That might be the best headline I’ve written in a good while. Still got it! Anyhow, I hope cross country kicks butt in their regional, field hockey slays the giant, and hockey gets a win (or two) this weekend. Question for those in the know: if cross country advances as a team, would t that be our best team finish ever? I know that if field hockey upsets NW we will finish the year ranked as high as the program has ever been. Just curious.
Currently 50 F with mostly cloudy skies in Terre Haute, IN, and 46F with cloudy skies in Evanston, IL. No rain in the forecast at either location.
Bash, per my question above, what is the highest cross country has ever been ranked nationally. Would the team advancing out of regionals be the highest?
The 1985 men’s team finished 21st at the NCAA championship meet. I know there have been several higher finishes over the decades, but I’ll have to look those up. I think the 2022 men’s team is better than the 1985 team.
The women’s race just finished. Carmen Riano finished 15th (20:19.3 for 6k) and Ava Nuttall finished 28th (20:45.2). Still compiling the results and looking for how various family members finished.
Miami women’s team finished 11th overall. Top 4 are Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State. Toledo finished 6th and Ohio finished 10th.
Akron niece #1 finished 145th (22:51.6) and Akron niece #2 finished 159th (23:16.7). Bowling Green cousin apparently scratched.
Wow! That’s super cool! This was one sport I had no historical knowledge of. Proves out that many MU sports have likely been top 25 at some point in their history. Anyhow, get to nationals!
Obsaa Feda running 10th at the 3k mark.
Update - running 11th at the 5k mark
Top 4 teams - Wisconsin (50, AQ), Notre Dame (61, AQ), Michigan (79), and Butler (82). Miami finishes 7th (220). Top 5 for Wisconsin ran like a freaking pack of wolves (8, 9, 10, 11, and 12).
Scoring for Miami;
Obsaa Feda - 21st, 30:28.5 (10k)
Charles Harder - 33rd, 30:47.6
Mhalicki Bronson - 48th, 31:06.0
Patrick Wills - 57th, 31:24.6
Max Polak - 61st, 31:27.9
Wright State cousin finishes 173rd (34:13.6)
Miami men’s team has advanced to the NCAA championship meet 30 times since the first championship meet in 1938. Several individuals advanced to the championship meet throughout the 1980s and early 2000s. Below are the team finishes.
3rd - 1947 and 1954
4th - 1945, 1946, and 1955
6th - 1952 and 1972
7th - 1942, 1964, and 1971
8th - 1941 and 1963
9th - 1948, 1951, 1953, 1956, and 1960
10th - 1957 and 1968
12th - 1949
13th - 1959 and 1969
14th - 1958 and 2003
15th - 1961
16th - 1993
17th - 1982
18th - 1966
21st - 1985
25th - 1998
Holy heck! Our track program once finished 3rd in the country? And look at all the other high finishes! Why isn’t this bigger news? I know Indiana has long been a track Powerhouse but this seems to indicate we have a damn fine heritage ourselves. Wow. Miami hockey #2 and track #3 finishes. With football finishing 10th a few years back, that’s at least 3 teams in the top 10 at one time in their history.
Point of order… this is cross country we’re talking about not track and field, though there is overlap.
Indeed, apologies. Haven’t had my coffee yet.
No worries. I suspect you’re somewhat out of sorts today knowing that Gallagher has passed.
Yeah and in track we had Olympic champion at 5,000 meters in 1964 w Bob Schul. Bob won every race he entered in 1964 but opted out of the NCAA’s as he felt he was too old and had an unfair advantage. Been chronicled here b4 but he is the only American ever to win the 5,000 at the Olympics.
Field hockey tied 0-0 at the half after the Miami goalie saved a penalty shot in the closing minutes.
Northwestern goal early in the 4th . Wildcats up 1-0. Might be all they need as almost the entire game has been played in the Miami defensive end. Can’t get much offensive pressure. Great job by the Miami goalie.
Tied off a Miami corner! 1-1, 9:21 left in the 4th.
Going to overtime in Evanston.