University of the ozarks 2016 Men's Cross country Media Guide

2015 season highlights

Finished 7th at American Southwest Conference Championships

1 - American Southwest Conference Runner of the Week

2 - American Southwest Conference All-Academic Performers

Celebrate The Success.

PROGRAM tradition

3 - American Southwest Conference Freshman of the Year

19 - All-Conference Runners

61 - American Southwest Conference All-Academic Selections

10 - American Southwest Conference Runners of the Week

Head Coach Jeremy Provence
  • Samuel Binns
  • Dylan Holman
  • Tyler O’Banion
  • Rafael Perez
  • Kole Smith
  • Spencer Turner
  • Jonathon Wood
  • Josue Oviedo Guillen

The RUNNERS

Senior

Samuel Binns

  • Year: Senior
  • Hometown: Hot Springs, Ark.
  • High School: Hot Springs HS
  • 2015: Placed 62nd with a time of 34:36.9 in the 8K University of the Ozarks Invitational. Was 23rd with a time of 38:14.56 at the College of the Ozarks Invitational. Finished sixth overall at the 4.1-mile Arkansas D-III Championships with a time of 29:00.9. Placed 44th at the 8K ASC Championships with a time of 37:04.31. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2014: Participated in 5 races. Finished 22nd at the 8K Platinum Buffalo Festival after running a 36:59.6. Was 49th at the 8K Mississippi College Choctaw Open with a time of 36:31. Placed 10th at the 4.1-mile Arkansas D-III Championships with a time of 30:25.6. At the 8K ASC Championships, finished 78th with a time of 36:11. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.
  • 2013: Ran a 38:07 at the 8K American Southwest Conference championships. Finished 14th at the 4.1-mile Arkansas D-III championships running a 30:18. Ran a 40:30 at the 8K University of the Ozarks Invitational. Posted a 37:30 at the 8K Arkansas Tech Invitational.

Junior

Spencer Turner

  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Pearcy, Ark.
  • High School: Lake Hamilton HS
  • 2015: Posted a time of 35:51.00 for a 181st finish at the 8K Rhodes College Invitational. Was 60th overall after running a 34:30.6 at the 8K University of the Ozarks Invitational. Ran a 38:13.34 for 46th place at the 8K ASC Championships. Member of the ASC All-Academic Team.

Sophomore

Dylan Holman

  • Year: Sophomore
  • Hometown: Berryville, Ark.
  • High School: Berryville HS
  • 2015: Named ASC Runner of the Week once. Ran a 37:54.57 at the 8K Bob Gravett Invitational. Placed 178th with a time of 34:24.50 at the 8K Rhodes College Invitational. Finished second on the team at the University of the Ozarks Invitational with a time of 32:29.1, good enough for 54th place. Was the team's top finisher running a 34:51.54 for 19th-place at the College of the Ozarks Invitational. Ran a 26:06.9 to finish third overall at the 4.1-mile Arkansas D-III Championships. Was the team's top runner finishing 34th overall with a time of 32:52.56 at the 8K ASC Championships.
  • Berryville HS: Posted a 18:53 time in the 5K. Ran a 12:15 in the 3200-meter, 5:24 in the 1600-meter and 2:24 in the 800-meter.

Newcomers

Tyler O’Banion

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: El Dorado Springs, Mo.
  • High School: El Dorado Springs HS

Josue Oviedo Guillen

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Costa Rica

Rafael Perez

  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Fayetteville, Ark.
  • High School: Lincoln HS

Kole Smith

  • Year: Junior
  • Hometown: Cane Hill, Ark.
  • High School: Lincoln HS

Johnathon Wood

  • Year: Freshman
  • Hometown: Berryville, Ark.
  • High School: Berryville HS

2015 results

  • Sept. 5 - Bob Gravette Invitational (Individual)
  • Sept. 26 - Rhodes College Invitational (23 of 25)
  • Oct. 10 - Univ. of the Ozarks Invitational (6 of 5)
  • Oct. 17 - College of the Ozarks Inv. (3 of 3)
  • Oct. 23 - Arkansas D-III Championships (2 of 2)
  • Oct. 31 - ASC Championships (7 of 11)

