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!