The Week That Was In Running - May 23-30, 2011

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By LetsRun.com
May 30, 2011

Last week, Usain Bolt shocked the world by barely winning, whereas Khadevis Robinson shocked the world by winning convincingly, World XC champ Imane Merga picked up the track season right where he left the XC season, and two female stars trying to rebound from sub-par 2010s had totally different results, as Maryam Yusuf Jamal shined and Sanya Richards-Ross struggled. Paula Radcliffe returned after an 18-month hiatus and struggled as well. Along the way, the NCAA regionals were held and Vin Lananna complained about the format even though his men and AJ Acosta greatly benefited from it. Along the way, Jos Hermens may have jinxed his star pupil Yenew Alamirew, who turned 21 last week.

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Rome Golden Gala Diamond League - A Nervous Usain Bolt Wins (As Does Khadevis Robinson) *Results *Photos *
IAAF Recap

The Rome Golden Gala was held last week and the meet was all about one thing - the return of Usain Bolt. It was Bolt's first race since losing to Tyson Gay last year.

Bolt won as he almost always does, but by no means did he look invincible. Bolt had to use a late race surge to catch Asafa Powell, who is incredibly good at running fast but losing big races that he likely should win.

What does it mean? Well, Tyson Gay fans should take heart as 9.91 is a good early season time but not one that will strike fear in Gay, as Gay ran 9.91 for the first 100 meters of his 150 meter race in the UK earlier this month. More importantly, after Beijing, Bolt had an aura of invincibility around him much like Tiger Woods had when he was in prime, and that aura of invincibility is gone - at least temporarily. Gay beat Bolt last year and now Bolt hasn't broken 9.80 for the 7th straight time that he's raced the 100.

That being said, it's way too early to really know what it means. In 2008 and 2009, when Bolt was on fire, his fastest first 100 of the season was just 9.93. Admittedly, in both of those years, he opened up in March at home in Jamaica, but Gay fans are likely saying to themselves, "If Bolt can run 9.91 as a rust buster and beat Powell in front of thousands in May, he likely can do much more in 2.5 months at the World Championships."

The key to look at will be to see what direction Bolt goes in from here. (Editor's Note: Bolt followed up his Rome run with a 9.91 win in Ostrava on Tuesday. Although the same time, the race in Ostrava was run into a headwind).

What was strange about Bolt's 100 was not the fact that he won but rather that he admitted to be nervous prior to the race.

Quote Of The Week #1 (That Wasn't Quote Of The Day)
"I think over time it should be OK. I got through my first race. I was so nervous. I got a bad start and then kind of started to panic. My coach will analyse the race. I was not proud of the race, but I'm getting there. My whole focus this year is getting ready for the World Championships."

- Bolt talking after his victory in Rome as reported by The Independent's Simon Turnbull.

Khadevis Robinson Beats Two World Champions And An Olympic Champion

In terms of the mid-d and distance action in Rome, we were thrilled to see one of the best interviews in the sport in Khadevis Robinson shock the world in Rome and win the men's 800. A week ago, this guy was running at 9 pm at night at Occidental College in front of basically zero fans and now he's defeating the last two world champions at 800 and the Olympic champion at 1,500 in the 800 in front of 47,000 in Rome? It doesn't get any better than that.

Kudos to Robinson for winning and even more kudos for Robinson for getting in the race (and also kudos for his agent for getting him a spot on the start line), as far too many Americans think track is about training for some race that's 4 away time or racing in front of zero fans than it is about racing in front of thousands and a worldwide television audience.

Other Americans getting Olympic "A" qualifying times were Christin Wurth-Thomas in the 1,500 (4:03.72 - 6th, winning time of 4:01.60) and Sara Hall (9:39.48 - 6th, winning time of 9:12.89) in the steeplechase.

However, the real story in the distances was that 2011 World XC champion Imane Merga got the win in 12:54.21. Merga won in Rome last year, but the 12:54 was just off his PR of 12:53.58 and was his best season opener by a ton (13:04.68 in 2009). At 22 years young, Merga looks like he might be a real force to be reckoned with this summer on the track, as the World XC title likely has given him a ton of confidence.

Quote Of The Week #2 (That Wasn't Quote Of The Day)
"Last year I really didn’t have a complete season, so I wasn’t sure if I could get into Prefontaine or the New York (adidas Grand Prix) meet. So I needed a race. My agent and my coach convinced me to go."

- Khadevis Robinson talking to Runnersworld after his big win.

Video Of KD's Win Here

Allyson Felix Shines/Sanya Richards-Ross Struggles
One of the headlines out of Rome was that Allyson Felix won the 400-meter showdown over Sanya Richards-Ross. However, that headline was misleading, as if one didn't look closely at the results, they'd realize that Ross was way, way back:

1

Allyson Felix

USA 49.81
2

Amantle Montsho

BOT 50.47
3

Francena McCorory

USA 50.70
4

Debbie Dunn

USA 50.79
5

Sanya Richards-Ross

USA

50.98

Richards-Ross missed basically all of last year with a host of ailments (she only raced at USAs and didn't even run the final there). In addition to Behcet's Syndrome, she also had a bruised tailbone, twisted ankle and pulled quad. One of the big storylines to open the year is, "Will Richards-Ross return to the form that saw her win the world title in 2009?"

The early answer doesn't look promising. Back in early May, Richards-Ross spoke very highly of her prospects for the 2011 season as she told the Jamaica Gleaner:

"Preparation has been probably the best it has ever been. I started working out in September because I wasn't running last year so it's the earliest I ever started my off-season training. I have had a few little setbacks here and there but nothing major, so I feel really good and I'm really looking forward to running on Saturday."

That Saturday, Richards-Ross was just 5th in Jamaica in 51.62. In Rome, she was 5th again in 50.98.

The good news for fans of Richards-Ross is she's getting faster each week (her only other 400 was a 52.00 win on April 23rd). The bad news is she still has a ways to go. Remember, she is someone who ran 50.69 back in HS in 2002.  (Editor's Note: Sanya Richards-Ross followed up her performance in Rome with a nearly identical 50.99 performance in Ostrava on Tuesday).

More Rome: LRC: Usain Bolt Nips Powell, Khadevis Robinson Storms From Last To First To Shock The World On The Boards: Khadevis Robinson beats start studded Rome 800m field to win in 1:45.10 *Allyson Felix Defeats Sanya Richards Ross In 400 In Rome *IAAF Recap Of Rome Golden Gala Meet *Bolt Edges Powell As - Believe it Or Not - Nerves Caused Him To Get A Bad Start *Video Of Usain Bolt Beating Asafa Powell In Rome *"Beefed Up" Bolt Wins *LJ Van Zyl Continues His Winning Ways In 400m Hurdles In Rome

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Maryam Yusuf Jamal Returns To Form


Jamal Running 3:58.93 Last Year

Last year was a disastrous one for the 2007 and 2009 world champion at 1,500 meters, Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain. From mid-May to mid-August, she was simply awful, as shown by the following race record:

Time - Place - Meet - Location - Date

4:09.25 10 Diamond Doha 14 May
4:10.53 9 FBKG Hengelo 30 May
4:06.09 13 Areva Saint-Denis 16 Jul
4:03.29 8 DNG Stockholm 6 Aug
4:15.60 14 Aviva London 13 Aug

At the end of the year, Jamal returned to her normal form, running great in her last two races of the year, as she won in Rieti with the 2nd fastest time of the year (3:58.93) before easily capturing the Asian Games in November.

3:58.93 1 Rieti 2010 Rieti 29 Aug
4:08.22 1 AsianG Guangzhou 23 Nov

How a two-time world champion never finishes higher than 8th or runs faster than 4:03 from mid-May to mid-August is beyond us, but her quick turnaround was equally puzzling.

