Your NCAA Fan Picks Are In: Colorado, New Mexico, King Ches and…. Allie Ostrander Your Cross Country Favorites

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by: LetsRun.com
November 20, 2015

We’ve crunched the first set of picks from the LRC $200,015 Running Warehouse NCAA XC Prediction Contest (entries still open here) and have the LetsRun.com fan picks for nationals below.

rw-hires-horizontal-dark-on-whiteOn the men’s side, King Edward Cheserek of Oregon and the Colorado men are huge, huge favorites as they both go for the three-peat. Colorado has decided to threepeat it needed to run Ben Saarel and the LRC nation thinks Saarel will finish 13th. Colorado may need Saarel to place well as LRC nation has 4 Stanford runners finishing in the top 21 and 4 Colorado runners in the top 18. That would mean things could be tight but by an overwhelming margin LRC Nation thinks Colorado will win. That must be a vote for the “Wetmore magic” at NCAAs.

Individual LRC Running Warehouse  ContestPredictions

Place Athlete (1st Place Votes) Points
1. Edward Cheserek (276) – Oregon JR 2920
2. Anthony Rotich (4) – UTEP SR 2034
3. Thomas Curtin (5) – Virginia Tech SR 1796
4. Patrick Tiernan (1) – Villanova JR 1470
5. Justyn Knight – Syracuse SO 1288
6. Marc Scott (2) – Tulsa SO 1168
7. Sean McGorty (1) – Stanford JR 950
8. Jonah Koech (3) – UTEP FR 938
9. Mason Ferlic – Michigan SR 520
10. Pierce Murphy (1) – Colorado SR 516
11. Ammar Moussa (1) – Colorado SR 355
12. Matt McClintock – Purdue SR 228
13. Ben Saarel – Colorado JR 212
14. Jim Rosa – Stanford SR 208
15. Joe Rosa – Stanford SR 174
16. John Mascari – Indiana State SR 131
17. Martin Hehir – Syracuse SR 115
18. Morgan Pearson – Colorado SR 109
19. Antibahs Kosgei – Alabama JR 107
20. John Whelan – Washington St. JR 99
Others receiving votes: 21. Grant Fisher (Stanford FR) 89 22. Edwin Kibichiy (Louisville JR) 87 23. Shaun Thompson (Duke SR) 73 24. Colin Bennie (Syracuse SO) 73 25. Cerake Geberkidane (Oklahoma State SO) 55 26. Jacob Burcham (Oklahoma JR) 52 27. Thomas Awad (Penn SR) 51 28. Michael Williams (Washington St. SO) 38 29. Jonathan Green (Georgetown SO) 37 30. Jordan Williamsz (Villanova SR) 32 31. Travis Neuman (Oregon SO) 31 32. Connor Winter (Colorado SR) 27 33. John Dressel (Colorado FR) 25 34. Joseph Stewart (Miami (Ohio) SR) 21 35. Amos Kosgey (Eastern Kentucky JR) 21 36. Tyler King (Washington SR) 20 37. Izaic Yorks (Washington SR) 17 38. Dallin Farnsworth (BYU FR) 16 39. Frankline Tonui (Arkansas JR) 16 40. Erik Peterson (Butler SR) 15 41. Lawrence Kipkoech (Campbell SO) 15 42. Ernest Kibet (Louisville SR) 15 43. Michael Clevenger (Notre Dame SR) 14 44. Ben Rainero (Cornell SR) 13 45. Hassan Omar (UMBC SR) 12 46. Alex Dunbar (Lamar SR) 12 47. Vegard Oelstad (Oklahoma State SR) 11 48. Patrick Corona (Air Force SR) 10 49. Kieran Clements (Iona JR) 9 50. Brandon Doughty (Oklahoma SR) 8 51. Brian Barraza (Houston JR) 8 52. Amos Bartelsmeyer (Georgetown SO) 8 53. MJ Erb (Mississippi JR) 7 54. Kyle Eller (Air Force JR) 7 55. Hillary Rono (Mid. Tenn. State SO) 6 56. Sergey Sushchickh (UCLA SR) 5 57. Michael Lederhouse (Georgetown JR) 5 58. Trent Lusignan (South Dakota St. SR) 5 59. Lane Werley (UCLA SR) 5 60. Evan Landes (Kansas SR) 4 61. Stephen Mulherin (North Carolina JR) 4 62. Gilbert Kirui (Iona SO) 4 63. Andrew Gardner (Washington SO) 4 64. Charles Mathenge (Stephen F. Austin JR) 4 65. Meron Simon (North Carolina St. SR) 4 66. Cale Wallace (Arkansas SR) 3 67. Brady Turnbull (Texas SR) 3 68. Jacob Pickle (Texas SO) 3 69. Harry Mulenga (Florida State JR) 3 70. Gabe Gonzales (Arkansas SR) 3 71. Arsene Guillorel (Samford SO) 2 72. Iliass Aouani (Lamar FR) 2 73. Nicholas Raymond (Eastern Michigan JR) 2 74. Robert Denault (Villanova SR) 2 75. Jacob Thomson (Kentucky SO) 2 76. Chartt Miller (Iona SO) 2 77. Scott Carpenter (Georgetown JR) 1 78. Jefferson Abbey (Colorado St. JR) 1

