2014 NCAA Cross-Country Team And Individual Qualifiers With LRC Analysis – All On One Page

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By LetsRun.com

November 14, 2014

Below you will find the complete list of every team and individual that will compete at the 2014 NCAA XC Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., on November 22. We’ve calculated the teams according to the NCAA formula using Bo Waggoner‘s computer program. We got the individual qualifiers by removing the top individuals in each region that run for a qualifying team; the top four on a team that’s not going to NCAAs qualify as individuals (with two to four extra at-large spots for individuals to be announced by the NCAA tomorrow; we’ve listed the individuals who would be eligible for consideration under the NCAA rules — they have to place top 25 at Regionals).

The results are broken down region by region, with links to full results of each race. To see all regional results on one page, go here.

Full men’s and women’s qualifiers (with logic behind them)

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South Regional (women) *Full Results

Team Results
1 Vanderbilt                52             AQ                                        
2 Florida State            53             AQ                                
3 Alabama                   135
4 Lipscomb                  176

Individual Qualifiers

2 Blaase, Chelsea      JR Tennessee
3 Price, Rhianwedd     SO Miss State
4 Blaney, Anne-Marie   JR Ucf
8 Maina, Hannah        SO Mid. Tenn. State        

Comments: Vandy upset FSU to earn itds first-ever regional title. The two teams we thought were going to NCAAs are going.

On the bubble for at-large spots

11   Waggoner, Hannah     SO Alabama
12   Greenleaf, Katelyn   JR Alabama
15  Wittman, Hannah      JR Belmont
16  Talbert, Madelin     JR Lipscomb

South Regional (men) *Full Results

Team Results
1 Ole Miss                  52             AQ                                      
2 Florida State            94             AQ                                
3 Auburn                      106
4 Mid. Tenn St.            157

Individual Qualifiers

1  #41 McCormack, Ty        SR Auburn                30:08.30
7 #413 Whitelaw, Austin     SR Tennessee             30:24.30
8  #38 Grimster, Kane       SR Auburn                30:33.10
9 #370 Graf, Christoph      JR South Alabama         30:40.90

Comments: Ole Miss clinches its first-ever NCAA bid on the men’s side with a commanding victory over host school FSU. The Seminoles return to the Big Dance after a one-year absence. They made it 10 straight years from 2003-12.

On the bubble for at-large spots

10 #181 Spevacek, Steven     JR Georgia               30:41.50
11 #374 Pienaar, Michael     FR South Alabama         30:42.00
12 #341 Damato, Michael      SO North Florida         30:42.40
13 #415 Sambu, Geoffrey      SO Tennessee Tech        30:51.60   South Central (men) 

Northeast Regional (women) *Full Results

Team Results
1 Iona                            91            AQ                                      
2 Providence              128            AQ                                
3 Dartmouth                 136          At-large qualifier                                                   
4 Syracuse                    154           At-large qualifier
5 Boston College        180           At-large qualifier
6 New Hampshire          183

Individual Qualifiers

3 Sara, Lauren      SR UConn
11 Garry, Kira     SR Yale
12 Durgin, Emily   JR UConn
13 Moriello, Rosa   SR Boston University

Comments: Defending NCAA champion Providence needed to finish in the top two in order to qualify as the Friars didn’t have enough at-large points to get in on their own. Mission accomplished, as Ray Treacy’s women auto-qualified even with their top runner, Sarah Collins, redshirting for the season.

On the bubble for at-large spots
14 Purrier, Eleanor      SO  UNH
15 Melian, Christina     JR  Stony Brook
16 Kellner, Caroline    JR Cornell
18 Renfer, Molly          SR Harvard

Northeast Regional (men) *Full results

Team Results
1 Syracuse                  45             AQ                                   
2 Providence             48             AQ                            
3 Iona                           60           At-large qualifier  
4 Columbia                  126
5 Cornell                     141 

Individual Qualifiers

3 Dooney, Kevin   JR Yale
13 Boyle, Jack      SO Columbia
16 Everett, Daniel  SR Columbia
17 Purnell, Tom    JR Harvard

Comments: We knew going in that Syracuse, Providence and Iona were a cut above everyone else in this region and that proved to be true as they combined for 11 of the first 12 finishers. Columbia, which tied for fifth at Heps, bested all five of the other Ivies in this race to take fourth. Providence beat Iona for second but they were the only one of the top three to run a full squad (Syracuse didn’t run Justyn Knight and Max Straneva; Iona didn’t run Chartt Miller).