As was the case for Richards-Ross, one of the big questions heading into 2011 was what could be expected of Jamal? Would the good or bad Jamal show up?

It looks we have an answer - the good one.

Jamal opened her 2011 track season last week in fantastic fashion. She got things going by the field in Rome on Thursday with a world-leading 4:01.60 in Rome (winning by .62) before setting another world lead with another dominant victory in Hengelo on Sunday in 4:00.44 (winning by .64).

Of course, the year is 2011, so one should naturally expect good things for Jamal, as she thrives in odd years. In 2007 and 2009, Jamal won the world title and only lost once each year up through the World Championships. Looks like she's well on her way to another world title in 2011.

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Paula Radcliffe Returns - But Not To Form

After being out for 18 months to have a second child, marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe returned to action on Monday with a disastrous 33:17 10k performance which saw her running way slower for 10km than she did for the marathon in her prime. That 33:17 time equates to 2:20:26 marathon pace, which is the type of effort Radcliffe will likely need if she is going to contend for the Olympic gold in 2012. Yes, it's a bad time, but we aren't willing to write Radcliffe off by any stretch of the imagination.

1) Does anyone remember how quickly Kara Goucher turned it around earlier this year? She knocked almost 5:00 off of her half marathon in the span of two months as she ran 74:02 on January 16th and 69:03 on March 20th.

2) Radcliffe may have returned to action, but she is suffering from a back injury which is limiting her power. Had she run 33:17 without an injury, then we'd be worried. Let's see what she does in her next race. That being said, injuries - not age - are the one thing that might prevent Radcliffe from contending in 2012.

Quote Of The Week #3 (That Wasn't Quote Of The Day)
"I know deep down if I'm healthy I can still get in (to contention), but I also know deep down I'm not going to - and I'm not trying to - run 30 minutes 20 seconds for a 10km race again (her world record for the distance, set in 2003, is 30mins 21secs).

But I don't need to, I want to run a marathon, I want to be able to run a bit faster than the pace I ran Monday for a marathon. I'd be happy with that. I'm not going to run personal bests over 1,500m, or 3km any more and I don't need to."

- Paula Radcliffe putting her race in perspective to SportingLife.com and showing perfectly that she understands what she needs to do over the next 15 months.

More: Paula's Return Is A "Bit Of A Disaster" & Results In Tears At Finish The marathon world record holder hadn't raced in 18 months and her much-anticipated return to action went horribly wrong. A tear in one of the discs in her back resulted in her generating no power and running a slower pace for 10k than she'd like for a marathon (33:17). Radcliffe: "I didn’t have any power."
*IAAF Recap Of Bupa London 10,000- Jo Pavey And Mo Farah Win *MBoard: Paula third Mo wins

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Quote Of The Week #4 (That Wasn't Quote Of The Day)

"Yenew (Alamirew) is more than Haile (Gebrselassie) and Kenenisa (Bekele) a runner for the 1,500 and 3,000 metres. With his speed and running style he looks a lot like Daniel Komen, who is holder of the World record 3,000 metres indoors and outdoors ... We think he can become a really good athlete. His progression is huge, and all the things he does look really impressive."

- Agent Jos Hermens talking about Ethiopia's Yenew Alamirew, who turned 21 last week, prior to his 2011 5,000 debut in Hengelo. Comparing Alamirew to three of the greatest in history is high, high praise (and praise the he might deserve given his two wins earlier this year in 7:27 at 3,000 ), but Alamirew didn't quite live up the hype in Hengelo.

A compliment like that was bound to jinx him, wasn't it?

Alamirew did PR at 13:02, but he didn't get the win in a race won by 2008 Olympic bronze medallist at 5,000, Edwin Soi, who also is the reigning African champ at 5,000.

More From Hengelo: *Hengelo Photos *Hengelo Results *Senegal Results *Maryam Jamal Runs 4:00 World Leader In 1,500m, Dayron Robles Shows It's A 3-Man Battle In 110 Hurdles With 13.07 Win This is always one of the better non DL meets, but the withdrawal of Kenenisa Bekele and David Rudisha with injuries hurt. *Results

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NCAA 1st Round Is Held

Last week, the first round of the NCAA D1 championships were held and - yet again - a few top coaches like Oregon coach Vin Lananna ripped the system as did a few in the media, who said the event is good for spectators. We'll take a few minutes now to rebut the criticisms that the NCAA first round gets from the top coaches - that it's a waste of time and bad for the stars - and discuss the media criticism that it is spectator unfriendly.

To The Coaches - Stop Whining - The NCAA Regional Format Is Actually Good For Your Stars

1) The NCAA regionals/first round is actually beneficial to the huge stars - guys or girls who are dreaming of big-time showings late into the summer - as it takes the pressure off of them and allows them to actually train between indoors and outdoors instead of chasing a big mark early in the year to ensure they qualify for NCAAs.

Someone like Sam Chelanga or Chris Derrick doesn't need to produce a top notch 10k and 5k early in the outdoor season to make sure they qualify. Or someone who has been hurt, like 2010 NCAA indoor 800-meter champ Robby Andrews of Virginia, can come back from injury slowly and focus on being ready in mid-June instead of chasing a time.

Lananna may get most of the press as he's in track-mad Eugene, but it appears to us that many coaches seem to be slowly coming around to the notion that the NCAA 1st round is actually good for the athletes, as they can really focus on doing what's best for the athlete and getting them ready for mid-June. We talked to one coach of an NCAA champion who told LRC, "I didn't think this regionals was going to be any good, but I'm starting to like it."

2) One of track and field's inherent beauties is its simplicity and regionals is the ultimate representation of this simplicity. Instead of giving huge advantages to programs with enormous budgets that can send athletes to chase times in California anytime they want, everyone gets to compete for NCAA finals on a level playing field. Plus, it's great practice for later in their careers, when the very best will have to deal with the pressure of the US Olympic Trials.

To The Media Members Saying Regionals Isn't Fan Friendly - You've Got A Point, But The Meet Isn't For The Fans; It's For The Athletes

We've got a lot more sympathy for media members who say that regionals is super-boring for fans than we do for coaches who complain because they worry one of their star athletes won't be able to qualify. We at Letsrun.com have said the sport of track and field needs to constantly be thinking of the fans. However, the whole notion that the first round of NCAAs should be scrapped because it's not a great meet for fans is ludicrous. Call us hypocrites on this one if you want. The regionals are about creating a better NCAA meet and the current regional qualifying system, where everyone has to qualify on merit, is fairer than the older system.

We like regionals for the following reasons:

1) The NCAA first round isn't primarily about the fans - it's about the athletes who have spent years trying to make it to nationals. The meet is by far the fairest way to advance people to NCAA finals and it's critical that this constituency - the athletes - not be forgotten. Last year, we did an exhaustive analysis of how the "Pure Regionals" is good, which you can read here (editorial), here (men's analysis), and here (women's analysis).

2) By getting the best athletes to the NCAAs, won't you agree the final round is more special and more spectacular for the fans, as shown by last year's meet? Instead of having 20% of the field being filled by athletes who peaked in March or April, the NCAA finals are 100% filled by in-form competitors.

3) What fans? We're tired of hearing that if only track and field were presented better it would be wildly popular. If you are a track fan and want to go to spectator-friendly meet, there were scores of high school state meets taking place last weekend. While the first round may not primarily be about the fans, 20,082 fans reportedly came out to watch in Eugene this past weekend. Hard-core track fans are going to be the main constituency for regionals regardless of the format. Prior to last year, there were four regionals with a hybrid automatic/time qualifying system and it was a scored meet. Fans didn't care who won the regionals as a team, as regionals is about one thing - qualifying for nationals.

