Tagged: College

The Fairest of All Time: Historical NCAA Cross Country Rankings

October 14th, 2011 in Articles by 16 Comments

Cross country fans have long suspected that Wisconsin dominates the sport, but are the Badgers really the best of all time? Now you can quantify any teams’ long-term excellence using historical data in Faster Than Forty’s “All-Time NCAA Cross Country Program Rankings.” Wisconsin bested Arkansas by a solid 326 points, based on the schools’ performances […]

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2011 X-C Profile: The Big Ten Men

October 6th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

For most distance runners, it is finally the most wonderful time of the year: cross country season – time for the men of the Big Ten to get down to doing what they do best. The teams of the Big Ten are showing tremendous potential to make noise not only on a regional level, but […]

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Race Recap: Notre Dame X-C Invitational

October 5th, 2011 in Articles by 2 Comments

The 2011 Notre Dame Invitational cross country meet – where a number of national powerhouses clashed under inclement weather and over a slow, sloppy course – helped set the stage for what should be an exciting cross country season and raised some questions about expectations at the national level when the NCAAs hit Terre Haute […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The Big East Women

September 20th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

It’s that time of year: Autumn is upon us, and with it comes cross-country! Having run some of the finest courses in the Big East Conference, Faster Than Forty’s Coach @ has covered the same terrain as many of these harriers. But this year’s Big East Championship will be held on a new, challenging course […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The MAAC

September 9th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

The start to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference’s cross-country season was delayed for some schools due to hurricane damage, but all 10 MAAC teams spent the summer logging miles and refueling for the grueling months ahead. With the Iona men’s program consistently making waves at the national level, the MAAC is steadily building it cross-country […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The ACC Men

August 31st, 2011 in Articles by 4 Comments

It’s that time of year: Cross Country is upon us. Nowhere is this competitive atmosphere more poignant than the Atlantic Coast Conference, one of the premier cross country conferences in the country. Last year, four men’s teams – Florida State, Virginia, NC State and Duke – qualified for the NCAA Cross Country Championships, with FSU […]

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2011 X-C Preview: The ACC Women

August 29th, 2011 in Articles by 2 Comments

It’s that time of year: Cross Country is upon us! Nowhere is this competitive atmosphere more poignant than the Atlantic Coast Conference, one of the premier cross country conferences in the nation. Last year, six women’s teams – Florida State, North Carolina, Duke, Boston College, Virginia and NC State — qualified for the NCAA Cross […]

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The Road Ahead for Sam Chelanga

June 21st, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Sam (Sammy) Chelanga won multiple NCAA cross-country titles (pictured) and numerous other accolades at Liberty University. Mike Atwood, a.k.a. Faster Than Forty’s Coach @, traded e-mails with him after he closed out his NCAA career this year with an NCAA 5K win for the Liberty Flames. Read their interview here: FTF: Sammy, congrats on your […]

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News of Note: 6:14.11

June 14th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

  The Texas A&M men’s and women’s track and field teams have done it again. The Aggies made history, on Saturday by becoming the first school to post dual three-peat champions, sweeping the 2011 NCAA Track and Field Championships at a rainy Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Here are the final results. Both team […]

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News of Note 5:24.11

May 25th, 2011 in Articles by 0 Comments

Running USA reports that the half-marathon is the most popular race distance in the country now – as evidenced by the fact that more than 13,000 people want to spend a July weekend in Utica… and for some of them, that may not even be enough! Popularity will either drastically increase or decrease depending on […]

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