Frerichs is a 4:18 1500m runner. I don't say that to knock her, I say that to point out her real strength is her strength. Accordingly, I don't see her losing here. There are few to no steeplechasers who can't throw down a fantastic 5000m, let alone great XC.
I agree she is the class of the field and she should have no problem making light work of this field. I do, however, think it is suspicious she is the only one from BTC running for the ladies. I am hopeful that this doesn't reflect a decision based on fitness (i.e, being less fit than desired so skipping indoors).
As far as the men's side goes, Chelanga, Korir, Kipchirchir and Hillary Bor will be in the mix along with Chris Derrick. I wouldn't be surprised to see Derrick take this one. He is in great shape after a good fall campaign and was the king of US XC for a very long time. Who isn't excited to see this real bowerman babe in action?