2016 Spartan Cross Country Team

Men

Name Year High School Hometown Bio
Jacob Bolinger Fr Lenox HS Clearfield View
At Lenox High School, Bolinger was a IAHSAA 1A State Qualifer in the 800m as a junior, and qualified in the 800m, 1600m, 3200m, and cross country as senior. Bolinger also finished 13th at the Iowa Senior All-Start Meet in a 5k personal best of 17:05.
Kevin Dietrich Fr Port Neches-Groves HS Port Neches, TX View
At Port Neches-Groves High School, Dietrich played football in addition to running cross country and track & field. Dietrich has personal records of 4:44 in the 1600m and 17:08 for 5k cross country.
Gabe Esser So Winterset HS Winterset View
As a Spartan freshman, Esser adapted to the rigors of training at the college level. Esser finished 26th at the 2015 Region XI Cross Country Championship, narrowly missing All-Region honors. Esser's personal bests are 16:49 in the 5k, and 28:28 for 8k cross country.
Nate Hoyt So Shenandoah HS Shenadoah View
One of the top runners for Southwestern in his freshman year, Hoyt earned 6th place at the Region XI Outdoor Track & Field Championships 10,000m in a time of 35:55. Hoyt's 8k cross country personal best is 28:26.
Travis Purdy Fr Creston HS Creston View
A four year student athlete at Creston Community High School, Purdy has a 5k cross country personal best of 23:33.
Dylan Lucas Fr Sidney HS Sidney View
A multi-sport athlete at Sidney High School, Lucas was a 400m hurdle specialist for the Cowboys. Lucas qualified for the IAHSAA 1A State Championships in the 400m hurdles as a senior.
Caden Trygstad Fr Nevada HS Nevada View
Trygstad, a three sport athlete at Nevada High School, has personal records of 5:03 in the 1600m and 18:18 for 5k cross country.
Collin Maag Fr Scottsbluff HS Scottsbluff, NE View
At Scottsbluff High School, Maag was a member of the 2014 NSAA Class B State Champion Cross Country team. Maag has also won a NSAA Class B title in the 4 x 800m relay as a junior. Maag has personal best of 17:15 for 5k cross country and 2:04 in the 800m.
Chance Webster Fr Panorama Community HS Panora View
While at Panorama High School, Webster earned Second Team All-Conference honors for cross country as a senior. Webster has a personal best of 17:07 for 5k cross country.
Jalen Two Leggins Fr Hardin HS Crow Agency, MT View
From Hardin High School, Two Leggins earned a fourth place finish in the MHSAA Class A State Cross Country Championships as a senior. As a junior, Two Leggins was eighth in the 800m at the MHSAA Class A State Track Championships. Two Leggins has personal bests of 2:02 in the 800m, 4:38 in the 1600m, and 15:51 for 3 mile cross country.

Women

Name Year High School Hometown Bio
Jenna Faust Fr Earlham HS Earlham View
At Earlham High School, Faust earned a personal best of 21:54 for the 5k cross country distance. Faust finished 19th at the IAHSAA 1A District Championships as a senior.
Alyssa Proffitt Fr East Union HS Afton View
As a freshman at Southwestern, Proffitt earned 7th place at the Region XI Track & Field Championships. Proffitt has personal bests of 5:38 for 1500m and 2:43 for 800m.
Madison Mace Fr Griswold HS Elliott View
A graduate of Griswold High School, Mace helped her team to a 14th place finish at the 2015 IAHSAA Cross Country Championships. Mace has a personal best of 24:48 for the 5k cross country distance.
Odette Muziranenge Fr Johnston HS West Des Moines View
A graduate of Johnston High School, Muziranenge ran cross country for the Dragons for three seasons.
Kimberly Zepeda Fr Hononegah HS Rockford, IL