2014 NCAA XC Champs Are Saturday (12 Noon ET Women/ 1pm Eastern Men) *LRC Prediction Contest *Results *Streaming Info

LIVE COVERAGE OF NCAA XC Champs The women’s race is at noon. Men’s at 1pm eastern.
*Live thread

LRC The LetsRun Nation Has Spoken – Vote Tallies From 2014 NCAA XC Prediction Contest The biggest surprise is that Kate Avery has the most first place votes but is only third overall as “American bias” has come through big time.

LRC The Coaches Praise Colorado, Futsum Prays For Rain And Chris Fox Explains Syracuse’s Rise: Six Takeaways From The Men’s Press Conference With the race mere hours away, we pass on what we learned this afternoon, where it was a total love-fest for Chris Lear and Mark Wetmore.

LRC Michigan State Not Feeling The Pressure, Emma Bates Is Happy With Her Season, Pre-Race Parties Are Good And Bad: 10 Takeaways From The Women’s Press Conference 4 leading ladies and coaches shared their wisdom.
*RRW: Michigan State Women Hope To Cap Dream Season With NCAA Cross-Country Title #1

LRC Five Things We Learned In Terre Haute On Thursday – The Course Is Fast, Some Coaches Have No Fun, McFarland USA Is A Winner, And Syracuse Is Here We are on the ground and give you the inside scoop, including a mini review of Disney’s new XC movie, McFarland USA.
*Jim Ryun Talks To NCAA Runners Before They Become 1st In Nation To See Kevin Costner’s New XC Movie, McFarland USA It was a great night in Terre Haute as coach Jim White was in attendance. Futsum Zeinasellassie loved it: “This is beautiful. It’s amazing.”

LRC Women’s Top 10 Individual Preview: Kate Avery, Shelby Houlihan And Crystal Nelson Battle In An Exciting Race They say there is no favorite but that’s not how we see it. Our favorite is …

LRC Women’s Team Preview: Can Michigan State Complete A Dream Season? The Spartans are favored to win their first-ever NCAA title. Could they possibly do it in grand style, with the lowest point total in 10 years?

Get used to this sightLRC Men’s Top 10 Individual Preview: Edward Cheserek Shoots For NCAA Title #5 In 2012, Lawi Lalang was viewed as invincible. He lost the NCAA XC title. Last year, Kennedy Kithuka went down. Is Edward Cheserek vulnerable this year? Plus, Americans rejoice – we’ve got 5 Americans in our top 10.

LRC Men’s Team Preview: Mark Wetmore & Colorado Go For The Program’s First Repeat Discuss on the MBoard: The fight for second place – Syracuse vs. Oregon, who ya got? (Men’s teams).

LRC $200,014 NCAA XC Prediction Contest Get your top 10 individual and team picks in now!

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News From The IAAF Council Meeting In Monaco

IAAF Announces New World Championship Qualification Process For Worlds 2015 There no longer is a “B” standard. In all events but the 5,000, 10,000 and marathon, there will be a descending order list so you can go without the “A” qualifying time.
*MB: Big Win For “The Mile’ – Mile times can now be used to qualify for Worlds!! The times are 3:53.3 and 4:25.2.
*Daily Relay Breaks Down What No B Standard Means

More Post-Doha Decision Fallout

 Previous NCAA Stuff 

Award Night In Monaco: AOY Announced

The Stars Of Track And Field Are Beautiful People – NCAA XC Banquet Photo Gallery (Captions Added)

Interesting Distance News

Doping News: Great Quotes From Travis Tygart

Week In Review

WTWMolly Huddle's Lucrative Year, Shame On Duke, The New American Star Born At Altitude, Gerry Lindgren, And The Female Comeback Trail

Molly Huddle got another big win to bring her prize money total to $128,000 in 2014, collegian Brian Shrader (born at 7,000 feet of altitude) turned heads by beating the pros at the .US 12k Champs, Priscah Jeptoo showed she's on her way back, and Duke did not show anything.

The Distance Pros In Monaco Speak

 Doping News 

More IAAF And Post-Doha Decision News

 The Olympics 

Doha Beats Out Eugene

Doha Wins 15-12 Over Eugene For Worlds 2019 If two people had voted differently, the Worlds would be coming to the US. *Discuss