NAIA National Championship History

The Westmont men’s cross country program has sent a team to the NAIA National Championships 16 times. The Warriors have qualified individual runners on 18 other occasions.

*NAIA All-American
1963
Coach Jim Klein
Omaha, Neb.
4 miles
Doug Wiebe 19th (22:10)
Noel Montrucchio 42nd (23:03)
1966
Coach Jim Klein
Omaha, Neb.
4 miles
Dennis Savage* 8th (20:54)
1967
Coach Jim Klein
Omaha, Neb.
4 miles
Dennis Savage* 11th (21:05)
Beldon Burch 47th (22:02)
Dale Opp 63rd (22:20)
Jim Wambua 95th (22:50)
Roger Thompson 113th (23:13)
Vern Wilkinson 118th (23:17)
Team: 8th Place
1968
Coach Jim Klein
Oklahoma City, Okla.
5 miles
Dennis Savage* 6th (23:58)
Beldon Burch 31st (25:23)
Vern Wilkinson 34th (25:29)
Dale Opp 54th (25:54)
Dave Shelton 95th (26:40)
Greg Heath 130th (27:11)
Team: 4th Place
1969
Coach Jim Klein
Oklahoma City, Okla.
5 miles
Beldon Burch 20th (25:52)
Chuck Smead 21st (25:54)
Dole Opp 30th (26:12)
Roger Thompson 53rd (26:30)
Luis Villareal 73rd (26:47)
Breck Peters 76th (26:48)
Rick Tussing 108th (27:18)
Team: 3rd Place
1978
Coach Steve Hughes
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Chuck DeGarmo 259th (28:01)
1981
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Paul Croft 209th (27:56)
1982
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Kurt Cook 121st (26:62)
Paul Croft 130th (26:55)
1983
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Tim Wallen 67th (26:11)
Robert Scott 82nd (26:19)
1985
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Jim Mattson 54th (27:30)
Gus Hermes 72nd (27:41)
Jim Knox 160th (28:30)
1986
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Jim Knox* 13th (24:56)
Gus Hermes 60th (25:49)
Jim Mattson 72nd (25:55)
Mike Smith 120th (26:20)
Bill Baugh 249th (27:35)
Tom Davis 254th (27:45)
Steve Friebus 301st (28:33)
Team: 11th Place
1987
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Jim Mattson 35th (25:32)
Jim Knox 80th (25:58)
Tim Oakes 138th (26:31)
Mike Smith 149th (26:37)
Scott Saulsbury 187th (26:57)
Brian McInnes 244th (27:39)
Steve Friebus 249th (27:41)
Team: 16th Place
1988
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Rick Jones 132nd (26:50)
Ed Trotter 146th (26:57)
1989
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Tom Davis 71st (26:19)
Monte Mickley 139th (26:59)
1990
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Bob Gorman 342nd (31:33)
1991
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Eben Robinson 61st (26:23)
1992
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Eben Robinson 61st (27:57)
1993
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Paul Ashby 59th (26:14)
Matt Nealon 75th (26:20)
Philip Livingood 82nd (26:22)
Todd Farrington 136th (26:51)
Matt Thomson 200th (27:28)
Jassen Strokosch 228th (27:47)
Tuong Truong 262nd (28:11)
Team: 13th Place
1994
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Matt Nealon* 23rd (25:23)
Paul Ashby 70th (26:15)
Philip Livingood 79th (26:21)
Eben Robinson 104th (26:35)
Kevin Sturm 133rd (26:55)
Matt Thomson 166th (27:12)
Todd Farrington 327th (29:40)
Team: 12th Place
 
