College Cross Country Barefoot

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    Will do.
     
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    TJ, this search will not be just NCAA D1. We will take NCAA D2 & D3, as well as NAIA and junior college runners as well. Sound good?
     
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    Over my head. I'm just letting you pilot this plane.
     
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    Thanks, TJ. Will take care of it.
     
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    Update: I have learned via Instagram that Coastal Carolina's Annie Bothma is sitting out this season upon recommendations from a doctor due to a recurring back injury stemming from a auto accident in 2015 while at Boise State. She is using a medical redshirt for this season & has 2 years of eligibility left.
     
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    No luck so far this weekend:

    Coastal Carolina sat out Lisha van Onselen & Aynslee van Graan,among others, at the Gamecock Invitational in South Carolina.

    California Baptist's Leanda du Bruyn finished 6th at their home invite race, but because of tough footing due to a lack of grass at their home course she had to wear shoes instead of going barefooted.

    If anyone else knows of anyone who is running barefoot in a race, please add your replies to this thread.
     
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    How do you keep up with all this stuff?
     
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    Lots of Google searching through team websites is where the knowledge comes from, TJ. Can't do this project without Google searching! Teams do post photo galleries as well from time to time after meets. Have to use all possible resources!!
     
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    Coastal Carolina hosts their invite later this evening. Expected that Aynslee van Graan and Lisha van Onselen (as will entire team) will run in the race.Both are anticipated to run barefoot. More to follow this weekend.
     
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    Update on previous post: Coastal Carolina has cancelled their meet as part of a school-wide cancellation of all athletics due to Hurricane Irma.
     
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    Pretty cool stuff BB, I had no idea there would be many at all in college competing barefoot. I wish I had run in college (and barefoot of course)!
     
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    Tristan, Coastal Carolina's program also had 2 other barefoot runners who have graduated(Letitia Saayman & Kyla Van Graan). They are getting a lot of South Africans to come to their program.
     
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    I just wanted to point out that the head coach for Coastal Carolina cross country is Zola (Budd) Pieterse, who even though she no longer runs barefoot, certainly has experience with barefoot running and is a native of South Africa.
     
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    We have a barefoot sighting: Coastal Carolina's Lisha van Onselen competed at today's USC Upstate XC invite in her bare feet and finished first among college runners in the race.(Actual winner was former CCU barefoot runner Letitia Saayman). There are two photos of evidence on Campbell cross country Instagram page(gocamelsrun) if people want to go there to take a look.
     
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    Another barefoot sighting this week: California Baptist runner Leanda du Bruyn,a senior from South Africa, competed at the Lewis Conference Crossover meet in Romeoville,Illinois today in her bare feet.She finished in 5th place overall. There is a short video of the women's race finish on the Lewis women's cross country Twitter page(@LewisWomensXC).At :34-:36 on video,if you look close,you will see Leanda finishing barefoot. It is her first bare feet race this season.BTW,Leanda did promise me earlier this year(see previous posts on this thread)that she would run a race this season in her bare feet.She came through! Thanks,Leanda!
     
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    Just a follow-up to previous post on California Baptist's Leanda du Bruyn and her barefoot 5th place performance at Lewis Conference Crossover meet. There are photos of the race on the steibshots.com SmugMug page(Grand Valley State cross country). Go to gallery w/women action photo for 10/7 to see additional pics of Leanda and her bare feet.
     
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    Cool!
     
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    Found an unexpected sighting on Flotrack Twitter feed this evening. At today's Pre-NCAA women's unseeded race, Texas Tech runner and South African Nokuthula Dlamini ran barefooted and finished 2nd to Western Michigan's Hanne Christensen. Picture of the barefoot Dlamini is up on this site's Facebook page under the "Community" link. Did not expect this,TJ. First time this year that she competed in bare feet (wore shoes for other races this year- had shoes with her at the meet,decided to go barefooted at last minute apparently).
     
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    Hmmmm, I wonder what the story is there. AND placed 2nd! :barefoot:
     
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    Dlamini was the only barefoot runner in any of the races in Louisville. She told me on Instagram that she felt comfortable running in bare feet, so she decided to run without shoes in this race. I've even suggested that she competes barefoot for the rest of the season knowing that she's comfortable running that way.
     
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