Team Men’s Predictions: 

1. Colorado (282) 3196
2. Stanford (20) 2652
3. Syracuse (18) 2610
4. Michigan 1694
5. Oklahoma State 1403
6. Brigham Young 1325
7. Oregon (2) 1272
8. UTEP (1) 898
9. Arkansas (2) 838
10. Iona 637

Others receiving votes: 11. Washington 299 12. Virginia 224 13. Georgetown 192 14. Louisville 191 15. Florida State 70 16. Michigan State 68 17. NC State 57 18. Virginia Tech 53 19. Minnesota 42 20. Furman 39 21. Ole Miss 33 22. UCLA 33 23. Oklahoma 32 24. Eastern Kentucky 29 25. Boise State 26 26. California 24 27. Texas 23 28. Washington State 23 29. Tulsa 22 30. Penn 19 31. Southern Utah 16

Women’s Picks: New Mexico and Allie Ostrander

On the women’s side New Mexico is the huge favorite as it goes for its first NCAA crown. LRC Nation also thinks Boise State frosh Allie Ostrander will win NCAAs in her first attempt, but expect a challenge from seniors Molly Seidel of Notre Dame and Aisling Cuffe of Stanford.

Disagree with the picks below? You still can enter the LRC Running Warehouse Prediction contest here.

