No. 3 Syracuse Men and No. 8 Providence Women Crush Competition at 2015 Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown

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By Jonathan Gault
September 25, 2015

BOSTON — On paper, the No. 3 Syracuse men and No. 8 Providence women were by far the best teams entered at the 2015 Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown at Franklin Park (the No. 4 Georgetown women rested top runners Haley Pierce and Sarah Cotton) and they certainly acted like it this afternoon, engineering two dominant displays to take the team titles on a beautiful early-fall day. The Orange used a 1-3-4-6 finish, led by individual champion Justyn Knight (23:51) to tally just 24 points, putting seven men into the top 17 overall. That was more than enough to outdistance runner-up Dartmouth (Editor’s note: The author is a Dartmouth alum), who used a 16-second spread to take second with 67 points.

On the women’s side, the individual title went to junior Christina Melian of Stony Brook who prevailed in a late kick over Syracuse’s Margo Malone, 16:50 to 16:51. Providence went 3-4-7 up front to waltz to the team title, scoring 42 to runner-up Syracuse’s 127. Brief race recaps, results and interviews below.

Men’s Race

Like last year, the men’s race went out relatively conservatively (4:45 and 5:00 for the first two miles) as no one tried to push the pace early. As the field entered the Wilderness section for the second time shortly after 5 kilometers, the Syracuse trio of Knight, Martin Hehir and Colin Bennie began to push the pace and the field started to string out as Purdue All-American Matt McClintock and Cornell’s Ben Rainero (3:45 pb) were the only ones to go with them. McClintock pushed coming down Bear Cage Hill and as he made the turn into the finishing straight, only Knight was with him. Knight, a 3:39 1500-meter man, had an extra gear and gapped McClintock to take the win in 23:51. McClintock came in two seconds later with Hehir and Bennie crossing together in 23:54.

Results and quick takes below.

Men’s individual results (courtesy TFRRS)

