 6:30
14 KATIE WIEFERICH WOOSTER SR 23:24 6:30
15 11 AMBER DRUIEN NORTH CENTRAL SR 23:28 6:32
16 12 KATY O'BRIEN TUFTS JR 23:31 6:32
17 MARCIA L TADDY WIS-PLATTEVILLE SR 23:35 6:33
18 13 LIZ MONTGOMERY GENESEO ST. SO 23:35 6:34
19 BECCA JORDAHL WIS-RIVER FALLS JR 23:36 6:34
20 14 LYDIA SINGER CALVIN SR 23:37 6:34
21 JENNY GRAEF WIS-OSHKOSH SR 23:37 6:34
22 15 TRICIA FRISELLA WASHINGTON JR 23:38 6:34
23 16 JANET DOBYNS LUTHER SO 23:38 6:34
24 17 MELISSA JONES EMORY SO 23:39 6:35
25 18 ANDREA GIDDINGS MIDDLEBURY SR 23:40 6:35
26 19 RACHEL BLASIAK ITHACA SR 23:40 6:35
27 20 VIDTHYA ABRAHAM U. OF CHICAGO SR 23:41 6:35
28 21 BREANNE LUCEY KEENE STATE JR 23:42 6:35
29 22 ERIN ARCHARD MIDDLEBURY SR 23:42 6:35
30 23 CATHERINE BECK TUFTS JR 23:44 6:36
31 24 RACHEL ASHER WILLIAMS SO 23:45 6:36
32 KATHRYN MOORE BATES SR 23:50 6:38
33 25 STEPHANIE NOTHELLE CASE WESTERN SR 23:53 6:38
34 26 ESTHER ERB CASE WESTERN JR 23:54 6:39
35 27 SARA BRADY GRINNELL SR 23:54 6:39
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Kerrfan3 on November 18, 2006, 04:36:33 pm
Incredible day for Calvin--did anyone think their men would be so dominant, or that their women would be five points from 1st?  That's absolutely incredible.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 18, 2006, 07:55:14 pm
Incredible day for Calvin--did anyone think their men would be so dominant, or that their women would be five points from 1st?  That's absolutely incredible.

No and No.

I was more surprised by the women's 3rd than the men's 37 points.  But then I picked the Eagles to beat the Knights.

men's race:
1.)  La Crosse
2.)  Calvin
3.)  Williams
4.)  Cortland

women's race:
1.)  Middlebury
2.)  Geneseo
3.)  Williams
4.)  Amherst

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on November 18, 2006, 07:57:25 pm
Calvin at the WIAC:

Just a guess:

Calvin        31
LaCrosse   58
Oshkosh    78

That's based on how Calvin and Oshkosh have lined up, and on how LaCrosse and Oshkosh lined up today.

Consider Calvin ended up with 37 points at the NCAA's.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on November 18, 2006, 09:39:28 pm
Incredible day for Calvin--did anyone think their men would be so dominant, or that their women would be five points from 1st?  That's absolutely incredible.

The coaches said in the season preview that they would be disappointed with anything less than a top-4 finish for the women. They repeated before the NCAA finals that with a good race they should move up a few spots from #7.

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: billgull on November 18, 2006, 10:02:33 pm
Having had the pleasure of watching Calvin run in three races this season, I was
not surprised by either the men's or women's performances today at D-III
nationals. In fact, after the final MIAA Jamboree at Alma, when the Calvin women
went 1-5 for 15 pts, I really thought that they were underrated. Congrats! are in
order for the entire Calvin program.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Kerrfan3 on November 19, 2006, 12:10:06 pm
Probably more surprising than the women's 3rd place finish was that they were so close to finishing 1st; I don't think you'd have been scoffed at if you told someone before the race that the Calvin women would be on the podium, but you might have been if you said they'd be five points from the championship.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 19, 2006, 01:50:31 pm
Here's another shocker.  Where were Reynolds and Zwagerman in 2006? 
Calvin drops 37 with two guys from 2005 on the IL....scary.


NCAA Division III Men's 8K Championship
Dornoch Golf Club, Delaware, OH
Nov. 19, 2005


2. Calvin College
    1  Tim Finnegan, Jr            25:28.9 
   19  Jed Christiansen, Fr        26:20.7 
   20  Harrison Jorritsma, Jr      26:20.7 
   33  Jon Gries, So               26:49.2 
   44  Bill Reynolds, So           26:57.9 
   52  Tyler Zwagerman, Jr         27:03.6 
   77  Tad Hulst, So               27:25.9 
Time = 2:11:57.4     Places = 11


Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NMKnights on November 19, 2006, 02:50:06 pm
Here's another shocker.  Where were Reynolds and Zwagerman in 2006? 
Calvin drops 37 with two guys from 2005 on the IL....scary.


NCAA Division III Men's 8K Championship
Dornoch Golf Club, Delaware, OH
Nov. 19, 2005


2. Calvin College
    1  Tim Finnegan, Jr            25:28.9 
   19  Jed Christiansen, Fr        26:20.7 
   20  Harrison Jorritsma, Jr      26:20.7 
   33  Jon Gries, So               26:49.2 
   44  Bill Reynolds, So           26:57.9 
   52  Tyler Zwagerman, Jr         27:03.6 
   77  Tad Hulst, So               27:25.9 
Time = 2:11:57.4     Places = 11




Zwagerman was injured this season, and Reynolds is taking some time off of running.  Early in the season that left a gap.  When the sophomores DeHaan and Van Kampen stepped up late in the season, it put the nails in the coffin of Calvin's competition, so to speak.  With losing their two seniors (Finnegan and Jorritsma). that will leave 5 of Calvin's top seven as returners next year.  And there are some hungry under-classmen waiting for their chance... so things look positive for the Knights for next season. 
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 19, 2006, 10:38:53 pm
La Crosse Tribune

UW-L runners get stuck in mud at national meet

By the Tribune staff

WEST CHESTER, Ohio ó The UW-La Crosse men’s cross country went into Saturday’s NCAA Division III national meet with visions of repeating as national champions.

But the Eagles’ hopes literally got stuck in the mud as they finished 11th as a team at Voice of America Park.

“They got about 3 inches of rain and were pumping water off the course all day yesterday,” said UW-L men’s coach Don Fritsch, whose team went into the meet ranked second in Division III.

“By the time we came back today, some the lakes they drained yesterday were full of water again. There were parts of the course that were knee-deep in water. It was a disaster.”

Calvin College captured the men’s title with 37 points, followed by New York State University with 92. The Eagles were 11th with 319.

Macharia Yuot of Widener won the men’s individual national title, covering the 8,000-meter course in 26 minutes, 31 seconds.

UW-L’s top finisher was Paul Moran, who finished 56th (28:05).

Because of the sloppy conditions, Fritsch said it was essential for the Eagles to get out front at the start of the race. But that didn’t happen.

“The guys knew they had to get out front fast, but the middle of course was just so muddy and greasy and runners were falling and guys had to jump over people and to try to stay on their feet,” Fritsch said.

“If you didn’t get out front at the start, you were out of luck, and that’s what happened to us. The race for us was over after about a quarter of it.”

A slow start also proved costly for the UW-L women, who finished 15th.

“The course was so muddy,” said UW-L women’s coach Pat Healy, whose team was ranked 11th nationally. “It was ankle-deep mud and we just didn’t get rolling early.

“We had a great season, it just end as well as we wanted.”

Five points separated the top three teams in the women’s race. Middlebury (144 points) edged Amherst (145) and Calvin (149).

The Eagles finished with 434 points.

Sarah Zeran of Willamette won the women’s race with a time of 22:31 on the 6,000-meter course.

UW-L’s top finisher was Kristen Painter, who placed 61st (24:23).
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on November 19, 2006, 11:02:01 pm
Thanks for the post, Oval.

But memo to coaches Fritsch and Healy: I don't think the other runners were on some dryer, better course!  You two sound a bit whiny.

Or perhaps you think that the 10 men's and 14 women's teams that finished ahead of you unfairly train by running through swamps?  (Actually, sounds like a plan! ;D)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: almcguirejr on November 20, 2006, 08:18:51 am
Calvin's Eric Van Kampen was in 40th place with a mile to go on Saturday.  He passed 23 runners in the last mile to finish 17th.  Incredible!!
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 20, 2006, 10:27:24 am
Bearcats' Zerzan a national champion (http://159.54.226.83/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061119/SPORTS/611190345/1018)
News services
November 19, 2006

WEST CHESTER, Ohio -- Willamette University cross country runner Sarah Zerzan won the women's individual title Saturday at the NCAA Division III cross country national championships....
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 20, 2006, 10:31:59 am
Titans clean up at National meet (http://www.thenorthwestern.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061119/OSH02/611190493/1148)
By Brett Krzykowski
of The Northwestern

It's a coach's job to set a bar for their team to reach.

Sometimes that bar is purposely placed insanely high and impossible to clear in order to push an already accomplished squad to bigger and better things.

Leading up to the NCAA Division III National Cross-Country Meet, UW-Oshkosh men's coach John Zupanc and women's coach Deb Vercauteren laid out their expectations for their charges – a top 10 finish for the men's squad and All-American honors for women's team representative Jenny Graef.....
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 20, 2006, 10:33:22 am
Calvin runs away with cross country title (http://www.mlive.com/sports/grpress/index.ssf?/base/sports-4/1163922712139630.xml&coll=6)
Sunday, November 19, 2006
By Steve Ungrey
The Grand Rapids Press

Not many cross country runners have had the chance to experience what Tim Finnegan has in four years of running for Calvin College.

The senior was part of an NCAA Division III championship team his first two years before the Knights dropped to second last fall. Saturday at Wilmington (Ohio) College, the Knights returned to the winner's circle.....
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 20, 2006, 10:34:45 am
Panthers harriers NCAA champs (http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061119/NEWS/611190356/1007/SPORTS)
November 19, 2006
Staff Report

WEST CHESTER, Ohio — The Middlebury women's cross country team has won its fourth NCAA Championship. The Panthers did so with 144 points, just one point ahead of NESCAC foe Amherst in the 32-team event. Fellow NESCAC teams Tufts (fifth) and Williams (eighth) were also in the top 10.

The race took place at the Voice of America Park, hosted by Wilmington on Saturday. The NCAA Championship is the 27th for Middlebury College in the last 12 years in all sports.

