Everyone knows their cards, give me a break! NC State does not play games. Their cards are they are the National Champs who this past Spring had 5 girls in the 5k at Nationals…….No secrets. And the whole top 7 ran at this race last season. Do the simple math…… there are some health issues with the top runners. How serious? Unknown, but they are being smart and not risking anything for this meet. If everyone was 100% they would be racing. That is why Tuohy was originally on the start list and now is not. And Chmiel was not on it at any time, which as I said is no surprise since she was out Track season with an injury. Everyone wake up and stop handing the title to NC State, like any sport a championship usually comes down to health!!!!
Exactly. This is standard. The NCAA XC really comes down to one race, the championship. The only thing that matters is the team qualifying and getting your top runners there rested healthy. I would not mind if Tuohy and Chmiel don't race until November.
Lol. Does that mean over half of the team is injured? Because slightly less than half of the team is currently listed as racing today. Kelsey, Katelyn, and Sydney have been running with the team in pictures and video released of practice from the official NC State social media, since practice started a few weeks ago. I concede that Kelsey may not be at 100% (of fitness). But she can't be seriously injured, to be running and practicing with the team. She probably just isn't at competition level of fitness yet. But she will be by late October and early November, no problem. And who knows why they are holding Katelyn and Sydney out of the race today. But I highly doubt it's anything to do with injury.
Non of the top xc programs raced their top runner on their season opener but did not get injury rumors like Katelyn hahahahahahaha I see that 7empest is back to blabbbling, his favorite runner is back(starliper) so I guess we will see him more often now.
hope she does well too! if you watch her tiktoks, last year she struggled loving training, she has a love and hate relationship w training, it felt like shes just forced herself to do it and was not enjoying but lately she looks like shes enjoying it more, hopefully the translates to her races
First, I did not say they were all injured! I said not all healthy. Some have been injured, some may have small nagging injuries and could run, some may have been sick or are sick…..sooooo this race is not worth loosing time or risking anything. Smart!
Second, all the comments about holding them out has to do with Nationals in November, and the dumbest one is the ones about it is normal for top runners to be held out early……not for NC State!!! Here are the facts:
Last year NC State ran their whole top 6 at this meet. Kelsey has run it every season since she was a freshman. Elly Henes was not held out of this race as their #1.
The Pack holds runners out of this race for a reason, and it has been for some of the reasons I listed not the ones some of you listed. History is history. And I’m sure they are not changing philosophy since it got them their first Title last year!
And as for you Semi, you should change your name to Alanis Morissette…..it’s “Ironic” that you say I’m posting because my “favorite” runner is running 🤔….isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?!?!🤔