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2019 Cross Country

2019 Cross Country

2019 NJCAA DIII National Champions

Latest News:  

(7/27/20)  MAC Athletic Golf Tournament is September 18th.  Mineral Area College Athletic Department will host their 5th annual golf tournament at St. Francois Country Club at 7:30 a.m and 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18th, 2020.  Click on the link below for more information.

MAC Athletic Golf Tournament

(11/14/19)  Steve Davis named National Coach of the Year.  Coach Davis was named National Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field Coaches Association: 

"As the coach of a new program, Steve Davis could leave his mark any way he pleased. Davis chose to do it with an exclamation point as he led Mineral Area College to the national title this past weekend at the NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. The Cardinals had three runners finish in the top-8 and two more in the top-25 as they scored 54 points. MAC also won the team title at the Region XVI Championships eight days before winning the national crown."

National Coach of the Year

(11/4/19)  MAC Cross Country wins the national title.  In their first-ever attempt, MAC won the NJCAA Division III National Championship this weekend in Westfield, Massachusetts.   In their second season of competing at the NJCAA level, MAC was able to end the 8-year reign of Harper College (IL). 

Hall of Fame Head Coach Steve Davis, who lead Potosi High School to seven state titles has quickly turned the Cardinals into a national champion. 

Here are the results from the meet:

The Mineral Area College Cross Country Teams were represented at the NJCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships this past Saturday, November 2nd by ten MAC student-athletes.  The competition took place at Stanley Park in Westfield,

Massachusetts, and had over 40 junior college schools throughout the United States participating.  The MAC Men’s team had their best races of the season and came away with a National Championship for their effort.  Three of the “Running Cardinals” won All American honors for their races, with freshman Donovan Denslow-3rd, freshman Wyatt Elliott-4th, and freshman Jacob Arnold-9th, all placing in the top 15 overall in a race that had 200 runners.  For the MAC women, Hailey Cortez and Nani Brewington both finished their freshman cross country campaigns running their fastest races of the season; with Cortez narrowly missing an All American spot placing 18th.  Complete Mineral Area Cross Country results for the National Meet were as follows:

Men 8K:

Donovan Denslow


Wyatt Elliott


Jacob Arnold


Sam Toppins


Dylan Cisne


Alex Ahrens


Bryce Mings



Women's 5K:      

Hailey Cortez


Nani Brewington



Complete National Results are at


Daily Journal Article


(10/30/19)  Both men and women cross country currently ranked in the top 10.  The MAC woman cracked the top 10 in the latest national poll.  This marks the first time that both teams are currently ranked on the season.  To read more about it, click the link below.

The Cross Country Rankings.

(10/30/19)  MAC men and women win the Region 16 Title.  The Cardinals defeated St. Charles over the weekend to claim the 1st ever Region 16 Title for the Running Cardinals. 

The Mineral Area College Women's and Men's Cross Country Teams both won the first-ever NJCAA Division III Region XVI Cross Country Championships on Friday, October 25th, held at St. Charles Community College. Way to go Cardinals!!!!

Leading the Lady Cardinals to victory was freshman Hailey Cortez who placed 3rd overall in the 5-kilometer race to win All-Region honors. For the men, freshman Wyatt Elliott placed 2nd and freshman Jacob Arnold finished 3rd in the slightly long 8-kilometer course, leading the Men’s team to their first-place finish with their All-Region performances. Complete MAC CC results for the Region XVI meet are as follows:

Men (8 kil.) Women (5 kil.)

Wyatt Elliott-2nd-28:45

Hailey Cortez-3rd-22:47

Jacob Arnold-3rd-29:00

Nani Brewington-4th-23:07

Donovan Denslow-4th-29:24

Michaiah Fels-5th-25:59

Sam Toppins-5th-30:02

Cameryn Yount-6th-26:42

Dylan Cisne-6th-30:50

Kassie Rawlings-7th-28:22

Alex Ahrens-8th-31:28

Bryce Mings-9th-31:55

Collin Jenkins-10th-31:56


Women's Cross Country displays their awards after winning Region 16 Title.

Men's Cross Country displays its awards after winning Region 16 Title. 

