Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Score - 2009 Post-Regionals

Fo' Fives

Women's Individuals

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

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.

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

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:

Note that the meet is scheduled to air live on Monday, November 23rd at 12 p.m. EST on Versus and online at

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

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