Craig Nowak
Craig Nowak

Cypress, TX

High School:
Cypress Woods



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Meet Notes: 2012 NCAA National Championship

The Oklahoma State cross country teams are set to compete in the NCAA National Championship.

Personal Bests
1,500 meters - 3:50.12
1,600 meters - 4:06.65
Mile - 4:08.29
3,200 meters- 8:49.12
5,000 meters - 14:37

2013 Cross Country

Honors and Awards
2013 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team (Cross Country)

2014 Outdoors: Suited up twice for the Cowboys, most notably at the Big 12 Championships, where he ran the 5,000 meters in 15:33.20, good enough for 19th.

2014 Indoors: Did not compete.

2013 Cross Country:
Suited up four times for the Cowboys, including a 62nd-place finish at the NCAA Championships, where he ran a 31:00.2 ... All-Region perfromer, with a ninth-place finish at the Midwest Regional (30:36.9) ... Took 16th at the Big 12 Championships, with a time of 23:41.8, and finished 23rd at the Pre National Invitational, running a 23:53.60 ... Earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

2013 Outdoors:
Did not compete.

2013 Indoors:
Suited up at three meets as a true freshman, clocking a 4:08.77 mile at the Husky Classic and running the 3,000 meters in 8:15.45 at the Razorback Invitational and in 8:16.35 at the Big 12 Championships, where he placed 15th.

2012 Cross Country:Junior national champion at the U.S. Cross Country Championships in Forest Park, Ill., after running the 8,000-meter race in 24:47 - a mark that was four seconds faster than the runner-up ... Earned a spot on the U.S. Junior National Cross Country Team with his performance at that meet ... Just missed out on earning All-Big 12 and All-Region honors as a true freshman, placing 26th at the conference meet in 24:43.2 (the top 25 are recognized as All-Big 12) and 28th at the NCAA Midwest Regional in 31:06.22 (the top 25 are recognized as All-Region) ... Earned a top-10 finish at the Chile Pepper Festival, taking 10th in 30:38.6.

High School: Won the Texas state championship in the 1,600 meters in 2011 and 2012, the 3,200 meters in 2012 and cross country in 2011 ... Earned cross country All-America honors twice and was named the 2011 Gatorade Runner of the Year for cross country in 2011 ... Was a three-time regional champion and a seven-time all-region selection ... Was a seven-time district champion and named to the all-district team 12 times ... Named his team MVP four times ... Owns the No. 2 3,200-meter time in Texas high school history (8:49.12) ... Placed third at Nike Cross Country Nationals ... Was an honor roll student and graduated summa cum laude.

Personal: Born April 20, 1994 in Plano, Texas ... Son of Stephen and Marion Nowak ... Mother, Marion, was a PCAA Champion in the heptathlon at San Diego State in 1986 ... Father, Stephen, ran cross country and track for Kings Point Merchant Marines Academy.

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