Who Do LetsRun Readers Think Is Going to Win the 2022 NCAA XC Championships?

By LetsRun.com
November 18, 2022

Updated: 4:30 am 11/19

We’re less than 24 hours out from the 2022 NCAA Cross Country Championships, and you, the LetsRun.com readers, are having your say about who you think is going to win in Stillwater on Saturday thanks to the $20,022 Coros Prediction Contest (get your picks in here).

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The women’s individual race has been framed as a toss-up between NC State’s Katelyn Tuohy and Florida’s Parker Valby, but LetsRun readers have a clear preference as Tuohy drew 62.5% of the votes to 30.5% for Valby (no one else got more than 2%). On the men’s side, Northern Arizona’s Nico Young got 43.2% of the vote, more than double the next-closest athlete (Stanford’s Charles Hicks, 19.2%).

In the team battle, the Stanford men and NC State women are commanding favorites according to LRC readers. Stanford garnered 484 first-place votes compared to 185 for NAU and 62 for BYU. In the women’s voting, NC State got a whopping 612 first-place votes with New Mexico well back in second (76 first-place votes).

Full results of our pre-NCAA polls below. Voting for your top 10 is still open until race time here.

LetsRun.com Men’s Super Poll Results

LetsRun.com Men’s Super Poll Results
1. Stanford (535) 8018
2. Northern Arizona (209) 7426
3. BYU (71) 6617
4. Oklahoma State (33) 5954
5. Wisconsin (2) 3251
6. Tulsa (1) 3183
7. Colorado (1) 2759
8. Air Force (1) 2387
9. Notre Dame (1) 1167
10. Wake Forest 933
11. Tennessee 792
12. Syracuse (1) 638
13. Alabama (2) 565
14. North Carolina (1) 563
15. Villanova (1) 452
16. Oregon (2) 424
17. Arkansas 410
18. Harvard 276
19. Virginia 250
20. Washington 216

Others receiving votes: 21. NC State 197 22. Ole Miss 177 23. Michigan 173 24. Gonzaga 161 25. Montana State 114 26. Princeton 103 27. Colorado State 95 28. Georgetown 84 29. Texas 78 30. Butler 64 31. Utah State 48

Individuals

Below you will see who is being picked to win. Deeper men’s picks at bottom of page.

LetsRun.com Men’s NCAA Picks
Nico Young SO-2 42.8 %
Charles Hicks SO-2 19.6 %
Alex Maier JR-3 12.5 %
Ky Robinson SO-2 6.7 %
Victor Kiprop SO-2 6.6 %
Isai Rodriguez SR-4 3.2 %
Dylan Jacobs SR-4 1.9 %
Casey Clinger JR-3 1.5 %
Cole Sprout SO-2 0.7 %
Patrick Kiprop SO-2 0.6 %
Others 4 %

LetsRun.com Women’s Super Poll Results

LetsRun.com Women’s Super Poll Results
1. NC State (680) 7911
2. New Mexico (89) 6801
3. Oklahoma State (29) 5916
4. Alabama (11) 4555
5. Notre Dame (2) 3980
6. Northern Arizona 3454
7. BYU (5) 2816
8. Colorado (1) 2097
9. Stanford 1892
10. Utah 1618
11. Oregon 1081
12. Arkansas (1) 861
13. North Carolina (26) 672
14. Georgetown 483
15. Florida State (1) 344
16. Michigan (1) 264
17. Wisconsin (1) 249
18. Colorado State 195
19. Michigan State 191
20. Washington 178

Others receiving votes: 21. Providence 159 22. Ohio State 149 23. Virginia 127 24. Cal Baptist 125 25. Texas 90 26. Syracuse 90 27. West Virginia 87 28. Oregon State 80 29. Utah Valley 79 30. Northwestern 57 31. Toledo 39

Individuals

Below you will see who is being picked to win and then deeper rankings.

