Big Eight Conference Men's Cross Country Championship History
Sponsored by the Big Eight Conference (19111995)
School Sponsored Seasons Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s)) Year Champion Head Coach
Colorado 19481995 10 1st (numerous) 1911 Iowa State B. F. Walker
Drake 19111912; 19231926 0 3rd (1911, 1924) 1912 Missouri T. E. Jones
Grinnell 19201921 0 5th (1921) 1913 Iowa State Ned A. Merriam
Iowa State 19111932; 19351995 25 1st (numerous) 1914 Iowa State Ned A. Merriam
Kansas 19111976; 19781995 19 1st (numerous) 1915 Iowa State Ned A. Merriam
Kansas State 1917; 19211951; 19531995 12 1st (numerous) 1916 Iowa State Ned A. Merriam
Missouri 19111920; 19221926; 1928; 3 1st (1912, 1967, 1970) 1917 Iowa State Ned A. Merriam
  19301995     1918 No Meet  
Nebraska 19111915; 19201949; 1952; 1 1st (1940) 1919 Iowa State Ned A. Merriam
  19541995     1920 Iowa State Ned A. Merriam
Oklahoma 19231989; 19911995 5 1st (numerous) 1921 Iowa State Art Smith
Oklahoma State 1926; 19571995 4 1st (numerous) 1922 Iowa State Art Smith
Washington 19211924 0 5th (1922) 1923 Iowa State Willard E. Beanblossom
1924 Kansas State H.L. Mathias
1925 Kansas State  
1926 Iowa State Robert I. Simpson
1927 Oklahoma John Jacobs
1928 Kansas H. J. Huff
1929 Oklahoma John Jacobs
This is a table of non conference member participation. 1930 Iowa State Bob Simpson
1931 Iowa State Bob Simpson
School Sponsored Seasons Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s)) 1932 Kansas State Ward Haylett
Cornell College 1920 0 4th (1920) 1933 Kansas State Ward Haylett
1934 Kansas State Ward Haylett
1935 Oklahoma John Jacobs
1936 Kansas State Ward Haylett
1937 Kansas State Ward Haylett
1938 Kansas State Ward Haylett
1939 Kansas State Ward Haylett
1940 Nebraska Ed Weir
1941 Oklahoma John Jacobs
1942 No Meet  
1943 No Meet  
1944 No Meet  
1945 No Meet  
1946 Oklahoma John Jacobs
1947 Kansas Bill Easton
1948 Kansas Bill Easton
1949 Kansas Bill Easton
1950 Kansas Bill Easton
1951 Kansas Bill Easton
1952 Kansas Bill Easton
1953 Kansas Bill Easton
1954 Kansas Bill Easton
1955 Kansas Bill Easton
1956 Kansas Bill Easton
1957 Kansas Bill Easton
1958 Kansas Bill Easton
1959 Kansas Bill Easton
1960 Oklahoma State Ralph Higgins
1961 Kansas Bill Easton
1962 Colorado Frank Potts
1963 Kansas Bill Easton
1964 Kansas Bill Easton
1965 Kansas State DeLoss Dodds
1966 Kansas State DeLoss Dodds
1967 Missouri Tom Botts
1968 Kansas Bob Timmons
1969 Kansas Bob Timmons
1970 Missouri Tom Botts
1971 Kansas State DeLoss Dodds
1972 Oklahoma State Ralph Tate
1973 Oklahoma State Ralph Tate
1974 Iowa State$ Bill Bergan
1975 Kansas State DeLoss Dodds
1976 Colorado Dean Brittenham
1977 Colorado Dean Brittenham
1978 Colorado Dean Brittenham
1979 Colorado Dean Brittenham
1980 Colorado David Troy
1981 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1982 Colorado David Troy
1983 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1984 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1985 Colorado Jerry Quiller
1986 Colorado Jerry Quiller
1987 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1988 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1989 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1990 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1991 Iowa State Bill Bergan
1992 Colorado Jerry Quiller
1993 Iowa State  
1994 Iowa State  
1995 Oklahoma State  
$ = Denotes the Nebraska media guide lists Missouri and Iowa State as co-champions.
The Big Eight records book lists only Iowa State as the champion. As such the championship totals reflect the Big Eight total.
Sources
Big Eight Conference Men's and Women's Fact Book; 199394 87th Year/ 31st Edition
2011 Nebraska Cross Country Media Guide; History and Records
2005 Kansas Cross Counry Media Guide
June 27, 1913 University Missourian
New-York tribune, November 14, 1920, Page 20 Source of 1920 Championship
University Missourian, November 21, 1911, Page 4 Source of 1911 Championship, first ever.
The Daily Missourian, November 20, 1916, Page 4 Source of 1916 Championship
The Evening Missourian, November 21, 1917, Page 3 Source of 1917 Championship
University Missourian, November 09, 1913, Page 1 Source of 1913 Championship
Omaha Daily Bee, December 13, 1915, Page 7 University Missourian, November 15, 1915, Page 1 Source of 1915 Championship
University Missourian, November 10, 1912, Page 1 Source of 1912 Championship
The Cornhusker 1915 Source of 1914 Championship
The Cornhusker 1928 Source of 1927 Championship
1926 Kansas State Yearbook The Cornhusker 1926 Source of 1925 Championship
The Cornhusker 1925 Source of 1924 Championship
1924 Kansas State Yearbook Page 107 The Cornhusker 1924 Source of the 1923 Championship
The Cornhusker 1923 Source of the 1922 Championship
1921 Kansas State Yearbook Page 148 Source of the 1921 Championship
1927 Kansas State Yearbook Page 199 Source of 1926 Championship
1921 Iowa State Yearbook Page 301 Source of 1919 Championship
1920 Iowa State Yearbook Page 256 Source of no meet
Iowa State University Special Collection Source of Iowa State coaches
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