College Scoreboard for April 9-15

In an effort to reward meets that keep score, every week I highlight the meets among multiple D-I teams that did so. At the end I chew out the meets that should have kept score but didn’t.

Dual Meets

(and triangulars and quadrangulars)

Stanford 106, Cal 57 (men)
Stanford 122, Cal 41 (women)
Saturday at Berkeley, CA
This was the 118th edition of “The Big Meet”, and it’s a big deal. Back in 1997, the Stanford Men had a losing streak dating to the early 70s, and a relatively new coach named Vin Lananna offered to shave his trademark beard if the Cardinal could sweep both men’s and women’s titles. They did, and he did.

This also may illustrate why at least some college coaches are reluctant to schedule dual meets. You can end up looking very bad. Cal now has a long losing streak, and these were complete beat-downs. It’s hard to hide inadequacies in a rivalry dual-meet series.
Results | GoStanford.com story

Harvard 114, Yale 49 (men)
Harvard 89, Yale 73 (women)
Saturday at New Haven, CT
Harvard’s men gave their archrivals an even worse butt-kicking than Stanford did.
Results | GoCrimson.com story | Video highlights

Princeton 85, Penn 77 (women)
Saturday at Philadelphia, PA
Penn and Princeton’s women held their battle in one of the best venues still standing, Franklin Field.
Results | PennAthletics.com story

Indiana State 237½, Southern Illinois 187½, Milwaukee 136, Butler 61 (men)
Indiana State 229½, Southern Illinois 204½, Milwaukee 107, Butler 76 (women)
Saturday at Terre Haute, IN
Called the Pacesetter Quad, it saw Southern Illinois’s Jeneva McCall throw the hammer 67.83 meters (222′ 6″). My research indicates that’s the third-best mark ever made in a dual/tri/quad meet.
Results | GoSycamores.com story

Long Beach State 222, UC Santa Barbara 200.5, UC Irvine 144, Cal St. Fullerton 96.5 (men)
UC Santa Barbara 212.5, Long Beach State 172, UC Irvine 156.5, Cal St. Fullerton 113 (women)
Called the “Big West Challenge Cup”, it featured the teams expected to fight for the conference title next month. We’ll have to wait until then to see UCI’s Charles Jock and UCSB’s Ryan Martin face off in the 800 meters, as Jock opted for the 400 today. They did, however, meet on the anchor leg of a hotly contested 4×400 relay.
Results

Dartmouth 79, Middlebury 50, Vermont 47, Brandeis 13 (men)
Dartmouth 94, Vermont 55, Middlebury 42, Brandeis 3 (women)
Saturday at Hanover, NH
Brandeis probably should have been excluded from the scoring, as they sent only a partial squad.
Results | DartmouthSports.com story

Ball State 121, Bowling Green 36 (women)
Saturday at Muncie, IN
BG just hired a new coach and is rebuilding. Still, as an alum, this score is a bit painful to type.
Results

UConn 105, Albany 95 (men)
Saturday at Storrs, CT
This dual meet series between the Huskies and the Great Danes, now in its third year, is called the “Dog Fight”.
Results | UConnHuskies.com story

Invitationals

Army 5-way
Saturday at West Point, NY
Fresh off a tough double loss against Navy, Army rebounded with a double win.

Men Women
1 Army, 252 1 Army, 162
2 Binghamton, 141 2 Binghamton, 148
3 Columbia, 63 3 St. Francis (Pa.), 103
4 St. Francis (Pa.), 60 4 Columbia, 85
5 Colgate, 24 5 Colgate, 48

Results | GoArmySports.com recap

B-CU Beach Invitational
Saturday at Daytona Beach, FL
Bethune-Cookman head coach Donald Cooper buried the lead when he talked first about high winds affecting times, and only later talked about winning and doing so in front of a home crowd. While getting qualifying marks for conference and regional are pressing issues, considering that the MEAC comes just a week after the Penn Relays, coaches are the public faces of their programs, and when speaking through the press they need to accentuate the things that drum up interest. That’s winning a real bona fide competition, and not the “postal competition” that modern college track and field has become.

