The 4x400-meter relay that won the UAA indoor title brings back three of its members – senior Ben Chaimberg, junior Tyson Miller and junior Elliott Paintsil. Junior Alexander Scott was last year's indoor shot put winner at UAAs.
"Like our women's squad, I feel our men's team has pretty good depth and covers pretty much all events on a weekly basis," Hall said. "Our men's cross country team submitted one of our best seasons ever, placing 12th nationally. Joe Previdi is coming off a runner-up finish nationally in the 800, Ryan Cutter was an All-American this fall in cross country and I see Alex Scott as someone in the shot put and weight throw that is ready to take the next step and compete at the NCAA level."
"I am also very enthused by what I have seen so far this fall out of our sprinters," he continued. "We are still figuring out what they can do individually, but I believe they have the ability in terms of relays to be in the NCAAs."
The fall season saw the men's cross country team finish 12th at the NCAA national meet, with underclassmen providing four of the top five times. Sophomore Ryan Cutter earned All-American status (20th place) as well. Hall believes those performances can translate to the track as well this year.
"While I believe this is a great strength of our team, I also feel it is a great strength in our conference," he said. "But our guys seem to be on the rise and I don't expect that to stall this track season. The nice thing about that cross country team as they transition into track is that we have a fairly even balance of middle-distance and long-distance runners."