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World Cross Country Championships tonight (10:00 PM MT start)- Many Buffs involved

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by AztecBuff, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. AztecBuff

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    As written in a Kyle Ringo Daily Camera article (http://www.dailycamera.com/cu-colle...-cross-country-buffs-will-be-well-represented), 5 Buffs (3 Current, 1 alum and 1 future) are involved in the Cross Country Running World Championships being held in Guiyang China tonight (mountain time, Saturday afternoon in China). Best to luck to all!

    The 1st race, junior women, starts at 10:00 PM tonight Mountain Time. (More detail of schedule, etc., near the bottom of this post.)

    I don't think a lot is expected from the U.S. overall in these races, although the senior U.S. men did earn an impressive and I believe surprising 2nd place team finish (behind only Ethiopia) in the last world championships in 2013.

    Quoting the start of the Daily Camera article-

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    Three University of Colorado athletes, one former Buff and one future Buff will compete Saturday in the IAAF cross country world championships in Guiyang, China.

    CU freshmen Kaitlyn Benner, Valerie Constien and Paul Miller will compete in the junior race. Miller will be joined in the men's junior race by CU recruit John Dressel, from Spokane, Wash. Former Buff standout Laura Thweatt will compete in the senior women's race.

    Thweatt and Benner won national championships in Boulder in February at the U.S cross country championships. Constien finished second to Benner and Dressel finish third in the men's junior race with Miller coming in fifth. Their performances in Boulder earned each a spot on the U.S. teams in China this week.
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    In addition to the many Buffs involved, there are also a few other State of Colorado connected runners I know about representing the U.S.A.. I believe high school junior Katie Rainsberger from Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs and high school sophomore Lauren Gregory from Fort Collins High are in the junior women's race along with the two Buffs. In the men's junior race, Cerake Geberkidane, a Denver East grad (now a freshman at Oklahoma State), joins future Buff John Dressel on the team. Good luck to them also!

    SCHEDULE/ LIVE RESULTS- As mentioned above, the Women's Junior race is scheduled for 10:00 PM MT. After that, scheduled starting times (Mountain times) are-
    Men's Junior- 10:30 PM, Women's Senior (Open)- 11:10 PM and Men's Senior is 12:10 AM
    (Schedule and live results, along with more information, is available at http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/ia...f-world-cross-country-championships-2015-5540 .)

    COVERAGE/ VIDEO AND AUDIO- For any running fans with nothing better to do tonight, see http://www.letsrun.com/news/2015/03...try-championships-tv-and-live-streaming-info/ for more viewing and other coverage info. It looks like TV for the race in the U.S. is scheduled on Universal Sports on tape delay 10:00 AM MT Sunday. There does sound to be live radio scheduled to be available near when the races start at http://www.iaaf.org/competitions/ra...f-world-cross-country-championships-2015-5540 .
     
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    In the women's junior race, just completed, Buff Kaitlyn Benner is the 1st American in, and earns 27th place. Ethiopia with a dominating performance- ending up with 1st-3rd and 5 of the top 6 finishers. For Americans with Colorado connections, very impressive run for Fort Collins high school sophomore Lauren Gregory, showing as the 2nd American in and 33rd overall. (As reference, the IAAF twitter said the TOP European finisher was a Dane in 30th place.) Katie Rainsberger from the Springs came in 55th and the 2nd Buff in the race, Val Constien, is showing with a 62nd place finish.

    The Junior men's race has recently started.

    Edit- As a team, American junior women end up in 8th place.
     
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    Men's Junior race completing. Future Buff John Dressel is the 1st American finisher, duplicating Ms. Benner's impressive 27th place overall finish. Denver East grad Cerake Geberkidane is the 3rd American in and 34th overall. CU freshman Paul Miller finishes 74th.

    Edit- American junior men end up with a 6th place team finish.
     
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    Women's senior race done. Buff alum Laura Thweatt is the 2nd American across the line, and gets a 29th place finish. (Stanford alum Sara Hall is 1st American across the line at 20th place, pretty impressive since she ran the LA Marathon a week or two ago.)

    As a team, U.S.A. ends up 5th.
     
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