Women's 10,000m. at Drake:
http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/15700/l ... M_ID=15700

Finals
1 Katie Shaw SO Baylor 36:22.35
2 Morgan Place FR Minnesota-Duluth 36:27.27
3 Beth Whalen SR Western Illinois 36:59.84
4 Asia Myrland JR Texas 37:04.49
5 Dani Nowasell FR Northern Iowa 37:10.29
6 Olivia Myers SO Illinois St 37:16.53
7 Obsie Birru FR Grand View 37:27.88
8 Kayla Alexander JR Indiana St 37:34.92
9 Kelsey Maloney JR South Dakota 37:38.21
10 Wendy O'Lexey JR Black Hills St 37:49.15
11 Heather Kuhlmann JR South Dakota 37:56.62
12 Kim Ebbeson JR Illinois St 38:22.82
13 Meredith Bell SO Drake 38:39.02
14 Katelyn Meger JR St. Scholastica 39:16.22
15 Vicky Schandevel SR Harding 39:34.33
16 Jess Husted SO Illinois St 39:44.56
-- Tara Scieszinski JR Drake DNF


Please forgive the hometown/alma mater horn tooting here, but this is actually meant to give a future heads up for the gal in the runner-up spot. True frosh Place had great CC (7th D2), indoor (4th in 5,000m. 16:44) seasons and outdoors has also timed a solo 36:09 at D3 school St. Benedicts in late March.

She's from a small farming town in Wisconsin near the Minnesota border (i.e., strong and not overraced/trained) and has some potentially great things ahead. Cut from the 10,000m/marathoner mold with a college coach (John Fulkrod) who cares about his athletes and sees her time with him as a stepping stone in her career.


Men's race was relatively slower...maybe tactical race? Not sure what the weather/wind was in Des Moines today. Nearly 70 degrees during the daytime about 250 miles north of there.

http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/15700/l ... M_ID=15700