Aisling Cuffe

Aisling Cuffe

June 24, 2016

Justyn Knight Outkicks Galen Rupp, Former NCAA Stars Greer, Fleet, Wheating, Soratos Come Up Short, Centro is Back and is Mary Cain as Well?

Galen Rupp lost in the 5000, beaten by Justyn Knight and Woody Kincaid. Centrowitz crushed everyone in the 1500 as Andrew Wheating ran 3:40, Edward Cheserek 3:41 and Mary Cain 4:13. Becky Wade didn't get the USA qualifier in the steeple. *MB: CENTRO IS BACK!!! *MB: RUPP GOES HOME DEVASTATED - Loses 5k to some guy named Woody Kincaid 
March 06, 2016

2016 NCAA W 3K/5K Preview: Allie Ostrander vs. Molly Seidel (x2) in a Rematch of NCAA XC

Notre Dame's Molly Seidel and true freshman Allie Ostrander of Boise State went 1-2 at NCAA XC in November; now both will attempt to pull off the 3k-5k double at NCAA Indoors. Can anyone break them up?
November 25, 2015

Forget About the Winners: The Biggest Surprises and Underperformers at NCAA Cross

Edward Cheserek and Molly Seidel were the winners, but who exceeded/came up short of expectations?
November 18, 2015

2015 NCAA XC Women's Individual Preview: Can Allie Ostrander Become The First Freshman In 30 Years To Win NCAA XC? Or Will Molly Seidel Or Aisling Cuffe End The "Foot Locker Curse"?

A freshman woman hasn't won NCAAs in 30 years. A Foot Locker champ has never won. Which streak ends on Saturday?
October 15, 2015

Pre-Nats Preview: No. 1 Colorado And King Ches Should Roll In The Men's Race; No. 2 Colorado, No. 4 Oregon And No. 5 Michigan Duke It Out In Women's Race

UTEP's Anthony Rotich and Jonah Koech will challenge Cheserek, but is there any way they can beat him? In the women's race, studs Aisling Cuffe (Stanford), Erin Finn (Michigan) and Bethan Knights (Cal) will all aim for victory after winning major invitationals earlier this season.
October 05, 2015

NCAA XC Weekend Recap: Wisconsin Jeopardized The At-Large Process And Should Be DQed From Louisville + No. 1 Colorado Debuts And The Six-Man XC Team That Beat Everyone At Notre Dame

We break down the impressive start to the season for Mark Wetmore's Colorado squads, analyze what Oregon's wins over Stanford mean, and rave about the men's team that only has six runners on its entire roster, but we save all our passion for ripping Mick Byrne's Wisconsin squad, who flew to Louisville and didn't try to win the race. We pull out the NCAA rule book and ask the NCAA track and field team to DQ the Badger men as they clearly violated the honest effort rule.  Yes, it exists for XC.
September 23, 2015

2015 NCAA XC: Women’s Individual Top 10 Preview: Who takes over for Kate Avery?

With no Kate Avery, the championship picture is wide open. Wisconsin junior Sarah Disanza is the top returner from a year ago but she's far from a shoo-in as she'll be pushed by British import Rhona Auckland (New Mexico) and NCAA track champs Dominique Scott (3k), Rhianwedd Price (1500) and Molly Seidel (10k).
October 02, 2014

Weekend XC Preview: Notre Dame Invitational, Washington Invitational Headline Action

Notre Dame has an extremely deep men's field (10 of the top 25, led by #10 BYU), but the best race of the weekend is Saturday in Seattle, where half of the men's top 10 (#2 NAU, #5 Portland, #6 Stanford, #7 Indiana, #9 Villanova) will square off. The women's races aren't as strong, but #3 Oregon vs. #4 Stanford at Washington should be compelling, with a potential debut from Stanford's Aisling Cuffe. In other action, the #6 FSU women trek up to Paul Short to face #5 Georgetown while the #1 Colorado men race at the Rocky Mountain Shootout.
*Aisling Cuffe Out For Most (Or All) XC Season With A Stress Fracture According to this blog post by one of the Stanford men.