LetsRun.com Women’s NCAA Picks
Katelyn Tuohy SO-2 62.3 %
Parker Valby SO-2 30.5 %
Ceili McCabe JR-3 2.1 %
Mercy Chelangat SR-4 1.8 %
Taylor Roe JR-3 1.3 %
Kelsey Chmiel JR-3 0.4 %
Natalie Cook FR-1 0.4 %
Kaylee Mitchell JR-3 0.3 %
Maggie Donahue JR-3 0.1 %
Annika Reis JR-3 0.1 %
Others 0.8 %
Women’s Individual Poll
1. Katelyn Tuohy SO-2 (482) – NC State 7218
2. Parker Valby SO-2 (237) – Florida 6564
3. Mercy Chelangat SR-4 (14) – Alabama 4678
4. Kelsey Chmiel JR-3 (3) – NC State 4044
5. Ceili McCabe JR-3 (16) – West Virginia 3972
6. Taylor Roe JR-3 (10) – Oklahoma State 3457
7. Natalie Cook FR-1 (3) – Oklahoma State 2386
8. Everlyn Kemboi SR-4 (1) – Utah Valley 1104
9. Amaris Tyynismaa JR-3 – Alabama 966
10. Kaylee Mitchell JR-3 (2) – Oregon State 671
11. Isabel Van Camp JR-3 – Arkansas 663
12. Elise Stearns SO-2 – Northern Arizona 651
13. Olivia Markezich JR-3 – Notre Dame 576
14. Samantha Bush JR-3 – NC State 564
15. Hilda Olemomoi FR-1 – Alabama 460
16. Zofia Dudek SO-2 – Stanford 330
17. Aubrey Frentheway SR-4 – BYU 318
18. Other – 308
19. Maia Ramsden SO-2 – Harvard 299
20. Olivia Howell JR-3 – Illinois 289
Others receiving votes: 21. Gracelyn Larkin JR-3 (New Mexico) 261 22. Annika Reis JR-3 (Northern Arizona) 245 23. Amelia Mazza-Downie SO-2 (New Mexico) 223 24. Emily Venters SR-4 (Utah) 187 25. Maddy Denner JR-3 (Notre Dame) 170 26. Samree Dishon SO-2 (New Mexico) 141 27. Addie Engel SO-2 (Ohio State) 123 28. Maggie Donahue JR-3 (Georgetown) 111 29. Sydney Seymour SR-4 (NC State) 109 30. Flomena Asekol JR-3 (Alabama) 83 31. Lexy Halladay-Lowry JR-3 (BYU) 83 32. Laura Pellicoro SO-2 (Portland) 82 33. Kelsey Harrington SO-2 (North Carolina) 67 34. Annabel Stafford SO-2 (Colorado St.) 65 35. Bethany Graham SO-2 (Furman) 64 36. Katie Osika JR-3 (Michigan State) 62 37. Tori Herman SO-2 (Kentucky) 61 38. Amina Maatoug SO-2 (Duke) 61 39. Izzy Thornton-Bott JR-3 (Oregon) 56 40. Dana Feyen JR-3 (Iowa State) 51 41. Joy Chirchir SO-2 (Toledo) 51 42. Phoebe Anderson SO-2 (Columbia) 50 43. Elia Ton-That FR-1 (Columbia) 49 44. Grace Fetherstonhaugh JR-3 (Oregon State) 47 45. Abigail Loveys JR-3 (Princeton) 46 46. Emmy van den Berg SO-2 (Florida State) 46 47. Gracie Morris SO-2 (TCU) 37 48. Beth Ramos JR-3 (Texas) 36 49. Chloe Scrimgeour SO-2 (Georgetown) 34 50. Savannah Roark SO-2 (Syracuse) 31 51. Grace Jensen SR-4 (Georgetown) 29 52. Brianna Weidler SO-2 (UC Davis) 28 53. Mia Cochran FR-1 (Arkansas) 26 54. Siona Chisholm SO-2 (Notre Dame) 26 55. Irene Rono JR-3 (Abilene Christian) 25 56. Jane Buckley FR-1 (Providence) 24 57. Daniella Santos SO-2 (Ohio State) 24 58. Joy Gill FR-1 (Incarnate Word) 22 59. Yasna Petrova SO-2 (CBU) 19 60. Ruby Smee JR-3 (San Francisco) 17 61. Samantha Stieve JR-3 (Wisconsin) 16 62. Jaybe Shufelberger JR-3 (Arkansas State) 15 63. Sophie Daigle SR-4 (Louisiana) 12 64. Kenzie Doyle JR-3 (UMass Lowell) 12 65. Chloe Hershenow JR-3 (Tulsa) 12 66. Maeve Stiles FR-1 (Penn) 12 67. Madelynn Hill JR-3 (Iowa State) 11 68. Olivia Borowiak JR-3 (DePaul) 9 69. Rachel McCardell SR-4 (Northwestern) 8 70. Eleanor Mancini SR-4 (La Salle) 7 71. Elizabeth Mancini SR-4 (La Salle) 5 72. Kosana Weir SR-4 (Yale) 5 73. Liz Galarza SR-4 (Georgia Tech) 5 74. Victoria Patterson SO-2 (Columbia) 4 75. Lydia Miller SO-2 (Lipscomb) 20