"These were the most difficult conditions we've ever run in," said 32-year head coach Terry Aldrich. "There was standing water throughout the course, with our racers having to run in 6-to-8-inch deep mud at times."......
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 22, 2006, 10:33:53 am
Macharia Yuot (Widener) followed Saturday's muddy run to a D3 XC title with a 7th place finish in the Philadelphia Marathon (http://www.philadelphiamarathon.com/exec/philly/home/default.asp).


Macharia Yuot (age 24)   2:25:39   
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 22, 2006, 10:41:04 am
Intersting information about D3'ers at the D1 XC race from the T&F News discussion board (http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?t=23054).

Arnie Schraeder (W-Stevens Point) was 11th in 1986; 45 seconds behind the winner Aaron Ramirez (Arizona). Joe Falcon (Arkansas) was leading before tripping over a water sprinkler.

In 1978, Dan Henderson (Wheaton, IL) won the D3 XC meet on a Saturday in Rock Island, IL and then placed 10th on Monday at the D1 meet in WI, less than 20 seconds behind champion Alberto Salazar. The top-10 included two future Olympic medalists and three future US Olympians.

Rudy Chapa, Jim Spivey, Billy McChesney and Henry Rono finished out of the top-10.

Henderson is the only D3 runner to finish in the top-10 at the D1 meet. He ran 13:23 (5k) and  28:02 (10k) before retiring.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on November 24, 2006, 05:22:07 pm
More information about D3'ers at the D1 XC race from the T&F News discussion board (http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discussion/viewtopic.php?t=23054).

In strict terms that's true, although back in the day before there was a Div. III note these finishes (not necessarily an all-inclusive list):

1950 -- David Allison (Wooster) 3rd (5th in '51)
1953 -- Kikuyo Moryia (Wheaton, IL) 5th
1966 -- Ambrose Burfoot (Wesleyan) 6th (6th again in '67)
       -- Bob Fitts (Cortland State) 9th
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on November 28, 2006, 07:45:12 pm
actually yuot was 6th place finisher, there is a person listed in the results with a chip time of 1:59 which is throwing everything off
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on December 16, 2006, 11:05:05 pm
Any top-end Cross Country runners NOT eligible for indoor or outdoor Track and Field?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on December 17, 2006, 05:10:35 pm
yes, yuot, thats really all that matters/all i know, this xc season was an extra season of elibibility from a red shirt year a few seasons back, but his track career ended with his triple victory at nationals last year.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on December 17, 2006, 06:21:47 pm
Harrison Jorristma (Calvin) will not be back in the spring.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on January 06, 2007, 10:25:46 pm
Anyone pick up any big name recruits for the class of 2011?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bushop on January 07, 2007, 01:26:59 pm
Anyone pick up any big name recruits for the class of 2011?

I've not read any anouncements to go along with the early singing period for D1 and D2 in Novemeber. 
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on January 08, 2007, 11:02:19 pm
dyestat has a number of names listed under a bunch of d3 teams, just wondering about times/stats etc..
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on January 09, 2007, 12:11:30 am
dyestat has a number of names listed under a bunch of d3 teams, just wondering about times/stats etc..

Thanks for the heads-up.
Title: Re: Division III cross country link
Post by: Harrier on January 14, 2007, 09:40:27 pm
NCAA III Cross Country Historian's Report (http://www.pe.pomona.edu/womens/crosscountry/stats/XChistorian/ncaaxc.shtml)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on February 25, 2007, 11:56:24 pm
So I was just wondering what type of mileage everyone does or did, and what program they ran for. Also if possible compare to your weekly mileage in high school.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on February 26, 2007, 01:02:11 pm
Feb. 26, 2007
 
Calvin College, Leer head Division III All-Academic Men’s Cross Country class
 
Calvin College was the class of Division III cross country last fall, winning the NCAA men’s team championship by a large margin.
 
The Knights excelled in class, too, compiling a cumulative team grade point average for 3.430. By meeting both challenges, Calvin is the 2006 NCAA Division III All-Academic Men’s Cross Country Team of the Year.
 
The All-Academic Men’s Cross Country Team of the Year is awarded to the highest-finishing school at the NCAA Division III Championships that meets All-Academic team qualifications (a minimum 3.1 cumulative GPA).
 
Pomona-Pitzer senior Will Leer, a senior majoring in mathematics, is the Division III All-Academic Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year. The announcements were made Monday by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
 
The All-Academic Athlete of the Year is awarded to the highest finisher at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships who meets the minimum qualifications for All-Academic individual honors (3.5 cumulative GPA).
 
Leer, the seventh-place finisher at the 2006 NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country Championships in West Chester, Ohio, has a 3.527 GPA.
 
Calvin won the NCAA men’s team championship with 37 points, far in front of runner-up New York University (92 points). Calvin had three runners earn All-Academic individual honors – Erik VanKampen, Harrison Jorritsma and Jon Gries.
 
To be honored as an All-Academic Cross Country Team, Division III schools needed a cumulative team GPA of at least 3.1. Eighty-six men’s teams earned All-Academic Team honors.
 
Eastern Mennonite University had a cumulative team GPA of 3.910.
 
To earn Division III All-Academic individual honors, runners had to maintain a cumulative GPA of at 3.5 or higher. A total of 108 student-athletes earned Division III All-Academic Men’s Cross Country honors.
 
Saint John’s University (Minnesota), Luther College and Brandeis University each had four runners earn All-Academic individual honors.
 
Middlebury College is the NCAA Division III All-Academic Women’s Cross Country Team of the Year. Willamette University’s Sarah Zerzan is the Division III All-Academic Women’s Athlete of the Year.
 
For more information, see www.ustfccca.org.
 
2006 Division III All-Academic Men’s Cross Country Teams
 
Albion College                                                  3.180
Allegheny College                                             3.250
Augsburg College                                             3.140
Augustana College                                            3.100
Babson College                                                3.200
Baldwin Wallace College                                  3.281
Bethel University                                               3.400
Brandeis University                                           3.500
Calvin College                                                3.430
Carleton College                                               3.340
Carnegie Mellon University                               3.250
Carthage College                                              3.166
Case Western Reserve University                     3.540
Chicago, University of                                       3.394
Colorado College                                             3.310
Connecticut College                                          3.400
Cornell College                                                 3.274
Depauw University                                           3.100
DeSales University                                            3.130
Dickinson College                                             3.150
Eastern Mennonite University                            3.910
Elizabethtown College                                       3.366
Elmhurst College                                               3.311
Emory University                                              3.410
George Fox University                                      3.350
Gettysburg College                                           3.207
Goucher College                                               3.140
Grinnell College                                                3.350
Gustavus Adolphus College                              3.457
Haverford College                                            3.428
Hood College                                                   3.135
Ithaca College                                                  3.179
John Carroll University                                      3.280
Kenyon College                                                3.200
Lewis & Clark College                                     3.133
Linfield College                                                 3.233
Luther College                                                  3.179
Macalester College                                           3.530
Martin Luther College                                       3.360
Massachusetts Dartmouth, University of            3.200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology               3.440
McMurry University                                         3.370
Middlebury College                                          3.330
Mount Union College                                        3.121
Nebraska Wesleyan University                         3.380
New York University                                        3.340
Oberlin College                                                3.290
Occidental College                                           3.280
Ohio Northern University                                  3.290
Ohio Wesleyan University                                 3.170
Pomona Pitzer College                                      3.520
Principia College                                               3.157
Ramapo College                                               3.129
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                         3.568
Rhodes College                                                3.330
Richard Stockton College                                 3.200
Rochester Institute of Technology                      3.380
Rochester, University of                                    3.550
Roger Williams University                                 3.118
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology                3.380
Rowan University                                             3.272
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota                3.143
Salisbury University                                          3.283
Sewanee: University of the South                      3.140
Simpson College                                               3.207
Southern Maine, University of                           3.230
Springfield College                                            3.170
St. Lawrence University                                    3.152
St. Olaf College                                                3.235
SUNY Oswego                                                3.104
The College of Wooster                                    3.223
Trinity College (CT)                                          3.168
Tufts University                                                 3.130
Vassar College                                                 3.450
Wartburg College                                             3.142
Washington and Jefferson College                     3.150
Washington University                                      3.390
Wesleyan University                                         3.240
Whitman College                                              3.174
Whitworth College                                            3.269
Willamette University                                        3.332
Williams College                                               3.410
Wisconsin Eau Claire, University of                   3.170
Wisconsin La Crosse, University of                   3.190
Wisconsin Platteville, University of                    3.222
Wisconsin Whitewater, University of                 3.210
 
