Adva Cohen (Iowa Central) vs Esther Gitahi (New Mexico JC) | Mile, 3000m

Adva Cohen (Iowa Central) vs Esther Gitahi (New Mexico JC) | Mile, 3000m

 

Adva Cohen (Iowa Central) vs Esther Gitahi (New Mexico JC) | Mile, 3000m

This will be the distance matchup to watch this weekend in Lubbock, as Cohen and Gitahi are by far the best female distance runners in the NJCAA. Gitahi won the mile and the 3K at last year's indoor championships, but you'd be hard-pressed to call her the favorite this time as the freshman Cohen has shown incredible range from 800m to the 5,000m.

Cohen's 4:42 mile and 16:16 5K scream of a future DI star, and although Gitahi has a faster converted time in the 3K, it's safe to assume Cohen will be favored in that distance as well, since she beat her by a minute at last November's NJCAA cross country championships.