Men Women
1 Bethune-Cookman, 154 1 Bethune-Cookman, 213
2 Albany State Univ, 113.5 2 Albany State, 129
3 Embry-Riddle, 47 3 Limestone, 62
3 Warner, 47 4 Paine, 35
5 Unattached, 44 5 Unattached, 28
6 Zenith Velocity International, 41 6 The College Of The Bahama, 23
7 Limestone, 35.5 7 Florida Memorial, 20
8 Paine, 34 8 Embry-Riddle, 18
9 Florida Memorial, 22 8 Warner, 18
10 Voorhees, 20 10 Dominion TC, 10
11 The College Of The Bahama, 17 11 Voorhees, 5
12 KS2 Elite Training, 9

Results | B-CUAthletics.com story

Brown Invitational
Saturday at Providence, RI
When scoring a meet, unattached and post-collegiate athletes should not be included in scoring (and it’s very easy to exclude them).
EDIT: I’ve been informed that this often occurs not as a result of carelessness by meet officials, but as a result of a bug in the Hy-Tek and TFRRS.org system–one that is known and being worked on.

Men Women
1 Brown, 165 1 Brown, 173
2 UMass Lowell, 143 2 Rhode Island, 171
3 GBTC, 61 3 UMass Lowell, 69.5
4 Wheaton (Mass.), 45 4 Wheaton (Mass.), 56
5 Unattached, 35 5 Providence, 33
6 Providence, 29 6 Unattached, 10
7 UNAT-Rhode Island, 6
8 Quinnipiac, 4.5

Results

CU Invitational
Friday and Saturday at Boulder, CO

Men Women
1 Unattached, 97 1 Colorado, 121
2 Colorado, 70 2 Colorado St. , 78
3 Colorado Mines, 65 3 Air Force, 50
4 Air Force, 52 4 Colorado Mines, 32
5 Colorado St. , 48 5 Metropolitan St. , 26
6 Metropolitan St. , 27 6 Unattached, 25
7 UC-Colo. Spgs., 17 7 Boulder Track Club, 11
8 New Balance, 10 8 ANGEL FLIGHT TRACK, 10
9 Otsuka Pharmaceutical, 9 8 Colorado College, 10
10 Phenetix International, 8 10 Boulder Running Co., 8
11 Boulder Track Club, 6 11 UC-Colo. Spgs., 7
12 BRC/Adidas, 5 12 Boulder Running Company/A, 2
13 Colorado College, 4
13 Disreputable TC, 4

Results

Mondo Mid-Major Challenge
Saturday at Sacramento, CA
This is a model for how mid-sized invitationals should be run. Whole teams showed up, entries were kept to a manageable number, scores were kept, and a few post-collegiate athletes were competing but were kept out of the score. Last year’s Mondo Mid-Major Challenge did not keep score, so this was a big improvement.

Men Women
1 Utah State, 160.5 1 Utah State, 148
2 Sacramento State, 151 2 Fresno State, 123
3 UC Davis, 102 3 UC Davis, 106
4 Idaho, 97 4 Sacramento State, 103
5 Fresno State, 89.5 5 Portland State, 77
6 Montana, 44 6 Idaho, 72
7 Portland State, 32 7 Academy of Art, 34
8 Academy of Art, 29 8 Montana, 32
9 Nevada, 22

Results | HornetSports.com story

Tom Botts Invitational
Saturday at Columbia, MO
Missouri rarely hosts a meet that isn’t scored.

Men Women
1 Iowa, 252 1 Missouri, 251.5
2 Missouri, 178 2 Iowa, 130
3 Illinois, 141 3 Missouri State, 111
4 Loyola (Ill.), 36 4 Illinois, 94
5 DePaul, 31 5 Loyola (Ill.), 53.5
6 DePaul, 51

Results | MUTigers.com story

Rider Invitational
Saturday at Lawrenceville, NJ

Men Women
1 Monmouth, 266 1 Monmouth, 234
2 Rider, 151 2 Sacred Heart, 197
3 Sacred Heart, 103 3 Rider, 102
4 La Salle, 47 4 La Salle, 65.5
5 St. Thomas Aquinas, 42 5 Georgian Court, 39
6 Montclair State, 34 6 Molloy, 37
7 Mollow, 24 7 Seton Hall , 16
8 Kingsborough CC, 10 8 St. Thomas Aquinas, 4
9 Seton Hall, 6
10 C.W. Post, 3

Results | GoBroncs.com story

Metropolitan Championships
Saturday at Piscataway, NJ

Men Women
1 Manhattan, 164.5 1 Rutgers, 192
2 Rutgers, 150 2 St. John’s, 174
3 Fordham, 126 3 Fordham, 96
4 So. Conn. St., 91 4 Manhattan, 73
5 Long Island, 63 5 Long Island, 60
6 Ramapo, 47.5 6 Ramapo, 56
7 Wagner, 44 7 So. Conn. St., 52
8 St. Peter’s, 43 8 St. Peter’s, 39
9 St. Francis (N.Y.), 42 9 Stony Brook, 36
10 Stony Brook, 32 10 Wagner, 27
11 Fairleigh Dickinson, 21 11 Fairleigh Dickinson, 25
12 Hofstra, 17 12 St. Francis (N.Y.), 19
13 Iona, 5
14 Hofstra, 3