Place
Name
Year
Team
Avg. Mile
Time
Score
1
SO-2
4:48.0
23:51.0
1
2
SR-4
4:48.3
23:52.6
2
3
SR-4
4:48.6
23:54.2
3
4
SO-2
4:48.7
23:54.8
4
5
SR-4
4:50.6
24:04.0
5
6
SR-4
4:51.8
24:10.0
6
7
JR-3
4:52.0
24:10.9
7
8
SR-4
4:52.1
24:11.5
8
9
SR-4
4:52.5
24:13.5
9
10
SR-4
4:53.1
24:16.7
10
11
SR-4
4:53.2
24:17.0
11
12
SR-4
4:53.4
24:17.8
12
13
SR-4
4:53.5
24:18.4
13
14
SR-4
4:54.1
24:21.4
14
15
JR-3
4:54.7
24:24.7
15
16
SO-2
4:54.8
24:25.1
16
17
SO-2
4:54.9
24:25.5
17
18
JR-3
4:55.2
24:27.1
18
19
SR-4
4:55.4
24:27.9
19
20
SO-2
4:55.5
24:28.3
20
21
JR-3
4:55.5
24:28.6
21
22
JR-3
4:55.7
24:29.3
22
23
SR-4
4:55.9
24:30.3
23
24
FR-1
4:56.4
24:32.8
24
25
SR-4
4:56.5
24:33.3
25
26
SR-4
4:56.6
24:33.8
26
27
SR-4
4:56.8
24:35.0
27
28
SO-2
4:56.9
24:35.2
28
29
SO-2
4:57.1
24:36.4
29
30
SO-2
4:57.2
24:36.8
30
31
SO-2
4:57.2
24:37.0
31
32
SO-2
4:57.8
24:39.9
32
33
SO-2
4:57.9
24:40.3
33
34
JR-3
4:58.1
24:41.5
34
35
FR-1
4:58.4
24:42.8
36
SR-4
4:58.4
24:42.9
35
37
SO-2
4:59.0
24:45.8
36
38
SR-4
4:59.0
24:46.0
37
39
FR-1
4:59.2
24:47.0
38
40
SR-4
4:59.5
24:48.3
39
41
JR-3
4:59.6
24:48.8
42
JR-3
4:59.7
24:49.1
40
43
JR-3
4:59.8
24:50.1
41
44
SR-4
5:00.0
24:50.8
45
SO-2
5:00.0
24:50.9
42
46
JR-3
5:00.2
24:51.9
43
47
SR-4
5:00.3
24:52.1
44
48
SO-2
5:00.5
24:53.3
45
49
JR-3
5:00.9
24:55.4
46
50
SR-4
5:01.3
24:57.4
47
51
JR-3
5:01.8
24:59.6
48
52
JR-3
5:01.8
24:59.9
49
53
SO-2
5:01.9
25:00.2
50
54
SO-2
5:02.0
25:00.6
51
55
FR-1
5:02.2
25:01.6
52
56
FR-1
5:02.3
25:02.0
53
57
SO-2
5:02.4
25:02.8
54
58
JR-3
5:02.7
25:04.1
59
FR-1
5:02.7
25:04.3
55
60
SR-4
5:02.7
25:04.4
56
61
SO-2
5:03.1
25:06.3
57
62
JR-3
5:03.2
25:06.8
63
SR-4
5:03.5
25:08.1
58
64
SR-4
5:03.5
25:08.3
59
65
SR-4
5:03.7
25:09.1
60
66
SO-2
5:03.9
25:09.9
61
67
FR-1
5:04.1
25:11.1
62
68
FR-1
5:04.1
25:11.3
63
69
JR-3
5:04.3
25:12.2
64
70
SO-2
5:04.9
25:15.0
71
JR-3
5:05.0
25:15.8
65
72
JR-3
5:05.5
25:18.3
66
73
SO-2
5:05.7
25:19.1
67
74
JR-3
5:05.9
25:20.3
68
75
SR-4
5:06.0
25:20.6
69
76
JR-3
5:06.1
25:21.1
70
77
SR-4
5:06.2
25:21.8
71
78
SO-2
5:06.3
25:22.1
72
79
SO-2
5:06.4
25:22.8
80
FR-1
5:06.5
25:23.1
81
JR-3
5:06.6
25:23.8
73
82
SO-2
5:06.6
25:23.8
74
83
SO-2
5:06.8
25:24.4
84
FR-1
5:06.8
25:24.4
75
85
JR-3
5:06.8
25:24.6
86
JR-3
5:06.9
25:25.0
76
87
SR-4
5:07.4
25:27.6
77
88
SO-2
5:07.7
25:29.2
89
SO-2
5:08.2
25:31.4
78
90
JR-3
5:08.5
25:33.1
79
91
SR-4
5:08.8
25:34.4
80
92
SR-4
5:08.9
25:34.9
81
93
FR-1
5:09.0
25:35.3
82
94
SR-4
5:09.2
25:36.3
83
95
SO-2
5:09.3
25:37.1
84
96
FR-1
5:09.4
25:37.3
85
97
SR-4
5:09.4
25:37.5
86
98
SR-4
5:09.4
25:37.5
87
99
FR-1
5:09.6
25:38.5
88
100
SO-2
5:09.8
25:39.3
89
101
JR-3
5:09.9
25:40.0
90
102
SR-4
5:09.9
25:40.0
91
103
SO-2
5:10.1
25:40.8
92
104
SO-2
5:10.3
25:41.8
93
105
FR-1
5:10.5
25:42.8
106
SO-2
5:10.7
25:43.9
94
107
FR-1
5:10.8
25:44.4
108
FR-1
5:10.9
25:45.2
95
109
FR-1
5:11.0
25:45.3
96
110
SO-2
5:11.3
25:46.7
97
111
SO-2
5:11.3
25:47.1
98
112
JR-3
5:11.6
25:48.5
99
113
SO-2
5:11.9
25:50.1
100
114
SR-4
5:12.1
25:50.7
115
JR-3
5:12.4
25:52.4
116
SO-2
5:12.4
25:52.6
101
117
JR-3
5:12.5
25:53.1
102
118
SO-2
5:12.6
25:53.2
119
SO-2
5:12.8
25:54.3
103
120
FR-1
5:12.9
25:55.0
104
121
JR-3
5:13.0
25:55.2
105
122
JR-3
5:13.0
25:55.2
106
123
SO-2
5:13.5
25:57.8
107
124
FR-1
5:13.9
25:59.7
108
125
SO-2
5:14.3
26:01.9
109
126
SR-4
5:14.3
26:02.1
110
127
SO-2
5:14.4
26:02.4
111
128
SR-4
5:14.6
26:03.4
112
129
FR-1
5:14.7
26:03.8
113
130
FR-1
5:14.8
26:04.1
131
JR-3
5:15.7
26:08.7
114
132
FR-1
5:15.8
26:09.2
133
JR-3
5:15.8
26:09.6
115
134
SO-2
5:16.1
26:10.8
116
135
SO-2
5:16.8
26:14.3
117
136
FR-1
5:16.8
26:14.5
118
137
JR-3
5:16.8
26:14.5
119
138
FR-1
5:17.0
26:15.3
120
139
JR-3
5:17.8
26:19.1
121
140
JR-3
5:17.9
26:19.6
141
FR-1
5:17.9
26:19.6
142
JR-3
5:18.1
26:20.8
143
FR-1
5:18.2
26:21.3
144
SO-2
5:18.4
26:22.2
122
145
FR-1
5:18.5
26:22.7
146
JR-3
5:18.8
26:24.0
123
147
JR-3
5:19.0
26:25.0
124
148
JR-3
5:19.1
26:25.8
125
149
SO-2
5:19.4
26:27.3
150
SR-4
5:19.9
26:29.5
126
151
SR-4
5:20.0
26:30.3
152
FR-1
5:20.1
26:30.6
153
SR-4
5:20.1
26:30.7
154
JR-3
5:20.9
26:34.9
127
155
SR-4
5:21.1
26:35.6
128
156
SR-4
5:21.5
26:37.8
129
157
JR-3
5:21.5
26:37.8
130
158
JR-3
5:21.8
26:39.2
131
159
SO-2
5:21.9
26:39.6
160
FR-1
5:22.3
26:41.4
161
FR-1
5:22.3
26:41.6
132
162
FR-1
5:22.7
26:43.8
133
163
JR-3
5:23.3
26:46.8
164
SO-2
5:23.8
26:49.1
134
165
SO-2
5:23.9
26:49.7
135
166
FR-1
5:24.6
26:53.1
136
167
SR-4
5:25.4
26:57.1
168
SO-2
5:25.4
26:57.1
137
169
JR-3
5:25.7
26:58.5
170
SO-2
5:25.7
26:58.5
171
SO-2
5:25.9
26:59.4
138
172
FR-1
5:25.9
26:59.5
139
173
JR-3
5:26.5
27:02.4
140
174
SO-2
5:26.7
27:03.6
141
175
JR-3
5:27.0
27:05.1
142
176
FR-1
5:27.6
27:08.1
177
FR-1
5:27.7
27:08.7
143
178
SO-2
5:27.8
27:09.1
179
FR-1
5:29.1
27:15.6
180
SO-2
5:29.6
27:17.8
181
SO-2
5:30.6
27:22.9
144
182
SR-4
5:30.8
27:23.9
183
JR-3
5:31.0
27:24.7
145
184
JR-3
5:34.3
27:41.3
185
JR-3
5:35.0
27:44.9
146
186
SR-4
5:36.4
27:51.7
147
187
FR-1
5:38.6
28:02.8
188
FR-1
5:38.8
28:03.7
189
FR-1
5:41.1
28:14.8

