Marin has had many excellent prep runners who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level. Three former Marin prep runners; Fred Huxham, John Lawson and Julia Maxwell, will be racing at the 2015 Division l NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday Nov. 21 in Kentucky. The Men and Women Cross Country Championships were held separately until 1981, before this time the Women competed in the AIAW and the men in the NCAA. The history of the Division l NCAA Championships from 1938 can be found at http://www.ustfccca.org/infozone/public-meet-alltime.php?meetno=515947585.
Below is a listing of the results of those runners who qualified for the Dl Cross Country Nationals individually or with a team. Listed is the athlete, college, best finish, years qualified and top 10 team results. At the bottom are the results of former Marin runners who competed at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships. This is a work in progress so please let us know of any additions or corrections.
- Teresa Devine PRINCETON 2010 212th place/ 253 finishers (Marin Catholic)
- Laura Starret (Schmitt) CAL 1984 107th place/ 109 finishers (Redwood)
- Sally Mettier CAL 1977 95th out of 233 finishers (San Marin)
- Maggie Keyes (Kraft) CAL POLY 1979 6th place/ 230+ finishers. Qualified 1978, 1979 (team tied for 10th), 1980 ( (Tamalpais)
- Linda Broderick (Gill) UCLA 1976 18th place/ 230+ finishers Qualified 1976 (team 6th), 1977 (team 5th), 1978, 1979 (team tied for 10th) (Tamalpais)
- Kate Keyes UCLA 1977 35th/233 finishers (team 5th) (Tamalpais) *
- Erik Olson STANFORD 2013 85th place/250 finishers. Qualified 2010 (Team 4th), 2011 (Team 5th), 2012, 2013 (Novato) **
- Steve Sodaro CAL 2008 203rd place/252 finishers. Qualified 2008, 2010 (Redwood)
- Jake Schmitt WASHINGTON 2008 58th place/252 finishers. Qualified 2008, 2009 (Redwood)
- Richie Boulet CAL 1993 33rd place/182 finishers. (Drake)
- Rod Berry STANFORD 1980 59th place/243 finishers. (Redwood)***
- George Stewart OKLAHOMA STATE 1970 33rd place/307 finishers. (Tam)
MARIN ATHLETES THAT QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
* Kate Keyes (Tam) competed in the 1975 IAAF World Cross Country Championship in Rabat Morocco. The US Women’s team won the World Championship race with Kate placing 11th in the 4km race.
** Erik Olson (Novato) competed at the 2011 IAAF Junior World Cross Country Championship in Punta Umbria, Spain.
*** Rod Berry (Redwood) competed in the 1978 IAFF Junior World Cross Country Championship in Glascow, Scotland. Rod Berry finished in 10th place as the first runner for the USA team.
Hal Schulz (Redwood) competed in the 1977 IAFF Junior World Cross Country Championship in Dusseldorf, West Germany. The USA Men’s Junior team won the championships with US runner Thom Hunt placing 1st in the race. Hal placed 33rd.