The Fans Have Spoken – NCAA Cross Country Predictions from the LRC $200,016 Running Warehouse Contest

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by LetsRun.com
November 18, 2016

We’ve crunched the first set of votes from the LRC $200,016 Running Warehouse D1 Cross Country Prediction Contest and the LetsRun.com faithful are picking the #1 ranked Northern Arizona men and #1 ranked Colorado women to win the NCAA titles in Terre, Haure, Indiana.

NAU is the fans’ favorite over Colorado, Stanford, and defending champ Syracuse, but it could be a four way battle for the men’s title.

On the women’s side, the fans expect Colorado to win with ease.

In the individual picks, the fans like Edward Cheserek to win his unprecedented fourth NCAA XC title, but he could be challenged by Justyn Knight of Syracuse. On the women’s side, Erin Finn of Michigan is the favorite.

Fans’ vote totals below. Prediction contest still open. We’ll update vote totals before the gun goes off on Saturday.

LetsRun.com Men’s Running Warehouse
Prediction Contest Results
1.Northern Arizona (175)2872
2.Colorado (68)2689
3.Stanford (29)2330
4.Syracuse (35)2293
5.Brigham Young (1)1602
6.Arkansas (4)1381
7.Oregon (1)830
8.Iona (1)741
9.Portland600
10.Oklahoma State542

Others receiving votes: 11. Wisconsin 467 12. UCLA 237 13. Mississippi 177 14. Georgetown 123 15. UTEP 73 16. North Carolina State 53 17. Colorado State 53 18. Washington State 37 19. Providence 34 20. Boise State 33 21. Dartmouth 32 22. Virginia 26 23. Michigan State 25 24. Texas 23 25. Navy 21 26. Middle Tennessee State 19 27. California 19 28. Southern Utah 14 29. Illinois 13 30. Tulsa 11 31. Iowa State 10

LetsRun.com Women’s Running Warehouse
Prediction Contest Results
1.Colorado (271)2886
2.North Carolina State (3)1854
3.Providence (3)1839
4.Stanford (3)1818
5.Washington (3)1702
6.Michigan (1)1471
7.New Mexico (9)1254
8.Arkansas673
9.Oregon (1)612
10.Penn State539

Others receiving votes: 11. Notre Dame 306 12. San Francisco 146 13. Portland 143 14. Villanova 128 15. Michigan State 125 16. Iowa State 115 17. Oklahoma State 101 18. Harvard 100 19. Brigham Young 93 20. Baylor 81 21. Wisconsin 80 22. Missouri 55 23. Mississippi State 48 24. UCLA 39 25. Air Force 37 26. Eastern Michigan 34 27. Mississippi 31 28. Louisville 23 29. Yale 22 30. Pennsylvania 18 31. Utah 17

Individuals Predictions:

Men: King Ches Should Make it 4 for 4

1.Edward Cheserek (264) – Oregon2826
2.Justyn Knight (16) – Syracuse2359
3.Futsum Zienasellassie (3) – Northern Arizona2122
4.Patrick Tiernan – Villanova1791
5.Grant Fisher – Stanford1114
6.Jacob Choge – Mid. Tenn. State701
7.Morgan McDonald – Wisconsin638
8.Sean McGorty – Stanford623
9.Ben Saarel (1) – Colorado504
10.Jonah Koech – UTEP337
11.Matthew Maton – Oregon307
12.Amon Terer – Campbell266
13.Emmanuel Rotich (1) – Tulane249
14.Malachy Schrobilgen – Wisconsin225
15.Colin Bennie – Syracuse183
16.John Dressel – Colorado166
17.Andrew Ronoh – Arkansas164
18.George Parsons – North Carolina St.99
19.Joe Klecker – Colorado94
20.Edwin Kibichiy – Louisville88
Others receiving votes: 21. Luke Traynor (Tulsa) 81 22. Thomas Ratcliffe (Stanford) 75 23. Lawrence Kipkoech (Campbell) 71 24. Alex George (Arkansas) 41 25. Erick Rotich (Eastern Kentucky) 35 26. Scott Carpenter (Georgetown) 32 27. Joshua Thompson (Oklahoma State) 29 28. Nicolas Montanez (BYU) 23 29. Kigen Chemadi (Mid. Tenn. State) 22 30. Chartt Miller (Iona) 22 31. Conor Lundy (Princeton) 21 32. Philo Germano (Syracuse) 21 33. Frankline Tonui (Arkansas) 20 34. Benard Keter (Texas Tech) 18 35. Kieran Clements (Iona) 17 36. Calvin Chemoiywo (Louisville) 15 37. Cory Glines (Northern Arizona) 14 38. Sherod Hardt (Michigan State) 12 39. Hassan Abdi (Oklahoma State) 12 40. Fred Huxham (Washington) 12 41. Reed Fischer (Drake) 11 42. MJ Erb (Mississippi) 10 43. Tyler Day (Northern Arizona) 9 44. Ferdinand Edman (UCLA) 7 45. Zach Herriott (Virginia) 7 46. Aaron Baumgarten (Michigan) 7 47. Nick Hauger (Portland) 6 48. James Randon (Yale) 5 49. Matthew Schwartzer (Indiana) 5 50. Harry Mulenga (Florida State) 5 51. Iliass Aouani (Syracuse) 5 52. Jack Keelan (Stanford) 4 53. Alex Short (San Francisco) 4 54. Joel Reichow (South Dakota St.) 4 55. Khalil Rmidi Kinini (Maryland-Eastern Shore) 4 56. Sean Tobin (Mississippi) 4 57. Antibahs Kosgei (Alabama) 3 58. Jaret Carpenter (Purdue) 3 59. Thomas Pollard (Iowa State) 3 60. Jerrell Mock (Colorado St.) 2 61. Jack Bruce (Arkansas) 2 62. Aubrey Myjer (North Carolina St.) 2 63. Dylan Blankenbaker (Oklahoma) 2 64. Jason Crist (Indiana) 2 65. Jose Pina (San Jose St.) 2 66. Michael Clevenger (Georgetown) 1 67. Jacob Thomson (Kentucky) 1 68. Frank Lara (Furman) 1 69. Dylan Lafond (Illinois) 1 70. Dillon Maggard (Utah State) 1 71. Lucas Stalnaker (Navy) 1

