Ben Saarel

Ben Saarel

February 07, 2017

The Week That Was In Running: The Colorado Milers, Snow CrossNationals, Callum Hawkins, Amy Cragg and More

Plus a funny clip of Jenny Simpson delivering good news on national football signing day.
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: Men’s Individual Top 10 Preview: Can Anyone Beat King Cheserek?

There is a heavy, heavy favorite but behind him it's wide open. How many can Colorado put in the top 10? Does anyone have a chance Edward Cheserek? We've found a potential upset winner (pics included) whom we bet you've never heard of.
September 25, 2014

The Gunslingers of Boulder

May 20, 2014

Mark Wetmore Talks About Emma Coburn's Big Win, Jenny Simpson's Four-Flat And What The Future Holds For Ben Saarel

Wetmore gave his star steepler splits to hit 9:19 and that's what she did. The expected PR came with an unexpected bonus - victory. Plus what is Jenny Simpson focusing on? And what will Ben Saarel run at NCAAs?

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.

March 12, 2014

Lawi Lalang Looks For History And Unprecedented NCAA Triple - Can His Legendary Status Get Even Bigger?

Lawi Lalang is entered to attempt THE TRIPLE. The triple no one has ever done before - the mile, 5,000, 3,000. Can he pull it off? We break down all the NCAA men's distance action.
February 15, 2014

2014 UW Husky Invitational Live Results

Highlights: Adams State's Kevin Batt (7:52.15) won beat Colorado freshman Ben Saarel (7:52.15) and Trevor Dunbar (7:53.13) in the 3000, Laura Thweatt won in 9:01. Brooks Beasts' Katie Mackey won the mile in 4:34.99 over FSU's Colleen Quigley (4:35.38), Mac Fleet ran 3:58.25 to beat Penn State's Brannon Kidder (3:58.49), Edward Cheserek winning the 5K in 13:40 over Jared Ward (13:42) as the top 13 were sub-14 minutes, Elinor Kirk wins 5K (15:44).
November 23, 2013

Six Thoughts On NCAA Men's Cross-Country D1 Individual Race Won By Edward Cheserek

Some quick thoughts on the men's race at NCAAs. Cheserek got the huge upset win, Maksim Korolev (who got lapped 3 times in the NCAA 10,000m) was third and your first American, four Americans in the top 10, including true frosh Ben Saarel, plus Kemoy Campbell's dream season comes to a halt and NAU and Colorado's 5th men.
November 22, 2013

Men's Individual Preview: Can Anyone Possibly Stop Kennedy Kithuka?

Kennedy Kithuka is undefeated for his life in college cross country. Might his win-streak posssibly be stopped by a Jamaican in 30 degree weather? Or will history be made in a negative way with with the worse highest-placed US man in history?
October 22, 2013

Week That Was: Meet America's Two Super Frosh, Super Seniors, Jordan Hasay Versus Emily Infeld, Abbey D. And Kennedy K., Mick Byrne And More

Last week, midterms were held for NCAA XC and we break it all down for you with praise for Mick Byrne,Ben SaarelSean McGorty and others. We start to think about who is going to win $500,000 in New York next week. Plus if you could coach one runner, Emily Infeld or Jordan Hasay, who would you choose?