Pre Nats

Pre Nats

October 19, 2019

Conner Mantz & Erica Birk Lead BYU to Big Day at 2019 Pre-Nats

BYU took home both individual titles and the men's team title but #8 Washington upset them to win the women's team race.
October 14, 2017

2017 Pre-Nats Analysis: Who Surprised and Bombed Today in Louisville?

The #1 Colorado women were upset by #2 Oregon but don't write them off. And who is better on the men's side, #1 NAU or #2 BYU?
October 15, 2016

No. 4 Oregon Men & No. 2 Colorado Women Deliver as Edward Cheserek (23:34) and Erin Finn (19:44) Dominate at 2016 Pre-Nats

The Oregon men scored 85 to runner-up No. 5 Arkansas' 110, while the Colorado women (93) easily held off No. 9 Oregon, 93-154. Cheserek won by 21.4 seconds while Finn won by 23.7.
October 12, 2016

Who's #1 on the Men's Side, How Good Is Stanford and Three Other College XC Questions Ahead of Wisconsin/Pre-Nats Weekend

If you want to win NCAAs as a team, you'd better run well this weekend. Every single year for the last 15 years, the eventual men's NCAA champion has won on this weekend. The race of the week is the men's race at Wisconsin as it includes the top three teams in the country (Northern Arizona, Syracuse and BYU) and a great individual battle between NAU's Futsum Zienasellassie, Syracuse's Justyn Knight and Stanford's Sean McGorty.
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 20, 2014

How Low Can Colorado Go, Michigan State Makes A Statement, Syracuse's Podium Chances And A Wild Women's Individual Race

The two biggest races of NCAA cross-country's regular season - the adidas Wisconsin Invitational and the Pre-National Invitational - are in the books and they produced a ton of data for us to analyze. We make sense of it all and give you eight takeaways from the weekend's action.

October 16, 2014

2014 Pre-Nats Preview: Are You Ready For #1 Colorado Vs. #2 Oregon And #1 Michigan Women Vs. #3 Oregon And #4 Georgetown?

Saturday's Pre-National Invitational pits the #1 Colorado men against #2 Oregon while the women's race features #1 Michigan, #3 Oregon and #4 Georgetown. Individually, Edward Cheserek is the favorite on the men's side; Rachel Johnson and Erin Finn lead the women.