Ritz is no longer in the race, he pulled out a few days ago. Other than that I only recognize a few names on the list, but that is mainly because I don't really follow too much running now these days. I would say that there isn't a clear cut favorite, even with Aaron Braun in the race.
XC NATIONALS wrote:
I have to say Braun and Ritz are locks for the team. Darkhorses, i'm going at least 3/5 on this I just know it: Ghebray, Gray, Rombough, Landry, Schirmer??
You are an idiot. You think they decided who was going to end up showing up at the race when they put in the bid to host it? Its not their fault that none of the big hitters showed up. Having this race in preparation for world xc the following year is actually a very beneficial move because it promotes xc. Yeah maybe they could have picked a better spot to host it, but its not their fault that the big dogs are too good to come race when its not a world qualifying year.
billy bob rodgers wrote:
This is a joke of a national championship. Why they are having this race this year is beyond me. Worst course and field possibly ever! The course is flat and boring.
Typical of a poorly done high school race where you cram a 2k loop into the smallest space around athletic fields. Much better courses are available in the St.Louis area like Jeffersron Barracks and Edwardsville.
The field lacks the real competition to be considered a national championship. I really don't see anyone in the field making it next year when things really count.
Actually, they did a pretty good job. A heck of a lot better than Flotrack at Washington last night.
The pessimist wrote:
Of course it did. It's runnerspace and they're typically a joke.