Dylan Jacobs NCAA 10k Champ!
by Irishthinclad (2022-06-09 00:59:48)

Ran steady, consistent race and even recovered from a fall...awesome kick in the last 200 to pull out the win!



And then there is ... (link)
by ErikND96  (2022-06-11 21:26:03)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Exactly why I have no faith in Swarbrick keeping Link
by NDoggie78  (2022-06-13 08:36:54)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I realize these coaching salaries are getting out of hand, but, apparently, if you want to be big time this is the entry fee.

Besides, I don't think ND actually pays any salaries - they get some donor to stick his/her name on the coaching position


Let's hope he's saving his money for Link. Baseball is much
by Domerduck  (2022-06-13 18:31:24)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

higher profile than Track & Xcountry, even though I like it. This is especially in the ACC where track/xcountry is not that big. SEC Schools like Tennessee are trying to buy more championships and this is a good investment for them. For Jack keeping him doesn't do much for the alumni overall and the team sports are bigger for ND. Baseball can be agreat 4th sport if Jack can keep Link. Also good baseball can partner with softball. Look at Texas and Oklahoma this year making both WCWS & CWS. Oregon State has a chance to that as well if it wins tonite as winning baseball has helped pull it's softball to higher places.


He went from the head position at ND to a sub at TN?
by El Kabong  (2022-06-12 12:20:57)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

If that's true, that makes absolutely zero sense to me.


It's a lateral move with a hefty raise in salary
by nannywarth  (2022-06-13 15:35:59)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Track and Field/CC use all sorts of crazy terms for the coaches.

Basically the "director" of the program is the overall head and is likely paid the most. Head coaches of Track and Field (Men and Women) and Cross-Country (Men and Women) are the next in line in terms of salary. I believe Carlson's promotion to head Track and Field Coach was an effort to raise his salary through his title.


That is a major bummer.
by G.K.Chesterton  (2022-06-11 23:01:52)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Here's Jacobs with Carlson after Jacobs' victory this week.


Oh, For C+#st's Sake! On a Lot of Fronts.
by dillon77  (2022-06-12 12:34:49)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

- Matt Sparks found, mentored and promoted Carlson up the ladder and -- blammo -- out the door. Now, I guess that Tennessee threw a freaking bank vault of cash at him, but this still kind of boggles the mind.

My gut is that Carlson felt he was losing that A+++ squad of XC runners to graduation and that it wasn't going to get any better at du lac (at least not for awhile), so leave while you're on top and a lot of cash is coming your way. Plus, maybe he didn't like the idea of being in charge of the entire track program.

So, he gets a raise for less responsibilities. Maybe he didn't want them?

- For ND, The only good thing I can say is that Sparks is still here to keep the mothership going. He can, if need be, step into the HC role for distance again while finding someone.

- Now, for Tennessee: the timing of this is just beyond tactless. Given the release hit Sat., June 11th, did Carlson even take a plane back to South Bend? On top of that, we're currently playing Tenn. in baseball. What happens if Tennessee beats the Irish in the game three today? Oh, we steal Long Distance/XC coach and beat your baseball team.

Seems like Tennessee doesn't give an iota about any degree of collegiality. So, if they don't, I won't: hope the Irish bats warm up and pound the Vols. Also hope Sparks and/or new assistants come back strong next year.


Well at least we beat #1Tennessee in baseball. *
by Domerduck  (2022-06-13 00:40:35)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Yeah, I'm Glad We Did That...
by dillon77  (2022-06-13 09:40:39)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

and not allow the Tennessee AD to go up, 2-0, on the Irish over the weekend.

I'm pretty level-headed about most things at my age, but I can't tell you how ticked off this makes me. It must be something out of the "deal with it" playbook, but everything from the open checkbook to the timing just galls me.

And, while Carlson, as an employee doesn't owe us squat, I've got to think Matt Spark is blindsided by his protege.

Errr...


Like when Bielema broke the news to Barry Alvarez? *
by G.K.Chesterton  (2022-06-14 00:02:04)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Tennessee AD is ND '02 and son of Kevin White *
by NJIrish04  (2022-06-13 13:03:24)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


The White family has no love for ND *
by El Kabong  (2022-06-13 13:18:16)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


What’s backstory? Did Kevin feel pushed out? This guy was a
by NJIrish04  (2022-06-14 00:53:12)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

walk on during Breys early years, right?


Not sure
by El Kabong  (2022-06-14 13:42:39)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

All I know is when ND plays at Duke, he tends to be unavailable so as to (as was quoted to me) "avoid those Notre Dame assholes".


