Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by GoonieBuff, Nov 23, 2013.
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What a season!
And this was a young team this year.
Buffs go into next year as the Defending National Champions and 3-Time Defending Pac-12 Champions!
Can we use the "Dynasty" word?
You beat me to it Nik, but they are building a distance running dynasty in Boulder! Congrats to the team
We can definitely use this D word without worrying about jinxing anything: DOMINANT!
Pretty awesome. That was a classic Wetmore race today. Be within striking distance at the 8K mark and you never know what can happen in that final 2K.
A great job by the men's team as a whole on a day when your best runners didn't always perform at their capabilities.
Great job by the Buffs!!!!
Maybe some rebuilding.
We have done something much harder than building a champion or even a dynasty.
Buffs XC has maintained a dynasty. No other school in the country can be identified with distance running excellence over a period of time. CU has NCAA champions both individual and team, muliple athletes who have been notable olympic athletes, headline performers in distance races around the world, and otherwise been a part of the proud heritage of CU distance athletes.
What does this sentence mean?
It means Oregon doesn't count?
2 is a trend and dominant but not quite a dynasty yet.
Oregon would be the closest to CU and a Duck fan could give a good argument for them.
I think though that Oregon would be more associated with success in a broader track and field measure. Mention CU and you don't have people thinking of sprinters or middle distance runners. You have people thinking of distance runners. You have the success they have had along with the association with the Boulder running culture and community as a whole with the Frank Shorter and the current Boulder based distance runners.
Bottom line is that CU is the current NC and this success isn't anything new nor is it likely to go away. The last 3 conference championships and this years NC along with the prior successes at both the B12 and National level mean in distance running CU doesn't have to take a back seat to anyone.
Two national championships in the last two years in different sports. Basketball makes regular appearances in the dance, the soccer team is in the sweet sixteen, the volleyball team beat the #1 team in the country earlier in the year...
If only we had a football team the rest of the athletic department could be proud of.
Go BUFFS! Congrats!
6 National Championship XC titles
2013 Mens NCAA XC champions
2006 Mens NCAA XC champions
2004 Mens NCAA XC champions
2004 Womens NCAA XC champions
2001 Mens NCAA XC champions
2000 Womens NCAA XC champions
4 Individual XC titles
2003 Individual mens NCAA XC champion, Dathan Ritzenhein
2002 Individual mens NCAA XC champion, Jorge Torres
2000 Individual womens NCAA XC champion, Kara Grgas-Wheeler
1998 Individual mens NCAA XC champion, Adam Goucher
Adam Goucher, Alan Culpepper, Sara (Gorton) Slattery, Kara Grgas-Wheeler, Jodie Hughes, Jorge Torres, Dathan Ritzenhein, Renee Metivier, Jenny Barringer, Emma Coburn and Shalaya Kipp have combined for 19 NCAA individual cross country, indoor and outdoor championships.
Great coach who has built a great program. Nothing, nothing to be ashamed of on this resume.
I worked for a small college where I live for a short while. The track and cross country coach at this DIII coach has been successful but said he would give anything to be like Wetmore.
Congrats on the national championship.
Nice job Buffs!
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