PROGRAM records

8K

  • 25:38.17 - Ryan Holt (Nov. 16, 2013)
  • 25:54.19 - Jeremy Provence (Oct. 29, 2011)
  • 25:57.84 - David James (Sep. 25, 2010)
  • 26:02 - Brandon Johnson (Oct. 26, 1996)
  • 26:07 - Tristan Cooper (Nov. 13, 2010)
  • 26:22.41 - Tristan Cooper (Sep. 25, 2010)
  • 26:24 - Ryan Holt (Oct. 12, 2013)
  • 26:24 - David James (Nov. 13, 2010)
  • 26:26 - Jeremy Provence (Oct. 1, 2011)
  • 26:31 - Ryan Holt (Sept. 28, 2013)

4-Mile

  • 21:11.01 - Tristan Cooper (Sep. 10, 2009)
  • 21:28.83 - David James (Sep. 10, 2009)
  • 21:51.58 - Tristan Cooper (Sep. 3, 2010)
  • 21:57 - Matt Friant (Oct. 5, 2012)
  • 21:57.46 - Tristan Cooper (Sep. 3, 2011)
  • 22:10.40 - Matt Friant (Sep. 3, 2010)
  • 22:18 - Jeremy Provence (Sep. 3, 2011)
  • 22:20 - David James (Aug. 29, 2008)
  • 22:29 - Calvin Jones (Sep. 3, 2010)
  • 22:32 - Calvin Scharf (Sep. 3, 2010)

honors & awards

USTFCCCA All-Region Team

  • Ryan Holt (2013)
  • David James (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Jeremy Provence (2011)
  • Tristan Cooper (2010)

All-Conference

  • Ryan Holt (1st team), 2013
  • Matt Friant (2nd team), 2013
  • Matt Friant (2nd team), 2012
  • Tristan Cooper (1st team), 2011
  • David James (1st team), 2011
  • Jeremy Provence (1st team), 2011
  • Matt Friant (2nd team), 2011
  • Tristan Cooper (1st team), 2010
  • David James (1st team), 2010
  • Matt Friant (2nd team), 2010
  • David James (1st team), 2009
  • Tristan Cooper (2nd team), 2009
  • David James (2nd team), 2009
  • Zach Boatwright (2nd team), 2003
  • Chad Kingston (2nd team), 2002
  • Michael Sparkes (2nd team), 2001
  • Chad Kingston (2nd team), 2001
  • Brian Hull (1st team), 1997
  • Brandon Johnson, 1996
  • William Shoemate, 1996

