2018's 10 Most Improved In NCAA Cross Country

Ultimate NCAA DI XC Highlight

Within every NCAA cross country season there are always individual performers who improve dramatically from the year before, from total irrelevance to the very front of the national championship pack.

In 2018 there were a bounty of NCAA athletes across all three divisions who improved more than 100 places from 2017 to earn All-American finishes. Here are the 10 NCAA All-Americans who made the biggest leaps this season:

D3: Andy Vasquez, JR, Nebraska Wesleyan

2017 NCAA Finish: 190

2018 NCAA Finish: 19

Difference: 171

D1: Oliver Hoare, JR, Wisconsin

2017 NCAA Finish: 185

2018 NCAA Finish: 17

Difference: 168

D3: Jared Pangallozzi, SO, Johns Hopkins

2017 NCAA Finish: 179

2018 NCAA Finish: 12

Difference: 167

D3: Greg Morgan, SR, Haverford

2017 NCAA Finish: 172

2018 NCAA Finish: 18

Difference: 154

D2: Anthony Raftis, JR, Queens (N.C.)

2017 NCAA Finish: 160

2018 NCAA Finish: 20

Difference: 140

D1 Aaron Templeton, SR, Furman

2017 Finish: 141

2018 Finish: 5

Difference: 136

D1 Alicia Monson, JR, Wisconsin

2017 Finish: 139

2018 Finish: 4

Difference: 135

D1: Tibedu Proctor, SO, Washington

2017 Finish: 172

2018: 38

Difference: 134

D2: Madison Goen, SO, Grand Valley State

2017 Finish: 150

2018 Finish: 26

Difference: 124

D2: Hope Pietrocarlo, SO, Edinboro

2017 Finish: 151

2018 Finish: 27

Difference: 124

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