Can the Bronco Cross Country team take the WAC?

Boise State's cross country team nearly captured the WAC title last season. Can they advance to the top?

 

 

Bronco Harriers Shoot for WAC Title

 

 

     The Boise State men's cross country team is poised to make some noise in 2004, coming off a second-place finish last season in the WAC championships (finishing behind only Tulsa).  Junior Forest Braden finished in the top ten in that competition and qualified for the NCAA National Championships as well.  Two seniors (Mike Malone and Meridian's Kenny McDaniels) and three juniors (Braden, Steven Hinkle of Caldwell and Buck Stone) give the Broncos excellent experience.  Sophomore Brandon Christofferson of Caldwell had a good freshman season and will be a force this year. 

 

     Coach Mike Maynard's team has six meets scheduled prior to this year's league championships in Ruston, Louisiana, including the Bronco Cross Country Invitational September 25th.  Boise State opens the season September 11th at the BYU Autumn Classic in Provo, Utah.  The host Cougars were ranked #10 last year, and look to be solid again this year with Senior All-American Nathan Robison leading the team.  Another highlight is the prestigious Chili Pepper Cross Country Festival, hosting by the University of Arkansas, a competition in which Boise State finished 8th a year ago.  The Razorbacks were 7th in the nation last year, and topped off the season by placing 5th in the NCAA National Championships. 

 

     Follow the talented Bronco cross country team as they try to climb to the top of the WAC!


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