ASC Freshman of the Year

  • 2013 - Ryan Holt
  • 2010 - Matt Friant
  • 2008 - David James

year-by-year results

Year-By-Year Results

Coaching records

all-time roster

  • Jordan Allred (2014)
  • Felipe Alvarez (00-01)
  • Ricky Armstrong (95-98)
  • Stephen Babb (2015)
  • Corey Bailey (09)
  • Franqua Bedell (97)
  • Samuel Binns (2013-15)
  • Zack Boatwright (03-04)
  • Zac Bottoms (05)
  • Jeremy Box (98)
  • Nick Brill (11-12)
  • Ian Bryan (11-12)
  • John Burgess (04-05)
  • Alex Chandler (08)
  • Robert Cheatham (97-98)
  • Kevin Cheek (00-01)
  • Justin Chuleewah (99)
  • Nick Conrad (2012, 2015)
  • Tristan Cooper (08-11)
  • Clif Cottrell (02-05)
  • Nick Crider (01)
  • Andrew Cummings (2014)
  • Christian Dickerson (01)
  • Isaac Doss (07-08)
  • Zach Doty (08-11)
  • Kevin Duncan (99)
  • Ben Eakin (07)
  • Cade Edwards (2014-2015)
  • Scott Eibes (2014)
  • Robert Elder (2011-14)
  • Tom Evans (08)
  • Sam Fincher (02)
  • Bryant Ford (2012-14)
  • Matt Friant (10-13)
  • Brian Gardner (96)
  • Jason Ghio (96)
  • Lee Goble (08-09)
  • Alex Gossett (07)
  • Chris Grimes (06)
  • David Hamilton (04)
  • Clint Hawkins (99)
  • Brett Hays (02, 05)
  • Max Hilgendorf (10-13)
  • Matthew Hill (98)
  • Will Holifield (2012)
  • Dylan Holman (2015)
  • Ryan Holt (2013)
  • Brian Hull (97-00)
  • Jacob Hulsey (04)
  • Taylor Jacks (07-10)
  • David James (08-11)
  • Mark Jelks (05)
  • Brandon Johnson (94, 96)
  • TJ Johnson (96)
  • Calvin Jones (10, 2012-13)
  • Kody Jones (04-06)
  • Kyle Jones (06-07)
  • Jason Jordan (97)
  • Chase Karnstadt (2012)
  • Michael Kidd (09)
  • Chad Kingston (98, 00-02)
  • Shams Kitz (96)
  • Eston Klutts (09)
  • Chance Lawless (99)
  • Michael Laws (05-08)
  • Keen Seong Liew (07)
  • Trevor Lister (2013-2015)
  • Mark Mead (05)
  • William Mecham (2012)
  • Michael Melcher (10)
  • Josh Patterson (03-04)
  • Gary Perry (02)
  • Tristan Potter (97)
  • Freddy Prince (11)
  • Jeremy Provence (08-11)
  • Patrick Quinn (01)
  • David Ray (04, 05)
  • Daniel Reimueller (03)
  • Aaron Sanders (00-03)
  • Dalton Sawyer (97)
  • Calvin Scharf (10)
  • Jose Schoenberg (04)
  • John Scribner (97)
  • Tim Servis (00-03)
  • Kerry Shirley (05-06)
  • William Shoemate (96)
  • Lee Short (06)
  • Jacob Sibley (03-05)
  • Andrew Smallwood (97)
  • Eric Smith (96)
  • Michael Sparkes (99-02)
  • Shane Tucker (06)
  • Spencer Turner (2015)
  • Todd Turner (2014)
  • Tad Turner (06-07)
  • Ryan Twiggs (98, 99, 01)
  • Trent Ueunten (2009-11, 2013)
  • Chase Van Hoose (06)
  • Fernando Valenzuela (2014)
  • Zach Walker (2014)
  • Tyler Wilson (07)
  • Zack Wingate (06-07)
  • Derek Winter (02)
  • Ben Wolf (07)
  • Brett Wood (07)
  • Matt Yetter (99-01)
  • Matt Young (96-98)
  • Nick Yount (99)
  • James Zinke (98)

the campus

American southwest conference

ASC Members: Belhaven University, Concordia University Texas, East Texas Baptist University, Hardin-Simmons University, Howard Payne University, LeTourneau University, Louisiana College, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, McMurry University, University of the Ozarks, Sul Ross State University, University of Texas at Dallas and University of Texas at Tyler

ncaa DIVISION iii

The college experience is a time of learning and growth — a chance to follow passions and develop potential. For student-athletes in Division III, all of this happens most importantly in the classroom and through earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides for passionate participation in a competitive athletic environment, in which student-athletes push themselves to excellence and build upon their academic success with new challenges and life skills. And student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience.

athletic success IN 2015-2016

What We wear

2016 schedule

  • 9-1 - University of the Ozarks Duel Meet
  • 9-17 @ Rhodes College Invitational
  • 10-1 @ Chile Pepper Festival
  • 10-8 - University of the Ozarks Invitational
  • 10-19 - Arkansas D-III Championships
  • 10-29 @ ASC Championships
  • 11-12 @ NCAA III South/Southeast Regional at Berry College

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