The Lancer women will have a more experienced team this year led by Kaylee Fly who was the top runner on the team year ago. Kaylee is a Senior from Omaha, NE. Kaylee was All-Conference last year and qualified for the National cross country meet in Vancouver, WA. She is 2nd on the All-time school record list for cross country. She will be joined by three other seniors. Brittney Mikkelsen from Lennox, SD. Brittney qualified and participated at the NAIA National track meet in the marathon in 2010. Jade Steinberg from Yankton who is 3rd on the All-time Mount Marty Cross Country list and a National qualifier in track in 2010. Autumn Biermann from Wisner,Nebraska also looks to be ready to help the team. The newcomers that look to make an impact on the team right away are Freshman Tess Byrd from Kadoka, SD who was 16th in the State B Cross Country meet in 2011. Jordyn Hudelson a Freshman from Elk Point ran on several teams that placed high at the State Cross Country meet in South Dakota a few times. The Lancer Ladies placed 8th out of 1l teams at the GPAC Conference in the 2011 season. This group promises to be one of the best in Mount Marty history and should improve as the season progresses and be respectable in the GPAC Conference.
The men will be led by two Juniors. Sam Lopez from Brawley, CA who was the 2nd runner on the team last year and has the fourth best time in school history for Cross Country. Junior Jordan Pater from Adrian, MN. Jordan has made vast improvement in the last year and is 5th on the Mount Marty all time school record list for cross country. Mychal Bierwagen a Junior from Lemmon, SD, Joshua Monson a Junior from Bryant, SD, and Kevin Cosman a Junior from Scotland, SD all have made nice improvement over the last year and look to strengthen the team. The team has two freshman that look to make an impact on the team. Gage Blaschke from Lincoln high school in Sioux Falls, SD was 28th in the 2011 State AA Cross Country meet. Ryan Oye from Luverne, MN also made it to state in the 2011 cross country season. The Lancer men placed 6th out of 11 teams in the Conference last year for a school best in men's cross country and received National votes for the first time in school history. The men hope to improve on last years performance. The team also looks to be one of the best in Lancer history and should improve as the season progresses.