4) Think about the alternatives. Are time trials in April exciting for fans and generating huge crowds? No they are not. So stop coming up with excuses to scrap a very fair system that takes away the huge advantages that rich programs have when NCAAs are all based on times, as they can chase times at numerous meets throughout the season. Additionally, track and field's obsession with time trials is killing the sport - the emphasis needs to be on racing, and regionals is all about competition.

LetsRun.com Proposes An Alternative - But One We Know The Coaches Would Hate

As we said above, we love regionals, as it appeals to the simplistic nature of track and field and it's fair for the athletes. The only way to make it more fan friendly would be to go a step further and go to a four-region system with the top six in each event qualifying - no time qualifiers That way, there would at least be a regional champion in each event.

The coaches don't want to do this because various events in various regions would be way stronger/weaker than others and the top coaches can think of nothing worse than, say, having a guy who is #5 in the NCAA on paper finish 7th in his region and not make the show.

But let's be honest, no matter what the format, the regionals aren't going to draw huge crowds, as everyone knows it's just the warmup for the big meet two weeks later. Just as the trials of the 100 meters will never draw the same crowd as the final, neither will regionals.

Regionals/First Round 2011 - What Actually Happened

Below, we've broken down this year's regional field for the 800, 1,500, steeple, 5,000 and 10,000 to show you who got in and who didn't. Ironically, even though their coach thinks the NCAA 1st round is a waste of time, the Oregon men benefited from the format this year, as under a time-based system, 2010 NCAA 1,500 runner-up AJ Acosta wouldn't have made NCAAs, but he qualified easily last weekend.

More: NCAA Division I Preliminary Rounds (East Region) Results - NCAA Division I Preliminary Rounds (West Region) Results

2011 NCAA Regional 1st Round Women's Advancers 800 Through 10,000

Women 800 East
  1  Chanelle Price                JR Tennessee           2:04.22D
  2  Brittany Hall                 SR LSU                 2:04.88D
  3  Caroline King                 JR Boston College      2:04.88D
  4  Ashley Verplank               JR North Carolina      2:04.99D
  5  Charlene Lipsey               SO LSU                 2:05.05D
  6  Caitlin Bailey                SR Boston College      2:05.14D
  7  Chelsea Cox                   FR Georgetown          2:05.17D
  8  Cydney Ross                   SO Duke                2:05.32D
  9  Jess Palacio                  JR Navy                2:05.42D
 10  Kate Grace                    SR Yale                2:05.48D
 11  Rita Jorgensen                SR Vanderbilt          2:05.54D
 12  Cynthia Anais                 JR MD-Eastern Shore    2:05.59D
 13  Violah Lagat                  JR Florida State       2:05.67D
 14  Tasha Stanley                 JR North Carolina      2:05.74D
 15  Brigitte Mania                SO Connecticut         2:05.84D
 16  Dominique Jackson             SR North Carolina      2:06.01D
 17  Devotia Moore                 SR Duke                2:06.55D
 18  Rebecca Addison               SO Michigan            2:06.68D
 19  Heather Wilson                JR Connecticut         2:06.76D
 20  Maura Ryan                    SR Penn State          2:06.80D
 21  Jillian Smith                 FR Michigan            2:06.87D
 22  Jordan Gray                   SO Indiana             2:07.00D
 23  Megan Malasarte               FR Georgia             2:07.10D
 24  Vasity Chemweno               SR Western Kentucky    2:07.12D
 25  Kathy Klump                   JR Cincinnati          2:07.15D
 26  Ariann Neutts                 SO Villanova           2:07.18D
 27  Joane Pierre                  SO Jacksonville        2:07.26D
 28  Allison Peare                 FR Kentucky            2:07.36D
 29  Kim Standridge                SR Cornell             2:07.37D
 30  Lyndsay Harper                SR Virginia            2:07.44D
 31  Picoty Leitich                JR Eastern Kentucky    2:07.45D
 32  Amber Jackson                 SO Mid. Tenn. State    2:07.80D
 33  Becca Deloache                FR Georgetown          2:07.82D
 34  Victoria Strickland           JR Penn                2:07.82D
 35  Bienna Freeman                SO Jacksonville        2:07.87D
 36  Kenyetta Iyevbele             FR NC State            2:07.89D

Women 800 West

  1  Anne Kesselring               SO Oregon              2:02.44D
  2  Lea Wallace                   SR Sacramento St.      2:02.95D
  3  Anna Layman                   SR Washington St.      2:03.48D
  4  Christina Rodgers             SR Arizona             2:03.52D
  5  Natalja Piliusina             FR Oklahoma State      2:03.91D
  6  Laura Roesler                 FR Oregon              2:04.24D
  7  Stephanie Brown               SO Arkansas            2:04.31D
  8  Katie Palmer                  SR BYU                 2:04.47D
  9  Lauren Schaffer               JR Idaho               2:04.53D
 10  Lacey Bleazard                JR BYU                 2:04.78D
 11  Bethany Praska                SR Iowa                2:05.46D
 12  Caroline Jepleting            JR Texas Tech          2:05.67D
 13  Christine Schmaltz            SR North Dakota        2:05.81D
 14  Boglarka Bozzay               JR Kansas State        2:05.83D
 15  Joy O'Hare                    SO Stanford            2:05.83D
 16  Brittany Ogunmokun            SO Baylor              2:06.43D
 17  Justine Fedronic              SO Stanford            2:06.46D
 18  Elizabeth Tremblay            SO Colorado            2:06.59D
 19  Cori Moore                    SR Portland            2:06.61D
 20  Lucy Yates                    JR Utah                2:06.71D
 21  Devin Bailey                  JR Texas Tech          2:06.91D
 22  Mary Cate Quiett              SR DePaul              2:07.08D
 23  Holli Hosch                   SR Northern Iowa       2:07.15D
Women's 1,500 East
  1  Sheila Reid                   JR Villanova           4:11.85D
  2  Renee Tomlin                  SR Georgetown          4:13.15D
  3  Lucy Van Dalen                JR Stony Brook         4:15.13D
  4  Amanda Winslow                SO Florida State       4:16.20D
  5  Cory McGee                    FR Florida             4:16.39D
  6  Hannah Brooks                 SR Florida State       4:16.61D
  7  Kate Van Buskirk              SR Duke                4:16.68D
  8  Morgane Gay                   JR Virginia            4:17.74D
  9  Madeline Chambers             FR Georgetown          4:18.92D
 10  Brittany Sheffey              JR Tennessee           4:19.49D
 11  Rachel Schneider              SO Georgetown          4:19.50D
 12  Kerri Gallagher               SR Fordham             4:20.25D
 13  Rebecca Tracy                 SO Notre Dame          4:20.38D
 14  Jackie Drouin                 JR Columbia            4:20.43D
 15  Emily Lipari                  FR Villanova           4:20.79D
 16  Alexis Mikaelian              SO Princeton           4:20.79D
 17  Heidi Gregson                 JR Iona                4:21.26D
 18  Greta Feldman                 SO Princeton           4:21.29D
 19  Lauren Borduin                JR Georgetown          4:21.59D
 20  Kirsty Legg                   SO Butler              4:21.69D
 21  Nihal Kayali                  SO Yale                4:21.98D
 22  Jillian King                  SO Boston College      4:22.46D
 23  Erin Koch                     SR American            4:22.56D
 24  Keri Bland                    SR West Virginia       4:22.76D