Results | ScarletKnights.com story

UMass Spring Meet
Saturday at Amherst, MA

Men Women
1 UMass Amherst, 125 1 Albany, 148.06
2 Central Connecticut, 97.5 2 UMass Amherst, 103.64
3 American Int’l, 75 3 Holy Cross, 89
4 UMass Dartmouth, 73 4 Boston College, 85
5 Williams, 71 5 Williams, 84.5
6 Westfield State, 70 6 American Int’l, 50.5
7 Worcester State, 61 7 Worcester State, 42.14
8 Amherst, 55 8 Hartford, 34.5
9 Wesleyan, 43 9 Central Connecticut, 27.5
10 Hartford, 41 10 Smith, 26
11 Holy Cross, 27 11 Amherst, 21
12 Mass. Maritime, 18.5 12 UMass Dartmouth, 20
13 Keene State, 6 13 Westfield State, 14.14
14 Keene State, 10
15 Wesleyan, 9

Results | UMassAthletics.com story

Lee Calhoun Invitational
Friday and Saturday at Macomb, IL

Men Women
1 Marquette, 160 1 Marquette, 202
2 Augustana (Ill.), 157.5 2 Western Illinois, 165.5
3 Western Illinois, 144.5 3 Northern Illinois, 126
4 Lincoln College, 109 4 St. Ambrose, 87
5 Monmouth (Ill.), 97.5 5 Monmouth (Ill.), 85.5
6 Ashford, 53 6 Illinois College, 62.5
7 St. Ambrose, 39.5 7 Lincoln College, 45.5
8 Leatherneck Alumni, 38 8 Bradley, 39
9 Chicago State, 27 9 Ashford, 23
10 Bradley, 26 10 Hannibal-LaGrange, 12
11 Knox, 22 11 Augustana (Ill.), 5
12 Hannibal-LaGrange, 12 12 Chicago State, 3
13 Illinois College, 8 13 Knox, 2

Results | GoLeathernecks.com story

Carolina College Cup
Friday at Rock Hill, SC

Men Women
1 Radford, 137 1 Winthrop, 148
2 Winthrop, 111 2 Savannah State, 118
3 South Carolina St. , 109 3 Gardner-Webb, 112.5
4 Citadel, 98 4 South Carolina St. , 111
5 Savannah State, 94 5 Radford, 104
6 Gardner-Webb, 91 6 Citadel, 45.5
7 Davidson, 65 7 Davidson, 30

Results | WinthropEagles.com story


Meets that should have kept score, but didn’t


Texas Roadhouse Border Battle
Saturday at Louisville, KY
This meet has been going for several years, and used to match up Indiana against Kentucky. I don’t mean the Indiana Hoosiers and the Kentucky Wildcats — I mean it matched up Indiana and Notre Dame against Kentucky and Louisville in a state-against-state competition. No individual team got a score. Which makes it about as meaningful a competition as Tastes Great versus Less Filling. This time around? Nothing, not even any state scores.

If we scored this quad meet as 6-4-3-2-1 (6-4-3 in relays), we get:
Men: Indiana 112, Louisville 72, Notre Dame 72, Kentucky 34
Women: Louisville 97, Notre Dame 89, Indiana 53, Kentucky 41
Results | UofLSports.com story

Arizona State Tri-Meet
When I saw this on the schedule, I was hyped. Arkansas and LSU at Arizona State! Man, what a meet! Then I found out that it wouldn’t be scored. WTF? If you’re going to have nothing but a glorified practice, you might as well do it at home and save the money you’d spend on plane tickets.

Turns out Arkansas’ women were not there, but San Diego State’s were. Scoring 5-3-2-1 (5-3 in relays), we get:
Men: Arizona State 66, Arkansas 62, LSU 53
Women: LSU 73, Arizona State 68, San Diego State 28
Results | TheSunDevils.com story

Spec Towns National Team Invitational
Friday and Saturday at Athens, GA
With “team” in the name, you’d figure that team scoring would be involved. Apparently not. Other than that, this looks like a great meet for spectator appeal. Just five teams involved keeps the entries down and the schedule tight. All of these teams brought a full squad and entered just about every event.

Men Women
1 Georgia, 183 1 Georgia, 163
2 TCU, 95 2 South Carolina, 139
3 Michigan, 91 3 Minnesota, 108
4 South Carolina, 89 4 TCU, 86
5 Alabama, 60 5 Alabama, 72

Results | GeorgiaDogs.com story

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