Men's Senior Team Earns Silver, Juniors Get Fourth
The Oklahoma State cross country teams are set to compete in the NCAA National Championship.
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.