Men's cross country

  • Back-to-back Iowa Conference champions (2012, 2013)
  • Seven Iowa Conference MVPs
  • Three straight national meet berths
  • Placed 6th at 2013 NCAA meet

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All-time Dutch cross country records

All-Americans

Year-by-year results

All-time records

Josh Puyear Best 8,000 meter time - Pete Anderson, 24:33, 1983
Best four mile time - Jerry Fitzsimmons, 19:51, 1977
Best five mile time - Jerry Fitzsimmons, 24:15.7, 1979
Best six mile time - Jerry Fitzsimmons, 32:01, 1977

Central College Cross Country Course records (course opened in 2004)

Men's 8,000 meters - 25:02, Josh Moen, Wartburg, Oct. 30, 2004
Men's 6,000 meters - 19:10, Hillary Samoei, Iowa Central, Sept, 2, 2006
Boys' 5,000 meters - 15:27, Kevin Lewis, Ottumwa, Sept. 18, 2010

Central Dutch Invitational meet records

Men's collegiate 8,000 meters - 25:43, Isaac Steffensmeier, Sept. 6, 2014
Men's collegiate 6,000 meters - 19:10, Hillary Samoei, Iowa Central, Sept, 2, 2006
Boys' high school 5,000 meters - 15:55, Sam Cheney, Columbus (Columbus Junction), Sept. 5, 2009

1982 Men's Cross Country action shot

Central's national championship meet qualifiers

Year Name NCAA finish Team finish
1973+ Dave Waddle 89th 29th
  Dave Unger 196th 29th
  Chris Samson 211th 29th
  Dick Miller 225th 29th
  Edmund Newherd 231st 29th
  Tim Greenwald 236th 29th
  Jeff Lovell 237th 29th
1974+ Dave Waddle 204th 40th
  Dave Unger 224th 40th
  Jeff Lovell 267th 40th
  Chris Samson 281st 40th
  Ray Dial 295th 40th
1978 Jerry Fitzsimmons 116th --
1979 Jerry Fitzsimmons 18th --
1980+ Marley Wubbena 38th 21st
  Paul Sparks 46th 21st
  Mark Muyskens 76th 21st
  Pete Anderson 121st 21st
  Scott Visser 176th 21st
  Gary Meyer 180th 21st
  Rod Lavarias 186th 21st
1981 Mark Muyskens 80th --
1983 Pete Anderson 38th --
1994 Andy Goodman 21st --
2006 Adam Wolf 207th --
2011 Eli Horton 52nd --
2012+ Eli Horton 29th 12th (tie)
  Cole Decker 40th 12th (tie)
  Drew Jackson 56th 12th (tie)
  Austin O'Brien 146th 12th (tie)
  Brent Ewing 212th 12th (tie)
  Sloan Beninga 222nd 12th (tie)
  Cody Doughan 256th 12th (tie)
2013+ Eli Horton 4th 6th
  Austin O'Brien 11th 6th
  Cole Decker 47th 6th
  Drew Jackson 87th 6th
  Jamie Vander Veer  178th 6th
  Isaac Steffensmeier 222nd 6th
  Brent Ewing 247th 6th
2014+ Eli Horton 28th 11th
  Jamie Vander Veer 56th 11th
  Cole Decker 62nd 11th
  Issac Steffensmeier 127th 11th
  Mark Fairley 154th 11th
  Tanner Rathje 175th 11th
  Tim Shepherd 256th 11th

All-Americans in bold

+qualified as a team. Others earned national meet berths individually.

 

Top 8,000-meter/5-Mile runners

1. Jerry Fitzsimmons 24:15* 1979
2. Pete Anderson 24:33 1983
3. Eli Horton 24:33.8 2014
4. Paul Sparks 24:40 1980
5. Austin O’Brien 24:46 2013
6. Mark Muyskens 24:48 1981
7. Marley Wubbena 24:53 1980
8. Jamie Vander Veer 24:59 2014
9. Brian Hantsbarger 25:03* 1977
  Cole Decker 25:03 2014
11. Adam Wolf 25:18 2005
12. Bruce Merschbrock 25:20* 1986
13. Drew Jackson 25:21 2012
  Isaac Steffensmeier 25:21 2014
15. Andy Goodman 25:23 1994
16. John Rouse 25:26* 1976
17. Todd Christensen 25:34 1990
18. Mark Fairley 25:36 2014
19. Brent Ewing 25:40 2012
20. Bryan George 25:43 2005
  Tim Shepherd 25:43 2014

*indicates a 5-Mile course

Iowa Conference champions

1978 - Jerry Fitzsimmons
1979 - Jerry Fitzsimmons
1981 - Mark Muyskens
1992 - Andy Goodman
1994 - Andy Goodman
2012 - Eli Horton
2013 - Austin O'Brien
2014 - Cole Decker

Iowa Conference Coach of the Year

1994 - Bryan Poulter
2012 - Joe Dunham
2013 - Joe Dunham

USTFCCCA Academic Team selections

2005 - 3.16 GPA

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