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    The Blue Oval Podcast: NAU's Dominance, New Mexico's Depth & NCAA Qualifying Marks

    The Blue Oval Podcast: NAU's Dominance, New Mexico's Depth & NCAA Qualifying Marks

    Fans of NCAA distance running were treated to another two-sport weekend with exciting performances coming on both the grass and the indoor oval. Ben and Garrett discuss the structure of NAU's lineup, New Mexico's impressive victory, potential women's title contenders and the incredible flat-track times from Camel City in our newest Blue Oval Podcast episode...

    Gauging Grijalva's & Nico Young's Title Chances (2:08)
    Northern Arizona's Dominant Win & Questions About Depth (5:46)
    New Mexico's Surprising Victory (9:29)
    Trying to Figure Out the Stanford Women (13:44)
    Northern Arizona (3rd), Boise State (4th), Colorado (5th), Washington (6th) (16:14)
    Lally, Keegan, Fazio Add to Women's 800 Depth (19:46)
    Finley McLear Continues to Impress (21:34)
    Duncan Hamilton's Big 3:57 Converted Mile (22:49)
    Dolan, Wier & Kioko Run Converted Sub-Fours (24:44)
    Lotte Black, Kaley Richards & Grace Forbes Throw Down Impressive Mile Times (26:49)
    Jaziri & Ponder Run Converted 7:50's (28:14)
    What Tuohy's and Chmiel's Performances Mean for NC State XC (29:59)
    Bienenfeld, Sandusky & Scudder Run Top 5k Times (32:50)
    Which DMR Times Will Qualify for the NCAA Indoor Championships? (34:25)

    • 39 min
    The Blue Oval Podcast: Mile Madness & Gauging Title Contenders

    The Blue Oval Podcast: Mile Madness & Gauging Title Contenders

    What. A. Weekend. Ben and Garrett attempt to put into words just how incredible this past weekend of action was on the indoor oval. The guys chat about the record-breaking performances from the Oregon men, the ongoing success of the women from Arkansas and BYU, the numerous surprise performances and so. much. more.

    Teare & Hocker's 3:50 Miles (2:04)
    Charlie Hunter's Incredible Weekend Double (3:57)
    Is Sam Tanner a Title Contender? (6:30)
    Notable Performances from Davis Bove & Mario Garcia Romo (8:18)
    Arkansas' Never-Ending Success (10:48)
    BYU Women's Stunning Display of Firepower (12:53)
    Which BYU Men Will Run at the NCAA Indoor Championships? (17:21)
    Jenna Magness Takes Down Ericka VanderLende (21:57)
    The Continued Rise of Jason Gomez (25:13)
    Who Can Challenge Athing Mu in the Women's 800 Meters (27:41)
    Gear & Hurta's Incredible 4:31, Evaluating Breakout Performances (30:20)
    Arkansas Men Show Depth in 5k & Adriaan Wildschutt Makes Impressive Indoor Debut (33:39)
    Eliud Kipsang's Ongoing Rise (36:38)
    Trying to Figure Out Emmanuel Cheboson (38:09)

    • 42 min
    The Blue Oval Podcast: Stanford's Youth Movement, Colorado's Big Win & Legendary Mile Performances

    The Blue Oval Podcast: Stanford's Youth Movement, Colorado's Big Win & Legendary Mile Performances

    A huge win for the Stanford men, the Colorado women take down a top-ranked Stanford team, a plethora of big-time mile performances headline the indoor oval and so. much. more. Ben and Garrett continue to discuss all of the exciting results from the parallel indoor and cross country seasons in our newest Blue Oval Podcast episode...

    Colorado Women Upset Stanford (2:08)
    Breaking Down Oklahoma State's Lineup Structure (10:10)
    Duke's Recent Rise (11:57)
    Quick Comments: West Virginia Women & Liberty Women (13:44)
    Stanford Men Take Home Big Win (14:30)
    Breaking Down Iowa State & Colorado (17:42)
    Quick Comments: Utah State, Wake Forest, Duke, Florida State, Syracuse (22:39)
    Hedeilli (3:56), Diego Castro (3:57), Kipsang (3:57) Drop Big Mile Times (24:47)
    Hobbs Kessler Runs High School National Record of 3:57 (27:55)
    Virginia Tech Men Put Five (Four Attached Runners) Men Under 4:00 in Mile (30:46)
    Kennedy Thomson Runs 4:39 (32:31)
    Kemboi, Magnusson, Ponder & Kent Run Sub-8:00 3k Times (32:57)
    Alabama's Chelgant & Tyynismaa Run 9:02 & 9:03 (34:52)
    Eric Hamer, Grace Forbes, Finley McLear & Lindsey Butler (36:45)

