ROOS WITH 30TH MWC CC TITLE! WOMEN THEN COMPLETE THE SWEEP!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 3, 2014 by thepurpleroo

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It wasn’t easy, but the depth of the Roos paid off as they took the MWC title Sat. in Appleton, WI. It was the Roos 27th title of the past 29 years.

Behind by 9 pts. through 4 runners, it was Grinnell’s 5th, 6th and 7th that put the Roos over the top. Virtually every runner had an all-time personal best time on the fast course.

The top four Roos finished in the top 11, all making the MWC All-Conference team. Grinnell’s scoring seven:

 

Grinnell College   ave: 26:19, total: 2:11:34, 1-5 range: 1:18

2 Adam Dalton                    25:49

3 Anthony McLean            25:55

9 Evan Griffith                    26:19

11 Zach Angel                      26:22

29 Matthew McCarthy        27:08

30 Lex Mundell                    27:12

31 Alexander Monovich       27:15

Click here for MEN’S and  WOMEN’S RESULTS:

Click here for PICTURES (thanks Mimi!):  

MEN:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/79653492@N08/sets/72157649032855626/

WOMEN:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/79653492@N08/sets/72157648689896378/

UPDATED SEASON STATS FOR THE SEASON:

2014 season stats
ALL-TIME P.R. IN BOLD Les Duke Augy Coe MWC
Adam Dalton 26:06:00 25:34:00 26:31:00 25:50:00
Anthony McLean 26:34:00 26:39:00 27:06:00 25:55:00
Evan Griffith 26:27:00 DNR 27:14:00 26:19:00
Zachary Angel 26:52:00 DNR 27:30:00 26:22:00
Matthew McCarthy 28:31:00 DNF 28:22:00 27:07:00
Alexander Mundell 28:06:00 27:57:00 28:05:00 27:12:00
Alec Monovich 28:54:00 28:53:00 28:12:00 27:15:00
Kevin Anderson 29:01:00 29:49:00 28:13:00 27:41:00
Stewart Bass 30:31:00 DNR 28:59:00 27:41:00
Connor Gregorich-Trevor 28:18:00 28:29:00 28:18:00 27:44:00
Harry Maher 29:07:00 28:41:00 27:44:00
Connor Mulligan 28:46:00 28:48:00 28:37:00 27:58:00
Matthew Murphy 28:30:00 29:36:00 28:04:00
Reilly Grant 28:16:00 29:23:00 29:51:00 28:32:00
Joel Bauman 30:33:00 31:05:00 30:24:00 28:32:00
Aidan Healey 29:57:00 29:49:00 31:07:00 29:24:00
Ian Malone 30:31:00 30:20:00 29:25:00
Douglas Anderson 31:07:00 32:51:00 30:55:00 29:49:00
Samuel Sokolsky 32:17:00 32:04:00 31:47:00 30:13:00
Thomas Auen 31:18:00 31:29:00 31:43:00 30:14:00
Gregory Margida 31:06:00 31:33:00 32:35:00 30:35:00
Phillip Kane 33:56:00 33:35:00 33:22:00 31:33:00
Collin Davis-Johnson 32:49:00 33:02:00 DNR 32:14:00
Justin Leuba 37:55:00 DNR 39:04:00 35:52:00
Roberto Munoz DNR 42:38:00 39:20:00 36:23:00
Max Christensen DNR DNR DNR DNR
Keenan Gleason 30:13:00 29:56:00 DNR DNR
Nathan Kolacia DNR DNR DNR DNR
Joseph Morey 34:01:00 33:35:00 DNR DNR
Benjamin Mothershead 33:36:00 DNR DNR DNR
Victor Valle-Cruz 29:42:00 33:01:00 DNR DNR

Coach’s Comments:

 