Team scores

Rank
Team name
Total Time
Avg. Time
Score
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
2:00:07
24:01
25
1
3
4
7
10
16
17
2
2:01:42
24:20
67
8
12
14
15
18
22
32
3
2:01:41
24:20
82
2
9
19
24
28
46
53
4
2:01:59
24:23
93
5
11
20
26
31
60
64
5
2:03:12
24:38
154
13
25
33
40
43
49
63
6
2:03:33
24:42
172
21
27
38
42
44
45
74
7
2:03:44
24:44
186
6
34
41
51
54
62
83
8
2:05:38
25:07
288
30
50
55
68
85
92
97
9
2:05:44
25:08
298
23
52
56
65
102
128
140
10
2:05:52
25:10
302
35
59
67
69
72
121
123
11
2:05:49
25:09
304
29
37
58
87
93
109
114
12
2:06:39
25:19
348
39
57
75
82
95
116
120
13
2:07:17
25:27
384
47
70
77
89
101
113
127
14
2:07:53
25:34
422
36
86
94
98
108
117
119
15
2:07:58
25:35
426
66
73
88
99
100
110
112
16
2:08:12
25:38
435
71
78
84
91
111
118
136
17
2:08:39
25:43
471
76
90
96
103
106
107
115
18
2:09:22
25:52
482
48
79
104
125
126
131
145
19
2:10:13
26:02
523
80
81
105
124
133
134
137
20
2:12:18
26:27
595
61
129
132
135
138
139
143
21
2:14:31
26:54
679
122
130
141
142
144
146
147