Women's 1,500 West

  1  Jordan Hasay                  SO Oregon              4:10.28D
  2  Lea Wallace                   SR Sacramento St.      4:11.31D
  3  Katrina Drennen               JR Montana             4:15.34D
  4  Stephanie Morgan              SO Illinois            4:15.90D
  5  Kristen Gillespie             JR Arkansas            4:17.45D
  6  Ashley Miller                 JR Nebraska            4:18.70D
  7  Katie Flood                   FR Washington          4:18.80D
  8  Alyssa Abbott                 SR Utah                4:19.73D
  9  Jillian Rosen                 JR Arkansas            4:20.01D
 10  Sofia Oberg                   SO California          4:20.06D
 11  Elizabeth Yetzer              SR Minnesota           4:20.39D
 12  Becca Friday                  SO Oregon              4:20.58D
 13  Amanda Mergaert               SO Utah                4:21.06D
 14  Madeline Duhon                SR Stanford            4:21.61D
 15  Julie Amthor                  JR Texas               4:21.72D
 16  Kari Hardt                    JR BYU                 4:22.17D
 17  Justine Johnson               SO Washington          4:22.57D
 18  Paige Johnston                FR Arkansas            4:22.66D
 19  Betzy Jimenez                 SR Texas               4:22.93D
 20  Samantha Diaz                 SO Nevada              4:23.01D
 21  Samantha Learch               JR Arkansas            4:23.22D
 22  Mary Goldkamp                 SR Bradley             4:23.29D
 23  Kristine Eikrem-Engeset       JR SMU                 4:23.50D
 24  Heather Haug                  JR Montana State       4:23.50D
 25  Mary Alenbratt                SO SMU                 4:23.60D
 26  Nicole Bowler                 JR San Francisco       4:23.76D
 27  Elizabeth Apgar               SO Arizona             4:23.79D
 28  Chelsea Reilly                SR California          4:24.49D
 29  Nikki Swenson                 SR Minnesota           4:24.62D

Women's Steeple East

  1  Stephanie Garcia              SR Virginia            9:55.10D
  2  Alyssa Kulik                  JR Clemson            10:05.51D
  3  Keara Thomas                  SR Charlotte          10:09.50D
  4  Nicol Traynor                 JR Richmond           10:11.20D
  5  Genevieve LaCaze              JR Florida            10:12.33D
  6  Sarah Pease                   SR Indiana            10:12.38D
  7  Katie Hursey                  JR Syracuse           10:13.39D
  8  Meghan Cunningham             JR Connecticut        10:14.07D
  9  Natalie Busby                 JR Syracuse           10:16.30D
 10  Natalie Bower                 SO Penn State         10:18.48D
 11  Heather Stephens              JR Syracuse           10:18.58D
 12  Erin Mercer                   FR NC State           10:18.86D
 13  Breanne Ehrman                JR Indiana            10:19.10D
 14  Ashley Higginson              SR Princeton          10:19.74D
 15  Cassie White                  JR Syracuse           10:20.66D
 16  Emily Schwitzer               SR Duke               10:20.99D
 17  Hannah Davidson               JR Providence         10:21.52D
 18  Samantha Dow                  SO Virginia Tech      10:21.83D
 19  Caitlin Engel                 JR Indiana            10:21.89D
 20  Cassandra Schenck             JR Akron              10:22.17D
 21  Mary Carleton Johnston        JR Duke               10:23.13D
 22  Taylor Adams                  SR Georgia            10:23.16D
 23  Alexi Pappas                  JR Dartmouth          10:25.82D
 24  Genna Hartung                 SO Cornell            10:29.41D
 25  Nicole Rozario                JR South Florida      10:29.74D
 26  Jennifer Ennis                SR Richmond           10:30.27D
 27  Ecaterina Gheorghiu           JR North Florida      10:30.38D

Women's Steeple West

  1  Emma Coburn                   JR Colorado            9:40.51D
  2  Rebeka Stowe                  JR Kansas              9:53.12D
  3  Shalaya Kipp                  SO Colorado           10:03.37D
  4  Claire Michel                 SR Oregon             10:04.65D
  5  Eva Krchova                   SO San Francisco      10:05.53D
  6  Klara Bodinson                SO SMU                10:06.63D
  7  Kara DeWalt                   SR Montana            10:11.44D
  8  Katy Andrews                  JR BYU                10:12.04D
  9  Melanie Thompson              FR Oregon             10:12.09D
 10  Martina Barinova              FR Nebraska           10:12.45D
 11  Martina Tresch                SO Kansas State       10:14.96D
 12  Hannah Moen                   JR Arizona            10:15.91D
 13  Erica Richardson              SR Idaho State        10:16.91D
 14  LeAnne Fogg                   SR Cal Poly           10:17.24D
 15  Chantelle Groenewoud          SR Illinois           10:17.28D
 16  Silje Fjortoft                SR SMU                10:20.25D
 17  Jessica Furlan                SO Nebraska           10:22.29D
 18  Margaret Callahan             SR Arizona            10:22.87D

Women's 5,000 East

  1  Bogdana Mimic                 SO Villanova          15:48.49D
  2  Emily MacLeod                 SR Michigan State     16:00.40D
  3  Lydia Kosgei                  JR Eastern Kentucky   16:07.14D
  4  Alison Smith                  JR Villanova          16:08.07D
  5  Amy VanAlstine                SR Richmond           16:09.22D
  6  Lauren Penney                 SO Syracuse           16:09.44D
  7  Nicol Traynor                 JR Richmond           16:10.37D
  8  Leslie Kovach                 SO Penn               16:11.59D
  9  Chelsea Blanchard             JR Indiana            16:11.84D
 10  Liz Costello                  SR Tennessee          16:12.30D
 11  Jessica Parry                 FR Florida State      16:12.70D
 12  Sheila Reid                   JR Villanova          16:13.29D
 13  Rhiannon Johns                JR UAB                16:13.32D
 14  Emily Infeld                  SO Georgetown         16:14.06D
 15  Rachel Patterson              JR Miami (Ohio)       16:14.45D
 16  Alex Banfich                  JR Princeton          16:14.75D
 17  Caitlin Lane                  JR Penn State         16:18.14D
 18  Cally Macumber                SO Kentucky           16:19.13D
 19  Dena O'Brien                  FR Col. of Charlest   16:21.35D
 20  Elaina Balouris               FR William and Mary   16:22.05D
 21  Claire Richardson             SR Harvard            16:22.15D
 22  Abbey D'Agostino              FR Dartmouth          16:23.50D
 23  Hayley Green                  JR Stony Brook        16:23.67D
 24  Kendra Schaaf                 SO North Carolina     16:25.42D

Women's 5,000 West

  1  Jordan Hasay                  SO Oregon             15:37.29D
  2  Paula Whiting                 SR Tulsa              15:46.91D
  3  Risper Kimaiyo                JR UTEP               15:48.14D
  4  Ruth Senior                   SR New Mexico         15:48.29D
  5  Tara Erdmann                  SR Loyola Marymount   15:50.20D
  6  Natalie Gray                  JR New Mexico         15:52.73D
  7  Aliphine Tuliamuk             SO Wichita State      15:56.45D
  8  Laura Thweatt                 SR Colorado           15:57.24D
  9  Amanda Moreno                 SR UC Santa Barbara   15:58.02D
 10  Jennifer Bergman              SO Arizona            16:04.72D
 11  Stephanie Marcy               SR Stanford           16:05.35D
 12  Betsy Saina                   JR Iowa State         16:06.05D
 13  Megan Goethals                FR Washington         16:06.64D
 14  Sara Sutherland               FR Texas              16:09.52D
 15  Katie Cumming                 JR Colorado           16:10.85D
 16  Betsy Flood                   JR Iowa               16:12.01D
 17  Camille Logan                 SO Colorado           16:15.19D
 18  Kathy Kroeger                 SO Stanford           16:15.49D
 19  Kari Hardt                    JR BYU                16:15.82D
 20  Miranda Walker                SR Arkansas           16:15.99D
 21  Emily Sisson                  FR Wisconsin          16:16.06D
 22  Lucy Kennedy                  JR Iowa State         16:16.49D
 23  Alison Greggor                SR California         16:16.86D
 24  Laura Carlyle                 JR Oregon State       16:19.00D
 25  Natosha Rogers                SO Texas A&M          16:25.79D
 26  Brooke Eilers                 JR Iowa               16:26.46D
Women's 10,000 East
  1  Kimberly Ruck                 JR Clemson            33:16.45D  
  2  Katie Matthews                JR Boston U.          33:16.97D
  3  Juliet Bottorff               SO Duke               33:18.45D
  4  Bridget Lyons                 SR Georgia            33:31.14D
  5  Kara Millhouse                JR Penn State         33:31.93D
  6  Catherine DeSarle             SR Syracuse           33:38.94D
  7  Kate Harrison                 JR West Virginia      33:59.84D
  8  Haley Greenwell               SO Mississippi St.    34:04.18D
  9  Sarah-Anne Brault             JR West Virginia      34:04.63D
 10  Annie Beecham                 SR Ohio U.            34:08.23D
 11  Emily Jones                   SO Georgetown         34:09.74D
 12  Katie Gillespie               FR West Virginia      34:10.91D
 13  Holly Knight                  JR Auburn             34:10.98D
 14  Andie Cozzarelli              SO NC State           34:13.32D
 15  Rhiannon Johns                JR UAB                34:14.04D
 16  Amanda Marino                 SR Villanova          34:14.98D
 17  Carly Seymour                 JR Duke               34:19.95D
 18  Sarah Pagano                  FR Syracuse           34:20.73D
 19  Lauren Sara                   FR Connecticut        34:26.01D

