2015 NCAA Outdoor Men's Mid-D/Steeple Preview: Cristian Soratos and Jordan Williamsz Lead A Wide-Open 1500; Anthony Rotich & Stanley Kebenei to Duel in Steeple; Will NCAA Champs Brandon McBride or Edward Kemboi Emerge In A Loaded Men's 800?
We're not sure if there will be drama in the 5 an 10ks but these races should more than make it up for it. The 800, where NCAA champs Brandon McBride and Edward Kemboi lead the way, is the deepest 800 in years at the NCAA level. Cristian Soratos vs. Jordan Williamsz is must-watch drama in the 1500 as is the Stanely Kebenei vs. Anthony Rotich battle in the steeple.
Natoya Goule (2:01.64 MR) & Edward Kemboi (1:46.05) Win Fast 800s
Natoya Goule broke the meet record and Edward Kemboi ran faster than anyone else had at NCAAs in 14 years as the 800 action was fast.
NCAA 800 Previews: Brandon McBride & Natoya Goule Shoot for Second Titles in Loaded Fields
McBride is looking to become the first man since fellow Canadian Nate Brannen ('03-'04) to repeat at NCAAs; Goule wants to regain her 2013 title after transferring from LSU to Clemson. Iowa State's Edward Kemboi (NCAA leader at 1:46.09) and Arkansas' Chrishuna Williams (2:02.95 in her first year as an 800 runner) lead the list of challengers.
Hyping Montaño, Rowbury And Andrews; Tapping The Brakes On Loxsom's AR; Plus A Collegiate Record For Emily Sisson And The Oregon Ducks Are Insanely Good
Cas Loxsom and Emily Sisson had the performances of the weekend. We break them down and take another look at all the USA winners. We ponder if Alysia Montano and Shannon Rowbury may soon be on the 2012 Olympic podium, and tell you how incredibly good the Oregon Ducks distance men are.