The team battle on the women's side could be really interesting this year but it's all possible that UNM runs away their third title in 4 years. Read all about it below. Who do you think will win?
broncos FTW wrote:
I predict Allie gets a low stick (top 3) and then their next three will be tight in places 10-20 place, with their 5th also cracking the top 40 FTW. Broncos get an assist when the 5th runner for the UNM, Oregon, and Colorado get 'lost' back in the masses and finish in the 80+ range. Seriously... the Broncos can win if they get great runs from Fuller and Paholek (sp?) who are probably their 4th and 5th.
broncos FTW wrote:
Yes - if somehow Brenna Peloquin kept running, then I think BSU would be the clear favorite this week. Nevertheless, the current line-up is one mean tribe. They will do well.
Fuller and Paholek wrote:
Sorry to put pressure on Fuller and Paholek, but if they can get over the line in the top 30, then Broncos take the title. I'm assuming Allie is top 3 and Venters-OBrien finish somewhere between 8-20.
Broncos: Run fast. Run Smart. Go get 'em.
Great call bud! 6 in the top 30...should have never doubted Wetmore in the big meets...even more impressive was the progression of his 3rd to 7th runners this season
I think the idea of Colorado winning the whole thing should be taken a little bit more seriously.
#1: Dani Jones' performance individually at PAC12 was fantastic. Hull from Oregon was throwing every jab she could the last 200 meters and Jones repelled everything. If Jones can stay close enough when Kelati/Kurgat push to separate mid-race, the final 1K should be interesting.
#2: Makena Morley has been steadily working with Jones up at the front of races this season. If they work together early in this race, I could see Morley finishing in the 10-15 place range.
#3: Tabor Scholl had solid performances at both the PAC12 meet & at Regionals. If she keeps that rolling into nationals, she could be top 25ish.
#4-5-6: Sage Hurta has a lot of talent and ran so well early at the Nuttycombe Invite. A lot of people have forgotten about her going into nationals because she rested during regionals (after a very crappy PAC12 meet). If she is well rested and runs similar to Nuttycombe, then she is a top 35 runner. Tayler Tuttle is vastly improved this season and could be right on her heels. Don't forget Val Constein, CU's 9:47 steeplechase athlete.
Supposedly some of these ladies have been sick, but with the way the conditions are going to be on Saturday, it's nothing that the Buffs haven't seen before in Boulder. This race reminds me a lot of the 2011 race. So many close teams. GTown won that year after Nova won the Big East. I think this year is going to be a similar tight score.