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. 7 men’s spot goes to Oklahoma State and here's why:
Probable Top Five:
SO Isai Rodriguez (7:54 3K; 13:53 5K; 4th at ’18 NCAA XC)
JR Ryan Smeeton (8:27 3K SC; 20th at ’18 Big 12 XC)
SR Ashenafi Hatte (8:04 3K; 14:00 5K; 27th at ’18 NCAA XC)
FR Alex Maier (4:09 1600; 8:52 3200; 7th at ’18 NXN)
SR Sukhi Khosla (14:18 5K; 39th at ’18 Big 12 XC)
Alex Maier via Flower Mound, TX (4:09 1600; 8:52 3200; 7th at ’18 NXN)
The Oklahoma State Cowboys return six from their top seven after a 13th place finish last season. The team will be led by last year’s breakout star Isai Rodriguez. Rodriguez had a relatively quiet track season this past year but should still be a top ten stick based off his impressive fourth place finish last year.
This year Rodriguez should have two men up front with him. Junior Ryan Smeeton is coming off a breakout track season after running a 8:27 3k steeplechase and senior Ashenafi Hatte has been a solid addition to the Cowboys roster since finishing in the top 30 at NCAAs last season.
Rounding out the roster will be incoming freshman Alex Maier, who had a great prep career running 4:09 1600, 8:52 3200, and 7th place finish at NXN.