might be rojo wrote:
I just analyzed those results, and that course ran very fast. Kwan's race is still the top performance this year in NIRCA, and UC Davis is a strong favorite already. If they race Bronco, it will give a lot more information, when I can compare their times with a known course, and against Stanford's and likely Cal Poly's runners. I expect Oregon to give them a good race at Regionals, and Penn State on their "home course" at Nationals will be tough to defeat as well. Michigan still has not ran several of their supposed returning runners.
Bronco is a faster course than last week's, FYI. this was also their season opener, so Bronco could be even faster, although Kwan will not get into the A race so he likely won't run under 24min again.
also, Oregon won't send any good runners to Regionals because it's a long trip and not worth it if they're gonna go to Nationals too.