George Kusche finished fourth at Regionals in 2018
Photo by Josh Wenger/Nebraska Communications

Men's Midwest Region/District V History

By NU Athletic Communications

The Nebraska men's cross country team has achieved four top-five finishes at the NCAA Midwest Regional since 1997 when Jeroen Broekzitter was the individual champion. Most recently, the 2018 squad finished eighth as freshman George Kusche and sophomore Mark Freyhof finished fourth and 10th, respectively to both earn All-Region honors.

 

Before the inception of the Midwest Regional, the Huskers competed in the District V Regional, winning the meet in 1988 when two-time All-American Joe Kirby finished runner-up. The Nebraska men also have four second-place team finishes at the District V Regional, including its last in 1996 when Jonah Kiptarus was the overall champion.

 

Year

Champion (Pts.)

NU Finish (Pts.) 

Top NU Finisher

Midwest

2018 Iowa State (38) 8th (256) George Kusche, 4th
2017 Iowa State (69) 8th (262) Wyatt McGuire, 14th
2016 Oklahoma State (64) 15th (373) Wyatt McGuire, 43rd
2015 Oklahoma State (59) 12th (368) Austin Post, 45th
2014 Oklahoma State (63) 20th (542) Joe Harter, 75th
2013 Oklahoma State (45) 9th (319) Jarren Heng, 35th
2012 Oklahoma (44) 27th (681) Matt Bloch, 107th
2011 Oklahoma State (42) 14th (401) Brad Doering, 44th
2010 Oklahoma (43) 10th (297) David Adams, 8th
2009 Oklahoma State (50) 8th (248) David Adams, 20th
2008 Oklahoma State (42) 10th (269) Kyle Custer, 35th
2007 Oklahoma State (47) 12th (299) Peter van der Westhuizen, 43rd
2006 Oklahoma State (72) 13th (427) Brian Parr, 38th

2005

Oklahoma State (49) NTF Brian Parr, 82nd
2004 Minnesota (48) NTF Eric Rasmussen, 54th
2003 Oklahoma State (78) 18th (412) Paul Wilson, 64th
2002 Iowa (79) 4th (154) James Bowler, 6th
2001 Minnesota (78) 3rd (94) James Bowler, 6th
2000 Oklahoma State (68) 5th (156) Aaron Carrizales, 6th

1999

Minnesota (56)

t7th (203)

Marcus Witter, 11th

1998

Oklahoma State (42)

13th (320)

Lou Petricca, 43rd

1997

Oklahoma State (86)

3rd (101)

Jeroen Broekzitter, 1st

District V

1996

Oklahoma State (47)

2nd (58)

Jonah Kiptarus, 1st

1995

Oklahoma State (33)

8th (200)

Brady Bonsall, 8th

1994

Iowa State (28)

4th (115)

Kevin Miiller, 10th

1993

Iowa State (35)

3rd (100)

Kevin Miiller, 10th

1992

Kansas State (58)

7th (202)

David Iteffa, 2nd

1991

Iowa State (29)

5th (163)

David Iteffa, 13th

1990

Iowa State (21)

8th (172)

Joe Kirby, 4th

1989

Iowa State (33)

2nd (90)

Jaques van Rensburg, 2nd

1988

Nebraska (51)

1st (51)

Joe Kirby, 2nd

1987

Colorado (80)

2nd (82)

Jean Verster, 3rd

1986

Colorado (46)

2nd (68)

Jean Verster, 2nd

1985

Iowa State (51)

5th (115)

Jean Verster, 5th

1984

Iowa State (66)

5th (117)

Kurt Russell, 4th

1983

Iowa State (49)

4th (106)

Wally Duffy, 3rd

1982

Colorado (41)

DNC

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1981

Iowa State (70)

DNC

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1980

Colorado (50)

DNC

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1979

Colorado (26)

NA

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1978

Colorado (25)

NA

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1977

Missouri (31)

NA

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1976

Oklahoma (54)

DNC

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1975

Colorado (50)

NA

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1974

Kansas State (32)

NA

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