On the bubble for at-large spots

19 DeLuca, Dominic   FR Cornell
20 Mann, Jordan         SR Brown
21 Rutherford, Tait      JR Columbia
22 Eimstad, Brian       JR Cornell

Mountain Regional (women) *Full results

Team Results
1 Colorado                 43            AQ
2 New Mexico            56            AQ
3 BYU                        112
4 Northern Arizona    149

Individual Qualifiers
4 #112 Harrison, Andrea SR BYU
5 #113 Jube, Carrie JR BYU
6 #282 Page, Holly SR Wyoming
8 #208 Townsend, Melanie SO Northern Arizona

Comments: BYU was one of the last teams predicted to get in under the USTFCCCA Regional Rankings, but in our preview, we noted that their spot was tenuous should upsets occur in other regions. Well, William & Mary and Providence both grabbed auto spots, and that pushed BYU down the list far enough to leave them at home for NCAAs.

On the bubble for at-large spots
11 #265 Jepkirui, Joan FR UTEP
14 #228 Caro, Jocelyn SO Texas Tech
15 #134 Spillar, McKenna FR Colorado St.
17 #140 Hutchison, Kylie JR Idaho State

Mountain Region (men) *Full results

Team Results
1  Colorado               45 AQ
2 Northern Arizona   68   AQ
3 BYU                         121 At-large qualifier
4 Southern Utah       128 At-large qualifier
5 Colorado St.          140 At-large qualifier
6 UTEP                      156 At-large qualifier (pushed in by New Mexico)
7 New Mexico           158 At-large qualifier
8 Weber State           191
9 Air Force 202

Individual Qualifiers
6 #433 Bowen, Amos JR Wyoming
15 #344 Turner, Jake JR Montana State
19 #291 Coates, Riley SR Air Force
20 #409 Shellhorn, Eric SR Utah State

Comments: Our projections had seven teams getting in from the Mountain Region, and that is indeed the number it will send to Terre Haute. The only difference: instead of Air Force crashing the party and getting pushed in, it was UTEP who benefited from a push, with New Mexico doing the honors. Three fewer places and UTEP would be sitting at home next weekend. They can thank #2 man Cosmas Boit (beat the next runner by 0.41 seconds) and #5 man Evans Kiprono (the next two runners were just 0.57 and 0.62 seconds behind him).

On the bubble for at-large spot
23 #432 Worob, Thomas SR Weber State 3:02.4 30:23.77 23

West Region (women) *Full results

Team Results

  1. Oregon         88        AQ
  2. Boise St.      103      AQ (wins tiebreaker vs. Stanford)
  3. Stanford       103      At-large qualifier
  4. Washington 131     At-large qualifier
  5. UCLA            176     At-large qualifier
  6. California     177 

Individual qualifiers

1 1 27 Shelby Houlihan ARIZONA STATE 19:31.6 5:15
4 4 113 Bethan Knights CALIFORNIA 19:59.6 5:22
6 6 285 Tansey Lystad PORTLAND 20:08.1 5:25
8 8 483 Raquel Hefflin UC RIVERSIDE 20:27.1 5:30

Comments: Boise State won the tiebreaker over Stanford for the auto spot based on head-to-head matchups (their #1, #2 and #5 runners all beat Stanford’s #1, #2, #5, giving them a 3-2 edge). Stanford still qualified easily, along with Washington and UCLA, while Cal will be left wondering what might have been. The Golden Bears could have been pushed in if they beat UCLA but came up one point short; instead, Bethan Knights (fourth overall) will run in Terre Haute alone.

On the bubble for at-large spots

12 12 361 Jana Soethout SAN FRANCISCO 20:36.6 5:32
17 17 212 Grace Graham-Zamudio LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 20:44.3 5:34
19 19 213 Danielle Shanahan LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 20:46.4 5:35
20 20 31 Adriana Olivas ARIZONA STATE 20:48.3 5:35

West Region (men) *Full results

Team Results

  1. Oregon         60       AQ
  2. Portland       71       AQ
  3. Stanford       97      At-large qualifier
  4. UCLA           104     At-large qualifier
  5. Washington  139   At-large qualifier
  6. Arizona St.     155

Individual Qualifiers
5 5 125 Chris Walden CALIFORNIA 29:40.4 4:47
8 8 38 Ryan Herson ARIZONA STATE 29:46.4 4:48
11 11 61 Andrew Rafla BOISE STATE 29:50.6 4:49
12 12 369 Jose Madera SAN FRANCISCO 29:51.0 4:49

Comments: The top five teams all had plenty of points and were expected to qualify; the question was, would anyone beat one of them to get pushed in? The answer was no, as Arizona St. fell 16 points short of Washington and finished sixth. In the individual race, Maksim Korolev defeated Edward Cheserek for the win.