 
2006 Division III All-Academic Men’s Cross Country individual honorees
 
Marco Dozzi                                        Allegheny College
Matt Ingalls                                          Anderson University
Sean Hudson                                        Anderson University
Kenny Slocum                                      Augustana College
Tim Frey                                              Augustana College
Carl Gladitsch                                       Bethel University
Joel Sunshine                                        Brandeis University
John Guilinger                                       Brandeis University
Matt Jennings                                       Brandeis University
Tim Condon                                         Brandeis University
Erik VanKampen                                  Calvin College
Harrison Jorritsma                                Calvin College
Jon Gries                                              Calvin College
John Nowinski                                      Carleton College
Brian Harvey                                        Carnegie Mellon University
Geoff Misek                                         Carnegie Mellon University
Mike White                                          Carthage College
Austin Schmidt                                     Case Western Reserve University
Jon Tyler Youngquist                            Case Western Reserve University
Mike Petro                                           Case Western Reserve University
Keith Drake                                         Connecticut College
Brian Gilson                                          Denison University
Brandon Jones                                      Dickinson College
Mike Blake                                          Dickinson College
Brandon Bear                                       Elizabethtown College
Jason Theobald                                    Elizabethtown College
Justin Stevens                                       Elmhurst College
Bryan Forsyth                                       Emory University
Tommy Fyffe                                        Emory University
Andy Carmer                                       Gettysburg College
Jeff Butterworth                                    Gettysburg College
Henry Reich                                         Grinnell College
Chris DeLaubenfells                              Gustavus Adolphus College
Brandon Gleason                                  Hamline University
Ian Bauer                                             Hamline University
Andrew Lanham                                   Haverford College
Taylor Burmeister                                 Haverford College
Aaron Kenemer                                    Hope College
Ryan TerLouw                                     Hope College
Seth Weener                                        Hope College
Chris Kempf                                         John Carroll University
Jim Boston                                           Kenyon College
Adam Bohach                                      Luther College
David McKay                                      Luther College
Eric Ellingson                                        Luther College
Matthew Busche                                   Luther College
Justin Kirk                                            Mary Washington, University of
Joseph Roy-Mayhew                            Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Kenneth Wheeler                                  McMurry University
Arthur Black                                         Messiah College
Erik Blosser                                          Messiah College
Frank Eanes                                         Messiah College
Brendan Epstein                                   Nazareth College
Chris Dunker                                        Nebraska Wesleyan University
Justin Lana                                           Nebraska Wesleyan University
Mike Dulong                                        New York University
Ryan Williams                                       New York University
Tim Brodeur                                         North Central College
Travis Grout                                         Oberlin College
Kevin Heckman                                    Ohio Northern University
Paul Lewis                                            Ohio Northern University
Thomas Adan                                       Ohio Northern University
Will Leer                                            Pomona Pitzer College
Eric Wyler                                            Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Alex Mahoney                                      Rhodes College
Andy Varble                                         Rochester Institute of Technology
Kevin Smith                                          Rochester Institute of Technology
Daniel Mueller                                      Rochester, University of
Joseph Lust                                          Rochester, University of
Patrick Hughes                                     Rochester, University of
Greg Kuczynski                                    Rowan University
Andrew Stevens                                   Saint John's University
Chris Erichsen                                      Saint John's University
Mitch Vanbruggen                                Saint John's University
Zach Hunter                                         Saint John's University
John Vallez                                           Saint Mary's University
Will Murdoch                                       Salisbury University
Seth Olson                                           Sewanee: University of the South
Curtis Wheeler                                     Southern Maine, University of
Nick Downing                                      Southern Maine, University of
Jameson Otto                                       Southwestern University
Michael Griffin                                      Springfield College
David Swanson                                    St. Olaf College
Jim Tillapaugh                                       SUNY Geneseo
Nick Scalfone                                       SUNY Oneonta
Nate Gravel                                          Trinity College (CT)
Jeremy Daum                                       Trinity University
Dave Sorenson                                     Tufts University
Jesse Faller                                           Tufts University
Nick Welch                                          Tufts University
Brian Chenoweth                                  Wartburg College
Donald McClure                                   Washington University
Jesse McDaniel                                    Washington University
Joe Guiness                                          Washington University
Alex Battaglino                                     Wesleyan University
Anda Greeney                                      Wesleyan University
Sam Clark                                            Whitman College
Lucas Nebert                                       Willamette University
Travis Harris                                         Willamette University
Connor Kamm                                     Williams College
Kevin Hall                                            Wisconsin Eau Claire, University of
Connor Lonning                                    Wisconsin La Crosse, University of
Dan Thour                                            Wisconsin La Crosse, University of
Brad Seeley                                          Wisconsin Stevens Point, University of
Phil Richert                                           Wisconsin Stevens Point, University of
Travis Nechuta                                     Wisconsin Stevens Point, University of
Chris Knutson                                      Wisconsin Whitewater, University of
David Schheekloth                                Wisconsin Whitewater, University of
 
Cory Stuart
USTFCCCA

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on February 27, 2007, 11:46:29 pm
Props to all the Academic All Americans....

Anyway I was just wondering what everyone here does for mileage during their summer base training, either their average or peek (but please clarify) also compare this to your high school training.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Flea on August 10, 2007, 10:00:11 pm
What is going on this fall?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on August 17, 2007, 10:43:54 am
What is going on this fall?

Calvin men's (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/preview/fall.htm#mxc) and women's (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/preview/fall.htm#wxc) XC previews
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on August 30, 2007, 07:29:46 pm
What's going on this fall?

Calvin men's (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/preview/fall.htm#mxc) and women's (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/preview/fall.htm#wxc) XC previews


Could Calvin be the pre-season #1 ranked team on the men's and women's side?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on August 31, 2007, 07:09:52 am
Could Calvin be the pre-season #1 ranked team on the men's and women's side?

I'd think the men would get the pre-season #1 ranking, with 5 of the top 7 returning from last year's dominant (and deep) team.

I don't think the women will get a #1 pre-season ranking, though. Only one of the three All Americans is returning from last year's third-place team. They have some promising upcoming runners, but you don't get a high pre-season ranking on that basis alone.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on August 31, 2007, 01:53:51 pm
Could Calvin be the pre-season #1 ranked team on the men's and women's side?

I'd think the men would get the pre-season #1 ranking, with 5 of the top 7 returning from last year's dominant (and deep) team.

I don't think the women will get a #1 pre-season ranking, though. Only one of the three All Americans is returning from last year's third-place team. They have some promising upcoming runners, but you don't get a high pre-season ranking on that basis alone.


What does Calvin, or anyone or that matter, have for recruits?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on September 05, 2007, 02:38:41 pm
USTFCCCA Division III men’s cross country poll
Sept. 5, 2007
(first place votes in parenthesis)

1.   Calvin (8 votes)
2.   New York University
3.   W-La Crosse
4.   SUNY Cortland
5.   St. John’s (MN)
6.   North Central
7.   College of New Jersey
8.   Allegheny
9.   Wheaton
10.   Colorado College
11.   Haverford
12.   W-Oshkosh
13.   Williams
14.   (tie) Willamette
14.   (tie) Carnegie Mellon
16.   Wartburg
17.   W-Platteville
18.   NB Wesleyan
19.   Heidelberg
20.   SUNY Geneseo
21.   Luther
22.   W-Stevens Point
23.   Ohio Northern
24.   Trinity College (Conn.)
25.   Mount Union
26.   Rochester
27.   Carleton
28.   Augustana
29.   Occidental
30.   Bowdoin
31.   Brandeis
32.   Elmhurst
33.   Case Western Reserve
34.   Rhodes
35.   Grinnell
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: hawk'ster on September 05, 2007, 02:39:23 pm
USTFCCCA Division III women’s cross country poll
Sept. 5, 2007
(first place votes in parenthesis)

1.   Amherst (7 votes)
2.   Calvin (1 vote)
3.   Washington (Mo.)
4.   Williams
5.   Grinnell
6.   (tie) Luther
6.   (tie) Tufts
8.   SUNY Geneseo
9.   College of New Jersey
10.   Dickinson
11.   W-Eau Claire
12.   Case Western Reserve
13.   W-La Crosse
14.   Willamette
15.   Keene State
16.   NB Wesleyan
17.   Haverford
18.   Wheaton (IL)
19.   Carleton
20.   SUNY Plattsburgh
21.   W-Platteville
22.   St. Thomas
23.   (tie) Ithaca
23.   (tie) Middlebury
25.   Emory
26.   Puget Sound
27.   DePauw
28.   Wartburg
29.   North Central
30.   W-Oshkosh
31.   Trinity College
32.   St. Lawrence
33.   Johns Hopkins
34.   Colby
35.   (tie) Whitman
35.   (tie) SUNY Cortland
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 15, 2007, 03:52:05 pm
Calvin Invitational Men's 8k (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/mxc/results/MCalvinInviteResults07.htm) and Women's 5k (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/mxc/results/WCalvinInviteResults07.htm) results:

MEN
PlaceNational
Rank
TeamPointsAverage
1#1Calvin College3125:14.40
2Aquinas College7525:36.20
3#23Ohio Northern University7825:39.80
4Wisconsin Oshkosh9025:44.00
5#33Case Western Reserve Univ10825:52.00
6#19Heidelberg College14526:16.40

WOMEN
PlaceNational
Rank
TeamPointsAverage
1#2Calvin College3618:14.60
2#12Case Western Reserve4218:13.40
3Baldwin-Wallace9318:49.80
4Aquinas College11519:03.20
5Wisconsin Stevens Point12719:12.60
6#30Wisconsin Oshkosh13219:07.40

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 15, 2007, 09:45:44 pm
Aquinas men are NAIA #2

Aquinas women are NAIA #19
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: OshDude on September 16, 2007, 02:02:40 am
Calvin Invitational Men's 8k (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/mxc/results/MCalvinInviteResults07.htm) and Women's 5k (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/mxc/results/WCalvinInviteResults07.htm) results:

MEN
PlaceNational
Rank
TeamPointsAverage
1#1Calvin College3125:14.40
2Aquinas College7525:36.20
3#23Ohio Northern University7825:39.80
4Wisconsin Oshkosh9025:44.00
5#33Case Western Reserve Univ10825:52.00
6#19Heidelberg College14526:16.40

WOMEN
PlaceNational
Rank
TeamPointsAverage
1#2Calvin College3618:14.60
2#12Case Western Reserve4218:13.40
3Baldwin-Wallace9318:49.80
4Aquinas College11519:03.20
5Wisconsin Stevens Point12719:12.60
6#30Wisconsin Oshkosh13219:07.40


I'm not sure if either Oshkosh team can be their traditional national contending (the women, at least) ways this season. I hope I'm proven wrong.

The women just don't have the depth and could miss nationals for the second straight season. Keep an eye on freshman Ayla Mitchell, though. She placed second at Calvin. After a rough two years for Oshkosh, Mitchell could lead that team back to near the top. But not this year.

The Oshkosh men are without their top runner from last year, Willy Kaul, who has a nagging injury from the track season and will not run CC this year. There's a lot of quality depth on the roster, but without Kaul, who was fourth at 2006 nationals, I think they'll finish in the mid-teens.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Cowman on September 16, 2007, 10:24:25 am
I'm not sure if either Oshkosh team can be their traditional national contending (the women, at least) ways this season. I hope I'm proven wrong.

The women just don't have the depth and could miss nationals for the second straight season. Keep an eye on freshman Ayla Mitchell, though. She placed second at Calvin. After a rough two years for Oshkosh, Mitchell could lead that team back to near the top. But not this year.


Looks like Mitchell (New Richmond HS, WI) could be a transfer from the University of Minnesota?  If so she's a beast on the track as well (and not a frosh).

800m .... 2:08.09
mile .... 4:59.80 indoors on 300m oval

Speaking of Oshkosh and transfers .... did 2007 D3 400m champion Amanda Donath transfer to Madison, or anywhere else?