1. Allie Ostrander (140) – Boise State FR 2482
2. Molly Seidel (65) – Notre Dame SR 2203
3. Aisling Cuffe (39) – Stanford SR 1825
4. Dominique Scott (21) – Arkansas SR 1761
5. Courtney Frerichs (2) – New Mexico SR 1211
6. Erin Finn (1) – Michigan JR 755
7. Chelsea Blaase (1) – Tennessee SR 617
8. Hannah Everson (1) – Air Force SR 582
9. Rhona Auckland (2) – New Mexico JR 525
10. Anna Rohrer – Notre Dame FR 435
11. Waverly Neer (1) – Oregon SR 419
12. Erin Clark (2) – Colorado JR 413
13. Erin Teschuk – North Dakota State JR 227
14. Alice Wright (1) – New Mexico SO 221
15. Blanca Fernandez (1) – Temple SR 207
16. Sarah Collins – Providence JR 164
17. Kaitlyn Benner – Colorado SO 152
18. Wesley Frazier – North Carolina St. FR 100
19. Letitia Saayman – Coastal Carolina SR 99
20. Maddie Meyers – Washington SR 86
Others receiving votes: 21. Calli Thackery (New Mexico SR) 86 22. Alexis Wiersma (Michigan State JR) 83 23. Dana Giordano (Dartmouth SR) 78 24. Alli Cash (Oregon SO) 63 25. Brenna Peloquin (Boise State FR) 39 26. Molly Renfer (New Mexico SR) 39 27. Alyssa Schneider (Illinois SR) 35 28. Rhianwedd Price (Miss State JR) 30 29. Shelby Mills (Gonzaga SR) 24 30. Elizabeth Bird (Princeton JR) 24 31. Ednah Kurgat (Liberty FR) 22 32. Minttu Hukka (Boise State SO) 20 33. Allie Buchalski (Furman JR) 18 34. Makena Morley (Montana FR) 16 35. Brittany Tretbar (Oklahoma JR) 16 36. Catarina Rocha (Providence JR) 15 37. Tessa Barrett (Penn State FR) 13 38. Shelby Jackson (Michigan State JR) 12 39. Kristen Busch (Bradley SR) 12 40. Christina Melian (Stony Brook JR) 11 41. Regan Rome (William and Mary SO) 10 42. Shaelyn Sorensen (Wisconsin FR) 9 43. Kaitlin Flattmann (Arkansas SR) 9 44. Sharon Lokedi (Kansas FR) 9 45. Caroline Pietrzyk (Vanderbilt FR) 9 46. Marta Freitas (Miss State SR) 9 47. Weronika Pyzik (San Francisco FR) 8 48. Hannah McInturff (Utah SO) 8 49. Margo Malone (Syracuse SR) 8 50. Cali Roper (Rice JR) 7 51. Kaela Edwards (Oklahoma State SO) 7 52. Ann Asipan (Tennessee-Martin JR) 7 53. Sarah Reiter (Eastern Washington JR) 6 54. Maria McDaniel (Western Michigan SO) 6 55. Ashley Montgomery (Penn JR) 6 56. Tori Gerlach (Penn State SR) 6 57. Natalie Schudrowitz (Brown SO) 6 58. Samantha Jones (Wake Forest SR) 5 59. Ellie Child (Weber State JR) 5 60. Maddie Alm (Colorado SR) 5 61. Hannah Wittman (Belmont SR) 5 62. Amber Eichkorn (South Dakota SR) 4 63. Katelyn Greenleaf (Alabama SR) 4 64. Katie Knight (Washington SO) 3 65. Cleo Boyd (Virginia SR) 3 66. Verity Ockenden (Lamar SR) 3 67. Katie Lembo (Providence SO) 3 68. Emily de La Bruyere (Princeton SR) 2 69. Angel Piccirillo (Villanova JR) 2 70. Natalie Baker (Oklahoma State JR) 2 71. Ingeborg Loevnes (Oklahoma State JR) 2 72. Vanessa Valentine (Vanderbilt SR) 2 73. Karis Jochen (Texas A&M JR) 1 74. Peyton Thomas (Baylor JR) 1

Women’s Team Picks

1. New Mexico (282) 3009
2. Colorado (18) 2637
3. Arkansas (4) 1875
4. Providence 1771
5. Oregon (3) 1690
6. Michigan 1512
7. Boise State (1) 1007
8. Virginia (1) 734
9. Stanford 622
10. Penn State 435

Others receiving votes: 11. Notre Dame 420 12. North Carolina State 303 13. Oklahoma State 177 14. Michigan State 164 15. Georgetown 154 16. Washington 118 17. Iowa State 95 18. Villanova 85 19. Princeton 59 20. Brigham Young 38 21. Gonzaga 35 22. Minnesota 35 23. Syracuse 31 24. Vanderbilt 30 25. Mississippi State 28 26. Texas 23 27. Kansas 19 28. San Francisco 18 29. Weber State 14 30. Utah 13 31. Tulsa 9

Can the Buffs make it three straight on Saturday?

Can the Buffs make it three straight on Saturday?


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