On the bubble for at-large spots
15 15 366 Eric Causey SAN FRANCISCO 29:53.2 4:49
19 19 56 David Elliott BOISE STATE 29:57.5 4:50
23 23 510 Anthony Ortolan UC SANTA BARBARA 30:00.9 4:50
25 25 35 CJ Albertson ARIZONA STATE 30:03.4 4:51

Great Lakes (women) *Full results

Team Results

1. Michigan State                  28     AQ
2.    Wisconsin                        82     AQ     
3.   Toledo                               133   At-large qualifier
4.   Michigan                            137  At-large qualifier
5.  Ohio State                        155  At-large qualifier           
6.   Notre Dame                       195  At-large qualifier
7.  Indiana                                198
8.   Eastern Michigan               202
9.  Butler                                   210
10. Purdue                               221

Individual Qualifiers

10   10    77 Victoria Voronko      SR Eastern Michigan    6:48 13:42   20:16  5:27
11   11    71 Sofie Gallein         JR Eastern Michigan    6:53 13:46   20:17  5:27
13   13   256 Maria McDaniel        FR Western Michigan    6:58 13:52   20:21  5:28
16   16    32 Abbey Kelto           SR Central Michigan    6:55 13:50   20:30  5:30

Comments: Michigan State dominated. Stop us if you’ve heard that one before. After scoring 26 at Big 10s, the Spartans scored 28 against a better field in Madison, with four in the top six and six in the top 15. MSU’s first national championship seems to be a formality at this point. It was a battle royale for spots six through 10, as they were separated by just 26 points. Only one of those schools — Notre Dame — will be going to nationals, though.
            

On the bubble for at-large spots
20   20    26 Colleen Weatherford   SO Butler              6:53 13:53   20:36  5:32
23   23   147 Jess Hoover           SR Miami (Ohio)        6:55 14:00   20:41  5:33

Great Lakes (men) *Full results

Team Results
 1.  Wisconsin       61       AQ
 2.   Michigan St.    82    AQ
 3.    Michigan          94    At-large qualifier
 4.   Indiana              126  At-large qualifier
5. E. Michigan        164

Individual Qualifiers

1    1   414 John Mascari          JR Indiana State       6:18 12:32 18:50 24:40   30:07  4:51
3    3   532 Matt McClintock       JR Purdue              6:19 12:32 18:50 24:43   30:17  4:53
5    5   338 Erik Peterson         JR Butler              6:18 12:32 18:49 24:43   30:22  4:54
6    6   493 Michael Clevenger     JR Notre Dame          6:18 12:32 18:49 24:44   30:22  4:54

Comments: Michigan State needed a big performance and, perhaps inspired by their women’s team, ran a great race to take the second auto spot behind Wisconsin, which qualified for its 43rd straight NCAA Championship. Michigan and Indiana both grabbed at-large spots, while E. Michigan, which led early in the race, faded over the second half to take fifth. Indiana St.’s John Mascari repeated as individual champ.

On the bubble for at-large spots

8    8   462 Joseph Stewart        JR Miami (Ohio)        6:19 12:32 18:49 24:45   30:29  4:55
19   19   383 Willy Fink            JR Eastern Michigan    6:18 12:32 18:49 24:46   30:39  4:56
23   23   318 Clayton Murphy        SO Akron               6:18 12:33 18:50 24:54   30:43  4:57
24   24   354 Kevin Fink            SR Cincinnati          6:22 12:34 18:51 24:53   30:43  4:57

Mid-Atlantic (women) *Full results

Team Results
 1 Georgetown               38      AQ
 2 West Virginia            42       AQ
 3 Princeton               125
4 Villanova                128
5 Penn State              155

Individual Qualifiers

4     4  Megan Curham, So           20:28    5:29  Princeton
5     5  Morgan Szekely, Fr         20:34    5:31  La Salle
6     6  Elizabeth Weiler, Jr       20:38    5:32  Lehigh
11    11  Jillian Hunsberger, Fr     20:49    5:35  Penn State

Comments: Princeton, Villanova and Penn State all needed help to get into the Big Dance and they didn’t receive it. Katrina Coogan of Georgetown was the individual champion as Princeton’s Megan Curham (Heps champ and second at Pre-Nats) was just fourth.