On to Nationals!!! These 10 Mineral Area College Cross Country Runners will represent MAC at the National Meet in Westfield, Massachusetts on Saturday, November 2nd.

These 10 athletes will represent MAC at the National Tournament in Westfield, Massachusetts on November 2nd.  

Alex Ahrens
Jacob Arnold
Nani Brewington
Dylan Cisne
Hailey Cortez
Donovan Denslow
Wyatt Elliott
Bryce Mings
Sam Toppins
Collin Jenkins

(10/15/19) MAC competes in Illinois College Invitational.  

The MAC Cross Country teams competed at Illinois College Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday, October 12th.  The meet was held at the Nichols Park Golf Course in Jacksonville, Illinois and the weather produced chilly temperatures for the first time at a race this season for the “Running Cardinals”.  The MAC Men’s team had an outstanding day as they placed 2nd overall out of 11 schools, finishing behind NCAA Division II School Truman State University.  With a total of 68 runners competing, the Cardinals placed 6 runners in the top 25, lead by freshmen Wyatt Elliott (5th) and Jacob Arnold (6th).  For the MAC Women, Nani Brewington finished in 27th place out of 57 total runners. Complete MAC results were:

           Men's 8K 

            Wyatt Elliott- 5th-27:28

            Jacob Arnold-6th-27:37

            Sam Toppins- 11th-28:02

            Donovan Denslow- 19th-29:03

            Dylan Cisne- 22nd-29:23

            Bryce Mings- 32nd-30:28

            Alex Ahrens- 25th-29:48

            Collin Jenkins-35th-30:37


            Women's 6K 

           Nani Brewington-27th-27:04


The Mineral Area team's next competition will be on Friday, October 25th at the Region 16 Meet hosted by St. Charles Community College.


The MAC Cross Country teams competed at Columbia College Invitational Cross Country meet on Saturday, October 5th.  The meet was held at the Gans Creek Recreational Area in Columbia, Missouri and was hosted by Columbia College.  The MAC Men’s team placed 7th out of 12 schools, with only 10 schools fielding full teams.  Top finisher for the Men’s squad was Wyatt Elliott in 21st place out of 105 runners.  Nani Brewington was the only MAC Women’s team runner at the meet, finishing in 68th place in a field of 81 runners.  Complete MAC results were:



             Wyatt Elliott 21st - 27:36                          

            Jacob Arnold-23rd-27:41

            Sam Toppins- 32nd-28:08

            Donovan Denslow- 50th-29:00

            Dylan Cisne- 54th-29:20

            Bryce Mings- 73rd-30:13

            Alex Ahrens- 74th-30:15

            Collin Jenkins-94th-32:28



Women(5 kil.)

Nani Brewington-68th-22:38




            The Mineral Area teams will compete this Saturday, October 12th at the Illinois College Invitational, held at Nichols Park Golf Course in Jacksonville, Illinois.


(10/2/19)  MAC ranked #1 in the latest NJCAA national poll.  The Mineral Area Cross Country team has quickly climbed the polls this season and is currently the #1 ranked team in the latest NJCAA Division III national poll.  This was due in part to a strong performance at the H.W. Wright Invitational where MAC placed four of its runners in the top five of the race.

NJCAA National Poll

MyMOinfo interview with Coach Davis

(10/1/19)  MAC competes in H.W. Wright Classic Invitational.  The MAC Cross Country teams competed at the H.W. Wright Classic Invitational Cross Country meet on Friday, September 27th. The meet was held at the Old Scoville Golf Course in Decatur, Illinois and was hosted by Millikin University. The MAC Men’s team placed third of the 9 teams that scored, finishing behind NCAA Division II School Millikin University and NCAA Division III School Rose-Hulman. Top finisher for the Men’s squad was Jacob Arnold in 14th place out of 91 runners. Nani Brewington was the only MAC Women’s team runner at the meet, finishing in 42nd place in a field of 75. Complete MAC results were:

MEN(8 kil.) Women(6 kil.)

Jacob Arnold-14th-28:46

Nani Brewington-42nd-30:18

Wyatt Elliott-17th-29:03

Sam Toppins-21st-29:24

Donovan Denslow-29th-30:09

Dylan Cisne-42nd-31:27

Bryce Mings-44th-31:37

Alex Ahrens-49th-32:01