Women's 10,000 West

  1  Tara Erdmann                  SR Loyola Marymount   33:10.15D
  2  Tonya Nero                    SR Wichita State      33:11.71D
  3  Betsy Saina                   JR Iowa State         33:13.87D
  4  Kathya Garcia                 JR UTEP               33:18.61D
  5  Natalie Gray                  JR New Mexico         33:20.31D
  6  Aliphine Tuliamuk             SO Wichita State      33:27.05D
  7  Dani Stack                    SO Iowa State         33:35.52D
  8  Jennifer Bergman              SO Arizona            33:38.81D
  9  Morgan Haws                   SO BYU                33:39.65D
 10  Ruth Senior                   SR New Mexico         33:42.10D
 11  Jessica Engel                 JR Oklahoma           33:42.11D
 12  Lindsay Flanagan              SO Washington         33:42.50D
 13  Bronwyn Crossman              JR Oregon             33:43.99D
 14  Stephanie Marcy               SR Stanford           33:46.27D
 15  Kate Niehaus                  SR Stanford           33:48.72D
 16  Laura Thweatt                 SR Colorado           33:49.00D
 17  Sarah Waldron                 JR New Mexico         33:51.08D
 18  Sarah Andrews                 FR Oregon             33:53.44D
 19  Katherine Devlin              SO Texas A&M          33:56.98D
 20  Sarah Callister               SO Weber State        33:59.82D
 21  Stephanie Price               SO Minnesota          34:02.15D
 22  Sheree Shea                   SO Loyola Marymount   34:02.85D
 23  Cecily Lemmon-Lew             SR BYU                34:14.00D
 24  Lara Crofford                 JR Nebraska           34:19.77D
 25  Samantha Bluske               SO Illinois State     34:25.55D
 26  Caitlin Comfort               JR Wisconsin          34:25.82D
 27  Camille Logan                 SO Colorado           34:27.12D
 28  Jana Stolting                 FR San Francisco      34:29.08D
 29  Sydney Messick                JR Kansas State       34:31.23D
 30  Semehar Tesfaye               JR Iowa State         34:36.65D
 31  Kirsty Milner                 SO New Mexico         34:37.38D
 32  Tone Hjalmarsen               SR Oklahoma State     34:38.88D

2011 NCAA Regional 1st Round Men's Advancers 800 Through 10,000

Men 800 East
  1  Fred Samoei                   SR Alabama             1:45.52D
  2  Casimir Loxsom                SO Penn State          1:46.45D
  3  Sharif Webb                   SR Kentucky            1:47.19D
  4  Sean Obinwa                   SO Florida             1:47.73D
  5  Willie Brown                  SO Akron               1:48.13D
  6  Jack Howard                   SR Notre Dame          1:48.24D
  7  Felix Kitur                   SR VMI                 1:48.41D
  8  Darryll Oliver                SR Penn                1:48.46D
  9  Michael Rutt                  SR Connecticut         1:48.57D
 10  Bob Vanderham                 JR UNC-Wilmington      1:48.67D
 11  Wil Zahorodny                 JR UNC-Wilmington      1:48.78D
 12  Aaron Evans                   JR Georgia             1:48.93D
 13  Anthony Kostelac              FR Virginia            1:49.02D
 14  Samuel Borchers               SR Penn State          1:49.06D
 15  Darrin Gibson                 SO Florida State       1:49.11D
 16  Tyler Golden                  JR George Mason        1:49.14D
 17  Robby Andrews                 SO Virginia            1:49.30D
 18  Theon O'Conner                JR Georgetown          1:49.32D
 19  Lance Roller                  JR Virginia            1:49.44D
 20  Chris Slate                   JR Clemson             1:49.54D
 21  Brian Hill                    SR Harvard             1:49.57D

Men 800 West

  1  Charles Jock                  JR UC Irvine           1:45.19D
  2  Ryan Martin                   JR UC Santa Barbara    1:45.34D
  3  Cory Primm                    SR UCLA                1:46.20D
  4  Elijah Greer                  SO Oregon              1:47.70D
  5  Michael Preble                JR Texas A&M           1:47.71D
  6  Boru Guyota                   FR Oregon              1:47.75D
  7  Edward Kemboi                 FR Iowa State          1:47.90D
  8  Erik Sowinski                 JR Iowa                1:48.15D
  9  Joey Roberts                  JR Texas A&M           1:48.17D
 10  Joe Abbott                    JR Washington St.      1:48.23D
 11  James Gilreath                SR Baylor              1:48.24D
 12  Mason McHenry                 JR Arizona State       1:48.44D
 13  Harun Abda                    SO Minnesota           1:48.54D
 14  Jack Obrien                   JR TCU                 1:48.56D
 15  Nick Hutton                   SO Minnesota           1:48.73D
 16  Jason Holt                    SR Utah State          1:48.78D
 17  James Eichberger              SO Arizona             1:48.84D
 18  Justin Hedin                  JR BYU                 1:48.85D
 19  Tommy Brinn                   SO Nebraska            1:48.87D
 20  David Pachuta                 JR Minnesota           1:48.91D
 21  Declan Murray                 SO Loyola (Ill.)       1:48.99D
 22  Tony Crisofulli               JR Portland State      1:49.02D
 23  Zach Beth                     SR Wisconsin           1:49.13D
 24  Scott Crawford                SR UCLA                1:49.13D
 25  Sam James                     SR Kansas State        1:49.24D
 26  Oscar Ramirez                 JR Texas A&M           1:49.27D
 27  Sean Zurko                    SR TCU                 1:49.34D
 28  Adam Hairston                 SR Iowa                1:49.38D
 29  Aaron Dixon                   SR Missouri            1:49.46D
 30  Dylan Ferris                  JR Stanford            1:49.51D
 31  Leoman Momoh                  SO Arkansas            1:49.55D
 32  Sam Evans                     SO New Mexico          1:49.59D
 33  Eric Stroh                    SR North Dakota        1:49.65D
 34  Tyler Stanley                 SR Air Force           1:49.66D
 35  Travis Burkstrand             SO Minnesota           1:49.70D
 36  Brian Weirich                 SR BYU                 1:49.71D
 37  Seth Butler                   FR Colorado St.        1:49.75D
 38  Aaron Stockstell              JR Northern Iowa       1:49.82D
 39  Chris Bilbrew                 SR Arkansas            1:49.82D
 40  Gareth Gilna                  SO Washington          1:49.83D
 41  Max Hanson                    SR Minnesota           1:49.83D
 42  Kyle Winter                   SO Marquette           1:49.84D
 43  Nathaniel Litwiller           SO Sacramento St.      1:49.89D

