The Lancers return all five scorers from last year's PacWest Championships.
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Nine New Lancers
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Release: 07/12/2012
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RIVERSIDE --- California Baptist University Head Cross Country and Track Coach Ben Gall is a little more than a month away from his first cross country season at CBU and now he has his first men's recruiting class complete.

Gall has secured nine runners, including two junior college transfers and a trio of runners from the Inland Empire that hope to help the Lancers defend their Pacific West Conference Cross Country title.

"This class is very strong and will add an immense amount of depth to our returning group as we look to defend the PacWest title this fall," said Gall. "We believe this group will help move our team toward our ultimate goal of being one of the top NCAA Division II teams in the country. They bring a great amount of successful championship experience that will help them to make an immediate impact on our program. They are excited to be at CBU and to experience all that God has in store for them during their time here as student athletes."

Bryton Reim (Everett Community College, Everett, Wash.)
Reim finished second at the 2011 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Championships last fall, running a 24:45 and helping lead Everett Community College to the team title. The Trojans' title snapped a 10-year winning streak by Spokane Community College. Reim also ran a 24:48 at the Charles Bowles Invitational hosted by Willamette University.

Lucas Graham (Northwest Christian HS, Lacey, Wash.)
Graham is a seven-time state champion, winning the 800-meter and 1,600-meter titles as a junior and senior in addition to the 3,200-meter title as a senior. In the fall, he won his second straight state cross country championship. He has a personal record of 4:12.99 in the 1,600 meters as well as 1:56 in the 800 and 9:33 in the 3,200.

Garrett Williams (Corona (Calif.) HS)
The younger brother of current Lancer Chase Williams, Garrett Williams finished third at the 3,200 meters at the Big VIII Championships this past spring. He also has notable personal records of 4:29 in the 1,600 and 9:31 in the 3,200 as well as a 15:49 in cross country, which he posted at the Mt. SAC Invitational.

Julian Hernandez (Corona (Calif.) HS)
Hernandez, a prep teammate of Williams, finished third in the 3,200 meters and fourth in the 800 at the Big VIII Championships in the spring. He has personal bests of 1:57 in the 800, 4:23 in the 1,600 and 9:29 in the 3,200. In cross country, he ran a season-best 15:49 at the Mt. SAC Invitational.

Bryan Curtis (Desert Christian HS, Lancaster, Calif.)
A league champion, Curtis won both the 800- and 1,600-meter titles at the Desert Mountain League Championships as a 2012 senior. He also helped his team to a second place finish at the California State Cross Country Championships in the fall. He has personal bests of 2:00 in the 800 and 4:22 in the 1,600 as well as a 15:50 in cross country.

Miles Sustayta (South Hills HS, Covina, Calif.)
Sustayta has personal bests of 4:38 in the 1,600 and 10:02 in the 3,200. He also ran a 15:52 in cross country in the fall.

Zach Beimford (Burroughs HS, Burbank, Calif.)
Beimford has personal-bests of 10:28 in the 3,200 as well as a 16:06 at the Mt. SAC Cross Country Invitational.

Anthony Miller (San Bernardino (Calif.) Valley College)
Miller ran a season-best 1:58 in the 800 meters.

Daniel Swann (Tacoma (Wash.) Baptist HS)
Swann ran a personal-best 2:04 in the 800, 4:40 in the 1,600 and 10:28 in the 3,200.

 


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