Brits to Watch – NCAA XC

The NCAA Cross Country Division 1 has a rich tradition of British runners making their mark. This year is no different. Here’s this years ones to watch. The race will be shown live on BT Sport 2 in the UK from 3pm Saturday 20th November.

The Men

Scott Beattie – Tulsa – 3rd Midwest Regional

Alongside Charles Hicks Britain’s best individual hope. The Morpeth athlete ran 28.41 earlier in the summer over 10,000m. He is coached by Mike Bateman.

Adam Fogg – Drake- 4th Midwest Regional

Brit-Aussie Adam Fogg won the most recent Podium 5k in Barrowford (13.45). He is formerly of Coventry.

Rory Leonard – Oklahoma State – 15th Midwest Regional

13.50 over 5,000 earlier this year, the Morpeth man will be gunning for the team title.

Isaac Akers – Tulsa – 23rd Midwest Regional

13.47 over 5,000 in a Watford BMC earlier this summer, the Corby man is coached by Bill Boyd.

Charles Hicks – Stanford – 2nd West Regionals

US based for most of his life, Hicks is formerly of Shaftesbury Barnet. 14th in this event earlier this year he will be going for a top ten finish. Hicks ran 27.47 to finish seventh in the NCAA Div 1 10,000m final this summer.

Logan Rees – Boise State – 18th West Regionals (Individual Qualifier)

An individual qualifier Rees has impressed on the cross. Coached by Ron Morrison he is a Fife athlete.

George Duggan – Portland – 32nd West Regionals

Duggan of Tonbridge finished 14th in the 2018 English National. In the UK he is a Mark Hookway man.

Charles Wheeler – Wisconsin-Madison – 32nd Great Lakes Regional

The MK Distance Project athlete ran 7.58 indoors over 3,000m. In the UK he is coached by James Bennett.

The Women

Ellie Leather – Cincinnatti – 14th Great Lakes Regional – Individual qualifier

Previously of Fresno, Leather is a former Westbury athlete coached by Jason Michael. 16.40 over 5,000 this summer.

Stephanie Moss – Oklahoma State 39th Midwest Regional

Coached by Trevor Painter, the Sale Harriers athlete ran 4.24.57 over 1500m earlier this year.

Bella Williams – Utah – 15th Mountain Regionals

33.17 over 10,000m in April, Williams is a Lincoln Wellington athlete coached by Rob Lewis.

Phoebe Anderson – Columbia – 6th North East Regional (Individual Qualifier)

16.18 over 5,000m in Sport City in August the Herne Hill athlete is coached by Wayne Vinton. Seventh in the Euro U20 Champs over 5,000m

Shannon Flockhart – Providence – 10th Northeast Regionals

Cambridge and Coleridge’s Flockhart was ninth in both the 2019 and 2020 U20 English National XC. She is coached by Mark Vile.

Katy-Ann McDonald – Louisiana State – 6th South Central Regionals (Individual Qualifier)

From Blackheath and Bromley, McDonald ran 2.01.67 for 800m in May. Coached by Adijat Mumunie.

Caitlin Wosika – Rice University – 13th South Central Regionals

A Team Bath athlete coached by Adrian Clover, Wosika has a 4.38 1,500m best.

Julia Paternain – Arkansas – 24th South Central Regionals

Paternain ran 16.00 for 5,000m in 2019 and is a Cambridge and Coleridge athlete. She has worked with Mark Vile.

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