College Cross Country Barefoot

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    Who can remember some of the current and former collegiate cross country runners that competed in bare feet during their careers? I have one right away. How about Michelle Dekkers (Maton), who won the individual NCAA title barefoot in 1988 for Indiana.
     
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    How about some current barefoot runners?

    Annie Bothma Coastal Carolina
    Aynslee Van Graan Coastal Carolina
    Lisha van Onselen Coastal Carolina
    Monica Redfern Lake Forest College in Illinois
    Rebecca Flora Marian University of Indiana (1 race barefoot last year
    at Butler)
    (By the way,Rebecca mentioned that she loves running barefoot, FYI)
     
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    Welcome, BB! :barefoot:
     
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    If anyone else has others to mention, please add them to the list.l'd like to get this list up to as many people as we can think of.

    I will add another couple more people while I'm thinking about it. An NAIA college in Indiana called Grace College produced a pair of barefoot runners in Marijean Wegert (Sanders) and Rachel Fehring (Huhta).

    Marijean competed barefoot for Grace from 2008 to 2011 and serves as an assistant coach for them now.

    Rachel competed barefoot for Grace in 2013 after running in shoes earlier in her career.
     
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    Let's not forget about mandytheartist from here. She ran college cross country in her bare feet back in the day.
     
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    Barefoot TJ, do you know of anyone who ran barefoot in college that can be added to the list off hand that hasn't been named already?
     
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    Forgot to mention about,who else, Rae Heim, who was just discussed on here earlier this week. Rae competed for 2 seasons for Iowa Central CC running in her bare feet.
     
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    Another runner for you now on the list: Leanda du Bruyn of California Baptist (now D1 NCAA) finished 22nd in 2016 NCAA D2 West Regional cross country meet running in bare feet.

    She is considering competing in her bare feet this season in her meets, according to what she has told me via social media.
     
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    I do not specifically. Are you considering runners from around the world?
     
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    They can be runners from outside the United States or from the United States, as long as they attended and competed at a college in the United States. Some of the earlier mentions were from South Africa, where they are accustomed to competing on grass barefoot.
     
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    I messaged you.
     
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    Found another runner for the list - Jazmine Garcia from Our Lady of the Lakes University in Texas,which is an NAIA school. She competed in last year's NAIA national championship meet in Illinois in bare feet. Not sure if she forgot her shoes or if she lost them on the course.
     
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    Losing their shoes or just one shoe during the race seems to be a common theme. Ha!
     
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