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Buffs Prepped To Host Pac-12 XC Championships

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by cmgoods, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Pac-12 Cross Country Championships Home Page
    Directions to Coal Creek Golf Course
    Women's 6k Course Map
    Men's 8k Course Map
    Shuttle Bus Map and Information
    Meet Notes
     
  2. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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    There's home field advantage and then there's XC home field advantage in Boulder...yikes, I'd imagine recruiting is a piece of cake for XC here...
     
  3. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Recruiting is not a piece of cake. Very few scholarships and crappy facilities are major hurdles.
     
  4. Idot Buff

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    no hurdles in cross country, bitch.
     
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    unionbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Yep. CU doesn't give full rides for XC so what Wetmore does is even more amazing - basically these kids are just on discounted tuition.
     
  6. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    How does that work for the out of state kids on the team? How much are they paying?
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Guessing they are paying a lot. Believe the XC/Track teams are allocated 12 scholarships per gender.
     
  8. GoonieBuff

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    I've gone over this numerous times before. This isn't how it works in reality. Partial Achilles are often split over xc, indoor, & outdoor track.

    Partial scholarships are the norm in running, but tuition largely gets covered for most of the athletes.

    That being said, Wetmore does a great job using scholarships for distance runners, but our track team suffers.

    Hopefully the weather's nice on Saturday and both our XC teams have great showings.
     
  9. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Schedule of Events

    EventTime
    Championship course opens8 a.m. MT
    Men called to start10:25 a.m. MT
    Men's final instructions10:35 a.m. MT
    Start of men's 8,000-meter race10:40 a.m. MT
    Women called to start11:25 a.m. MT
    Women's final instructions11:35 a.m. MT
    Start of women's 6,000-meter race11:40 a.m. MT
    Awards Ceremony12:45 p.m. MT
     
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  12. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Woot! Three-pete.
     
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    This is an utterly stunning performance by the men's team. All 5 scorers in the top 9. The Buffs totally owned the race.
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  15. Clean Undies

    Clean Undies Flagship of the 12-Pac Club Member

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    Jeez.
    CU 28
    Oregon 54
    Stanford 78

    that is a beatdown.
     
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    :thumbsup:


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    Woman come in second with a solid showing. Arizona is the #1 team in the country, so no shame in finishing #2 to them - Congrats, CU Woman!

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    Best thing about Wetmore is he does it with Colorado kids first, then primarliy American kids from other states next. And he develops them using his own methods. Kids come in as very good, but rarely national class, HS runners and leave All Americans.

    No Ethiopian or other 25 yr old European ringers for him, like the East Coast and Big 12 schools.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Nice 2nd place for the women. They're missing a superstar this year, but have quality depth.

    The men's team is going to be favored to bring home a national championship.
     
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    Beautiful day. Awesome team. Great opportunity to see CU's best up close. Congrats Buffs!
     
  22. Clean Undies

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    Wetmore moved the course to Coal Creek GC so as to lessen home course advantage.

    imagine the women might have won on the real home course in South Boulder.
     
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    Mark Wetmore is the guy. Thanks for sticking with our athletic department and wanting to continue to build winners in Boulder, Mark.
     

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