Men's 1,500 East

  1  Kris Gauson                   SR Butler              3:40.59D
  2  Dumisane Hlaselo              JR Florida             3:40.66D
  3  Jeremy Rae                    SO Notre Dame          3:41.11D
  4  Julian Matthews               JR Providence          3:41.72D
  5  Isaac Presson                 FR North Carolina      3:42.59D
  6  Mark Feigen                   SO Columbia            3:43.24D
  7  John Van Deventer             SR Yale                3:43.34D
  8  Jordan Neil                   SR East Carolin        3:43.43D
  9  Michael Hammond               JR Virginia Tech       3:43.62D
 10  David McCarthy                JR Providence          3:43.66D
 11  Julius Bor                    SR Alabama             3:43.90D
 12  Brian Sklodowski              SR William and Mary    3:44.39D
 13  Brian Tetreault               JR Villanova           3:44.41D
 14  Brett Johnson                 SO Virginia            3:44.44D
 15  Paul Lagno                    JR Albany              3:44.66D
 16  Joe Stilin                    JR Princeton           3:44.69D
 17  Matthew Gibney                SR Villanova           3:44.95D
 18  David Mokone                  FR Western Kentucky    3:45.03D
 19  J.P. Malette                  SO Notre Dame          3:45.26D
 20  Christian Gonzalez            SR Rider               3:45.50D
 21  Johnathan Shawel              JR Notre Dame          3:45.55D
 22  Ryan Foster                   SR Penn State          3:45.56D
 23  Alexander Smyth               SR Florida State       3:45.61D
 24  John Minen                    SR Virginia            3:45.65D
 25  Danny Neff                    SO Georgia             3:45.68D
 26  Erik van Ingen                JR Binghamton          3:45.70D
 27  Alex Taylor                   SO Appalachian St.     3:45.73D
 28  Adam Behnke                   SO Columbia            3:45.88D
 29  Jake Hurysz                   FR North Carolina      3:45.97D
 30  Jeremiah Vaughan              JR Indiana State       3:46.03D
 31  Eric Jenkins                  FR Northeastern        3:46.04D
 32  Shawn Roberts                 SO Georgia Tech        3:46.22D
 33  Cameron Dickerson             SO North Florida       3:46.35D
 34  Gregory Dame                  JR NC State            3:46.46D
 35  Tom Robbins                   JR Dartmouth           3:46.49D
 36  Jake Edwards                  SR Ohio State          3:46.49D

Men's 1,500 West

  1  Miles Batty                   JR BYU                 3:36.25D
  2  Duncan Phillips               JR Arkansas            3:39.87D
  3  Chris O'Hare                  SO Tulsa               3:41.08D
  4  David Bishop                  SR New Mexico          3:41.12D
  5  Patrick Casey                 SO Montana State       3:41.34D
  6  Abdi Hassan                   JR Arizona             3:41.57D
  7  Matthew Centrowitz            JR Oregon              3:41.73D
  8  Jacob Boone                   SR Oklahoma            3:42.40D
  9  Raul Botezan                  SO Oklahoma State      3:42.68D
 10  Dorian Ulrey                  SR Arkansas            3:42.76D
 11  Rob Finnerty                  SO Wisconsin           3:42.79D
 12  Justin Duncan                 SR Tulsa               3:42.80D
 13  Blake Shaw                    JR USC                 3:43.08D
 14  Luke Rucks                    SR Wisconsin           3:43.27D
 15  Andrew Berberick              SO Stanford            3:44.13D
 16  Travis Fuller                 SO BYU                 3:44.20D
 17  Patrick McGregor              SO Texas               3:44.28D
 18  Elkana Rotich                 SO UTEP                3:44.36D
 19  Colin Hacker                  SR UC Irvine           3:44.44D
 20  Darius Terry                  JR Arizona State       3:44.57D
 21  Jonathan Sees                 SR UC Davis            3:44.69D
 22  Don Wasinger                  JR Kansas              3:44.89D
 23  Michael Atchoo                FR Stanford            3:44.98D
 24  Thomas Cattin-Masson          SO Arkansas            3:45.11D
 25  Sam Hyams                     JR UC Irvine           3:45.19D
 26  A.J. Acosta                   SR Oregon              3:45.20D

Men's Steeple East

  1  Travis Mahoney                JR Temple              8:37.23D
  2  Donn Cabral                   JR Princeton           8:41.93D
  3  De'Sean Turner                JR Indiana             8:42.09D
  4  Adrien Dannemiller            SR Cornell             8:42.14D
  5  Andrew Poore                  JR Indiana             8:43.45D
  6  Matt Hughes                   SR Louisville          8:44.39D
  7  Cory Leslie                   JR Ohio State          8:45.18D
  8  Ryan McDermott                SR Duke                8:45.42D
  9  Matt Cleaver                  JR Georgia             8:45.76D
 10  Andrew Benford                SR Richmond            8:46.12D
 11  Jason Cusack                  JR Virginia Tech       8:47.29D
 12  Andy Weatherford              JR Indiana             8:47.99D
 13  Mike Soroko                   JR Rider               8:49.63D
 14  Mattias Wolter                FR Louisville          8:51.92D
 15  Craig Forys                   JR Michigan            8:51.93D

Men's Steeple West

  1  Steve Finley                  SR Oregon              8:36.98D
  2  Justin Tyner                  SR Air Force           8:37.54D
  3  Brett Hales                   SR Weber State         8:39.64D
  4  David Adams                   SR Nebraska            8:40.31D
  5  Hillary Bor                   SR Iowa State          8:40.83D
  6  Kyle Engnell                  JR Illinois            8:48.45D
  7  Benjamin Johnson              JR Stanford            8:48.46D
  8  Tom Wade                      JR Lamar               8:48.60D
  9  John Sullivan                 SR Stanford            8:48.82D
 10  Drew Shields                  SO Wisconsin           8:49.12D
 11  Carl Stones                   JR Tulsa               8:50.12D
 12  Sawyer Bosch                  JR Boise State         8:50.72D
 13  John Coyle                    JR Weber State         8:50.83D
 14  Spenser Lynass                JR Colorado St.        8:51.10D
 15  Jared Bassett                 SO Portland            8:51.64D
 16  Wesley Ruttoh                 JR Houston             8:51.99D
 17  Aric VanHalen                 JR Colorado            8:52.53D
 18  Reagan Frey                   SR BYU                 8:52.78D
 19  Alexander Brill               FR Wisconsin           8:52.87D
 20  Rick Elliott                  JR Arkansas            8:53.63D
 21  Daniel Howell                 SR Utah State          8:53.81D
 22  Gilbert Limo                  SR Texas Tech          8:54.01D
 23  Lynn Reynolds                 JR Montana             8:54.53D
 24  Steve Sodaro                  SR California          8:55.27D
 25  Josh Adams                    JR BYU                 8:55.59D
 26  Joe Wade                      JR Lamar               8:55.74D
 27  Garrett Zans                  FR Wyoming             8:56.30D
 28  Michael Miller                SO Washington          8:57.32D
 29  Chris DeSilva                 JR Illinois            8:57.51D
 30  Jake Matthews                 SR UCLA                8:57.76D
 31  Andrew Gonzales               FR Washington St.      8:58.51D
 32  Ryan Davis                    SR Idaho State         8:58.79D
 33  Brian MacArthur               SR Arizona             8:59.12D
 34  David McDonald                SO UCLA                8:59.30D
 35  Alex Willis                   SR New Mexico          8:59.84D
 36  Jake Keyser                   SR Colorado St.        9:00.07D
 37  Matthew Graham                JR DePaul              9:00.20D
 38  Robert Menjo                  SR UTEP                9:00.99D
 39  Jacob Cosby                   SO BYU                 9:01.22D