Men’s Individual Poll
1. Nico Young SO-2 (346) – Northern Arizona 7080
2. Charles Hicks SO-2 (157) – Stanford 5855
3. Alex Maier JR-3 (101) – Oklahoma State 4440
4. Ky Robinson SO-2 (54) – Stanford 4157
5. Victor Kiprop SO-2 (53) – Alabama 3328
6. Casey Clinger JR-3 (12) – BYU 2805
7. Dylan Jacobs SR-4 (15) – Tennessee 2399
8. Isai Rodriguez SR-4 (26) – Oklahoma State 2380
9. Drew Bosley JR-3 (5) – Northern Arizona 2197
10. Cole Sprout SO-2 (6) – Stanford 1721
11. Brian Fay SR-4 (3) – Washington 937
12. Bob Liking SO-2 (3) – Wisconsin 767
13. Aaron Bienenfeld SR-4 (4) – Oregon 758
14. Patrick Kiprop SO-2 (5) – Arkansas 701
15. Parker Wolfe SO-2 (3) – North Carolina 510
16. Nickolas Scudder JR-3 (3) – Charlotte 475
17. Acer Iverson JR-3 (1) – Harvard 338
18. Duncan Hamilton SR-4 – Montana State 301
19. Barry Keane SR-4 – Butler 278
20. Brandon Garnica SR-4 – BYU 214
Others receiving votes: 21. Yaseen Abdalla SO-2 (Tennessee) 202 22. Graham Blanks SO-2 (Harvard) 201 23. Liam Murphy SO-2 (Villanova) 189 24. Other () 168 25. Carter Solomon SO-2 (Notre Dame) 166 26. Tom Brady SR-4 (Michigan) 166 27. Hillary Cheruiyot SO-2 (Alabama) 154 28. Victor Shitsama SO-2 (Oklahoma State) 115 29. Austin Vancil SR-4 (Colorado) 83 30. Parker Stokes SO-2 (Georgetown) 73 31. Michael Power SR-4 (Tulsa) 71 32. Devin Hart SO-2 (Stanford) 58 33. Anthony Camerieri SR-4 (Ole Miss) 55 34. Shay McEvoy SO-2 (Tulsa) 51 35. Wil Smith SO-2 (Gonzaga) 47 36. Evan Bishop SO-2 (Wisconsin) 47 37. Joey Nokes SO-2 (BYU) 47 38. Izaiah Steury FR-1 (Notre Dame) 46 39. Ian Shanklin SR-4 (NC State) 46 40. Dennis Kipngeno JR-3 (Texas A&M-CC) 41 41. Kirami Yego SO-2 (South Alabama) 38 42. Haftu Knight JR-3 (Texas) 38 43. Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau SR-4 (Stanford) 38 44. Isaac Akers SR-4 (Tulsa) 36 45. Antonio Lopez Segura SR-4 (Virginia Tech) 30 46. Yacine Guermali SR-4 (Gonzaga) 29 47. Baidy Ba SO-2 (Kent State) 28 48. Sean Laidlaw SR-4 (Georgetown) 28 49. Arjun Jha SR-4 (Michigan) 27 50. Patrick Anderson SO-2 (North Carolina) 25 51. Justin Wachtel FR-1 (Virginia) 25 52. Alexander Korczynski SR-4 (Northeastern) 23 53. Cormac Dalton SR-4 (Tulsa) 23 54. Dylan Schubert SO-2 (Furman) 23 55. Ryan Martins SR-4 (Loyola (Ill.)) 22 56. Isaac Alonzo SO-2 (Texas) 19 57. Matthew Richtman JR-3 (Montana State) 17 58. Perry Mackinnon SR-4 (Cornell) 17 59. Elias Schreml SO-2 (Arkansas) 16 60. Gable Sieperda SO-2 (Iowa State) 12 61. Jesse Hamlin SO-2 (Butler) 12 62. Tyler Berg SR-4 (Columbia) 12 63. Marcelo Rocha SR-4 (Providence) 11 64. Marco Langon FR-1 (Villanova) 10 65. George Wheeler SR-4 (Lamar) 10 66. Jonathan Chung SO-2 (Texas A&M) 10 67. Jacob McLeod SR-4 (Arkansas) 10 68. Ryan Kinnane SO-2 (Auburn) 10 69. Nathan Lawler JR-3 (Syracuse) 8 70. Connor Nisbet JR-3 (Princeton) 8 71. Fearghal Curtin SR-4 (Florida State) 6 72. Luke Tewalt SO-2 (Wake Forest) 4 73. Jack Miller JR-3 (Pittsburgh) 2 74. Ibrahim Kedir SR-4 (La Salle) 2

 

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