On the bubble for at-large spots

14    14  Stephanie Schappert, Sr    21:01    5:38  Villanova
16    16  Kelley Robinson, Jr        21:06    5:39  Navy
17    17  Siofra Cleirigh Buttner, Fr 21:10    5:40  Villanova
18    18  Valerie Palermo, So        21:10    5:40  Duquesne          

Mid-Atlantic (men) *Full results

 1 Villanova                     41    AQ
 2 Georgetown               74    AQ
 3 Penn State               87
4 Princeton                88

Individual Qualifiers

1     1  Matt Fischer, Sr           30:16    4:53  Penn State
3     3  Thomas Awad, Jr            30:21    4:54  Penn
5     5  Ryan Mahalsky, Sr          30:22    4:54  Lehigh
9     9  Stephen Schroeder, Jr      30:24    4:54  Navy

Comments: As was the case with the women, Penn State and Princeton had to upset one of the favorites in order to go, but neither could get close enough as Georgetown held on for second. With Princeton unable to secure a bid, this marks the first time since 2009 that the Ivy League will not send a men’s team to NCAAs (though Heps individual champ Thomas Awad did grab an individual spot).                 

On the bubble for at-large spots

10    10  Sam Pons, Sr               30:25    4:54  Princeton
11    11  Michael Sublette, Jr       30:26    4:54  Princeton
12    12  Glen Burkhardt, Jr         30:27    4:55  Penn State
17    17  Wade Endress, Jr           30:33    4:56  Penn State

Midwest (women) *Full results

Team Results
1. Iowa St.      66    AQ
2.Minnesota   125  AQ
3. Bradley       175
4. Tulsa          180

Individual Qualifiers
1. Courtney Frerichs, UMKC
2. Erin Teschuk, North Dakota St.
3. Monika Juodeskaite, Oklahoma St.
7. Karissa Schweizer, Missouri

Comments: As expected, Iowa St. and Minnesota were the only two teams to qualify from the Midwest. Iowa St. rested its #3, Margaret Connelly, and held off on bringing back 2013 All-American Bethanie Brown, who is likely to debut at NCAAs next week.

On the bubble for at-large spots
Laura Galvan, Kansas St.
Amber Eichkorn, South Dakota
Kelsey Hildreth, Northern Illinois
Caitlin Busch, Bradley

Midwest (men) *Full results

Team Results
1. Oklahoma St.        63  AQ
2. Tulsa                     77  AQ
3. Iowa St.                110
4. Minnesota           128
5. Illinois                 137
6. Oklahoma            148

Individual Qualifiers
Sam Penzenstadler, Loyola
Aaron Barnik, Minnesota
Dan Curts, Iowa St.
Brogan Austin, Drake 

Comments: Oklahoma had a shot to grab an at-large spot, but the Sooners blew up and finished sixth, crushing any dreams they had of dancing. OU was hurt by a DNF from Zac Randall and a sub-par race from usual #1 Abbabiya Simbassa (just 15th). OSU’s Kirubel Erassa was the individual champ. 

On the bubble for at-large spots
Jacob Morgan, Kansas
Brandon Doughty, Oklahoma
Ian Barnett, Illinois
Ryan Rutherford, Illinois St.

South Central (women) *Full results

Team Results

1 Arkansas        29     AQ
2 Baylor           82       AQ
3 SMU               113
4 Lamar           140
5 Rice               147

Individual Qualifiers
3 Agnes Sjostrom SO SMU 6:49.5 2 20:11.0 3
5 Cali Roper SO Rice 6:49.6 3 20:14.0 5
8 Hillary Montgomery SR Texas A&M 6:49.9 20:17.2 8
9 Grace Fletcher SR Texas A&M 6:49.6 3 20:19.6 9

Comments: We knew going in that this was likely to be a two-bid region and that’s how it played out. SMU would have had a shot at an at-large spot but for some upsets in other regions (notably William & Mary in the Southeast).

On the bubble for at-large spots

10 Karis Jochen SO Texas A&M 6:49.9 8 20:31.4 10
13 Charlotte Wilson SR North Texas 6:50.5 20:42.4 13
14 Minttu Hukka FR Lamar 6:51.1 15 20:43.6 14
15 Shanoah Souza JR SMU 6:56.1 25 20:45.0 15

South Central (men) *Full results

Team Results

  1 Arkansas                    42     AQ                                              
  2 Texas                         51     AQ                                                
  3 Lamar                         106
4 North Texas                 134

Individual Qualifiers

 3 Sam Stabler               SR Lamar                  29:35.9    3
4 Brian Barraza             SO Houston                29:41.5    4
7 Charles Mathenge          SO Stephen F. Austin      29:58.5    7
8 Troy Taylor               JR North Texas            30:01.7    8

Comments: Arkansas and Texas were the classes of this field as both scored 51 points or fewer to take the two auto spots. Arkansas has now qualified for 40 of the last 41 NCAA XC Championships (only missing out in 2011).