    • 40 min
    The Blue Oval Podcast: Oregon's Legendary Weekend, BIG 10 XC Championships & NAU vs BYU

    The Blue Oval Podcast: Oregon's Legendary Weekend, BIG 10 XC Championships & NAU vs BYU

    We can't remember when we had a weekend as busy as this. Ben and Garrett recap the clash of powerhouse programs at the Silver State XC Challenge, discuss their major takeaways from the BIG 10 Championships and detail the elite-level distance performances from a wild weekend on the indoor oval.

    Nico Young's Collegiate Debut (3:23)
    BYU Takes Down Limited Northern Arizona Squad (8:40)
    Gauging Notre Dame's Recent Performance (13:34)
    BYU Women Flex Depth, NAU & Boise State Run Well (17:01)
    Great Coverage of the BIG 10 XC Championships (19:57)
    Men's BIG 10 XC Team Race Recap (21:59)
    Kusche Holds Off Davis for Win (27:09)
    Hertenstein & Hasz Battle For Title (28:30)
    Michigan State Women Defend BIG 10 Title (30:17)
    Wisconsin Women Struggle (32:57)
    Christian Noble's Record Controversy (35:42)
    Oregon Shatters DMR Collegiate Record (37:30)
    Jason Gomez Validates Breakout With 2:49 Split (41:33)
    Elite Men's 3k Times (43:12)
    Oregon Men & Smulders Post Sub-Four Miles (46:20)
    Gregory & Izzo Post Incredible Weekend Double (47:59)
    Wayment's Big 4:35 Mile Performance (49:21)
    Sage Hurta's Statement Race (51:37)
    Henes' Incredible Double & Steelman's Big Debut (53:10)

    • 57 min
    The Blue Oval Podcast: Noble's Legendary Performance & Star D1 Women

    The Blue Oval Podcast: Noble's Legendary Performance & Star D1 Women

    Ben and Garrett chat about a little bit of everything in this week's episode! The guys chat about Michigan pausing all athletic activities, the NCAA recommending a cut to individual regional qualifiers for this spring, Christian Noble running a D2 indoor national record, Athing Mu running a D1 collegiate national record and so. much. more.

    Michigan Pauses All Athletic Activities (2:46)
    NCAA Committee Recommends Cutting Regional Qualifiers to 32 Individuals Per Event (6:25)
    Christian Noble Runs D2 Indoor National Record (13:29)
    Jason Gomez & Iowa State (17:16)
    Athing Mu Runs D1 Indoor Collegiate National Record (20:54)
    Women's 800 Depth Improves (23:36)
    Multiple Sub-Four Miles & Promising Times (25:37)
    Roe & Hentemann Validate Breakout XC Seasons (30:15)
    Lauren Gregory & Arkansas Impress in 3k (31:37)
    Graydon Morris' Big 3k Debut (35:02)
    Carolina Challenge Creates Questions About National 5k Depth (36:48)
    Utah State Men & Women Upset Southern Utah & California Baptist in XC (39:21)
    Colorado State vs Wyoming in XC (45:19)

    • 48 min
    The Blue Oval Podcast: 2021 Men's Winter XC Preview

    The Blue Oval Podcast: 2021 Men's Winter XC Preview

    Which cross country squads have locked-in their spot to the NCAA Championships? How many teams can realistically contest for the podium? Who were the toughest individuals and teams to rank? Ben and Garrett give you an in-depth breakdown of the men's NCAA scene for the upcoming winter cross country season...

    Brief Chat About Weekend Indoor Track Results (2:32)
    Which Teams Have Secured A Spot to Nationals? (6:01)
    Hardest Teams to Rank (10:50)
    Hardest Individuals to Rank (17:43)
    Realistic Podium Contenders (24:41)
    Who Are the Team Title Favorites? (32:50)
    Who Are the Individual Title Favorites? (36:51)
    Top Freshmen to Watch (40:16)
    Under-the-Radar Names (43:24)

    • 50 min

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