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on September 19, 2007, 09:43:49 pm
Results from the Sept. 15 St. Olaf Invitational (http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/crossctry/men/media/0708/results/091507-team.htm) (Men's 8k), with seven teams coming in with a pre-season ranking:

Code: [Select]
St Olaf Invitational -- Men's 8k

Plce Rank Pts  Team                 Avg
  1.  #3   83  UW La Crosse        (26:08)
  2. #17  105  UW-Platteville      (26:16)
  3.      108  Iowa Central CC     (26:09)
  4. #22  122  UW Stevens Point    (26:20)
  5.  #8  132  Allegheny           (26:22)
  6.      153  MIT                 (26:32)
  7. #16  254  Wartburg            (26:59)
  8.      259  Minnesota State Mhd (26:56)
  9.      286  Bethel              (27:05)
 10.      302  UW Whitewater       (27:09)
 11.      329  St Olaf             (27:20)
 12.      340  Macalester          (27:20)
 13.      352  Hamline             (27:25)
 14.      359  Gustavus Adolphus   (27:25)
 15.      372  Carthage            (27:32)
 16. #10  379  UW Eau Claire       (27:33)
 17.      396  UW River Falls      (27:37)
 18. #27  499  Carleton            (28:10)
 ~                                           

It looks as though the pre-season poll bears very little relation to outcome...
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 22, 2007, 06:36:39 pm
College of Wooster Invitational
Case Western women (12)
TBA Women's results (http://)
Case Western men (33)
TBA Men's results (http://)

NWC Preview
Willamette women (14)
TBA Women's results (http://)
Willamette men (14)
TBA Men's results (http://)

Iona Invitational
Keene St. women (15)
TBA Women's results (http://)

Highlander Invitational
Ithaca women (24)
TBA Women's results (http://)
Rochester IT men (35)
TBA Men's results (http://)

Bulldog Stampede
Emory women (25)
TBA Women's results (http://)

Otterbein Invitational
Depauw women (27)
TBA Women's results (http://)
Ohio Northern men (23), Mount Union men (25)
TBA Men's results (http://)

Concordia University Invitational
(W) Oshkosh women (30)
TBA Women's results (http://)
(W) Oshkosh men (12)
TBA Men's results (http://)

Texas Little State Championships
Trinity women (31)
TBA Women's results (http://)

Connecticut College Invitational
St. Lawrence women (32), Colby women (34)
TBA Women's results (http://)

Wes Cook Bear Fete Invitational
Whitman women (35)
TBA Women's results (http://)

(W) Eau Claire Blugold Open
Luther women (06), (W) Eau Claire women (10), (W) La Crosse women (13), Carleton women (19), (W) Platteville women (21), St. Thomas women (22), Wartburg women (28)
TBA Women's results (http://)
(W) La Crosse men (03), St. John’s men (05), Wartburg men (16), (W) Platteville men (17), Luther men (21), (W) Stevens Point men (22)
TBA Men's results (http://)

Purple Valley Classic
Amherst women (01), Williams women (04), SUNY Plattsburgh women (20), Middlebury women (24)
TBA Women's results (http://)
Williams men (13)
TBA Men's results (http://)

MIAA Jamboree at Tri-State -
Calvin women (02)
Women's results (http://www.tristate.edu/tsuathletics/crosscountry/documents/MIAA07_WomenOverall.pdf)
Calvin men (01)
Men's results (http://www.tristate.edu/tsuathletics/crosscountry/documents/MIAA07_MenOverall.pdf)

Connecticut College Invitational -
NYU men (02), Brandeis men (31)
TBA Men's results (http://)

Lundeen/Brissman Invitational
Augustana men (28), Elmhurst men (32), Grinnell men (35)
TBA Men's results (http://)

St Vincent Invitational
Carnegie Mellon men (14)
TBA Men's results (http://)

Colorado College Invitational
Colorado men (10)
TBA Men's results (http://)

Allegheny Classic
Allegheny men (08)
Men's results (http://www.allegheny.edu/athletics/crosscountry/2007/results/CrossCountryMen'sResults9-22-2007.pdfhttp://)

Forester Invitational
North Central men (6)
Men's results (http://www.lakeforest.edu/foresters/cross/07foresterinvm.htm)

Jumbo Invitational
Tufts women (6)
TBA Women's results (http://)
Bowdoin men (30)
TBA Men's results (http://)

Main Line Invitational
TCNJ women (9), Haverford women (17)
Women's results (http://www.haverford.edu/athletics/crosscountryw/07Results/2007MainLineInvite.htm)
TCNJ men (7), Haverford men (11)
Men's results (http://www.haverford.edu/athletics/crosscountrym/07Results/2007MainLineInvite.htm)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 22, 2007, 07:23:01 pm
Interesting article:

What makes an XC champion? (Women) (http://www.trackshark.com/blogs/division3blog/1928/What+makes+an+XC+champion%3F+%28Women%29.html)
What makes an XC champion? (Men) (http://www.trackshark.com/blogs/division3blog/1929/What+makes+an+XC+champion%3F+%28Men%29.html)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Dark Knight on October 03, 2007, 05:58:30 am
Trackshark.com posted an interesting interview of Jed Christiansen (http://www.trackshark.com/blogs/division3blog/1964/Interview%3A+Jed+Christiansen+of+Calvin+College.html) -- Calvin's top runner.

Running 5Ks at 3 years old!?

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on October 24, 2007, 09:23:34 pm
Top-ranked Amherst heads strong field for NESCAC Championships (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/spec-rel/102407aab.html)
WIAC meet to be very competitive

Oct. 24, 2007

NEW ORLEANS - Amherst puts its top ranking on the line Saturday against four nationally ranked opponents when the Lord Jeffs compete in the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championships in Williamstown, Mass......

USTFCCCA Division III women's cross country poll
Oct. 24, 2007
(first place votes in parenthesis)

Rank   Team   Votes   Previous
1    Amherst (8)    280    1
2    Calvin    271    2
3    Washington (Mo.)    265    3
4    Geneseo St.    256    4
5    Williams    241    5
6    Plattsburgh St.    240    6
7    Willamette    235    7
8    Case Western Reserve    228    8
9    Wisconsin-Eau Claire    216    9
10    Wisconsin-Platteville    208    10
11    Nebraska Wesleyan    200    11
12    Dickinson    190    12
13    DePauw    184    13
14    St. Olaf    177    14
15    Ithaca    161    15
16    Haverford    154    16
17    Luther    151    17
18    Bowdoin    142    18
19    Puget Sound    136    19
20    Middlebury    129    20
21    St. Thomas    115    21
22    Wisconsin-Oshkosh    111    22
23    TCNJ    91    23
24    Wisconsin-LaCrosse    81    24
24    MIT    81    24
26    Grinnell    77    26
27    Baldwin-Wallace    67    27
28    Emory    65    28
29    Johns Hopkins    60    29
30    Wartburg    58    30
31    Ohio Wesleyan    52    31
32    Cortland St.    39    NR
33    Whitman    29    33
34    Tufts    14    34
35    St. Lawrence    13    35
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on October 24, 2007, 09:24:07 pm
Calvin still the team to beat in Division III men's cross country (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/spec-rel/102407aaa.html)
WIAC to feature several top-35 teams

Oct. 24, 2007

NEW ORLEANS - The run-up to the NCAA Championships begins in earnest this weekend as most of the top Division III cross country teams, including top-ranked Calvin, compete in their respective conference meets......

USTFCCCA Division III men's cross country poll
Oct. 24, 2007
(first place votes in parenthesis)

Rank   Team   Votes   Previous
1    Calvin (08)    280    1
2    NYU    272    2
3    Wisconsin-La Crosse    263    3
4    Haverford    254    4
5    Willamette    247    5
6    Cortland St.    244    6
7    Wisconsin-Platteville    232    7
8    North Central    220    8
9    St. John's (MN)    219    9
10    Ohio Northern    208    10
11    Wisconsin-Stevens Point    195    12
12    Allegheny    190    11
13    Williams    185    14
14    Augustana (Ill.)    172    15
15    Geneseo St.    170    16
16    Nebraska Wesleyan    162    17
17    Carnegie Mellon    148    18
18    St. Lawrence    136    12
19    Wheaton (Ill.)    133    19
20    Wartburg    130    19
21    Mount Union    119    22
22    Amherst    111    23
23    Trinity (Conn.)    103    19
24    Carleton    95    24
25    Case Western Reserve    83    25
26    Dickinson    72    26
27    MIT    69    27
28    Wisconsin-Oshkosh    63    28
29    UT-Tyler    51    29
30    Heidlberg    46    30
31    Colorado College    38    31
32    TCNJ    28    33
33    Luther    27    34
34    Washington (Mo.)    23    32
35    Keene State    15    NR
35    Grinnell    15    NR

I'm an idiot . . . I can't find a tutorial that explains how to set up a nice table/list . . . help anyone?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: altor on October 26, 2007, 09:39:41 pm
I tend to make it look all pretty in Notepad...or something that doesn't use a truetype font.  Use spaces instead of tabs.  Then, copy and paste the text between {pre}{/pre} tags (Use the box brackets instead of the curly brackets...it's the eighth button in the top row of BBC tags).

Rank   Team                   Votes   Prev
1      Calvin (08)              280      1
2      NYU                      272      2
3      Wisconsin-La Crosse      263      3
4      Haverford                254      4
5      Willamette               247      5
6      Cortland St.             244      6
7      Wisconsin-Platteville    232      7
8      North Central            220      8
9      St. John's (MN)          219      9
10     Ohio Northern            208     10
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Flea on November 10, 2007, 06:46:09 pm
Regional results anyone?

