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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In his 30 years at Arkansas, women’s head coach Lance Harter has won four national championships in track. He’s won 15 SEC Cross Country Championships. The program has finished in the top 10 at NCAAs on 10 occasions. But the team has never won an NCAA cross country title, and it’s been two decades since they finished in the top four. 

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How To Watch The 2019 DIII NCAA Cross Country Championships Live

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FloTrack will provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the 2019 Division III NCAA Cross Country National Championships. The DIII NCAA Championships will take place on Nov. 23 in Louisville, Kentucky. The broadcast will begin with the men's race at 10:45am EST, followed by the women's race at 11:45am. Sign up today to watch all three NCAA XC Championships live and get access to all of FloTrack's pre and post-race coverage. A subscription also gives users access to MileSplit and all of the events and premium content across the network of 25 FloSports sites.

How To Watch The 2019 DII NCAA Cross Country Championships Live

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FloTrack will provide exclusive live and on-demand coverage of the 2019 Division II NCAA Cross Country National Championships. The DII NCAA Championships will take place on Nov. 23 in Sacramento, California. The broadcast will begin with the women's race at 1:00pm (EST) and the men's race at 2:15pm. Sign up today to watch all three NCAA XC Championships live and get access to all of FloTrack's pre and post-race coverage. A subscription also gives users access to MileSplit and all of the events and premium content across the network of 25 FloSports sites.

Seven Lingering Questions Ahead Of NCAAs

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