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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2016 returning letterwinners

Men's cross country runners

Jeremy Caracci

Jr.
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

 

Taylor Donner

Jr.
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

Jr.
Dubuque HS
Dubuque, Iowa


Two varsity letters
CoSIDA Academic All-District (2016)
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

Jr.
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

 

Kype Pape

So.
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

Jr.
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

 

Kyle Schelling

Sr.
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

Jr.
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

Sr.
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

Jr.
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

Sr.
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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