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yep, i'm average
what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 9:24AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I say somewhere between 15:00-15:30. You're certainly not bad, but you're not really good either.
tom waits
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 9:32AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
D1: 15:20
D3: 15:45
themanontherun
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 9:44AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
D1, 2, 3?

Big conference, small conference?

Describe the average college and I'll describe the average college 5k runner...
Chex Mixx
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 9:47AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
15:00. Division shouldn't matter...college is college, and average is average.
Average D1
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 9:47AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'd say 14:30-14:40. A 14:30 guy won't score at any (decent) conference meets, but it's not a bad time.

Qualifier: this is for D1
tender foot
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 9:48AM - in reply to themanontherun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I was D2 in the 80's, ran 15:22 - that was well below average.
Cool Jerk Funky Chicken
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 9:50AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

yep, i'm average wrote:

I say somewhere between 15:00-15:30. You're certainly not bad, but you're not really good either.


Jamaican HS Champs 5000m winner 2011 was 15:25.
Mint Berry Crunch
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 10:04AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
where i ran D3 at i would say slower, average 5k dude was around 16:00
wefdfddfredref
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 10:11AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
16 seems about right for D3
yep, i'm average
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 10:15AM - in reply to themanontherun Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
D1, 2, 3?

Big conference, small conference?

Describe the average college and I'll describe the average college 5k runner...[/quote]

across all divisions. can a 15:10 guy make a legitimate claim to being average? i realize in D1 this doesn't mean much, but in D2 you'd probably be in the top 5 on your cross team, and i bet in D3 or NAIA you could have been one of the top guys at many schools.
zip zero nada
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 10:39AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I think some people don't really understand the concept of average... There are so many schools that don't have a single good athlete, that the average is probably somewhere closer to 17 minutes. Seriously. Look around at results.
zip zero nada
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 10:44AM - in reply to zip zero nada Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Honestly, I'm a ~15:15 guy (or was in college), and placed in well over the top 50% of the races I ran. Yeah, I would get stomped at bigger meets, but most meets are smaller meets. Take a look at NY, even D1 - Hofstra, Fordham, Canisius, Buffalo, Wagner, Stony Brook, Niagra, Manhattan College, Albany, Binghampton, etc. They aren't exactly swimming in talent. And this is D1. You have D2, D3, NAIA, Community Colleges, whatevs.
Another Homegrown Dasher
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/4/2011 10:46AM - in reply to Average D1 Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

Average D1 wrote:

I'd say 14:30-14:40. A 14:30 guy won't score at any (decent) conference meets, but it's not a bad time.

Qualifier: this is for D1


I was a 14:30s 5k guy and while I never scored in the 5k, I medaled in the 10k in a pretty good conference.

I still thin 14:30s is better than Average. I mean, I am 32 and still win every local race I run and all I do is run 7 miles a day at 6:30 pace.
logic
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/5/2011 9:29AM - in reply to Another Homegrown Dasher Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
take the average runner from every team in the nation, D1 D2 and D3, and average their times together and you will have the average time.

or you could just take a list of all 5k times run across all division and pick the median.
P.Whelan
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/5/2011 9:36AM - in reply to logic Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'd say 15:50 puts you right around average in D3, 15:10 for D1, D2 is somewhere in between.

I was going to say the median would be way faster than the average, but nobody really runs much slower than 17 flat ever, at least not that I've seen.
curiousssss
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/5/2011 9:59AM - in reply to logic Reply | Return to Index | Report Post

logic wrote:

take the average runner from every team in the nation, D1 D2 and D3, and average their times together and you will have the average time.

or you could just take a list of all 5k times run across all division and pick the median.


thatd be pretty tits if someone has enough time to do this. Pretty time consuming, and you'd have to throw out any outliers (if any)
40000008883838
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/5/2011 10:18AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
what's the point of this thread?
chikin
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/5/2011 10:45AM - in reply to zip zero nada Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
MEAC - 10th best 5000 - 15:59

SWAC - 10th best 5000 at Conference - 16:31

A-10 - 10th best 5000 at Conference - 15:29

MAAC - 10th best 5000 at Conference - 16:32

Southern - 10th best 5000 at Conference (2008) - 15:29

Big South - 10th best 500 at Conference - 15:41

***21st in the Big South was 18:09.... on the track.

15:30 for an AVERAGE might be a bit fast. I know the above is just a quick sample from some of the smaller DI conferences but from looking at the results, 16:00-16:15 might be little more accurate for DI. There are a lot of schools that have really poor distance programs.
reeality
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/5/2011 10:57AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I immediately thought 15 mins.
raholian
RE: what kind of 5k time do you think makes a college guy "average" 4/5/2011 11:14AM - in reply to yep, i'm average Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
14:10
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