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    Kenyans in US colleges
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    Tennessee was bragging that they finished 5th at Arturo Barrios Invite. Not sure if that's a big deal or not. But the Vols finished behind Florida and also MTSU, who won with what looks like a lineup of Kenyans. Some people frown on bringing in Kenyans, but as long as it's legal, I'm all for it. I want to win. No one ever says a word that college tennis is dominated by foreign players.

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    The foreign force is great....I have friends from England whose son is running for Boise State...
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    Aussies have been having an influence in the NCAA; just at Wisconsin you have a 1/3 in the 1500 the last two years, XC, 3000/5000i, 5000 outdoor. This year there is another Sydney-area frosh. In addition, there seem to be a growing number from NZ. England has always had a few making big impacts, etc. So, it extends beyond Kenyans.
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    And let's not forget the Irish.
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    It's rare that American citizens win every event at the NCAA track & field championships. I can't remember the last time it happened (good research project). That's because you have to include the relays, all the field events, and all the running events.
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    Don't forget our Canadian imports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 26mi235 View Post
    Aussies have been having an influence in the NCAA; just at Wisconsin you have a 1/3 in the 1500 the last two years, XC, 3000/5000i, 5000 outdoor. This year there is another Sydney-area frosh. In addition, there seem to be a growing number from NZ. England has always had a few making big impacts, etc. So, it extends beyond Kenyans.
    Plus Scots like Liz Lynch/McColgan, Meg Ritchie and Josh Kerr.
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    I would like to know just how many countries are represented in the ncaa track universe.

    When I was in college, I was the only American on the team with a full scholarship. We had athletes representing Jamaica, Ghana, Uganda, Hungary, Japan, Russia, Germany, Somalia, Canada, Kenya and probably a few other countries that Iím forgetting. We were a diverse team.

    I remember at the time Tennessee bragged about being an all american team, then when they imported a European Javelin thrower, the coach justified it by saying Americans donít throw the Javelin so itís ok.
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    There have been 5+ Aussies at NCAA finals most year this decade (in both XC and track)
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    USTFCCCA does good work tracking this. From 2018: https://www.ustfccca.org/2018/06/fea...they-come-from
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