  • It was quite the race! We knew we had to have a fifth step up, and we did. Well done Matt McCarthy!
  • Hats off to Carroll College. They really ran well at the top, with four in the top 6. We countered with 4 in the top 11, but were still behind by 9 points after the first four of each team finished. Matt McCarthy PR’ed by 1:15 to give us the win. A great team effort by a very special group!
  • Huge races Anthony to finish 3rd overall, just :15 from winning, and for Stew Bass (huge PR by 2:50!), Matt McCarthy (PR by 1:15) and Joel Bauman (PR by 1:52!).
  • It was so special to see what the women did after the men! An amazing team effort with just a :23 spread for 1-5. Clare was especially amazing! Well done women!!
  • THANKS TO ALL THE PARENTS WHO ATTENDED!  IT WAS A GREAT WEEKEND FOR GRINNELL!
  • Next up: NCAA Regionals in Pella, IA a week from Sat! While some will begin a transition period now,  the following will continue to train for NCAA regionals:  Salty, ManTony, Evan, Zack, Matt Mc, Alex, Alec, Stew, GT, Harry and Mully. GO ROOS!!

 

 

MEN DOMINATE LAMB-KOHAWK INVITE

Posted in Uncategorized on October 17, 2014 by thepurpleroo

The Purple Roos dominated the Lamb-Kohawk Invite on 10/11 by placing four athletes in the top six positions. Junior Adam Dalton placed 1st, Anthony McLean 3rd, Evan Griffith 4th, and Zack Angel 6th.  Click here for results:

http://pioneers.grinnell.edu/custompages/xc/2014/Kohawk-Men.htm

Dalton’s performance earned him his 3rd MWC Athlete of the Week performance of the season. Click here for the story:

http://pioneers.grinnell.edu/news/2014/10/14/MXC_1014145947.aspx?path=mcross

The Roos used the meet as a final competitive effort prior to the MWC Championships on Nov. 1st in Appleton, WI. Current MWC 8k times can be seen here:

http://www.midwestconference.org/performance.aspx?sp=MCC

Pictures from the meet can be seen here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/grinnellcc/sets/72157648747615546

COACH’S COMMENTS:

  • It was a very good effort on the part of the whole team.
  • We continue to close the gap between 4 and 5. We have lots of guys very close to each other who could be the 5th at conference.
  • Evan took a wrong turn just 500 meters from the finish and it cost him 20 seconds.  He should have been second. New nickname:  Wrong Way Griffith.
  • Kevin Anderson, Alec Monovich, Joel Bauman and Phillip Kane all had personal best 8k times on a course that was not fast.  Well done guys!
  • Our workouts over the past two weeks have been amazing.  This is a very good team!

 

2014 season stats
ALL TIME P.R. Les Duke Augy Coe
Adam Dalton 26:06:00 25:34:00 26:31:00
Anthony McLean 26:34:00 26:39:00 27:06:00
Evan Griffith 26:27:00 DNR 27:14:00
Zachary Angel 26:52:00 DNR 27:30:00
Alexander Mundell 28:06:00 27:57:00 28:05:00
Alec Monovich 28:54:00 28:53:00 28:12:00
Kevin Anderson 29:01:00 29:49:00 28:13:00
Connor Gregorich-Trevor 28:18:00 28:29:00 28:18:00
Matthew McCarthy 28:31:00 DNF 28:22:00
Connor Mulligan 28:46:00 28:48:00 28:37:00
Stewart Bass 30:31:00 DNR 28:59:00
Reilly Grant 28:16:00 29:23:00 29:51:00
Joel Bauman 30:33:00 31:05:00 30:24:00
Douglas Anderson 31:07:00 32:51:00 30:55:00
Aidan Healey 29:57:00 29:49:00 31:07:00
Thomas Auen 31:18:00 31:29:00 31:43:00
Samuel Sokolsky 32:17:00 32:04:00 31:47:00
Gregory Margida 31:06:00 31:33:00 32:35:00
Phillip Kane 33:56:00 33:35:00 33:22:00
Justin Leuba 37:55:00 DNR 39:04:00
Roberto Munoz DNR 42:38:00 39:20:00
Max Christensen DNR DNR
Collin Davis-Johnson 32:49:00 33:02:00
Keenan Gleason 30:13:00 29:56:00
Nathan Kolacia DNR DNR
Harry Maher 29:07:00 28:41:00
Ian Malone 30:31:00 30:20:00
Joseph Morey 34:01:00 33:35:00
Benjamin Mothershead 33:36:00 DNR
Matthew Murphy 28:30:00 29:36:00
Victor Valle-Cruz 29:42:00 33:01:00