Here's the Great Lakes Regional (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/xcregionals/)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 10, 2007, 06:51:25 pm
Atlantic Regional men (http://www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/recaps/d3_atlantic_men/2007)
Atlantic Regional women (http://www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/recaps/d3_atlantic_women/2007)

Central Regional men (http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/crossctry/men/media/0708/results/111007.html)
Central Regional women (http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/crossctry/women/media/0708/results/111007.htm)

Great Lakes Regional (http://www.calvin.edu/sports/xcregionals/)

Mideast Regional men (http://www.muhlenberg.edu/sports/fall07/menreg.html)
Mideast Regional women (http://www.muhlenberg.edu/sports/fall07/womenreg.html)

Midwest Regional men (http://www.titans.uwosh.edu/MCrossCountry/2007/MIndividual.pdf)
Midwest Regional women (http://www.titans.uwosh.edu/WCrossCountry/2007/WIndividual.pdf)

New England Regional men (http://www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/recaps/d3_neweng_men/2007)
New England Regional women (http://www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/recaps/d3_neweng_women/2007)

South/Southeast Regional men (http://www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/recaps/d3_sseast_men/2007)
South/Southeast Regional women (http://www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/recaps/d3_sseast_women/2007)

West Regional (http://www.lcpioneers.com/information/WRegion/results)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 10, 2007, 07:01:16 pm
October 31 men's poll

1     Calvin College (MI) -8-      GL      280     1     1
2     New York University          A       272     2     2
3     Wisconsin-La Crosse          MW      263     3     3
4     Haverford College (PA)       ME      253     4     4
5     Willamette University (OR)   W       248     5     5
6     SUNY Cortland (NY)           A       244     6     6
7     North Central College (IL)   MW      230     8     8
8     St. John's University (MN)   C       217     9     9
9     Wisconsin-Stevens Point      MW    212.5    11   12=
10    Wisconsin-Platteville        MW    207.5     7     7
11    Ohio Northern University     GL      204    10    10
12    Allegheny College (PA)       ME      193    12    11
13    Williams College (MA)        NE      192    13    14
14    SUNY Geneseo (NY)            A       172    15    16
15    Wheaton College (IL)         MW      163    19   19=
16    Nebraska Wesleyan            C       160    16    17
17    Augustana College (IL)       MW      152    14    15
18    Carnegie Mellon (PA)         ME      140    17    18
19=   St Lawrence University (NY)  A       130    18   12=
19=   Colorado College (CO)        W       130    31    31
21    Amherst College (MA)         NE      122    22    23
22    Carleton College (MN)        C       120    24    24
23    Heidelberg College (OH)      GL      104    30    30
24    Mount Union College (OH)     GL       90    21    22
25    Massachusetts I T            NE       85    27    27
26    Luther College (IA)          C        79    33   34=
27    Dickinson College (PA)       ME       73    26    26
28    University of Texas- Tyler   S        65    29    29
29    Case Western Reserve (OH)    GL       57    25    25
30    College of New Jersey        A        40    32    33
31    Trinity College (CT)         NE       33    23   19=
32=   Emory University (GA)        S        31    --    --
32=   Bowdoin College (ME)         NE       31    --    --
34    Grinnell College (IA)        C        27    --    --
35    Rochester IT (NY)            A         8    --    --
--    Wartburg College (IA)        C              20   19=
--    Wisconsin-Oshkosh            MW             28    28
--    Washington University (MO)   MW             34    32
--    Keene State College (NH)     NE             35    --
--    Occidental College (CA)      W              --   34=

Also receiving votes: Brandeis University (MA) 5, Washington University (MO) 3,
Wartburg College (IA) 2, University of Southern Maine 1,
Wisconsin-Oshkosh 0.5, Wisconsin-Whitewater 0.5
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 10, 2007, 07:02:20 pm
October 31 women's poll

Rank  Team                      Region    Points   24    17

1     Amherst College (MA) -8-     NE      280     1     1
2     Calvin College (MI)          GL      272     2     2
3     Washington University (MO)   MW      264     3     3
4     SUNY Geneseo (NY)            A       256     4     4
5     Willamette University (OR)   W       243     7     7
6     SUNY Plattsburg (NY)         A       238     6     6
7     Case Western (OH)            GL      235     8     8
8     Williams College (MA)        NE      228     5     5
9     Wisconsin Eau Claire         MW      216     9     9
10    Wisconsin-Platteville        MW      208    10    10
11    Nebraska Wesleyan            C       199    11    11
12    Dickinson College (PA)       ME      190    12    12
13    Depauw University (IN)       GL      180    13    13
14    Ithaca College (NY)          A       170    15    15
15    Luther (IA)                  C       160    17    17
16    Haverford (PA)               ME      150    16    16
17    St. Thomas (MN)              C       144    21    21
18    Wisconsin-LaCrosse           MW      140   24=   24=
19    Emory University (GA)        SE      135    28    28
20    Puget Sound (WA)             W       132    19    19
21    Bowdoin (ME)                 NE      128    18    18
22    Carleton College (MN)        C       109    --    --
23    College of New Jersey        A       107    23    23
24    St. Olaf College (MN)        C       100    14    14
25    Wisconsin-Oshkosh            MW       98    22    22
26    Mass Institute of Technology NE       75   24=   24=
27    Middlebury College (VT)      NE       72    20    20
28    Grinnell (IA)                C        62    26    26
29    Colby College (ME)           NE       54    --    --
30    Baldwin-Wallace (OH)         GL       53    27    27
31    Tufts University (MA)        NE       37    34    34
32    Allegheny (PA)               ME       24    --    --
33    Wartburg College (IA)        C        23    30    30
34    SUNY Cortland (NY)           A        19    32    --
35    Wisconsin-Stevens Point      MW       12    --    --
--    John Hopkins (MD)            ME             29    29
--    Ohio Wesleyan                GL             31    31
--    Whitman (OR)                 W              33    33
--    St. Lawrence (NY)            A              35    35
--    Keene St. (NH)               NE                   32

Also receiving votes:  Oberlin (OH) 10, Colorado College 8, Johns
Hopkins (MD) 7, Whitman (OR) 2

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on November 11, 2007, 08:18:54 pm
Thanks, Oval!
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 12, 2007, 08:51:10 am
2007 NCAA XC Championship qualifers WOMEN
 
Women’s Automatic Qualifying Teams
Amherst #1
Calvin #2
Case Western Reserve #7
Dickinson #12
Emory #19
SUNY Geneseo #4
Haverford #16
Luther #15
NB Wesleyan #11
SUNY Plattsburgh #6
Puget Sound #20
Trinity (TX)
Washington U. #3
Willamette #5
Williams #8
(W) Eau Claire #9

Women’s At-large Teams
Allegheny #32
Bowdoin #21
Colby #29
Colorado College
DePauw #13
Elizabethtown
Ithaca #14
Johns Hopkins
Kenyon
Middlebury #27
St. Olaf
St.Thomas (MN) #17
College of New Jersey #23
Wartburg #33
(W) La Crosse #18
(W) Platteville #10

Women’s Ranked non-Qualifiers
Carleton (MN) #22
(W) Oshkosh #25
MIT #26
Grinnell #28
Baldwin Wallace #30
Tufts #31
SUNY Cortland #34
(W) Stevens Point #35

Women’s Individual Automatic Qualifiers

Atlantic Region
Wendy Pavlus (St. Lawrence)
Elizabeth Ludovici (St. Lawrence)
Kellie Hasselwander (Rochester)
Jessica Brown (Nazareth)
Meredith Fitzpatrick (Hamilton)
Lisa Holt (Cortland State)
Julia Ruggiero (Brockport State)

Central Region
Sarah Spencer (Grinnell)
Marie Borner (Bethel)
Nikki Umhoefer (Bethel)
Angie Berry (Central (IA)
Allison Louthan (Grinnell)
Ashley Schnell (Coe)
Erin Lowrey (Macalester)

Great Lakes Region
Gwen Kemple (Anderson (IN)
Megan Gray (St. Mary’s (IN)
Joanna Johnson (Oberlin)
Rachel Krasich (Rose-Hulman)
Niki Reese (Otterbein)
Brooke Boening (Denison)
Emily Cochard (Hanover)

Mideast Region
Kristen Carter (Grove City)
Jennifer Kooser (Messiah)
Alycia Woodruff (Susquehanna)
Julia Seward (Grove City)
J. Fraley Coles (Goucher)
Sara Gearin (Muhlenberg)
Jackie Kirby (Keystone)

Midwest Region
Becca Jordahl (W) River Falls}
Ayla Mitchell (W) Oshkosh)
Erin Kelley (Carroll)
Jenny Scherer (St. Norbert)
Liz Driscoll (Augustana)
Hannah Dieringer (W) Stevens Pt.)
Lisa Baumert (Wheaton (IL)

New England Region
Jennifer Adams (Keene State)
Catherine Beck (Tufts)
Katy O’Brien (Tufts)
Stephanie McNamara (Tufts)
Nicole Mauro (Bridgewater State)
Lucia Pier (Wesleyan)
Elizabeth Finn (MIT)

South/Southeast Region
Cristy Falcone (Mary Washington)
Ann Tripp (Mary Washington)
Kat Telfeyan (Washington & Lee)
Rebecca Taylor (Washington & Lee)
Amy Wampler (Christopher Newport)
Jennie Pernisi (Lynchburg)
Alys Cheatle (Catholic)

West Region
Amanda Phillips (Lewis & Clark)
Carleton (Lewis & Clark)
Alicia Freese (Pomona-Pitzer)
Kelsey Owens (Pacific Tamma)
Marci Klimek (Linfield)
Evelyn Ross (Claremont-M-S)
Maddie Weissman (Occidental)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on November 12, 2007, 08:52:50 am
2007 NCAA XC Championship qualifers MEN
 
Men’s Automatic Qualifying Teams
Allegheny #12
Amherst #21
Calvin #1
SUNY Cortland #6
Emory #32
Haverford #4
Luther #26
NB Wesleyan #16
New York University #2
Occidental
Ohio Northern #11
Rhodes
Willamette #5
Williams #13
(W) La Crosse #3
(W) Stevens Point #9

Men’s At-large Teams
Anderson
Augustana #17
Bowdoin #32
Carleton #22
Carnegie Mellon #18
Colorado College #19
Dickinson #27
SUNY Geneseo #14
Heidelberg (OH) #23
North Central #7
St. Johns #8
College of New Jersey #30
Trinity (CT) #31
Tufts
Wartburg
(W) Platteville #10

Men’s Ranked non-Qualifiers
Wheaton (IL) #15
St. Lawerence (NY) #19
Mount Union #24
MIT #25
TX Tyler #28
Case Western #29
Grinnell #34
RIT #35

Men’s Individual Automatic Qualifiers

Atlantic Region
Peter Kosgei (Hamilton)
Erik Donohoe (St. Lawrence)
Brendan Epstein (Nazareth)
Nick Stenuf( Nazareth)
Eli Howard (St. Lawrence)
Travis Stewart (Rutgers-Camden)
Andy Varble (RIT)

Central Region
Ben Grant (Loras)
Daniel Greeno (Bethel (MN)
Carl Gladitsch (Bethel (MN)
Chris deLaubenfels (Gustavus Adolphus)
Eric Osterhaus (Simpson)
Brad O’Neil (Coe)
David Swanson (St. Olaf)

