2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships

  • submit to reddit
Madison, WI
November 17, 2018

All Grown Up: "This Is A Different Grant Fisher Than We’ve Ever Seen Before"

Grant Fisher is going to open his senior XC season on Saturday and Stanford coach Chris Miltenberg is worried...for the competition. "I’m maybe worried for everybody else out there because this is a different Grant Fisher than we’ve ever seen before."

2018 NCAA Women's XC Preview: #2 Oregon & #1 New Mexico

Can UNM three-peat? Or will Oregon who lost their coach and their #1 and #2 from last year get the job done? We know one thing - one of these foreign dominated teams will win it all.

2018 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #2 BYU & #1 Northern Arizona

With two 5th-year seniors and two 7th-year seniors that have all gone sub-13:40, last year's runner-up BYU is very good, but NAU with three back from last year's top 8 has a chance to be historically good.

2018 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #4 Boise State & #3 Colorado

Led by Allie Ostrander, Boise State could have its first podium finish in 2018 - and the podium is where we nearly always expect to see the Colorado women.

2018 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #4 Portland & #3 Stanford

After four straight podium finishes and with three of the top 10 returners, Stanford is loaded for 2018 but the problem is BYU and NAU are even better. Can Portland finish on the podium for the 3rd time in 5 years?

2018 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #6 NC State & #5 Stanford

NC State and Stanford, two of the six teams in the nation that have been top 10 each of the last 3 years, both make our pre-season top 10 this year.

2018 NCAA Men’s XC Preview: #6 Alabama & #5 Iowa State

If they only scored 4, Alabama might be our favorite to win NCAAs. Can Martin Smith coach a 5th different program to a top 5 showing at NCAA XC?

2018 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #8 Wisconsin & #7 Michigan

Big 10 rivals Wisconsin and Michigan are both in our pre-season top 10.

2018 NCAA Men's XC Preview: #8 Wisconsin & #7 Colorado

Not too long ago a team with an NCAA track champ, a 13:15 guy, three sub 29:20 guys and a 13:59 guys would be locks for the podium. That's this year's Wisconsin team but the NCAA is stacked with talent.

2018 NCAA Men's XC Preview: #10 Syracuse & #9 Boise State

Chris Fox may have left Syracuse but new head man Brien Bell thinks the Orange are "sneaky good" and we have to agree.

2018 NCAA Women’s XC Preview: #10 Arkansas & #9 Villanova

We start our top 10 countdown with Arkansas and Villanova, both of whom failed to make the top 10 last year. In fact, Nova hasn't been top 10 in six years.