September 04, 2014

2014 NCAA XC: Women’s Individual Top 10 Preview

The top returner is Emma Bates but she will be challenged by Aisling Cuffe, Kate Avery and Shelby Houlihan up front. Can Cuffe break the Foot Locker curse? Can a freshman (Elise Cranny or Sarah Baxter) crack the top five for the first time since 2009? We sort through a wide-open women's field as just 6 of the top 16 from NCAAs last year are back in 2014.

August 27, 2014

2014 Women's XC Preview: #8 Stanford & #7 Oregon

Last year was an aberration as neither Stanford nor Oregon cracked the top 10 at NCAAs. That won't be the case this year as both teams are much better. The nation's #1 recruit, 4:10 1500 woman Elise Cranny, is headed to Stanford and the #2, 2-time NXN champ Sarah Baxter, to Oregon. Plus a look at the increasing importance of the transfer market to building an xc power.

June 28, 2014

What A Race: Molly Huddle Triumphs Over A Brave Effort From Shannon Rowbury In 2014 USATF 5,000

Huddle and Rowbury waged an epic battle to the line with Huddle prevailing in 15:01.56 to Rowbury's 15:01.71. NCAA champion Marielle Hall was 3rd as Stanford's Aisling Cuffe was 4th.
June 25, 2014

Women's 5,000: Molly Huddle, Then Who? There are Lots of Worthy Challengers

Huddle, the American Record holder, is running great in 2014, but the next few spots are up for grabs. Shannon Rowbury is the best bet for second, but there are plenty of women who will challenge her, such as Katie Mackey, Laura Thweatt, Chelsea Reilly and the collegiate big three of Marielle Hall, Aisling Cuffe and Abbey D'Agostino. Has US women's 5000 running ever been this deep?

June 14, 2014

Marielle Hall Arrives, Prevents Abbey D'Agostino From Ending Her Career With NCAA Title #8

It came down to Hall, D'Agostino and Stanford's Aisling Cuffe, but in the end it was Hall who broke away with a 30.4 last 200 to win her first NCAA title. The UT senior has dropped more than a minute off her 5,000 PR in the last year. Pretty damn impressive.
On The Boards: Marielle Hall pulls a shocker, takes down Abbey D in 5k – Wins in 15:35.11!!

June 08, 2014

Women's Long Distance: Freshman Phenom Erin Finn Vs. 25-Year-Old Elinor Kirk In 10k; Can Abbey D'Agostino Close Out NCAA Career With Title #8?

Senior Abbey D is the heavy favorite for NCAA title #8 in the 5,000, but who will win the wide-open 10k? Does super frosh Erin Finn have a chance? Or will veterans Emma Bates, Elinor Kirk or 2012 champ Juliet Bottorff come through?

May 07, 2014

Week in Review: Ben True, Hassan Mead, Adam Goucher and The Payton Jordan 5000m, Molly Huddle's 30:47, Aisling Cuffe, Elise Cranny, and Brannon Kidder

Our crack stats team gives you the lowdown on Stanford's fast times. How do Ben True and Hassan Mead compare to Adam Goucher and Galen Rupp? Will there be a slew of sub 13:00 Americans in 2014? Plus, some fast times from Aisling Cuffe and teen star Elise Cranny. The performance of the week was Molly Huddle's 30:47 10k. And some props for Brannon Kidder.

May 05, 2014

2014 Payton Jordan Women's 5,000: Sifan Hassan Goes Sub-15 To Win As Katie Mackey Runs 15:04 And Aisling Cuffe Is The 3rd Fastest Collegiate All-Time

The women's 5,000 at the 2014 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational was won by the Netherlands' Sifan Hassan (formerly of Ethiopia) in a world-leading time of 14:59.23. Sweden's Meraf Bahta (formerly of Eritrea) was second in a national record of 14:59.49. Leading the Americans was Brooks Beasts' Katie Mackey in 15:04.74, just beating out Boulder Track Club's Laura Thweatt (15:04.98). GB 20-year-old Emelia Gorecka was 5th in 15:07.45 as Stanford's Aisling Cuffe set a new school record and put herself 3rd on the all-time NCAA list with a 15:11.13.

April 25, 2014

Déjà Vu: Villanova And Emily Lipari Kick Past Cuffe And Stanford For 4 X 1,500 Crown

If you watched the DMR last night, you saw a repeat today.