Quick Take #1: Syracuse coach Chris Fox believes this is the best team he’s ever coached

Fox expected a strong showing from top guns Knight and Hehir and wasn’t surprised to see Bennie at the front either as he believes the sophomore has made tremendous progress after running 13:53 on the track last year. But what pleased Fox most was strong runs from #4 man Joel Hubbard (7th, 24:10) and #5 Dan Lennon (10th, 24:16), who were 31st and 20th, respectively, last year. He also said that SU’s sixth and seventh men today, sophomores Philo Germano and Sean Wilson, ran their best collegiate races.

“Overall it was great,” Fox said. “No complaints today.”

Fox said it’s a bit different this year as this team enters the season with some impressive track PBs (Knight and Hehir have run 13:34 and 13:35; Bennie has run 13:53, Lennon has run 28:46 and Hubbard has run 4:00) whereas in years past his team knew they were ready fit but didn’t have the track pedigree to back it up. With the right talent and approach in place, the hope in Central New York is that this is the year Syracuse breaks its 57-year podium drought.

“They’re very professional,” Fox said. “It’s a group of guys that runs like they’re pros. They live the lifestyle, they’re smart about what they do. There’s no goofing around.”

Quick Take #2: Justyn Knight could be the next Canadian star

Fox praised his top runner, calling him “the next great Canadian” and when you factor in what Knight’s done in just over a year at Syracuse, it’s hard to disagree. He ran 3:39 and 13:34 on the track last spring and finished 25th at junior World XC. Today, Knight looked comfortable streaking away from McClintock and confirmed that he “definitely had more in the tank” at the end of the race.

What’s scary about Knight is that he’s done all this running less mileage than a lot of high schoolers. Fox said Knight was running 35 miles per week last year and though he’s up to 50-60 mpw now (often in six days) he hasn’t done a run longer than 70 minutes, though Knight will occasionally get in 17 to 18 miles on a workout day when you factor in his second run (Knight began doubling this year) and the warmup/cooldown.

Fox said that Knight would be able to handle 90 miles per week right now but doesn’t see the need to increase the volume drastically with the success Knight has had.

“He’s a young guy and he came from such a low-mileage [background] that we’ll just do 10 more [miles per week] a year,” Fox said.

MB: So sick: Syracuse’s Justyn Knight ran 3:39 and 13:34 on 35 mpw

We also caught up with Knight’s teammate, Martin Hehir (pronounced heh-heer), who took third overall. Hehir said that every day there are five to seven guys together in workouts, which makes for a fun atmosphere at practices. Hehir also said that in the past he’s underperformed at NCAAs in XC (he was 122nd in 2012, 113th in 2013 and 38th last year but owns track PBs of 13:35 and 28:27) so he’s hoping to make amends in this, his redshirt senior season.

Quick Take #3: A great showing from the Dartmouth men

Dartmouth was unranked nationally entering this meet (in fact, the Big Green didn’t receive a single vote in the most recent USTFCCCA coaches’ poll) and was only sixth in the Northeast Region, behind fellow Ivies Cornell (4th) and Columbia (5th). But the men from Hanover used a tight pack to cluster six men between 8th and 22nd and beat out Purdue (who should also move up from 12th in the Great Lakes Region) and Cornell for second behind Syracuse. The field today wasn’t particularly strong (#26 Florida State bombed without prospective top man Harry Mulenga, finishing 7th) so we’ll have to wait to see just how good Dartmouth is, but coach Barry Harwick was certainly happy with today’s performance.

