October 17, 2020
Thanks to COVID-19, the biggest men’s NCAA cross country meet of the year was today at Oklahoma State’s OSU Invitational in Stillwater as the top three teams from last year’s NCAAs — BYU, NAU and Colorado — all battled along with host Oklahoma State. In the end, officially, NAU, led by individual champ Luis Grijalva, edged Oklahoma State 36 to 42 and BYU was third in 59 and Colorado not recording a score. However, the reason why Colorado doesn’t show up in the scores is the Pac-12 isn’t officially allowed to compete yet so all of the Colorado runners ran unattached.
So we decided to add in all of the unattached runners for their schools and re-score the meet according to people we know will have XC eligibility in 2021. Here is what we got.
Here are men's teams scores at OSU if you add in Shumway and score Colorado as a team (minus Dressel, who is out of XC eligibility).
Can't wait to see this teams duke it out in the rematch on the same course five months from now… pic.twitter.com/yzQv4gUzMm
— Jonathan Gault (@jgault13) October 17, 2020
Official results can be found here. In the less competitive women’s race, BYU trounced everyone by going 1-3-5-6-7 to score just 22 points.
Talk about the meet on our messageboard.
- The Best NCAA XC Meet of 2020 Is on Saturday at Oklahoma State Covid-19 has given us a real treat as this weekend’s OSU Invitational will offer us something we wouldn’t get to see if it weren’t for the pandemic: a regular-season matchup between the sport’s top three men’s teams from 2019 NCAAs — BYU, NAU, and Colorado.
*MB: BYU vs. NAU This Weekend!
- How (And Why) BYU All-American Clayson Shumway Is Driving 18 Hours To Race This Weekend at Oklahoma State