Bring On the Nation & Mud

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The 2015 NCAA Cross Country Championships will kick off in less than 24 hours.  Our HepsNation qualifiers are currently in Louisville, KY, getting the travel rust out of their joints and familiarizing themselves with the E.P. Sawyer championship course as only four of our qualifiers have had the opportunity to race there so far this season.  The women’s 6km race will start at noon ET on Saturday, while the men’s 10km race will start at 1pm ET.

As a refresher, here is a full list of NCAA XC Championships participants (with the teams, we used the seven who competed at Regionals last week):

undergraduates:

  • Penn Quaker men (Thomas Awad, Patrick Hally, Brendan Shearn, Clark Shurtleff, Brendan Smith, Nick Tuck, Ross Wilson)
  • Princeton Tiger women (Elizabeth Bird, Emily de La Bruyere, Kathryn Fluehr,  Brighie Leach, Ally Markovich,  Nicole Martin, Melinda Renuart)
  • Kevin Dooney (Yale)
  • Brian Eimstad (Cornell)
  • Dana Giordano (Dartmouth)
  • Ashley Montgomery (Penn)
  • Ben Rainero (Cornell)
  • Tait Rutherford (Columbia)
  • Natalie Schudrowitz (Brown)
  • Courtney Smith (Harvard)

graduates/transfers*:

  • Kate DeSimone (Brown ’14) – Iowa State
  • Andrea Keklak (Princeton) – Georgetown
  • Waverly Neer (Columbia) – Oregon
  • Molly Renfer (Harvard ’15) – New Mexico
  • Whitney Thornburg (Harvard ’15) – New Mexico

* – please email us if we missed anyone

But most importantly – How can we follow the races on Saturday?

The best thing will be available for us fans – a FREE live webstream of both races.  NCAA will be broadcasting the races through this link (NOTE: they will also be streaming the NCAA XC DII & DIII Championship races, so be sure to select the DI races AND there are separate links for the men’s and women’s races).  If you cannot get the webstream to work, there is also a live results website  available to follow the action.

As always, you can follow social media platforms for color commentary.  On Twitter, search for the hashtag #NCAAXC as that will be the primary hashtag for the event.  You can always follow your favorite HepsTrack school through any social media means (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat).  If we learn of any other means to watch or follow the meet, we will do our best to share it ASAP.

So share the news.

And good luck to all athletes!

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