Quick Take #4: The No. 26 Florida State men aren’t going to be ranked for much longer

The Seminoles ran poorly today. They didn’t run stud juco transfer Harry Mulenga and 8:34 steepler Zak Seddon, who won the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational last weekend, was only 94th overall. As a result, FSU tumbled to seventh overall. A disappointing showing, to say the least.

Still, all may not be lost in Tallahassee. The South Region is incredibly weak (apart from FSU, only No. 13 Ole Miss received votes in the most recent coaches’ poll) with Middle Tennessee State ranked #3 in the region as of now. Two teams automatically qualify from each region, so Florida State will hope to grab that second auto spot. The teams that beat them today will be rooting for FSU at regionals as well, as they would earn at-large points should the Seminoles qualify.

Women’s Race

After running 5:13 and 5:32 for the first two miles (mile 2 included Bear Cage Hill), the women’s race really got going in mile three as Stony Brook’s Christina Melian and Syracuse’s Margo Malone led a pack of five women (including Sarah Collins and Catarina Rocha of Providence and Courtney Smith of Harvard) through the Wilderness. As the leaders began their loop of the main field with approximately 400 meters to go, Melian and Malone had opened a gap of a few meters with Collins, Rocha and Smith trying in vain to hang on. Melian kept pushing and Malone finally cracked in the final 100 meters, allowing Melian a small gap. That was all the junior would need as she earned the win in 16:50, a second in front of Malone. Rocha, who moved up steadily throughout the race, took third, just ahead of teammate Collins, while Smith wound up fifth.

Resulst and quick takes below.

Women’s individual results (courtesy TFRRS)