1995
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Matt Nealon* 21st (26:00)
Philip Livingood 64th (26:53)
Paul Ashby 92nd (27:13)
Eben Robinson 111th (27:28)
Matt Thomson 118th (27:47)
Kevin Sturm 166th (28:03)
Andy Morales 223rd (28:45)
Team: 11th Place
1996
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Noel Meador* 19th (25:15)
Matt Thomson 94th (26:24)
Kevin Sturm 190th (27:21)
1997
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Kevin Sturm 47th (27:42)
Noel Meador 51st (27:44)
Shawn Glynn 82nd (28:13)
Danny Sanchez 126th (28:42)
Anthony Morales 189th (29:12)
Dustin Hamlin 247th (29:58)
Cody Bean 252nd (30:02)
Team: 14th Place
1998
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Noel Meador 60th (26:11)
Matthew Torres 117th (26:51)
Mark Blomberg 161st (27:13)
Danny Sanchez 169th (27:18)
Anthony Morales 237th (28:10)
Cody Bean 239th (28:10)
Tim Meador 252nd (28:20)
Team: 24th Place
2001
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Mike Lemon 42nd (26:22)
Jason Finch 134th (27:32)
Joseph Stevick 158th (28:02)
Adam Smith 184th (28:32)
Tim Meador 193rd (28:41)
Kyle Dawkins 225th (30:10)
David Lee 233rd (31:31)
Team: 22nd Place
2002
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Jason Finch 34th (26:25)
2003
Coach Russell Smelley
Louisville, Ky.
8K
Kevin Buecher 60th (26:11)
2004
Coach Russell Smelley
Louisville, Ky.
8K
Aaron Megazzi 33rd (25:44)
2005
Coach Russell Smelley
Louisville, Ky.
8K
Aaron Megazzi* 10th (24:59.85)
Caleb Ambrose 49th (25:35.55)
Luke Oliver 150th (26:46.10)
Criag Donnelly 156th (26:47.75)
Nick Martin 159th (25:47.75)
Andrew Dixon 198th (27:12.95)
Robert Cherry 224th (27:41.60)
Team: 15th Place
2006
Coach Russell Smelley
Louisville, Ky.
8K
Robert Cherry 57th (26:04.80)
Aaron Megazzi 62nd (26:07.25)
Criag Donnelly 69th (26:11.00)
Caleb Ambrose 80th (26:15.05)
Sean Adams 83rd (26:26.55)
Andrew Dixon 208th (27:49.00)
Ryan Borger 246th (29:16.00)
Team: 6th Place
2007
Coach Russell Smelley
Kenosha, Wis.
8K
Robert Cherry 51st (25:48.0)
Aaron Megazzi 103rd (26:16.3)
Sean Adams 104th (26:17.3)
Nick Martin 107th (26:18.5)
Kirby Ifland 156th (26:41.9)
Jacob Goodin 175th (26:52.5)
Eric Williams 206th (27:15.6)
Team: 16th Place
2009
Coach Russell Smelley
Vancouver, Wash.
8K
Jacob Goodin 94th (26:30)
Jake Jeanson 107th (26:35)
Sean Adams 155th (26:58)
Garrison Gourdeau 164th (27:02)
Nathan Kemp 196th (27:24)
Matthew Day 227th (27:41)
Eric Williams 280th (28:41)
Team: 25th Place
2010
Coach Russell Smelley
Vancouver, Wash.
8K
Jake Jeanson 65th (26:11)
2011
Coach Russell Smelley
Vancouver, Wash.
8K
Matthew Day 58th (25:33)
Nathan Kemp 63rd (25:38)
Jake Jeanson 74th (25:48)
Evan Bradford 75th (25:48)
Matt Organista 80th (25:51)
Matt Shiney 288th (27:52)
Team: 14th Place
2012
Coach Russell Smelley
Vancouver, Wash.
8K
Matthew Day* 21st (25:09)
2015
Coach Russell Smelley
Charlotte, N.C..
8K
Evan Kramer 62nd (25:53)
Thomas Hamlin 84th (26:09)
Blake Fonda 149th (26:37)
Nathan Evans 150th (26:37)
Jacob Grant 169th (26:44)
John Nealon 239th (27:17)
Tyler Bradford 252nd (27:24)
Team: 18th Place