Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Score - 2009 Post-Regionals

Fo' Fives

Women's Individuals

1. Jenny Barringer - Colorado -- Crushed the Mountain Region meet.


2.
Angela Bizzarri - Illinois -- Won the Midwest Region meet going away after cruising with the pack for much of the race.


3. Susan Kuijken - Florida State -- Skipped the South Region meet, could yield helpful rest or detrimental rust -- or could even indicate a possible injury issue.


4.
Kendra Schaaf - Washington -- Scored a narrow win over Oregon's frosh phenom, Jordan Hasay at the West Region meet.


5.
Nicole Blood - Oregon -- Cruised in the West Region meet to qualify with her team, finishing 5th.



Women's Teams

1. Washington -- Big winners at the West Region meet.


2. Oregon -- Runners-up to Washington at the West Region meet.


3. Villanova -- Dominated the Mid-Eastern Region by 54 points over highly-regarded Princeton, West Virginia, and Penn State.


4. Florida -- Won the South Region by 21 points over Florida State.


5. Colorado -- Scored some payback with a narrow win over Texas Tech at the Mountain Region meet.



Men's Individuals

1. Chris Derrick - Stanford -- Cruised through the West Region meet, securing a narrow win over teammate Elliott Heath.


2. Sam Chelanga - Liberty -- Crushed the Southeast Region field by over thirty seconds.


3. Ryan Vail - Oklahoma State -- Cruised with his team at the Midwest Region meet, finishing 11th.


4. Brandon Bethke - Arizona State -- Cruised to a qualifying berth at the West Region meet in 7th place.


5. Barnabas Kirui - Mississippi -- Runner-up at the South Region meet.



Men's Teams

1. Stanford -- Dominated the West Region meet by 57 points over second-place Portland.


2. Oklahoma State -- Cruised through the Midwest Region meet, winning by 21 points.


3. Portland -- Some recognition for Grote's alma mater, and I am rating them much higher than he does. They were runners-up at the West Region meet, ahead of #3 in the previous poll, Oregon.


4. Colorado -- Runners-up to BYU in the Mountain Region meet by one point, with top runner Jordan Kyle back leading the way after struggling much of the season. I still have faith that their coach will peak them perfectly on Monday at the Championships.


5. Brigham Young -- Champions at the Mountain Region meet.






Bryan Green's NCAA CC Championships Preview: http://optimaltraining.typepad.com/blog/2009/11/ncaa-xc-previews.html

Note that the meet is scheduled to air live on Monday, November 23rd at 12 p.m. EST on Versus and online at http://all-access.cbssports.com/player.html?code=ncaa

Finally, credit once again to T&FN for their handy results archive.

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