Place
Name
Year
Team
Avg. Mile
Time
Score
1
JR-3
5:24.8
16:50.0
1
2
SR-4
5:25.1
16:51.0
2
3
JR-3
5:26.1
16:53.9
3
4
JR-3
5:26.6
16:55.6
4
5
SO-2
5:27.4
16:58.1
5
6
SR-4
5:31.5
17:10.9
6
7
JR-3
5:31.6
17:11.3
7
8
SR-4
5:31.6
17:11.3
8
9
SR-4
5:32.9
17:15.1
9
10
SO-2
5:33.1
17:15.9
10
11
SO-2
5:33.6
17:17.4
11
12
SO-2
5:34.3
17:19.6
12
13
JR-3
5:35.7
17:23.9
13
14
FR-1
5:35.7
17:24.0
14
15
SR-4
5:35.7
17:24.0
15
16
SO-2
5:36.0
17:24.9
16
17
SR-4
5:36.7
17:27.1
17
18
JR-3
5:36.7
17:27.1
18
19
SR-4
5:37.2
17:28.5
19
20
SR-4
5:37.3
17:28.9
20
21
JR-3
5:37.4
17:29.1
21
22
SR-4
5:37.6
17:29.7
22
23
SO-2
5:37.8
17:30.5
23
24
SR-4
5:38.4
17:32.2
24
25
SR-4
5:38.7
17:33.2
25
26
SO-2
5:39.5
17:35.6
26
27
SR-4
5:40.1
17:37.6
27
28
SR-4
5:40.2
17:38.0
28
29
FR-1
5:40.5
17:38.9
29
30
JR-3
5:40.6
17:39.1
30
31
SO-2
5:40.9
17:40.1
31
32
SR-4
5:41.2
17:41.1
32
33
SO-2
5:41.2
17:41.1
33
34
FR-1
5:41.8
17:42.9
34
35
JR-3
5:42.9
17:46.2
35
36
SR-4
5:42.9
17:46.4
36
37
JR-3
5:43.3
17:47.6
37
38
SO-2
5:43.3
17:47.6
38
39
SR-4
5:43.7
17:48.8
39
40
FR-1
5:44.0
17:49.7
40
41
SR-4
5:44.1
17:50.0
41
42
JR-3
5:44.1
17:50.1
42
43
JR-3
5:44.2
17:50.2
43
44
FR-1
5:44.6
17:51.7
44
45
SR-4
5:44.9
17:52.7
45
46
JR-3
5:45.1
17:53.2
46
47
SO-2
5:45.1
17:53.2
47
48
JR-3
5:45.3
17:53.7
48
49
JR-3
5:45.5
17:54.5
49
50
SR-4
5:45.7
17:55.2
50
51
SR-4
5:46.1
17:56.3
51
52
SO-2
5:46.6
17:58.0
52
53
SO-2
5:46.6
17:58.0
53
54
SR-4
5:46.8
17:58.3
54
55
FR-1
5:46.9
17:58.8
55
56
SR-4
5:47.0
17:59.0
56
57
SO-2
5:47.0
17:59.1
57
58
FR-1
5:47.6
18:01.0
59
59
JR-3
5:47.6
18:01.0
58
60
JR-3
5:47.7
18:01.3
60
61
SR-4
5:48.0
18:02.2
61
62
FR-1
5:48.0
18:02.2
62
63
FR-1
5:48.2
18:02.9
63
64
SR-4
5:48.5
18:03.8
64
65
JR-3
5:48.7
18:04.2
65
66
JR-3
5:48.9
18:05.1
66
67
FR-1
5:49.0
18:05.4
67
68
SO-2
5:49.3
18:06.2
69
FR-1
5:49.5
18:06.9
68
70
JR-3
5:49.6
18:07.1
69
71
JR-3
5:49.6
18:07.1
70
72
JR-3
5:49.6
18:07.2
71
73
SO-2
5:50.0
18:08.4
72
74
SR-4
5:50.4
18:09.7
73
75
SR-4
5:50.9
18:11.2
74
76
SR-4
5:50.9
18:11.2
75
77
JR-3
5:50.9
18:11.2
76
78
FR-1
5:50.9
18:11.2
77
79
JR-3
5:51.1
18:12.0
78
80
JR-3
5:51.5
18:13.0
79
81
SO-2
5:51.6
18:13.4
80
82
SR-4
5:51.8
18:14.0
81
83
FR-1
5:52.1
18:14.8
82
84
JR-3
5:52.1
18:14.9
83
85
JR-3
5:52.4
18:16.0
84
86
SR-4
5:52.5
18:16.2
85
87
SR-4
5:52.7
18:16.8
86
88
JR-3
5:53.8
18:20.1
87
89
FR-1
5:53.8
18:20.2
88
90
SO-2
5:53.9
18:20.5
89
91
SR-4
5:54.0
18:20.7
90
92
JR-3
5:54.0
18:20.8
93
SR-4
5:54.3
18:21.7
91
94
FR-1
5:54.7
18:23.1
92
95
SR-4
5:54.9
18:23.7
93
96
JR-3
5:55.6
18:25.7
94
97
SR-4
5:55.8
18:26.4
95
98
SR-4
5:56.0
18:27.0
99
JR-3
5:56.2
18:27.6
96
100
FR-1
5:56.4
18:28.2
97
101
SO-2
5:56.6
18:29.0
98
102
JR-3
5:56.9
18:29.8
99
103
SO-2
5:57.2
18:30.8
100
104
SO-2