Great Lakes Region
Joel Bendtsen (Denison)
Dominic Smith (Case Western Reserve)
Dusty Kime (DePauw)
Kyle Basista (Mt. Union)
Jim Boston (Kenyon)
Curt Daniels (Tri-State)
Dustin Ford (Mt. Union)

Mideast Region
Eddie Penatar (Cabrini)
Francis Eanes (Messiah)
Patrick Brandon (Johns Hopkins)
David Chorney (Muhlenberg)
Tim Van Syckle (Muhlenberg)
Paul Thistle (Susquehanna)
Eric Graves (Salisbury)

Midwest Region
Brandon Mull (Wheaton (IL)
Matt Field (Wheaton (IL)
Brian Butzler (W) Whitewater
Jeff Pentek (St. Norbert)
Ryan McCarl (Chicago)
Micah Lorenzen (Concordia (WI)
Mike White (Carthage)

New England Region
Sean Watson (Wesleyan)
John Swain (Colby)
Curtis Wheeler (Southern Maine)
Michael Griffin (Springfield)
James Butcher (Middlebury)
Jared Samuel (Keene St.)
Matt Dunlap (Bates)

South/Southeast Region
R.J. Cowan (TX Tyler)
Ben Donnan (TX Tyler)
Michael Welsh (Washington & Lee)
David Woodson (Christopher Newport)
Ricky Flynn (Lynchburg)
Husein Nasiro-Sigo (Methodist)
Frank DeVar (Mary Washington)

West Region
Dusty Caseria (Whitworth)
Nicholas Gallagher (Whitworth)
Francis Reynolds (Puget Sound)
Shawn Pollard (Linfield)
Harrison Wilson (Linfield)
Brian Kopczynski (Claremont-M-S)
Chris Smith (Redlands)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on November 12, 2007, 03:51:13 pm
USTFCCCA Division III cross country rankings
Sept. 5, 2006

MEN

1. Calvin
2. Wheaton
3. Hamline
4. Haverford (Pa.)
5. Wisconsin-Oshkosh
6. Nebraska Wesleyan
7. Williams
8. Wisconsin-La Crosse
9. Wisconsin-Platteville
10. New York University

2007 NCAA XC Championship qualifers MEN

Men?s Ranked non-Qualifiers
Wheaton (IL) #15
St. Lawerence (NY) #19
Mount Union #24
MIT #25
TX Tyler #28
Case Western #29
Grinnell #34
RIT #35


Tought to see the Wheaton (IL) men go from #2 in Sept 2006 to going home a scant 14 months later.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 16, 2007, 06:52:21 am
USTFCCCA Division III women’s cross country poll
Nov. 14, 2007 (first place votes in parenthesis)

AFTER TOMORROW NONE OF THIS MATTERS

1. Amherst (08)      280      1
2. Calvin        269      2
3. Washington (Mo.)      263      3
4. Geneseo St.      258      4
5. Plattsburgh St.      246      6
6. Willamette      236      5
7. Williams      228      8
8. Case Western Reserve      225      7
9. Wisconsin-Eau Claire      215      9
10. Luther      212      15
11. Wisconsin-Platteville      201      10
12. Dickinson      197      12
13. Nebraska Wesleyan      179      11
14. DePauw      178      13
15. Wisconsin-LaCrosse      157      18
15. Ithaca      157      14
17. Bowdoin      148      21
18. Haverford      145      16
19. Wartburg      131      33
20. Emory      125      19
21. Colby      116      29
22. TCNJ      112      23
23. St. Thomas      108      17
24. Puget Sound      104      20
25. Middlebury      85      27
26. St. Olaf      81      24
27. Trinity Univ. (TX)      80      NR
28. Johns Hopkins       54      NR
29. Colorado College      46      NR
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Oval on November 16, 2007, 06:53:36 am
FINAL men's poll

1. Calvin (08)      280      1
2. NYU      272      2
3. Wisconsin-La Crosse      260      3
4. Cortland St.      254      6
5. Haverford        253      4
6. Wisconsin-Stevens Point      240      9
7. Willamette        231      5
8. North Central        221      7
9. Nebraska Wesleyan       215      16 moved up 9 spots
10. Ohio Northern       203      11
11. Allegheny        202      12
12. Amherst        194      21
13. Williams        184      13
14. Luther        170      26
15. Wisconsin-Platteville      161      10
16. Augustana (Ill.)      161      17
17. St. John's (MN)      151      8
18. Carnegie Mellon        139      18
19. Occidental        136      NR
20. TCNJ      125      30
21. Colorado College      122      19-tie
22. Anderson        108      NR
23. Carleton        105      22
24. Geneseo St.      104      14
25. Tufts        86      NR
26. Heidlberg        79      23
27. Wartburg        70      NR
28. Dickinson        69      27
29. Trinity (Conn.)      60      31
30. Bowdoin        48      32-tie
31. Rhodes        47      NR
32. Emory        42      32-tie
33. Wheaton (Ill.)      18      15
34. St. Lawrence      9      19-tie
35. Mount Union        8      24

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Preto on November 17, 2007, 11:05:34 am
You can listen to the NCAA races on Calvin's Sports Information site.

http://www.calvin.edu/sports/ram/calvinsports.ram
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Sabretooth Tiger on November 17, 2007, 12:05:18 pm
From the Oxy website:

Chaves Runs Ahead of the West, Men’s Cross Country Advances to Nationals


Portland, Ore. (November 10, 2007)

Occidental men's cross country team is not satisfied with a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship. Today the Tigers competed against the best runners in the West Region, finishing second and earning a ticket to the NCAA National Championships. The women's team came up short of qualifying after placing fifth at the meet.

Kevin Chaves, in the home stretch of his senior season, is running past his opponents no matter the venue. After placing first at the SCIAC Championship meet two weeks ago, earning SCIAC Runner of the Year honors, Chaves continued along the same path. His time of 24:34.85 was faster than any other competitor.

All five of the Oxy scorers finished the 8K in the top 30. Twenty-five seconds after Chaves clinched the top spot, Tiger teammate Alex Ramon crossed the finish line at 24:59.35, for fourth place. Rounding out the Oxy scoring was Keith Blumenfeld (14th, 25:45.40), Galen Smith (24th, 26:07.45) and David Martinez (29th, 26:23.75).

Occidental College runners averaged 25:34.16, less than three seconds behind West Regional champion Willamette University (25:32.73).

The female Tiger harriers were again led by sophomore Maddie Weissman, who clocked in at 22:50.60, for 14th place. The next Tiger across the finish line was Grace Peck (23:10.70), followed closely by Denali Halsey (23:21.95). Rachely Keylon (23:59.75) and Caitlin Coall (24:24.40) also scored for Oxy.

The women averaged a time of 23:33.48, placing sixth in the region. The top two teams, Willamette University and the University of Puget Sound, will represent the West at Nationals.

Two weeks ago the Tigers were competing against the SCIAC; today they competed against the West Region, and two weeks from now the men will be back out on the course competing against the best runners in the nation.

The NCAA National Championships will be held on Sat., Nov. 17 in Northfield, Minn. The races will begin at 11 a.m.
 
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Trailer Dog on November 17, 2007, 03:53:16 pm
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              NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships
                         St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
                                        November 17, 2007
 
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Women's results (http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/07ncaaxc/results-women.txt)

1. Amherst = 120
2. Plattsburgh State = 159
3. Washington University = 194
4. Calvin = 199

Men's results (http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/07ncaaxc/results-men.txt)

1. NYU = 128
2. Haverford = 150
3. Cortland State = 158
4. Calvin = 214
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on November 17, 2007, 03:55:59 pm

              NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships 

Women's results (http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/07ncaaxc/results-women.txt)

1. Amherst = 120
2. Plattsburgh State = 159
3. Washington University = 194
4. Calvin = 199

Men's results (http://www.stolaf.edu/athletics/07ncaaxc/results-men.txt)

1. NYU = 128
2. Haverford = 150
3. Cortland State = 158
4. Calvin = 214


Even with a tough race on the men's side Calvin reaffirms their dominance of D3 XC.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on November 18, 2007, 04:23:00 pm
Interesting to note that Cortland was actually decently ahead of NYU through 4 runners, were this world xc scoring they would have easily been the national champs. However it is not, and props to the violets for a great season. Had Jon Phillips been really healthy they could have been even more dominent. I know that this is not what he wanted individually when he decided to come back, but the real goal was a national title and that is what they got.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: AF4 on November 29, 2007, 02:04:25 pm
Hay

the boy....uh...son... called the other night and said Huntindon (GSAC-all sports except football-SLIAC) is starting a cross country team within the next 2 yrs

i am farly sure no one kin to me will ever compete in such a worthy sport as it requires some aerobic athletic ability

just thought i share

keep the faith
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on December 03, 2007, 08:38:14 pm
In response to the reaffirmation of Calvin's dominance, I would have to disagree. Seeing as their Mens team was ranked number 1 all season and the women number 2 with first place votes throughout the first half of the season, two fourth place finishes would be a sign of a bit of a slip. I understand that it seems ridiculous to say a team is slipping after two podium finishes, but in this case it is a small slide.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on December 16, 2007, 03:10:39 pm
Wilkes (http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=26) is adding M&W Cross Country in Fall 2008.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Bilk on December 19, 2007, 10:42:38 pm
In response to the reaffirmation of Calvin's dominance, I would have to disagree. Seeing as their Mens team was ranked number 1 all season and the women number 2 with first place votes throughout the first half of the season, two fourth place finishes would be a sign of a bit of a slip. I understand that it seems ridiculous to say a team is slipping after two podium finishes, but in this case it is a small slide.

Even with the slip they still dominate the D3.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on January 04, 2008, 11:46:57 pm
Does any school (with mens and women's teams) have a bigger difference in talent level/accomplishment than NYU.

NYU Men - win national championship
NYU Women - quite possibly in the bottom 10-15 teams in the country
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on January 05, 2008, 09:21:37 pm
Does any school (with mens and women's teams) have a bigger difference in talent level/accomplishment than NYU.

NYU Men - win national championship
NYU Women - quite possibly in the bottom 10-15 teams in the country

Are both teams coached by the same staff?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on January 06, 2008, 07:45:42 pm
No not at all. They have two entirely different staffs, they go to different meets, except for UAA's and regionals, and as such have very different results.