SALTY IS ATHLETE OF WEEK FOR 2ND TIME THIS SEASON

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2014 by thepurpleroo

Junior Adam Dalton was selected as MWC CC athlete of the week for the second time this season by virtue of his performance at the Brissman-Lundeen Invite at Augustana College. Congrats Salty!!

Link to story:

http://pioneers.grinnell.edu/news/2014/9/30/MXC_0930145311.aspx?path=mcross

 

Adam Dalton (right) with teammates Zack Angel and Anthony McLean during threshold run at Arbor Lake

Adam Dalton (right) with teammates Zack Angel and Anthony McLean during threshold run at Arbor Lake

 

 

 

AUGUSTANA 2014

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2014 by thepurpleroo

In a nutshell,   it was hot and we were shorthanded.  A solid run for those who went,  but the Roos were without some folks for this one.  Evan was under the weather and Zack was nursing a minor heel bruise.  The decision was not to run them, which took out our no. 2 and 4 runners.  Ouch! Still had 6 personal best times for the 8k distance. Well done Roos!

LINK TO RESULTS:

http://pioneers.grinnell.edu/custompages/xc/2014/AugieMen.pdf

LINK TO PICTURES (Thanks Mimi!!):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/79653492@N08/sets/72157647818367268/

 

Seasonal Stats thus far:

ALL TIME P.R. Central Les Duke Augy
Douglas Anderson AT run for all 31:07:00 32:51:00
Kevin Anderson AT run for all 29:01:00 29:49:00
Zachary Angel AT run for all 26:52:00 DNR
Thomas Auen AT run for all 31:18:00 31:29:00
Stewart Bass AT run for all 30:31:00 DNR
Joel Bauman AT run for all 30:33:00 31:05:00
Max Christensen AT run for all DNR DNR
Adam Dalton AT run for all 26:06:00 25:34:00
Collin Davis-Johnson AT run for all 32:49:00 33:02:00
Keenan Gleason AT run for all 30:13:00 29:56:00
Reilly Grant AT run for all 28:16:00 29:23:00
Connor Gregorich-Trevor AT run for all 28:18:00 28:29:00
Evan Griffith AT run for all 26:27:00 DNR
Aidan Healey AT run for all 29:57:00 29:49:00
Phillip Kane AT run for all 33:56:00 33:35:00
Nathan Kolacia AT run for all DNR DNR
Justin Leuba AT run for all 37:55:00 DNR
Harry Maher AT run for all 29:07:00 28:41:00
Ian Malone AT run for all 30:31:00 30:20:00
Gregory Margida AT run for all 31:06:00 31:33:00
Matthew McCarthy AT run for all 28:31:00 DNF
Anthony McLean AT run for all 26:34:00 26:39:00
Joseph Morey AT run for all 34:01:00 33:35:00
Alec Monovich AT run for all 28:54:00 28:53:00
Benjamin Mothershead AT run for all 33:36:00 DNR
Connor Mulligan AT run for all 28:46:00 28:48:00
Alexander Mundell AT run for all 28:06:00 27:57:00
Roberto Munoz AT run for all DNR 42:38:00
Matthew Murphy AT run for all 28:30:00 29:36:00
Samuel Sokolsky AT run for all 32:17:00 32:04:00
Victor Valle-Cruz AT run for all 29:42:00 33:01:00

 

CHANGE IN SCHEDULE!!