5:57.6
18:32.0
105
FR-1
5:57.9
18:33.1
101
106
SO-2
5:58.3
18:34.1
102
107
SO-2
5:58.5
18:34.7
103
108
SO-2
5:58.8
18:35.7
109
SO-2
5:59.0
18:36.4
104
110
FR-1
5:59.2
18:37.1
111
SR-4
5:59.2
18:37.1
112
SR-4
5:59.6
18:38.1
105
113
JR-3
5:59.6
18:38.3
114
FR-1
6:00.1
18:39.7
106
115
FR-1
6:00.2
18:40.1
107
116
SO-2
6:00.7
18:41.6
108
117
SR-4
6:00.9
18:42.2
118
FR-1
6:01.3
18:43.6
109
119
JR-3
6:02.3
18:46.6
120
FR-1
6:02.4
18:46.8
110
121
FR-1
6:02.4
18:47.0
122
SR-4
6:02.6
18:47.7
111
123
SO-2
6:03.1
18:49.1
124
SO-2
6:03.2
18:49.3
112
125
FR-1
6:03.4
18:50.1
126
SR-4
6:03.7
18:51.1
113
127
SO-2
6:04.1
18:52.1
128
FR-1
6:04.1
18:52.3
129
SO-2
6:04.2
18:52.5
130
SO-2
6:04.3
18:52.9
114
131
SO-2
6:04.4
18:53.1
132
SO-2
6:04.5
18:53.3
115
133
SO-2
6:04.7
18:54.0
116
134
FR-1
6:04.7
18:54.2
135
SR-4
6:04.9
18:54.7
136
FR-1
6:05.5
18:56.6
117
137
JR-3
6:05.8
18:57.7
118
138
FR-1
6:05.9
18:58.0
119
139
FR-1
6:06.0
18:58.1
140
FR-1
6:06.3
18:59.0
120
141
SR-4
6:06.4
18:59.3
142
FR-1
6:06.5
18:59.9
121
143
JR-3
6:06.6
19:00.1
122
144
FR-1
6:06.7
19:00.4
123
145
SO-2
6:06.9
19:01.1
124
146
SO-2
6:07.5
19:02.7
147
SO-2
6:08.6
19:06.2
125
148
FR-1
6:08.6
19:06.2
126
149
FR-1
6:08.8
19:06.8
127
150
JR-3
6:09.1
19:07.7
128
151
SO-2
6:09.5
19:09.2
152
JR-3
6:09.7
19:09.6
153
FR-1
6:10.0
19:10.7
129
154
FR-1
6:10.4
19:11.8
130
155
SO-2
6:10.8
19:13.0
156
SO-2
6:10.8
19:13.1
157
SO-2
6:11.1
19:14.0
131
158
FR-1
6:11.2
19:14.3
132
159
SO-2
6:12.0
19:16.7
133
160
SR-4
6:12.1
19:17.2
134
161
FR-1
6:12.4
19:18.1
162
SO-2
6:12.8
19:19.2
163
FR-1
6:13.1
19:20.2
164
SR-4
6:13.1
19:20.4
135
165
JR-3
6:13.1
19:20.4
136
166
FR-1
6:14.2
19:23.7
167
SO-2
6:14.3
19:23.8
168
FR-1
6:15.0
19:26.0
137
169
SR-4
6:15.3
19:27.0
138
170
JR-3
6:16.0
19:29.1
139
171
FR-1
6:16.6
19:31.0
172
JR-3
6:17.1
19:32.6
140
173
FR-1
6:17.6
19:34.1
141
174
SO-2
6:18.8
19:38.0
175
SO-2
6:18.9
19:38.3
176
SO-2
6:20.0
19:41.8
177
SR-4
6:20.1
19:41.9
142
178
SO-2
6:20.6
19:43.6
179
FR-1
6:21.1
19:45.2
143
180
SO-2
6:22.1
19:48.1
144
181
FR-1
6:22.1
19:48.3
145
182
FR-1
6:22.8
19:50.4
146
183
SR-4
6:23.3
19:52.1
184
FR-1
6:23.6
19:52.8
147
185
FR-1
6:23.9
19:53.8
186
SR-4
6:24.8
19:56.7
187
SO-2
6:25.4
19:58.4
148
188
SO-2
6:26.8
20:02.7
149
189
FR-1
6:27.0
20:03.3
150
190
FR-1
6:28.0
20:06.6
191
SR-4
6:28.1
20:06.9
151
192
SO-2
6:28.5
20:08.0
152
193
SO-2
6:29.6
20:11.7
153
194
FR-1
6:30.0
20:12.7
195
SO-2
6:30.7
20:15.0
154
196
FR-1
6:30.9
20:15.6
197
FR-1
6:33.4
20:23.5
155
198
JR-3
6:39.1
20:41.2
199
SO-2
6:42.3
20:51.1
156
200
SR-4
6:42.5
20:51.7
157
201
FR-1
6:43.2
20:53.7
158
202
FR-1
6:45.4
21:00.6
159
203
SO-2
6:46.4
21:03.9
160
204
SR-4
6:48.6
21:10.6
161
205
SO-2
6:53.5
21:26.0
206
FR-1
6:54.6
21:29.2
162