Nick Mcdonough (sp) who coaches the Men's team graduated from syracuse in the early 90's and has implemented a high mileage program at NYU that has resulted in obvious success.

The women's coach I believe has more of a background in sprinting although I am not positive. But clearly recruiting is not where it could be considering Nick usually brings in some of the top talent from NJ on an annual basis.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Spence on January 08, 2008, 11:46:30 pm
Does any school (with mens and women's teams) have a bigger difference in talent level/accomplishment than NYU.

NYU Men - win national championship
NYU Women - quite possibly in the bottom 10-15 teams in the country

I'm trying to figure out how cross country practice in New York works. Take the subway up to Central Park?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on January 11, 2008, 09:43:58 pm
Seriously? No, run up to central park, around and back. Workouts there or at Van Cortland. I mean I am not positive but I am guessing based off of interviews on track shark etc.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: frank uible on January 14, 2008, 07:12:01 am
I bet while working out in Central Park at night the athletes would tend to run faster.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on February 21, 2008, 12:25:57 am
yeah maybe, but they run at a normal hour, how many teams run their practice at night, and not more in the 3-6pm range
Title: Academic All-American Teams
Post by: Gray Fox on February 27, 2008, 02:23:44 pm
Congratulations to all.

  Women:  http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/spec-rel/022508aaa.html

  Men:   http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/spec-rel/022508aab.html
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: spookrunner on April 17, 2008, 08:30:35 pm
Calvin College results and misc. info at: http://www.koopsrun.com
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: WLCALUM83 on July 04, 2008, 08:26:17 pm
Dominican, IL has hired a new cross-country coach:

http://dustars.cstv.com/sports/m-xc/spec-rel/070308aaa.html
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: WLCALUM83 on July 16, 2008, 11:45:59 pm
News on an opportunity for a Concordia-WI (NAthCon) assistant coach here:

http://www.northernathleticsconf.com/releases/2008_07/20080711b.html
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Running Havice XC on July 19, 2008, 09:36:16 pm
For a freshmen doing div III XC whats at average time for the 8k?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Running Havice XC on July 19, 2008, 11:35:16 pm
for a freshmen doing XC whats an average 8k time?
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on July 20, 2008, 12:12:11 am
for a freshmen doing XC whats an average 8k time?
UT-Tyler men were the next at-large team on the table for the 2007 South Regionals and were ranked 29th nationally.

Here is their link (http://www.ascsports.org/Pdfs/mcross/2007/10/28/CCresultsmen.pdf) for the conference winning performance.

Times are generally higher in the midwest, north and northeast!

 :)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: WLCALUM83 on August 11, 2008, 07:40:50 pm
Benedictine (NAthCon) has a new cross-country coach:

http://www.northernathleticsconf.com/releases/2008_09/20080809c.html
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: SKOT on August 12, 2008, 05:48:30 pm
Benedictine (NAthCon) has a new cross-country coach:

http://www.northernathleticsconf.com/releases/2008_09/20080809c.html

Try this one if the link above doesn't work!

http://northernac.org/releases/2008_08/20080809c.html
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on August 24, 2008, 12:29:32 am
Condolences (http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=35514) to Franciscan University of Steubenville on the death of their sophomore cross country runner, Kelly Roggenstack.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on August 27, 2008, 10:22:58 pm
Men :: August 27, 2008

1   SUNY Cortland (NY) - (eight)
2   Calvin College (MI)
3   Wisconsin-La Crosse
4   Wisconsin-Stevens Point
5   Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
6   Williams College (MA)
7   North Central College (IL)
8   Amherst College (MA)
9   Ohio Northern University
10   Augustana College (IL)
11   Haverford College (PA)
12   Nebraska Wesleyan University
13   Wisconsin-Oshkosh
14   Allegheny College (PA)
15   Trinity College (CT)
16   Heidlberg College (OH)
16   Luther College (IA)
18   SUNY Geneseo (NY)
19   Willamette University (OR)
20   Keene State College (NH)
21   Dickinson College (PA)
22   College of New Jersey
23   Washington University (MO)
24   Case Western Reserve University (OH)
25   St. Olaf University (MN)
26   New York University
27   Massachusetts Institute of Technology
28   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College (CA)
29   University of Texas- Tyler
29   Brandeis University (MA)
31   Mount Union College (OH)
32   Johns Hopkins University (MD)
33   Saint Lawrence University (NY)
34   Bethel College (MN)
34   Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on August 27, 2008, 10:24:00 pm
Women :: August 27, 2008

1   Amherst College (MA) - (eight)
2   Luther (IA)
3   Wisconsin Eau Claire
4   Calvin College (MI)
5   SUNY Geneseo (NY)
6   Washington University (MO) 
7   Depauw University (IN)
8   Williams College (MA)
9   Wisconsin-Platteville
10   Case Western (OH)
11   Ithaca College (NY)
12   Colby College (ME)
13   Wartburg College (IA)
14   Middlebury College (VT)
15   College of New Jersey
16   Wisconsin-LaCrosse
17   Johns Hopkins (MD)
18   Willamette University (OR)
19   Emory University (GA)
20   Loras (IA)
21   Wisconsin-Oshkosh
22   SUNY Cortland (NY)
23   St. Thomas (MN)
24   Whitman College (OR)
25   MIT
26   Oberlin (OH)
27   Swarthmore College (PA)
28   Wheaton (IL)
28   Kenyon (OH)
30   Nebraska Wesleyan
31   Brockport (NY)
32   Washington & Lee
33   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CA)
34   Bowdoin (ME)
35   Allegheny (PA)
35   Trinity Univ. (TX)

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ralph Turner on September 16, 2008, 11:15:52 pm
Bethany Lutheran (UMAC) (http://www.ncaa.org/wps/ncaa?ContentID=36717) has elevated its club program to varsity status in 2009.  This means that all 8 schools in the UMAC have varsity Cross Country. 
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: njlincolnlion on September 18, 2008, 10:40:36 am
Neumann College has hired Roland Whiting a Lincoln (PA) Alum, former Asst Track & Field Coach at Lincoln and former 12x All American as it's first Head Coach in Newman Colege's athletic history.

Good luck Roland!
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 25, 2008, 10:18:27 am
Women :: September 24, 2008
poll web site (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/spec-rel/092408aac.html)

1     Calvin - (7)   
2     Wisconsin Eau Claire - (1)   
2     Amherst   
4     Luther   
5     Geneseo State   
5     Wisconsin-La Crosse   
5     Wartburg   
8     MIT   
9     Middlebury   
10   Case Western Reserve   
11   Ithaca   
12   Johns Hopkins   
13   Wisconsin-Oshkosh   
14   Williams   
15   St. Thomas   
16   DePauw   
17   TCNJ   
18   Colby   
19   Wisconsin-Platteville   
20   Whitworth   
21   Emory   
22   Cortland State   
23   Nebraska Wesleyan   
24   Willamette   
25   Washington   
26   Messiah   
27   Oberlin   
28   Trinity University (TX)   
29   Brandeis   
30   Dickinson   
31   Brockport State   
32   Washington & Lee   
33   St. Lawrence   
34   Carleton   
35   Carthage   
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Harrier on September 25, 2008, 10:45:28 am
Men :: September 24, 2008
poll web site (http://ustfccca.cstv.com/sports/division3/spec-rel/092408aad.html)

1     Cortland State   
2     Calvin   
3     Wisconsin-La Crosse   
4     Wisconsin-Stevens Point   
5     Carnegie Mellon   
6     Williams   
7     North Central   
8     Wisconsin-Oshkosh   
9     Haverford   
10   Augustana (IL)   
11   Keene State   
12   Amherst   
13   Ohio Northern   
14   Case Western Reserve   
15   Luther   
16   Geneseo State   
17   Allegheny   
18   Heidelberg   
19   Dickinson   
20   Coast Guard Academy   
21   TCNJ   
22   Claremont-Mudd-Scripps   
23   Wisconsin-Eau Claire   
24   MIT   
25   Washington (MO)   
26   Nebraska Wesleyan   
26   Hamline   
28   Trinity (CT)   
29   Willamette   
30   New York University   
31   Johns Hopkins   
32   Grinnell   
32   St. Olaf   
34   Mount Union   
35   Emory   
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: ILive4This on October 22, 2008, 12:37:23 pm
Hey everyone, I figured this would be a good place to post a little plug. Every monday I write an article called What's to see in D3 on Flotrack.org . If you are interested in D3 running, you may want to give it a glance, as I recap the previous weekend's action and show a bit of its impact on the field of 32 for nationals.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: AF4 on November 02, 2008, 06:57:54 pm
not a lot of traffic here...and i have only a very limited idea what cross country is... one look at me, and anyone would instantly know i am not a runner ;D

but from the Huntingdon web site:

November 1, 2008
Huntingdon Men's Cross Country Team Puts Exclamation Point on Inaugural Season With GSAC Championship; Lady Hawks Finish Second at GSAC Meet
MARYVILLE, Tenn. - The Huntingdon men’s cross country team capped its inaugural season by winning the Great South Athletic Conference Cross Country Championship on Saturday afternoon, while the Lady Hawks finished second on the women’s side.

“I am so proud of these young men and women,” head coach Nate Rucker said. “Our goal at the beginning of the season was to compete for a conference championship and I felt like both teams had a great opportunity to do that. The guys were able to come out on top, but our women ran just as well. These student-athletes have set a very high standard for the future of Huntingdon cross country.”

The Hawks finished with 25 points, finishing five points ahead of runner-up Maryville. Huntingdon placed three runners in the top five, as senior Sean Sinclair finished second, junior Kent Hagan finished third and freshman Jeff Jenkins finished fifth.

Sinclair, who finished behind only Piedmont’s Michael Fidero, recorded a time 29:41 on the 8K track. Hagan posted a time of 30:13, while Jenkins finished with a time of 31:09.

Freshman Evan Massey finished 11th with a time of 32:42, while junior Hall Copeland rounded out the scoring with a time of 33:58.

On the women’s side, freshman Caitlin McMahon was the overall winner of the meet, recording a time of 26:31 on the 6K course. Freshman Sheaney Marshall and Jackie Daniels also finished in the top-five, finishing third and fourth, respectively, with times of 27:11 and 27:18.

Sophomore Kylie Piercy recorded a time of 30:43 and finished 18th, while junior Kelly Frazier finished 22nd with a time of 31:06.