ND grad & current Duke AD, Nina King, spoke at Reunion
by NDoggie78  (2022-06-14 14:53:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

She had many, many good words about Kevin white - minority and women hiring especially - of course he brought her with him when he went to Duke.

I have no other knowledge of Kevin White, just though I'd post another opinion of Kevin White I just heard recently.


Faded in 5000 Meters Friday Night....
by dillon77  (2022-06-11 07:04:36)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Was right there until lap+ but didn't seem to have anything left for the bell lap, where the kickers took over. Runners from Wisconsin and Michigan State took 1-2.

Commentators said it was nearly a "race-time" decision to run due to ankle roll suffered after (?) the 10K race. He didn't look bothered by it, but fighting off pain can sap energy, too.

Still, fine performances in both races. He's just a junior, no? So, he's got some year(s) of eligibility.


Yes! Apparently he fell! Got up and won. Not shown in video.
by BabaGhanouj  (2022-06-10 18:22:51)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Go Dylan. Outstanding win! What a race!


Outstanding! *
by knutesteen  (2022-06-10 10:49:23)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


28'12" is fastest 10K in ND history beating Smythe & Shay's
by Domerduck  (2022-06-09 15:29:42)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

bests (Patrick Smyth 2009 Stanford Invitational 28:25.85 & Ryan Shay 2000 Mt. SAC 28:26.91). It also may be his PR (at least at ND) which he ran the 10k regional qualifier in Bloomington at 28:43.22. Jacobs 28:12.32 was less than 1/2 second ahead of #2 Alex Meier (Ok State) who had 28:12.68.

It will be interesting how well he doubles with the 5k, which seems to be his specialty. He did win the 5k regional in Bloomington when he was 9th in the 10k. Dylon was also the ACC champ in the 5k, but didn't run the 10k in Durham, NC.

Important in this win is to realize ND had 3 other runners in the 10k final, the most of any school. In the Bloomington regionals late May, Joshua Methner was 6th (28:41.89), Matthew Carmody was 8th (a half second faster than Jacobs) and Andrew Alexander was 11th (28:44.55). In the NCAA finals Carmody ended 16th with a PR of 28:34.28, Methner was 21st, and Alexander was last in a field of 24. The reality no other university had more than 2 runners (both Stanford & BYU) so having 4 helped ND control the pace which led to Jacobs win. Pretty awesome.

One other note 22 of the 24 runners ran faster than Ryan Shay won his NC in 2001. Runners keep getting faster as the announcers called this a slow race.


Dylan ran 28:01.94 @ Mt. Sac earlier this season *
by Irishthinclad  (2022-06-10 01:40:25)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Wow..thx. UND neads to update their "best performance list"
by Domerduck  (2022-06-10 08:43:39)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

They did seem like they haven't been updated since before Covid (linked). Also the best time they had for his bio on the 10k was 28:47.5. I just noticed that result on the ND track schedule which had 5 ND runners in the 10k with Dylan winning. I missed that.

Well he definitely has the record and several from the current team should be on the top 10 list for the 10k with their Mt. Sac, regional, and NCAA finals times this year. UND definitely needs to update the list.

Wnat's your thoughts on his chances in the 5k tonite?


Here is the bell lap.
by G.K.Chesterton  (2022-06-09 10:22:23)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Way to go!


Played It Really Well. Way to Use the Kick! *
by dillon77  (2022-06-09 12:32:18)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


First ND 10k champion since Ryan Shay (RIP) in 2001 *
by crazychester  (2022-06-09 11:26:20)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Ryan won that 10k in 29:05.44, 20 seconds over 2nd place. *
by Domerduck  (2022-06-09 15:35:13)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


And Molly Seidel Won NCAA 10K in 2015 on Women's Side
by dillon77  (2022-06-09 12:31:11)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

...To me, that was the "I've arrived Point" for Molly. Showed she had the speed and drive to hammer it.


All 3 of those 10K NCs were at Hayward field Eugene with
by Domerduck  (2022-06-09 15:31:48)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Dylan winning on the brand new field and stadium which will host the World championships in July. I plan on going to some of those events as I missed this NCAA championship being in Southern California seeing my grandkids and going to my nephew's wedding.

I was watching these NCAAs on ESPN but had to leave before the 10k as I went to the Portland Thorns/San Diego Wave NWSL match with my grandkids and still soccer playing daughter. Before we left as we watched the meet, she reminded me of her running the distance races at Hayward field for the Oregon high school championships her sophomore though senior years. It's an incredible track and it's great that ND has 3 10k national champs who won it on that same track. Hopefully Dylan can double in the 5k.


Interview after the race
by NDoggie78  (2022-06-09 09:19:12)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post