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. 13 men’s spot goes to UCLA and here's why:
Probable Top Six:
SR Robert Brandt (13:36 5K; 28:48 10K; 88th at ’17 NCAA XC)
SR Garrett Reynolds (13:57 5K; 29:05 10K; 28th at ’18 NCAA West XC)
SR Colin Burke (13:57 5K; 29:14 10K; 11th at ’18 NCAA West XC)
SR George Gleason (14:01 5K; 44th at ’18 Pre-Nats XC)
JR Chris Morzenti (3:46 1500; 14:20 5K; 73rd at ’18 NCAA West XC)
JR John Carter Blunt (4:02 Mile; 14:19 5K; 43rd at ’18 NCAA West XC)
Peter Herold via San Juan Capistrano, CA (4:10 1600; 8:58 3200; 5th at ’18 CA State XC)
William Frankenfeld via Long Beach, CA (4:13 1600; 9:03 3200; 14th at ’18 FL XC)
After not qualifying for the NCAA championships last season the UCLA Bruins will look to make a big splash in 2019 led by a quartet of seniors. Robert Brandt returns to lead the squad after redshirting last season. Brandt has multiple All-American finishes on the track and will likely be a top 25 finisher this fall. Joining Brandt will be seniors Garrett Reynolds, Colin Burke, and George Gleason all of which have strong 5K personal bests to their names.
Rounding out the roster will be juniors Chris Morzenti and John Carter Blunt. As well as incoming freshmen Peter Herold and William Frankenfeld who could make the top-7 as true freshmen based on their impressive prep resumes.