Women: Erin Finn the Big Favorite:

Women’s Individual Poll
1.Erin Finn (199) – Michigan2551
2.Anna Rohrer (22) – Notre Dame1982
3.Alice Wright (23) – New Mexico1953
4.Amy-Eloise Neale (6) – Washington1346
5.Brenna Peloquin (8) – Boise State1200
6.Erin Clark (8) – Colorado1173
7.Elinor Purrier (1) – New Hampshire547
8.Karissa Schweizer – Missouri533
9.Tessa Barrett – Penn State360
10.Annie Bothma (1) – Coastal Carolina298
11.Elise Cranny – Stanford295
12.Devin Clark – Arkansas280
13.Courtney Smith – Harvard275
14.Kaitlyn Benner – Colorado191
15.Winny Koech (1) – UTEP169
16.Katie Rainsberger – Oregon147
17.Anne-Marie Blaney – UCF130
18.Charlotte Prouse – Washington93
19.Erika Kemp – North Carolina St.82
20.Makena Morley – Colorado82
Others receiving votes: 21. Charlotte Taylor (San Francisco) 82 22. Sharon Lokedi (Kansas) 77 23. Ryen Frazier (North Carolina St.) 76 24. Lauren LaRocco (Portland) 74 25. Bethan Knights (California) 57 26. Rachele Schulist (Michigan State) 55 27. Alli Cash (Oregon) 45 28. Angel Piccirillo (Villanova) 38 29. Kaela Edwards (Oklahoma State) 33 30. Gillespie Carina (Air Force) 31 31. Maggie Montoya (Baylor) 30 32. Sarah Collins (Providence) 29 33. Brianna Ilarda (Providence) 28 34. Annie Heffernan (Notre Dame) 26 35. Avery Evenson (Michigan) 23 36. Jillian Forsey (West Virginia) 21 37. Tabor Scholl (Colorado) 20 38. Katherine Receveur (Indiana) 18 39. Katherine Turner (Butler) 18 40. Mackenzie Caldwell (Colorado) 18 41. Martina Rodriguez (Memphis) 12 42. Eden Meyer (North Florida) 12 43. Rhianwedd Price (Miss State) 11 44. Sarah Reiter (Eastern Washington) 11 45. Elizabeth Chikotas (Penn State) 11 46. Emily Mulhern (Virginia) 10 47. Isabelle Kennedy (Boston College) 10 48. Veronica Eder (Auburn) 10 49. Cleo Whiting (Penn) 10 50. Judy Pendergast (Harvard) 9 51. Sara Tsai (Vanderbilt) 9 52. Peyton Bilo (Cal Poly) 9 53. Jillian Hunsberger (Penn State) 9 54. Catherine Scott (Bucknell) 9 55. Emma Benner (Purdue) 8 56. Dorcas Wasike (Louisville) 8 57. Karisa Nelson (Samford) 8 58. Gillian Schriever (Pittsburgh) 8 59. Jordann McDermitt (Eastern Michigan) 7 60. Emily Bean (Mississippi) 7 61. Hannah Miller (SMU) 7 62. Katy Kunc (Kentucky) 6 63. Perez Rotich (Iowa State) 6 64. Carmela Cardama Baez (Florida State) 6 65. Vanessa Fraser (Stanford) 6 66. Lindsey Bradley (Baylor) 6 67. Jaci Smith (Air Force) 5 68. Anne Frisbie (Iowa State) 5 69. Anna West (Baylor) 5 70. Regan Rome (William and Mary) 4 71. Brenley Goertzen (TCU) 4 72. Gina Sereno (Michigan) 3 73. Paige Stoner (Syracuse) 3 74. Taylor Werner (Arkansas) 2 75. Abigail Cartwright (Rice) 2 76. Millie Paladino (Providence) 1 77. Henna Rustami (Columbia) 1 78. Hope Schmelzle (Northern Illinois) 1 79. Siofra Cleirigh Buttner (Villanova) 1

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