Men's 5,000 East

  1  Ryan Hill                     SO NC State           13:31.67D
  2  Ben Cheruiyot                 JR Auburn             13:41.80D
  3  Andrew Colley                 FR NC State           13:44.79D
  4  Mark Amirault                 SR Princeton          13:45.69D
  5  Dan Chenoweth                 SR Harvard            13:45.92D
  6  Donn Cabral                   JR Princeton          13:46.50D
  7  David Forrester               SO Florida State      13:47.60D
  8  Ben Hubers                    JR Indiana            13:48.35D
  9  Eric Finan                    JR Cincinnati         13:49.80D
 10  Ciaran O'Lionaird             SR Florida State      13:52.11D
 11  Leonard Korir                 SR Iona               13:52.59D
 12  Soufiane Bouchikhi            SO Eastern Kentucky   13:54.37D
 13  Mathew Mildenhall             SO Villanova          13:55.04D
 14  William Mulherin              JR Virginia Tech      13:55.25D
 15  Andrew Benford                SR Richmond           13:55.88D
 16  Emmanuel Bor                  SR Alabama            13:55.99D
 17  Andrew Hanko                  SR Navy               13:56.93D
 18  Josh Lund                     JR Duke               13:58.87D
 19  Pat Schellberg                FR North Carolina     13:59.14D
 20  Craig Forys                   JR Michigan           13:59.53D
 21  Andrew Poore                  JR Indiana            13:59.84D
 22  Terefe Ejigu                  SO Eastern Michigan   14:00.00D
 23  Dan Lowry                     JR Brown              14:01.41D
 24  Andrew Springer               FR Georgetown         14:01.53D
 25  Cody Rome                     JR Navy               14:01.81D
 26  Sam Chelanga                  SR Liberty            14:02.57D

Men's 5,000 West

  1  Elliott Heath                 SR Stanford           13:26.14D
  2  Thomas Farrell                SO Oklahoma State     13:26.59D
  3  Diego Estrada                 JR Northern Arizona   13:26.94D
  4  Chris Derrick                 JR Stanford           13:29.74D
  5  Stephen Sambu                 JR Arizona            13:34.19D
  6  Joe Bosshard                  SO Colorado           13:34.57D
  7  Lawi Lalang                   FR Arizona            13:34.62D
  8  Rory Fraser                   SR New Mexico         13:39.37D
  9  Jake Riley                    SR Stanford           13:39.49D
 10  George Alex                   JR Oklahoma           13:40.73D
 11  Alfred Kipchumba              JR Portland           13:40.98D
 12  Andy Wacker                   JR Colorado           13:41.49D
 13  Trevor Dunbar                 FR Portland           13:42.53D
 14  Matt Tebo                     SR Colorado           13:44.03D
 15  Ross Millington               SO New Mexico         13:44.10D
 16  Cameron Levins                JR Southern Utah      13:44.23D
 17  Richard Medina                JR Colorado           13:44.34D
 18  Kevin Williams                SO Oklahoma           13:44.58D
 19  Mohammed Ahmed                SO Wisconsin          13:44.98D
 20  Hassan Mead                   JR Minnesota          13:45.68D
 21  Miles Unterreiner             JR Stanford           13:46.71D
 22  Colton Tully-Doyle            SR Washington         13:47.25D
 23  Nicholas Kipruto              JR New Mexico         13:48.06D
 24  Nick Happe                    FR Arizona State      13:54.15D
 25  Eric Fernandez                SO Arkansas           13:54.33D
 26  Jim Walmsley                  JR Air Force          13:55.33D
 27  Ryan Dohner                   FR Texas              13:56.94D
 28  Mohamud Ige                   SR Arizona            13:58.61D
 29  Jeremy Drenckhahn             SO Air Force          13:59.57D
 30  Max O'Donoghue-McDonald       JR Washington         13:59.82D
 31  Nathan Ogden                  SR BYU                14:01.06D
 32  Luke Puskedra                 JR Oregon             14:02.62D
 33  Reed Connor                   FR Wisconsin          14:02.72D

Men's 10,000 East

  1  Leonard Korir                 SR Iona               27:29.40D
  2  Sam Chelanga                  SR Liberty            28:15.64D
  3  Ciaran O'Lionaird             SR Florida State      28:32.30D
  4  Michael Fout                  SO Florida State      28:34.50D
  5  Matt Llano                    SR Richmond           28:43.30D
  6  David Rooney                  SO McNeese State      28:54.86D
  7  Nate Edelman                  SR Cornell            29:20.31D
  8  Tito Medrano                  SO Syracuse           29:22.48D
  9  Tommy Kauffmann               SR Xavier (Ohio)      29:28.12D
 10  Dan Jackson                   SR Notre Dame         29:28.61D
 11  Ethan Shaw                    JR Dartmouth          29:35.17D
 12  Shadrack Kipchirchir          SO Western Kentucky   29:35.73D
 13  Zachary Mayhew                SO Indiana            29:38.31D
 14  Patrick Grosskopf             SR Michigan State     29:40.03D
 15  Adam Henken                   JR NC State           29:41.63D
 16  Keith Capecci                 SR Villanova          29:41.65D
 17  TC Lumbar                     JR Georgetown         29:43.07D
 18  Brendan Martin                JR Columbia           29:44.55D
 19  Wesley Rickman                SO Florida State      29:45.06D
 20  Drew Hart                     SR Cornell            29:45.18D
 21  Michael Spooner               SR Tennessee          29:45.61D
 22  Alexander Soderberg           JR Iona               29:45.68D
 23  William Griffin               SO Marist             29:45.81D
 24  Bo Waggoner                   SR Duke               29:46.64D
 25  Jeff Martinez                 SO Binghamton         29:48.60D
 26  Josh Hardin                   FR William and Mary   29:49.39D
 27  Justin Roeder                 SR Butler             29:52.41D
 28  Tom Boardman                  SR Butler             29:52.59D
 29  Michael Eaton                 SR Louisville         29:53.36D
 30  Bobby Aprill                  JR Michigan           29:53.57D
 31  Josh Brewer                   JR Duke               29:53.69D
 32  Neal Darmody                  JR High Point         29:54.25D
 33  Paul Katam                    FR UNC-Greensboro     29:55.65D
 34  Jon Grey                      SR William and Mary   29:56.18D

