PAC 12 xc


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PAC 12 xc

Postby Bruce Kritzler » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:39 pm

Noticed PAC 12 xc is in Lousville, CO, at 5300 ft. Hard to imagine other teams being competive with Colorado (men) with the race bing at altitude. Recall a few years ago when Big 8 (12) Track champs were in Boulder, CU basically swept the 5k/10k.
Arizona (slight altitude) women are ranked #1 in NCAA, and should be able to win?
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Re: PAC 12 xc

Postby DrJay » Thu Oct 31, 2013 5:58 am

As much as I'm excited to go watch this weekend, it is a bit nuts to hold conference meets, and also in Feb the USATF XC champs, at altitude. The weather this weekend should be fine, but in Feb snow is a distinct possibility (they had snow on the ground for the USATF XC meet Feb 2007.)
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Re: PAC 12 xc

Postby DrJay » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:40 am

Just remembered, the Mountain West Conference meet is tomorrow on the Eisenhower Golf Course at the Air Force Academy. That's at 6800'. (Barely over a mile away from the golf course is the track where Calvin Smith ran 9.93 for 100m in July 1983, at the U.S. Olympic Festival. The track sits at 6990'.)
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Re: PAC 12 xc

Postby wamego relays champ » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:05 pm

The host Buffs dominated the men's race with just 28 points (all five scoring runners in the top 10!) and were 2nd behind Arizona in the women's race.

Individual winners: Oregon's Edward Cheserek and Stanford's Aisling Cuffe.

http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209296456

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Re: PAC 12 xc

Postby aaronk » Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:54 pm

So does this set up the NCAA as duels between Kithuka and Cheserek for the men, and between D'Agostino and Cuffe for the women??

Are all others just supporting actors??
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Re: PAC 12 xc

Postby Dutra5 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:32 pm

I think all of the women save one are supporting cast members.
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Re: PAC 12 xc

Postby booond » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:19 pm

Dutra5 wrote:I think all of the women save one are supporting cast members.
I would agree. I'm interested to see what Laura Hollander does but, if healthy, my guess is there is a heavy favorite.
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Re: PAC 12 xc

Postby DrJay » Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:28 pm

I was standing at the 500m to go mark and Cheserek accelerated smoothly and looked really sharp. He put 6 seconds on second place in the last 600m.

CU's men look really good. Scary thing is they return their top seven plus Jake Hurysz, who is injured this fall and would have been right there with their top three if healthy. As it was, their 1 and 5 men were only 28 seconds apart. With Hurysz, probably only 13 seconds.
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