Men's cross country

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

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2015 letterwinners

Men's cross country runners

Jeremy Caracci

So.
Johnston HS
Johnston, Iowa


One varsity letter
Dutch Spirit Award (2014)

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 28:46, Rim Rock Classic, Oct. 3, 2015
Career-best finish: 54th, Rim Rock Classic, Oct. 3, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 100th, 30:39

 

Cole Decker

Sr.
Dowling Catholic HS
Des Moines, Iowa


Four varsity letters
USTFCCCA all-Academic (2012)
NCAA Division III All-American (2015)
USTFCCCA Central Region Region Athlete of the Year (2015)
USTFCCCA all-Central Region (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Iowa Conference MVP (2014, 2015)
All-Iowa Conference (2012, 2013, 2014. 2015)
Iowa Conference male athlete of the week (Nov. 2, 2014; Nov. 1, 2015)
Iowa Conference men’s cross country performer of the week (Nov. 2, 2014; Sept. 20, 2015; Oct. 18, 2015, Nov. 1, 2015)
Team Most Valuable Performer Award (2015)
Team Newcomer of the Year Award (2012)

Career-best 8,000-meter time:
24:53, NCAA Division III Cross Country Chanmpionships, Nov. 21, 2015
Career-best finish: 1st, Iowa Conference Championships, Nov. 1, 2014; Iowa Conference Championships, Oct. 31, 2015; NCAA Division III Central Regional, Nov. 14, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 1st, 26:17
2015 NCAA Central Region finish: 1st, 25:05
2015 NCAA Div. III championship finish: 28th, 24:53

 

Taylor Donner

So.
Dubuque HS
Dubuque, Iowa


One varsity letter
Team Most Improved Award (2015)

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 27:16, Wis.-Oshkosh AAE Inv., Oct. 17, 2015
Career-best finish: 37th, Rim Rock Classic, Oct. 3, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 49th, 29:01
2015 NCAA Central Region finish: 109th, 28:14
2015 NCAA Div. III championship finish: 266th, 27:06

 

Mark Fairley

So.
Dubuque HS
Dubuque, Iowa


Two varsity letters
USTFCCCA all-Academic (2014, 2015)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2015)
USTFCCCA all-Central Region (2014, 2015)
All-Iowa Conference (2014, 2015)
Iowa Conference men’s cross country performer of the week (Sept. 6, 2015)
Newcomer of the Year Award (2014)

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 25:12, Wis.-Oshkosh AAE Invitational, Oct. 17, 2015
Career-best finish: 1st, Central Dutch Inv., Sept. 5, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 12th, 27:16
2015 NCAA Central Region finish: 20th, 26:10
2015 NCAA Div. III championship finish: 98th, 25:31

 

Nick Guzman

So.
Fort Madison HS
Fort Madison, Iowa


Two varsity letters

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 26:47, Wis.-Oshkosh AAE Invitational, Oct. 17, 2015
Career-best finish: 24th, Central Dutch Inv., Sept. 5, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 82nd, 30:12
2015 NCAA Central Region finish: 108th, 28:13

 

Kyle Nuehring

Sr.
Waukee HS
Clive, Iowa


One varsity letter
Dutch Spirit Award (2015)

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 26:38, Wis.-Eau Claire Inv., Oct. 4, 2014
Career-best finish: 37th, Central Dutch Inv., Sept. 1, 2012

 

Kype Pape

Fr.
Wahlert HS
Dubuque, Iowa


One varsity letter
Team Freshman of the Year Award (2015)

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 27:26, Wis.-Oshkosh AAE Inv., Oct. 17, 2015
Career-best finish: 18th, Central Dutch Inv., Sept. 5, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 47th, 29:00

 

Tanner Rathje

So.
Linn-Mar HS
Marion, Iowa


Two varsity letters
USTFCCCA all-Academic (2015)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2015)
USTFCCCA all-Central Region (2015)
All-Iowa Conference (2015)

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 25:27, Rim Rock Classic, Oct. 3, 2015
Career-best finish: 7th, Iowa Conference Meet, Oct. 31, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 7th, 26:57
2015 NCAA Central Region finish: 29th, 26:26
2015 NCAA Div. III championship finish: 215th, 26:11

 

Ben Renner

Fr.
Johnston HS
Urbandale, Iowa


One varsity letter

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 27:42, Rim Rock Classic., Oct. 3, 2015
Career-best finish: 28th, Central Dutch Inv., Sept. 5, 2015

 

Kyle Schelling

Jr.
Sioux Center HS
Orange City, Iowa


Two varsity letters

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 29:29, Rim Rock Classic, Oct. 3, 2015
Career-best finish: 58th, Rim Rock Classic, Oct. 3, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 141st, 31:57

 

Jon Specht

So.
Hempstead HS
Dubuque, Iowa


Two varsity letters
USTFCCCA all-Academic (2015)
Academic all-Iowa Conference (2015)
All-Iowa Conference (2015)

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 25:52, Wis.-Oshkosh AAE Invitational, Oct. 17, 2015
Career-best finish: 12th, Central Dutch Inv., Sept. 6, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 13th, 27:18
2015 NCAA Central Region finish: 50th, 26:56
2015 NCAA Div. III championship finish: 209th, 26:07

 

Isaac Steffensmeier

Jr.
Fort Madison HS
Fort Madison, Iowa


Three varsity letters
USTFCCCA all-Academic (2014, 2015)
USTFCCCA all-Central Region (2013, 2014, 2015)
All-Iowa Conference (2013, 2014, 2015)
Iowa Conference men's cross country performer of the week (Sept. 7, 2014; Sept. 21, 2014; Oct. 4, 2015)
Team Newcomer of the Year Award (2013)


Career-best 8,000-meter time: 25:05, Rim Rock Classic, Oct. 3, 2015
Career-best finish: 1st, Central Dutch Invitational, Sept. 6, 2014
2015 Iowa Conference finish:
6th, 26:55
2015 NCAA Central Region finish: 27th, 26:21
2015 NCAA Div. III championships finish: 194th, 26:06

 

Ben Stelk

So.
Pleasant Valley HS
Bettendorf, Iowa


Two varsity letters

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 27:18, Wis.-Oshkosh AAE Invitational, Oct. 17, 2015
Career-best finish: 26th, Central Dutch Inv., Sept. 5, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 48th, 29:01
2015 NCAA Div. III championships finish: 277th, 27:35

 

Karl Weaver

Jr.
Pleasant Valley HS
Davenport, Iowa


Two varsity letters

Career-best 8,000-meter time: 28:47, Rim Rock Classic, Oct. 3, 2015
Career-best finish: 55th, Rim Rock Classic, Oct. 3, 2015
2015 Iowa Conference finish: 119th, 31:18

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