2019's 10 Most Improved In NCAA Cross Country


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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 2019 there were a bounty of NCAA athletes across all three divisions who improved more than 100 places from 2018 to earn All-American finishes. Here are the 10 NCAA All-Americans who made the biggest leaps this season:

D2: Zoe Jarvis, Tampa (JR)

2018 NCAA Finish: 245

2019 NCAA Finish: 28

Difference: 217

D3: Jack Whetstone, Emory (JR)

2018 NCAA Finish: 209

2019 NCAA Finish: 14

Difference: 195

D1: Miler Haller, Boise State (SR)

2018 NCAA Finish: 217

2019 NCAA Finish: 30

Difference: 187

D3: Ethan Widlansky, Pomona-Pitzer (SO)

2018 NCAA Finish: 192

2019 NCAA Finish: 7

Difference: 185

D1: Curtis Eckstein, Purdue (JR)

2018 NCAA Finish: 203

2019 NCAA Finish: 24

Difference: 179

D2: Jessica Gockley, Grand Valley State (SR)

2018 NCAA Finish: 195

2019 NCAA Finish: 18

Difference: 177

D2: Jesus Urtusuastegui, Augustana (S.D.) (SR)

2018 NCAA Finish: 199

2019 NCAA Finish: 25

Difference: 174

D1: Molly Born, Oklahoma State (SO)

2018 NCAA Finish: 186

2019 NCAA Finish: 16

Difference: 170

D3: Marco Quaroni, Washington U. (SR)

2018 NCAA Finish: 205

2019 NCAA Finish: 38

Difference: 167

D3: Tyler Johnson, Calvin (SR)

2018 NCAA Finish: 185

2019 NCAA Finish: 28

Difference: 157

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