Follow our 2019 FloXC Countdown, where FloTrack ranks the top 25 cross country teams and individuals in the NCAA this season which will be LIVE on FloTrack. And, be sure to watch our LIVE FloXC Podium Reveal Show Monday, August 26th at 10 AM CT. The No. 21 men’s spot goes to Michigan, and here's why:
Probable Top Six:
JR Jack Aho (7:57 3K; 13:59 5K; 35th at ’18 NCAA XC)
FR Nick Foster (4:03 Mile; 8:52 3200; 13th at ’18 NXN)
SR Ryan Robinson (8:19 3K; 13th at ’16 NCAA Great Lakes XC)
JR Devin Meyrer (14:00 5K; 29:17 10K)
JR Jacob Lee (14:15 5K; 172nd at ’18 NCAA XC)
JR Isaac Harding (14:07 5K; 175th at ’18 NCAA XC)
Nick Foster via Ann Arbor, MI (4:03 Mile; 8:52 3200; 13th at ’18 NXN)
Ryan Robinson via Michigan State (8:19 3K; 13th at ’16 NCAA Great Lakes XC)
Devin Meyrer via Baylor (14:00 5K; 29:17 10K)
Head coach Kevin Sullivan’s Michigan men are coming off a top-20 finish at last year’s championships. They return six of their top seven and also add potentially three immediate impact transfers/freshmen to help the Wolverines improve in 2019.
Joining the team in 2019 will be Michigan State transfer Ryan Robinson who had to sit out last season due to transfer rules. Robinson’s best xc performance so far was his 13th place showing at the 2016 Great Lakes Regional. Baylor mid-year transfer Devin Meyrer improved drastically this past spring posting personal bests in the 5k (14:00) and 10k (29:17). Last but not least Michigan brings in hometown kid Nick Foster who had a phenomenal senior year running a 4:03 mile and 8:52 3200.
The addition of these three men along with rising juniors Jack Aho, Jacob Lee, and Isaac Harding will make the Wolverines a formidable contender for another top-20 finish.