Women’s team results

Rank
Team name
Total Time
Avg. Time
Score
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1
1:25:45
17:09
42
3
4
7
12
16
21
51
2
1:27:31
17:30
127
2
13
28
32
52
68
81
3
1:27:50
17:34
134
8
22
26
33
45
53
118
4
1:28:06
17:37
141
18
23
24
37
39
59
80
5
1:28:16
17:39
151
20
29
30
31
41
49
62
6
1:27:58
17:35
155
9
11
14
50
71
106
116
7
1:28:04
17:36
165
5
19
34
38
69
74
82
8
1:28:35
17:43
181
6
35
36
47
57
61
63
9
1:29:06
17:49
226
10
40
42
48
86
89
97
10
1:29:40
17:56
275
17
27
73
75
83
88
99
11
1:29:58
17:59
297
15
44
66
78
94
102
112
12
1:30:27
18:05
339
25
54
77
91
92
101
104
13
1:30:40
18:08
342
43
60
64
70
105
119
133
14
1:30:31
18:06
356
1
58
79
96
122
125
134
15
1:30:45
18:09
358
56
65
67
72
98
100
108
16
1:32:43
18:32
474
55
76
103
114
126
127
132
17
1:33:42
18:44
540
84
110
111
115
120
128
140
18
1:33:48
18:45
545
87
90
107
123
138
141
149
19
1:35:19
19:03
588
85
93
117
146
147
159
20
1:35:18
19:03
621
109
121
124
131
136
142
21
1:37:59
19:35
634
46
137
145
148
158
22
1:37:30
19:30
678
113
129
139
144
153
154
23
1:40:44
20:08
703
95
130
157
160
161
162
24
1:39:23
19:52
731
135
143
150
151
152
155
156

Quick Take #1: Ray Treacy thinks this year’s team is better, 1 through 5, than his 2013 NCAA title squad

Treacy was full of praise for his women today, particularly #3 woman Lauren Mullins, who stepped up to finish 7th overall today. Treacy feels that he’s got a group of runners that excel in cross country more than track and that the six-kilometer distance at NCAAs will help them compared to today’s 5k. Off-camera, Treacy admitted that because the potential for this group is so high and they’re already running well, he won’t be trying to overdo things in workouts — if it comes to running a workout on a given day or the a day later, he’s always going to play it safe and wait the extra day.

One reason Treacy is so optimistic is that he has Sarah Collins, who was 10th at NCAAs as a freshman three years ago, back running for the Friars. Collins. Before she opened up the XC season on September 5, Collins, who redshirted last fall, hadn’t raced since NCAA Outdoors in 2014. She admitted it was tough getting back into shape as she couldn’t even finish workouts at the start of her comeback (Collins fell down the stairs last Christmas break and took a while to recover, missing eight weeks of training). Collins didn’t want to compare her current fitness to where she was in 2012, but did say she is glad NCAAs are back in Louisville this year (the site of her 10th-place finish) as Terre Haute was too cold for her.

Melian was all smiles after this one

Melian was all smiles after this one

Quick Take #2: Meet Christina Melian

Melian said that winning today was a “pretty big surprise” as she didn’t go in with many expectations, and she said she’ll try to stick with that approach going forward even after today’s victory. Melian may not be a big name nationally, as she didn’t even make it to NCAA XC last fall, but the junior is definitely someone to watch moving forward. Melian battled a stress fracture during the 2014 indoor season and as a result wasn’t at full strength that year outdoors. Still, she managed to run a respectable 16:11 5,000 that spring, and with consistent training under her belt, Melian clocked 16:00 indoors in 2015 and made it to NCAAs. She sliced another 12 seconds off that time at the Adrian Martinez Classic in June and with the win today stamped herself as a definite top-20 contender in Louisville.

Quick Take #2: Syracuse’s Margo Malone loves the team environment

Malone was upset to be outkicked at the end but said that she felt smooth and controlled most of the way and thinks she will have better speed by the end of the season. Malone was pleased with SU’s second-place team finish and said that the women’s team have been inspired by the #3 Orange men’s success. Though the two squads (both of whom are coached by Chris Fox) work out on different days during the cross country season, they meet every day as a team, which helps reinforce that bond.

Discuss the meet on MBoard: *Coast to coast battle in bean town at franklin park…
*So sick: Syracuse’s Justyn Knight ran 3:39 and 13:34 on 35 mpw


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