800- it'll be tactical, and wheating will take it I think.
1500- wheating will be tired, Lee will take his kick out (like usual) will about 500 to go and barely win.
5k- david mcneil looked great at regionals just cruising...I don't think sam will be able to pull it off after the 10k finals.
10k- it's either going to be a very tactical race and come down to a kickers race, in which case it could come down to anyone (chelanga and cheruiyot) both have great kicks. but for people like barnicle, in order to have a chance they'll need to make sure it doesn't come down to a kick. if it goes out fast...the race will be much more interesting. I really think this race will be the best at nationals! I'd say chelanga, cheruiyot, kibet, both kosgeis, osman, uhl,and barnicle will be the top runners. they'll sort out who's who...barnicle should be the first american.
800- wright. or at least a girl from tenn.
1500- katie follett. watched her stay in complete control in her race and she looked relaxed and focused. smart racer.
3k steeple- ruth senior (new mexico) ran very well at altitude, raced minimum and will be very fresh. I'm going with her bc I think it'd be great if she pulled it off
5k- I'd say Angela has a HUGE advantage with Lisa having to run the 10k finals before the 5k finals...angela will be fresh. lisa has been running really well all year, but I think it would be great if angy B beat her. I think people have over looked the fact that angela has an amazing kick and can race anyone.
10k- obviously Koll. unless something ridiculous happens...
remember jenny B was a huge favorite during cross.