Coming back from an explosive 2011 season, these runners are ready to dominate this season with high hopes of a national championship in their future.
California native Isaac Chavez enters his third year at Chico State with the 2011 All-American title under his belt. He also placed second in the 2011 All West-Region race.
Chico State Athletics
Sophomore Tabor Stevens boosted Adam's State's status at the 2011 national championship by placing sixth overall. He also placed third and the Cherry and Silver Invitational in the mile with a time of 4:14.26. This Colorado native garnered his best time of 4:14.26 in the 8,000-meter at the RMAC Championship.
Adams State Athletics
Barak Watson, a senior from Nampa, Idaho., was third in the West Regional in 2011 sending him to the NCAA championship. He placed eighth overall in the season's final race.
Northwest Nazarene Athletics
Alex Morgan enters his third year at Lock Haven having been named PSAC Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year in 2011. He made his season debut at the Penn State National Meet finishing 24th with a time of 27:11 at the 5.2-mile course.
Lock Haven Athletics
Junior Paul Yak was named an All-American honoree and placed 19th in the national championship race in November. Born in Sudan, Yak ran the 10,000-meter race in 31:33.50.
Stephen Fuelling earned All-American honors after he placed 21st in the national championship 10,000-meter with a time of 31:50.7. A senior from Michigan, Fuelling also finished ninth at the Spartan Invite with a time of 24:50.
Grand Valley Athletics
Junior Trevor Blackman made the preseason All-RMAC team in 2012. He placed 13th in the NCAA championship, which helped the men win the national title. He also won the Mountaineer Open in 2011.
Western State Athletics