On the bubble for at-large spots

12 Jan Lukas Becker          FR Lamar                  30:09.6   12
14 Craig Lautenslager        JR Texas-Arlington        30:16.3   14
16 Jonathan Burgess          SR C. Arkansas            30:16.9   16
17 Alejandro Valencia        SR North Texas            30:17.3   17

Southeast (women) *Full results

 1 William & Mary               74       AQ                                               
  2 Virginia                         82      AQ                                            
  3 North Carolina               94     At-large qualifier                                             
  4 Virginia Tech                97     At-large qualifier                                            
  5 NC State                    106      At-large qualifier    
6 Furman                      195
7 Eastern Kentucky       230

Individual Qualifiers

 9 Allie Buchalski           SO Furman                 20:35.7    9
10 Kyla Van Graan            SO Coastal Carolina       20:35.7   10
12 Letitia Saayman           JR Coastal Carolina       20:39.2   12
16 Ann Eason                 SR Eastern Kentucky       20:43.8   16

Comments: William & Mary, ranked #5 in the region coming in, came up huge to take the victory and an automatic berth at nationals (we didn’t have them going to NCAAs in our original predictions). Their victory was made more impressive by the fact that Emily Stites (46th at NCAAs last year, pbs of 15:43/32:41) was only their fifth woman today. UNC’s Annie Lehardy was the individual champ.

On the bubble for at-large spots

17 Sinead Haughey            SR Furman                 20:46.0   17
21 Katie Lever               JR Western Kentucky       20:51.8   21
22 Tereza Novotna            SR Elon                   20:54.2   22

Southeast (men) *Full results

Team Results

  1 Virginia                     75    AQ                                             
  2 Furman                       79    AQ                                                   
  3 North Carolina           87     At-large qualifier                                         
  4 Eastern Kentucky      107   At-large qualifier                                                  
  5 NC State                    142
6 Virginia Tech               157

Individual Qualifiers

1 Luis Vargas               SR Elon                   30:05.8    1
2 Edwin Kibichiy            SO Louisville             30:13.9    2
3 Ernest Kibet              JR Louisville             30:16.4    3
4 George Parsons            SO NC State               30:16.9    4

Comments: Furman delivered on its promise and followed up a perfect score at its conference meet with its first trip to nationals since 1970. Virginia, UNC and Eastern Kentucky will all be joining the Paladins in Terre Haute, while NC State and Virginia Tech missed out. Individually, you had to be in the top four overall to grab an auto spot, though its possible the Southeast could send another guy as an at-large individual.

On the bubble for at-large spots
17 Stuart Robertson          SO Virginia Tech          30:37.6   17
18 Graham Crawford           JR NC State               30:39.0   18
19 Jeff LaCoste              JR High Point             30:42.4   19      
23 Michael Conway            SR George Mason           30:54.7   23

A few quick takeaways (check back on Monday for a more comprehensive breakdown):

  • The following ranked men’s teams failed to qualify for NCAAs: #18 NC State, #24 Penn State, #26 Oklahoma and #29 Air Force.
  • The following unranked men’s teams made it instead: Colorado State (#32 by votes), Eastern Kentucky (#34 by votes), Ole Miss (#35 by votes), Texas (#36 by votes) and UTEP (no votes).
  • The following ranked women’s teams failed to qualify for NCAAs: #24 Arizona State, #28 Princeton and #30 Villanova.
  • The following unranked women’s teams made it instead: Boston College (#31 by votes), Providence (#32 by votes), Virginia Tech (#33 by votes) and William & Mary (#37 by votes)
  • The big surprises on the women’s side were Providence and William & Mary grabbing auto spots in the Northeast and Southeast, respectively. That meant that teams like BYU, SMU and Princeton all had multiple points but couldn’t get in. Arizona State also finished with 10 points but amazingly didn’t get in because it only finished eighth in the West. That meant that the Sun Devils were blocked by Cal AND Portland, and since you can’t push two teams in, ASU was forced to sit out. You have to run well in the regular season to accumulate points (ASU did), but you still have to execute at least a little and apart from Shelby Houlihan (who won the race), the Sun Devils didn’t do that on Friday.
  • The biggest men’s surprise was undoubtedly UTEP, which didn’t receive a single vote in the most recent coaches’ poll, getting in as an at-large team from the Mountain Region. New Mexico, who was ranked third in the region according to the USTFCCCA, finished just seventh on Friday. But they had enough points to push UTEP and get in anyway, giving the Mountain seven bids, the most of any region. NC State, Penn St., Iowa St. and Minnesota all had multiple points at the end but pushes in the Mountain (UTEP) and Southeast (UNC) prevented them from getting in.

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