NCAA Cross Country Men’s Individual Stats

Individual Champions
Year Champion Time
1938 Greg Rice, Notre Dame 20:12.9
1939 Walter Mehl, Wisconsin 20:30.9
1940 Gilbert Dodds, Ashland 20:30.2
1941 Fred Wilt, Indiana 20:32.1
1942 Ollie Hunter, Notre Dame 20:18.0
1943 (no meet) - - -
1944 Fred Feiler, Drake 21:04.2
1945 Fred Feiler, Drake 21:14.2
1946 Quentin Brelsford, Ohio Wesleyan 20:22.9
1947 Jack Milne, North Carolina 20:41.1
1948 Bob Black, Rhode Island 19:52.3
1949 Bob Black, Rhode Island 20:25.7
1950 Herb Semper, Kansas 20:31.7
1951 Herb Semper, Kansas 20:09.5
1952 Charles Capozzoli, Georgetown 19:36.7
1953 Wes Santee, Kansas 19:43.5
1954 Allen Frame, Kansas 19:54.2
1955 Deacon Jones, Iowa 19:57.4
1956 Walter McNew, Texas 19:55.7
1957 Max Truex, Southern California 19:12.3
1958 Forddy Kennedy, Michigan State 20:07.1
1959 Al Lawrence, Houston 20:35.7
1960 Al Lawrence, Houston 19:28.2
1961 Dale Story, Oregon State 19:46.6
1962 Tom O’Hara, Loyola (IL) 19:20.3
1963 Vic Zwolak, Villanova 19:35.0
1964 Elmore Banton, Ohio 20:07.5
1965 John Lawson, Kansas 29:24.0
1966 Gerry Lindgren, Washington State 29:01.4
1967 Gerry Lindgren, Washington State 30:45.6
1968 Mike Ryan, Air Force 29:16.8
1969 Gerry Lindgren, Washington State 28:59.2
1970 Steve Prefontaine, Oregon 28:00.2
1971 Steve Prefontaine, Oregon 29:14
1972 Neil Cusack, East Tenn. State 28:23
1973 Steve Prefontaine, Oregon 28:14.8
1974 Nick Rose, Western Kentucky 29:22.00
1975 Craig Virgin, Illinois 28:23.3
1976 Henry Rono, Washington State 28:06.6
1977 Henry Rono, Washington State 28:33.5
1978 Alberto Salazar, Oregon 29:29.7
1979 Henry Rono, Washington State 28:19.6
1980 Suleiman Nyambui, UTEP 29:04.0
1981 Mathews Motshwarateu, UTEP 28:45.6
1982 Mark Scrutton, Colorado 30:12.6
1983 Zakariah Barie, UTEP 29:20.0
1984 Ed Eyestone, BYU 29:28.8
1985 Timothy Hacker, Wisconsin 29:17.88
1986 Aaron Ramirez, Arizona 30:27.53
1987 Joe Falcon, Arkansas 29:14.97
1988 Bob Kennedy, Indiana 29:20
1989 John Nuttall, Iowa State 29:30.55
1990 Jonah Koech, Iowa State 29:05
1991 Sean Dollman, Western Kentucky 30:17.1
1992 Bob Kennedy, Indiana 30:15.3
1993 Josephat Kapkory, Washington State 29:32.4
1994 Martin Keino, Arizona 30:08.7
1995 Godfrey Siamusiye, Arkansas 30:09
1996 Godfrey Siamusiye, Arkansas 29:49
1997 Mebrahtom Keflezighi, UCLA 28:54
1998 Adam Goucher, Colorado 29:26
1999 David Kimani, South Alabama 30:06.6
2000 Keith Kelly, Providence 30:14.5
2001 Boaz Cheboiywo, Eastern Michigan 28:47
2002 Jorge Torres, Colorado 29:04.7
2003 Dathan Ritzenhein, Colorado 29:14.1
2004 Simon Bairu, Wisconsin 30:37.7
2005 Simon Bairu, Wisconsin 29:15.9
2006 Josh Rohatinsky, BYU 30:44.9
2007 Josh McDougal, Liberty 29:22.4
2008 Galen Rupp, Oregon 29:03.2
2009 Samuel Chelanga, Liberty 28:41.3
2010 Samuel Chelanga, Liberty 29:22.2
2011 Lawi Lalang, Arizona 28:44.1
2012 Kennedy Kithuka, Texas Tech 28:31.3
2013 Edward Cheserek, Oregon 29:41.1
2014 Edward Cheserek, Oregon 30:19.4
Race Distances:
1938-1964: 4 miles;
1965-1975: 6 miles;
1976-present: 10,000 meters.