The meet starts on Thursday. Talk about it here after reading our preview.
Will Oregon and King Ches be unbeatable? What about Stanford and Cranny?
Arkansas won the women's DMR at NCAAs indoors but they aren't at Penn. Runner-up Stanford was clearly the next best team and thus the team to beat here. At the 2015 NCAA indoor meet, Stanford beat third-placer Michigan by nearly five full seconds (4.98) and Stanford was more than 10 seconds better than all other teams in the field.
Now that doesn't count Villanova which got the DQ'd at NCAA indoors. But Villanova only crossed the line eighth in the race.
Angel Piccirillo ran a great 1200 leg for Nova at NCAA indoors but Cranny is way better than their anchor, plus Nova isn't nearly as good as Stanford at 400 (56.95 leads the team this year for Nova, 53.54 leads Stanford).
The question thus becomes what can UNC do in the DMR. They didn't compete in the DMR indoors. The times they've put up this year are decent but again they aren't beating Stanford unless something unusual happens:
UNC Women's Top Times Outdoors
400 Dunston, Cierra - 55.05
800 Whelan, Elizabeth JR-3 - 2:05.54
1500 Farber, Lianne SR-4 - 4:13.16
1500 LeHardy, Annie SR-4 - 4:13.76
LRC Prediction: Stanford FTW.
Thanks for the positivity.
You Know Me wrote:
What a poorly written piece. Pick against Stanford because McGorty is an American true frosh (not true) and Ches is an older Kenyan?
You also mention it being windy on Friday so it playing into Villanova's hands. Too bad the DMR is on Thursday.
I guess there is a reason why they run the race. Cranny got her doors blown off in the last 200. I had Nova in 32.6.
We know how this will end.
ROJO thanks for the updates.
Rojo, HOW was that going to end?
I presume you thought Cranny would win, you could tell by watching she had a good chance to get beat and she did easily, you were not even close.
Drop it dude. We did our research. We were at NCAA indoors.
Huge win for Schappert who if folks had done their research was clearly good enough to hang in here
Huge win for Nova, not a very competitive race up and down though.