We have decided to forego the LaCrosse meet on 10/18,  instead,  replacing that meet with the Lamb Kohawk meet, hosted by Coe College,  on Oct. 11th in Cedar Rapids. This will keep us on the every other week schedule for racing up to fall break.  Most importantly,  it keeps us from racing the weekend following a tough mid-term week of study. Teams attending the Coe meet include: Mt./ Mercy, Coe, Rockford (IL), Cornell, Carl Sandburg (IL), Monmouth (IL), Buena Vista, and Grinnell.

Lamb-Kohawk Cross Country Invitational, Hosted by Coe College

Saturday – October 11th, 2014

Men’s 8,000 meter – 11:00 am Start

Location:  Noelridge Park, 4801 Golf St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Course:

The course is a spectator friendly venue with start and finish lines located in the park’s central field, northeast of the lake. Both the 6k and 8k follow the same route for the first 4800 meters and use the same start and finish. The courses are similar to that of the popular high school races hosted at Noelridge Park. Course maps are available online and will be provided to coaches on race day.

 

 

 

 

ARBOR LAKE

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2014 by thepurpleroo

There’s something to be said for running in nature.  It’s not just a way to get away from campus for a while,  it is a chance to engage in a natural environment, perhaps to find peace for a few minutes.  40 minutes, to be exact.  Last week’s threshold run at Arbor Lake was a dandy!

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ROOS BEGIN SEASON WITH SOLID PERFORMANCE AT LES DUKE

Posted in Uncategorized on September 15, 2014 by thepurpleroo

 

 

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Junior Adam “Salty” Dalton led the Roos at the 52nd Annual Les Duke Invite

Perfect weather (after a soggy, rainy Fri.), a big crowd, and lots of flags in the ground made for the 52nd edition of the Les Duke CC Invite on Saturday at Oakland Acres.  The Roos ran very well in their first outing.  Starting the race with a planned first mile at threshold pace,   the Roos then stepped it up over the next 4 miles to finish 2nd overall and beat nationally-ranked Carleton in the process.  Salty Dalton was Grinnell’s first across with a time of 26:06, and was followed by Evan Griffith in 26:27, Anthony McLean in 26:34, and  Zack Angel in 26:52.  Completing Grinnell’s scoring 7 were Lex Mundell 28:06, Reilly Grant, 28:16, and Matt McCarthy in 28:16. Griffith ran very well considering he had been sick most of the week.

Click here for results:  http://pioneers.grinnell.edu/custompages/xc/2014/Les%20Duke%20men.html

Click here for pictures from the meet (thanks Mimi!):  https://www.flickr.com/photos/79653492@N08/collections/72157647194595227/

Click here for Grinnell Athletic website release:  http://pioneers.grinnell.edu/index.aspx?path=mcross&&tab=0 

Click here for Midwest Conference 8k Times:  http://www.midwestconference.org/performance.aspx?sp=MCC 

Coach’s comments:

  • A very solid start for us.  Very strong in top 4.  Anyone in the next 8 could move up and be the 5th that we will need later.  Note that we did not run All-Conf runner Nate Kolacia.
  • A very strong race for sophomore Anthony McLean.  He PR’ed by 31 seconds with his 26:34!
  • Zack Angel continues to improve.  He missed a PR by only 2 seconds.
  • Matt McCarthy showed he did a solid summer of training as he PR’ed by 15 seconds and was our 7th man.
  • I was very impressed with our first years. Reilly Grant was our 6th man and Connor Gregorich-Trevor was our 8th man,  with 2 seconds separating them.
  • Aidan Healey has a personal best of over a minute with his 29:57! First time under 30!
  • All in all,  a very solid start.  I like the dynamic of this team!  Hard workers all, I think they are going to have a special season!  Coach is happy!

 

 

 

NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LOCKER ROOM WALL! First videos!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 8, 2013 by thepurpleroo

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