Most Improved over a Career Club


First Meet Time
Best Career Time
Overall Improvement
1
Evan Monson
34:16
23:19
10:57
2
Robert Beach
26:41
17:39
9:02
3
Dan Lewis
26:29
17:57
8:32
4 Daniel Middendorf 25:01 17:35 7:26
5
Cody Sullivan 30:36 23:15 7:21
6
Cody Jesswein
28:48
21:42
7:06
7
Wade Rippy
30:34
21:31
7:03
8
Sam Geneser
32:31
25:32
6:59
9 Nathaniel Cebulski 24:59 18:19
6:40
10
Thomas Thoren
27:20
20:53
6:27
11
Kurt Bucker
23:33
17:27
6:06
12 Tristan Ray 26:26 20:38 5:48
13 Kenny Pauley 23:44 18:04 5:40
14
Devin Lyons
22:51
17:17
5:34
15
Michael Mansfield
25:34
20:19
5:15
16
Evan Forbes
22:11
16:57
5:14
17
Aaron Tandy
27:17
22:14
5:13
18
Patrick Kirwan
22:02
16:53
5:09
19
Alex Williams
22:44
17:45
4:59
20
Caleb Johnson
22:00
17:19
4:41
21
Austin Beck
20:50
16:10
4:40
22 Brian Plotner 25:22 20:47 4:35
23
Kyle Lindsey
24:37
20:10
4:27
24
John Williams
23:54
19:25
4:19
25 Nick Ross 23:34 19:19 4:13
26
James Scherer
24:38
20:34
4:04
27
Brad Bohn
23:40
19:40
4:00
28
Brian Statler
26:04
22:04
4:00
29
Brandon Vietor
32:25
28:31
3:54
30
Andrew Kumler
21:04
17:11
3:53
31
Mayand Vakil
24:36
20:53
3:49
32
Brandon Keeney
21:46
18:03
3:43
33
Dustin Kinkelaar
20:39 16:57
3:42
34
Lucas Prather 19:03 15:21 3:42
35 James Williams 19:30 15:50 3:40
36 Ben Craw 18:42 15:03 3:39
37
Phil Demsey
23:33
19:54
3:39
38 Charlie Grant
23:05 19:27 3:38
39
Joe Horton 25:15 21:45 3:30
40 William Wolf 18:29 15:01 3:28
41
Chad Whitfield
24:04
20:38
3:26
42
Jason Riddle
20:51
17:24
3:24
43
Cameron Zindars
24:03
20:40
3:23
44
C.J. Fall
20:45
17:24
3:21
45
Nick Sellers
22:49 19:30
3:19
46
A.J. Hay
24:43
21:25
3:18
47
Jared Sanders
24:33
21:19
3:14
48
John Prillaman 19:03 15:50 3:13
49
Wes Logan
20:32
17:24
3:08
50
Jacob Mahaffey
18:30
15:22
3:08
51
John Butcher 18:41 15:33 3:08
52
Brandon Balazi
27:39
24:36
3:03
53
Kevin Koenig
20:52
17:52
3:00
54
Rob Steffen
23:31
20:31
3:00
This page gives credit to those runners that improved the most over their career.  We used their first 3 mile race as a starting point and their fastest 3 mile time in their remaining years as the best career time.  We only used 3 mile courses for this chart.  This list includes records since 2000. 
Monson
Evan Monson ran 4 years of cross country during the 2003-2006 seasons. Evan showed a great amount of commitment and determination to himself and the team. His first race of his freshman year was 34:16.  His slowest time his first season was a 36:47.  He ran in the 30 minute range for 10 of his 11 races his freshman year.  He improved 10 minutes and 57 seconds from his first 3 mile race as a freshman to his senior personal best. During the summer before his sophomore year, Evan ran constantly and it showed.  Evan cut off around 7 minutes from the start of his freshman year to his sophomore year.  Evan earned our most improved fresh/soph runner of the year his sophomore year. As a junior, Evan continued to improve.  He often ran races in the off-season to improve.  Evan medaled at the Olympia Invitational in the open race by placing 23rd.  Evan ran a personal best of 23:52 during his junior year. He improved 1 minute and 37 seconds from his sophomore year.  As a senior, Evan started the season the strongest physically and mentally ever.  He has improved more over a 4 year span than I have ever seen an athlete improve.  He sets our team standard for the future runners to see who can improve the most over 4 years.  By mid-season, Evan was running life time best times.  Evan improved another 39 seconds between his junior and senior year.  Evan ran a lifetime personal best at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 23:19.  He worked his way onto the News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leader list in October of his senior year.