Men's 10,000 West

  1  Stephen Sambu                 JR Arizona            27:28.64D
  2  Keith Gerrard                 SR New Mexico         28:27.03D
  3  Alfred Kipchumba              JR Portland           28:38.34D
  4  Jeff Schirmer                 SR So. Illinois       28:42.71D
  5  Elliot Krause                 SO Wisconsin          28:43.34D
  6  Colby Lowe                    JR Oklahoma State     28:45.91D
  7  Elliott Heath                 SR Stanford           28:47.69D
  8  Eric Fernandez                SO Arkansas           28:48.44D
  9  Joe Bosshard                  SO Colorado           28:52.85D
 10  Jake Riley                    SR Stanford           28:54.69D
 11  Chris Derrick                 JR Stanford           28:54.76D
 12  Kevin Havel                   JR Stanford           28:56.57D
 13  Ahmed Osman                   JR Northern Arizona   28:57.67D
 14  Mohamud Ige                   SR Arizona            28:59.07D
 15  Andy Wacker                   JR Colorado           29:10.89D
 16  Maverick Darling              SO Wisconsin          29:11.34D
 17  Brendan Gregg                 JR Stanford           29:11.90D
 18  Danny Mercado                 SR Oregon             29:12.00D
 19  Mike Torchia                  SR Minnesota          29:13.20D
 20  Parker Stinson                FR Oregon             29:14.35D
 21  Daniel Dunbar                 JR So. Illinois       29:21.83D
 22  Bill Kogel                    SO Oklahoma           29:22.09D
 23  Pieter Gagnon                 SO Minnesota          29:24.11D
 24  Jared Ward                    FR BYU                29:25.00D
 25  cosmas Ayabei                 SO UMKC               29:25.29D
 26  Greg Miller                   JR Wyoming            29:27.76D
 27  Nick Szczech                  JR Marquette          29:29.91D
 28  Brandon Hebbert               SR BYU                29:32.56D
 29  Ben Engelhardt                SR Arizona State      29:33.64D
 30  Luke Puskedra                 JR Oregon             29:35.67D
 31  Tim Freriks                   SO Northern Arizona   29:35.80D
 32  Rex Shield                    SO BYU                29:40.78D
 33  Michael Krsnak                JR South Dakota St.   29:40.87D
 34  Paul Zwama                    JR Fresno State       29:41.92D
 35  Ryan Cosens                   JR Cal Poly           29:42.33D
 36  Michael Trejo                 SR Rice               29:44.85D
 37  Craig Hopkins                 JR Portland           29:48.11D
 38  Colin Mickow                  JR Illinois           29:48.51D
 39  Blake Johnson                 JR Marquette          29:50.54D
 40  Lars Erik Malde               SO Portland           29:50.96D
 41  Scott Krapf                   SR Illinois State     29:51.79D
 42  Miles Unterreiner             JR Stanford           29:52.81D

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Recommended Reads/Watches/Listens

*Meet Temple's Unlikely Steeple Star Travis Mahoney A year ago, Mahoney had never broken 9:00. Now he's hoping to be Temple's first NCAA scorer in 40 years.
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*Sammy Wanjiru's Dangerous Idea: What If We Ran The Marathon With No Fear?
*Q&A With Bolder Boulder Founder Frank Shorter
*BBC Audio Interview Of Teary Radcliffe, Who Says She Was "Embarrassed" But Explains Her Medical Problem

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2011 Bolder Boulder *Elite Results With Mile Split
US Women Use Slow-Start Strategy To Finish Surprising 2nd As Ryan Hall Runs 30:29
Amy Hastings (34:19) led the US women with a 4th-place showing individually in a race that was dominated by Lineth Chepkurui (32:29). James Carney (30:16) was the #1 American man over Ryan Hall (30:29), as Crescent City winner Belete Assefa won in 29:22. For comparison's sake, in 2008, Hall ran 30:07 at Bolder Boulder. MBoard: Bolder oulder Race Coverage

Sammy Wanjiru Story Continues To Look More and More Like A Real Life Soap Opera
Wanjiru Died Because Of Blunt Trauma To Back Of Head (Could Be From Fall)
Some in Kenya, including this guy, are suspicious Wanjiru's injuries were on the back of his head. Meanwhile, the drama with the women claiming to be Wanjiru's wives and men claiming to be his dad continues.
*2nd Man Steps Forward Claiming to Be Wanjiru's Biological Father He's even got a photo to prove it, which the guy last week didn't. Plus Sammy's mom publicly confronted the first guy claiming to be his father.
Meanwhile, On The Wives Front: Wanjiru's 2nd Wife Gets DNA Testing Done To Prove The Child She Is Carrying Is His

Other NCAA Action: NAIA Championships
MEN: Shorter 66, Doane 59, Oklahoma Baptist 48 (74 teams)
WOMEN: Concordia (Ore.) 86, Oklahoma Baptist 69½, Shorter 63 (65 teams)

NCAA Division II Championships
Video Recap

MEN: DII-#1 Abilene Christian 68, DII-#4 Adams State 55, DII-#2 Lincoln (Mo.) 51 (60 teams)
WOMEN: DII-#1 Grand Valley State 82½, DII-#2 Lincoln (Mo.) 68, DII-#3 Adams State 51 (65 teams)

NCAA Division III Championships
Video Recap

MEN: DIII-#1 North Central (Ill.) 58, DIII-#2 UW-La Crosse 56, DIII-#3 McMurry 50 (82 teams)
WOMEN: DIII-#1 UW-Oshkosh 80, DIII-#2 Wartburg 59, DIII-#3 Methodist 48 (83 teams)

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Looking Ahead (Time To Start Getting Excited For ...)

This Weekend: Pre Classic

Next Weekend: NCAA Finals/adidas Grand Prix

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Quotes Of The Day From Last Week

Monday: "I felt flat the other day in my workout and rather than continue as I would have I made changes in the workout and end up feeling better and more confident."

- American Marathon star Ryan Hall speaking before Monday's Bolder Boulder, where Hall is on the US Team. More Ryan Bolder Boulder here and here.


Sunday: "It just doesn't seem real, none of it. A year ago, I saw guys running 8:35 or 8:40 and I was like, 'You've got to be kidding me. How can you run that fast?' Now I'm running that fast, and I'm amazed I could ever get to their level.

I never expected this. Nobody expected this. I've never even been close to making NCAAs before and now I'm going into Regionals as the No. 1 seed. It's just crazy."

- Temple's Travis Mahoney, talking a fantastic piece that looks at his unreal outdoor season that has seen him go from over 9:00 to the #2 time in the NCAA after last night's 8:36.10 performance.


Saturday: "Going into the season, I really didn't have high expectations at all. My coach said that I still had endurance, and I should still have faith in my training and my ability to run races. So I kept going out, I did all the practices the way he wanted, but I didn't know at races if I'd be able to compete with people like Elijah Greer or especially with people at the High Performance Meet.

But then I won at Oxy, and that gave me enough confidence so that I could sit back at Pac-10s, and I won Pac-10s. Now I have a lot of confidence. The injury might have even been a good thing, because last year I feel like I peaked early and I wasn't able to go into the summer. But now I think maybe it's moved back how long I can compete."

- Cory Primm, the fourth-fastest collegian 800 runner in history, talking about his expectations for the 2011 outdoor season after starting it injured. Last week, Primm ran 1:44.71.


Friday: "Nobody could have expected I'd win here. I felt good, everything went well and the oldest man in the race won."

- American Khadevis Robinson on his stunning 800m win yesterday in Rome, where he passed the entire field the last 250m, including the last 2 World Champions and 3 sub-1:43 runners.


Thursday: "As far as retirement goes, well, at this point saving for retirement would be a good idea, but I have bigger fish to fry right now. I could have potentially gotten a job working 9-5, established a 401k, making substantially more than I am making now, or I could be still looking for a job because the job market tanked right after I finished college. But I'm doing neither because jobs did not interest me, in fact money did not interest me either. The one thing that I concerned myself with was the Olympics, and to this day that has not changed. I am going to live out my dreams first, and if that doesn't make me any money, then I'll find some job to pay the bills and continue living the only way I want to live; as a runner."

- Lead runner on the US's World Championships marathon team, Nick Arciniaga, answering a question in his blog which asked what he will do for retirement since running makes him no money.


Wednesday: "Tyson is like a track guru! I think he works harder than everybody. He said it: he doesn't drink, he doesn't party ... I don't think he does anything but track! He does everything so well. He's so determined. When he runs you can see it in his eyes that he wants to win."

- Usain Bolt talking about Tyson Gay's dedication and work ethic. In Bolt's last race, Gay defeated him and that seems to have motivated Bolt. He has trimmed down, gained muscle, and is apparently not as much of a partier as he once was.


Tuesday: "My Sunday morning was fairly typical of someone in San Francisco this past weekend: I woke up at 6:15am on a friend's futon, went to the friend's fridge and opened a beer, sat back down and the futon and drank the beer, and then went back to the fridge to grab two more before (heading out to run the Zazzle Bay to Breakers)."

- LetsRun.com reader Elias Asch recapping his entertaining experience at the 100th Zazzle Bay to Breakers two weekends ago in San Francisco.

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