Also running for the Lady Hawks were junior April Morrow and senior Kim Butler, who finished with times of 32:38 and 36:57, respectively.

Maryville captured the women’s team title with 45 points, while Huntingdon finished three points behind with 48. Spelman rounded out the top-three with 86 points.


way to go  cross country running Hawks :D

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: spookrunner on December 02, 2008, 07:12:33 pm
Calvin XC/Track...Check it!:
http://www.koopsrun.com
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Knightstalker on April 23, 2009, 11:37:51 am
My nephew has just started as the Head coach for Track and Field and Cross Country at Eastern Mennonite University.   Matt Dougherty  (http://www.emu.edu/athletics/news/?id=2187)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: PC on September 15, 2009, 02:45:31 pm
My nephew has just started as the Head coach for Track and Field and Cross Country at Eastern Mennonite University.   Matt Dougherty  (http://www.emu.edu/athletics/news/?id=2187)

so he is a gnu emu?   :D :D
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Just Bill on February 03, 2010, 09:16:38 pm
Josh Williams of Edgewood College will run at the 2010 USA Cross Country Championships in Spokane, Wash. on Feb. 13. He's in the Junior (under-20) Men's 8K race.
 
http://www.edgewoodcollegeeagles.com/news/2010/2/3/MXC_0203100555.aspx
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Ron Boerger on April 07, 2010, 11:45:27 pm
Grinnell XC men caught running in hail storm, damage accrued:

http://www.kcci.com/weather/23077072/detail.html
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: BoBo on September 18, 2010, 02:44:45 am
UW-La Crosse suspends men's cross country team (http://www.jsonline.com/sports/statecolleges/103105189.html)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: OshDude on October 03, 2010, 12:41:30 pm
UW Oshkosh's Vercauteren and Zupanc both set to retire (... in January) (http://www.thenorthwestern.com/article/20101003/OSH0201/101002087/Zupanc-Vercauteren-have-built-family-during-long-tenure-at-UW-Oshkosh)

Annoying how the article omits Ebel's track role. Also could have been two stories or just written better. It doesn't say when they'll retire until the eighth paragraph. Interesting choice.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: woacfan on August 14, 2011, 11:28:29 pm
Anybody have any ideas on good D II or DIII colleges with cross country programs in the Great Lakes, Mid Atlantic or Northeast.  Starting a college search with our younger kid....

Like to hear some recommendations....
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Knightstalker on September 14, 2011, 08:42:03 am
Anybody have any ideas on good D II or DIII colleges with cross country programs in the Great Lakes, Mid Atlantic or Northeast.  Starting a college search with our younger kid....

Like to hear some recommendations....

Houghton College in upstate NY is NAIA but going DIII.  I know the coach and he is a good coach and kid.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: woacfan on September 14, 2011, 11:05:14 pm
Thanks!  That's pretty close. We will definitely visit the school.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: AndOne on November 19, 2011, 02:45:03 pm
Just announced at the North Central football playoff game that NCC just won another cross country national championship at the national meet in Wisconsin.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: SUMMIT!!!!! on November 19, 2011, 09:00:26 pm
congrats to St Thomas' Ben Sathre on winning the individual champiionship!  He is just th second UST runner to win the title and the 2nd MIAC runner to ever win it (Carleton had a 2-time winner in the 1970 when it was not an MIAC member)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on August 22, 2012, 06:55:54 pm
North Central starts the 2012 season ranked #1!
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on September 06, 2012, 09:02:46 am
The North Central men won the Elmhurst Early Bird meet last week, while the NC women took sixth.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Gray Fox on September 18, 2012, 03:25:28 pm
West Regional Rankings

http://www.thesciac.org/sports/mxc/2012-13/releases/rankings_week_1
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on September 21, 2012, 01:43:35 pm
North Central Stays on top.

www.ustfccca.org

USTFCCCA Division III Top 35 Coaches' Poll

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on September 24, 2012, 08:03:50 am
Giving their regulars a Saturday off, the Cardinals still placed third at the Wheaton Invite on Saturday.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on October 03, 2012, 09:10:01 am
Congrats to North Central senior Dan Kerley on being named CCIW runner of the week. The Cardinals are still #1 in the regional rankings this week.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on October 11, 2012, 07:57:53 am
The Cardinals are still the #1 team in the country :)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on October 14, 2012, 08:18:54 am
For the first time this season the NC men did not place first in a meet. They placed 2nd at the Oshlosh invite yesterday.Sixth raned Calvin edged the Cards 52-58.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on October 17, 2012, 06:42:44 am
Congrats to Dan Kerley on his 2nd CCIW runner of the week honor! Also to NC on retaining their #1 regional ranking.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on October 24, 2012, 09:04:28 am
Congrats to Erin Fitzgeradl on being named the CCIW runner of the week.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on October 29, 2012, 09:03:04 am
Congrats to the Cardinal men on capturing their 39th consecutive CCIW title. Amazing!!
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 01, 2012, 10:43:32 am
North Central is still ranked third in the nation heading into next week-ends regional meet.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 02, 2012, 07:55:20 am
Congrats to the Cardinal women on winning the inaugural Red/White Invite yesterday. This was their final tune-up before regionals next week-end.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 17, 2012, 10:37:12 pm
Congrats to the Cardinals on another CHAMPIONSHIP season!! Now on to track-great job :)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Gray Fox on September 30, 2013, 05:22:04 pm
Roy Criak Invitational. - Sept 28 Results

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/minn/sports/m-xc/auto_pdf/2013-14/misc_non_event/MMIII.pdf

Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on October 02, 2013, 12:35:32 pm
North Central keeps the #1 ranking:

http://www.ustfccca.org/2013/10/featured/middlebury-women-shake-up-division-iii-national-coaches-polls-top-10
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on October 09, 2013, 01:07:32 pm
Week four rankings:

http://www.ustfccca.org/2013/10/featured/dickinson-men-suny-geneseo-women-overtake-national-top-10-teams-in-diii-regional-rankings
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 04, 2013, 08:33:35 pm
North Central wins their 40th consecutive CC championship!!

http://northcentralcardinals.com/index.aspx?tab=crosscountry&path=mcross
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 18, 2013, 07:20:49 pm
North Central-regional champs!

http://www.northcentralcardinals.com/news/2013/11/16/MXC_1116130323.aspx
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 25, 2013, 12:08:27 pm
Congrats to St. Olaf on their first ever cross country national championship

http://www.ncaa.com/sports/cross-country-men/d3
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Gray Fox on November 25, 2013, 12:59:32 pm

 http://www.hanover.edu/docs/athletics/CC_Nationals/2013NCAAD3Men8k-FinalResults.pdf
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 25, 2013, 03:03:01 pm

 http://www.hanover.edu/docs/athletics/CC_Nationals/2013NCAAD3Men8k-FinalResults.pdf

Heard from a co-worker (and NC alum/cc and track) that the men's race was amazing! 
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: Gray Fox on November 25, 2013, 05:38:38 pm
That link you posted had a video.  I'll have to watch.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 26, 2013, 11:00:29 am
That link you posted had a video.  I'll have to watch.

There are three video clips to watch. The first one I watched didn't have very good sound.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on August 26, 2014, 01:50:03 pm
North Central Men's Cross-Country Preview

http://northcentralcardinals.com/news/2014/8/25/MXC_0825144735.aspx
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: amh63 on August 28, 2014, 12:02:40 pm
NCF.....aware you.chat with Vandy74 and are aware of the Nescac.  Xcountry was not a big thing for me...was a short distance man myself and left the long distances to my older brother.  My brother at Harvard had a cross country runner from Kansas as a roommate for all 4 years.  Anyway...had lunch with an old friend...cross country runner for Johns Hopkins...and he brought up the subject of the sport.  Very happy that JHU placed 3 rd last season in the NCAA.  See that this season, both JHU and Williams are rated very high in the pre- season polls.
Since your school has dominated the NCAA for decades and since you are familiar with the CAC....friends attending Wes?....I am interested on your take of the conference quality of teams.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on August 28, 2014, 03:16:25 pm
NCF.....aware you.chat with Vandy74 and are aware of the Nescac.  Xcountry was not a big thing for me...was a short distance man myself and left the long distances to my older brother.  My brother at Harvard had a cross country runner from Kansas as a roommate for all 4 years.  Anyway...had lunch with an old friend...cross country runner for Johns Hopkins...and he brought up the subject of the sport.  Very happy that JHU placed 3 rd last season in the NCAA.  See that this season, both JHU and Williams are rated very high in the pre- season polls.
Since your school has dominated the NCAA for decades and since you are familiar with the CAC....friends attending Wes?....I am interested on your take of the conference quality of teams.

Al Carius is the main reason North Central dominates in cross-country and distance events in track. Although my son was a hurdler/sprinter, he said Al was one of the best coaches/motivators that he's ever had. Carius brings out the best in every athlete. He is genuinely concerned about every athlete both on and off the track. As far as the person attending Wes, he wrestled with my son since they were in youth wrestling and they also played football together in high school. As far as the quality of other teams, distance wise, I will have to get back to you on that.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on September 08, 2014, 08:20:14 am
Cardinals start the season ranked 2nd:

http://northcentralcardinals.com/news/2014/8/27/MXC_0827145224.aspx
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 24, 2014, 11:53:40 am
And, the NC cross-country team, quietly carries on.......

http://northcentralcardinals.com/news/2014/11/22/MXC_1122144556.aspx

Congrats!!!!!
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: NCF on November 21, 2015, 08:58:07 am
Good luck to th North Central men's cross country team as they compete for another National Championship today.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: AndOne on November 30, 2017, 02:55:34 pm
Congrats to North Central who recently won their 18th National D3 Cross Country Championship. The Cardinals finished with 57 points. Runner up Wisconsin-LaCrosse was a distant second with 196 points. The margin of victory was the 2nd largest in the history of the event, and the championship was NCC’s 5th in the last 8 years.
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: AndOne on November 24, 2018, 10:56:43 pm
2018. Another year-same result. North Central wins it’s 19th national championship, and 3rd in a row,  scoring 43 points compared to runner up Wash U with 110.  8-)
Title: Re: Division III cross country
Post by: SJSUPhil on November 18, 2019, 09:27:07 am
Congratulations to the WashU in St. Louis Men's Cross Country team on being selected to participate in the 2019 NCAA D3 Championships. And to the WashU Women's Cross Country team on their selection to the 2019 NCAA D3 Regionals.