Utah representing in the 10k
6/12 qualifiers from Utah schools.
Yet no women qualifiers from Utah schools. Odd disparity.
I'm not sure it really it that odd based on the Utah culture. Most of the qualifiers from Utah schools are from BYU, which means they are most likely Mormon. There is still pressure for Mormon girls to get married and have kids early, so I'm not sure if as many women continue to pursue sports in college as the men do. It isn't uncommon to see graduation pictures of kids from BYU or Utah with their spouse and baby... and these are 21-23ish kids. There is a lot of running talent among the HS boys and girls in Utah, but I don't believe the girls continue with it at the same level as the boys. I am saying this based on my experience living in Utah and from what I observe. I"m sure this isn't the only reason there are so many qualifiers from Utah men versus the women, but it may be at least part of it.