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All Decade Team

Men's Cross Country All Decade Team

Cristain Nazarek (13'-14') – Cristian Nazarek would be the leader of the most successful two years of the decade for the SRJC Men's Cross Country Team. Earning Frist Team All-Conference and All-Region two years in a row, Nazarek had the highest finish (21st) and fastest time (20:46) of the decade at the CCCAA State Championships at Woodward Park. Nazarek was instrumental in bring home Big 8 Championships and NorCal Championships hardware for the first time in over a decade. In 2014 Nazarek ran the 5th fastest of all time at SRJC on the Pat Ryan Spring Lake Course with a time of 20:00.03.  A Santa Rosa High School graduate, Cristain Nazarek would go on to run for Humboldt State and is currently pursuing his medical doctorate.

Johnny Vargas (18') – After finishing 5th in his first collegiate race, Johnny Vargas, would go on to win every race he ran until the State Championships.  Big 8 Conference Champion, NorCal Champion and the highest finishing place of the decade at the CCCAA State Championships (34th).  No other runner of the decade has run with more confidence.  Vargas would consistently take the lead after the first mile and never look back.  Vargas' running career would be cut short unfortunately due to a major foot injury sustained at work.  A Graduate of Piner High School, Vargas will be the most prolific runner of the decade.

Jaime Silva (13') –  Jaime Silva rarely finished outside of the top 3 in every race he ran in the 2013 season.  Silva earned major points for the Bear Cubs' Northern California Championships runner up season. Silva would be the only runner not wearing an ARC jersey to finish in the top 7 at the 2013 Big 8 Championships, denying the Beavers a perfect score.   Silva would go on to run the third fastest time of the decade at the CCCAA State Championships at Woodward Park with a time of 21:33.  A Piner High Graduate, Jaime Silva would later transfer to American River but end his running career shortly after.

Logan Stanley (13'-14') – The ever-present counter part to Cristain Nazarek over the dominate years of 2013-2014, Logan Stanley ran with a hard nosed style and consistently over achieved. Placing just outside of all-conference and all regional positions, Stanley was the most important linchpin in the 2013-second place finish at the Northern California Championship. A Rancho Cotate Graduate, Logan Stanley would transfer to University of Southern Oregon before transferring to Eastern Washington where he would earn his degree in Journalism.  Logan Stanley is currently a staff writer for a number of publications including the Press Democrat and

Jesse Fenn (12'-13') – The oldest of the bunch, Jesse Fenn started the turn around of the SRJC Men's Cross Country team.  After a number of years without a qualifying a full team at the State Meet, Jesse Fenn was team captain of the 2013 team that would finish second at both the Big 8 Championships and Northern California Championships.  Fenn was a Homeschooler in High School and did not run for a competitive cross country team until his freshmen year at SRJC.  He would go on to transfer to San Francisco State where he would run for the Gators for two more seasons before graduating with a degree in communications.  Fenn continued his education at the Master's Seminary School.  Jesse Fenn is now a Pastor at Hillsdie Church in San Jose.

Justin Thurman (15'-17') – Justin Thurman had a very successful running career at Santa Rosa Junior College.  The Santa Rosa High School Graduate, Thurman would earn First team All Conference honors in 2015 and 2017 and nearly broke into the top 20 at the 2015 Northern California Championships.  Although Thurman holds the 4th fastest time run (21:39) this decade by a Bear Cub at the CCCAA State Championships, its his consistency and ability to rise to the occasion that earns him a place in the all decade team.  Justin Thurman was instrumental in keeping the streak of team CCCAA State Championship births alive.  Thurman would go on to be assistant coach for the next three seasons, leading the Women's team to back-to-back Big 8 Conference Championships.

Bailey Williams (19'-20') – The most recent runner on the All-Decade Team, Bailey Williams had a very successful career in a short amount of time.  One of the most coachable athletes of recent years, Williams has consistently improved and developed to be one of the top runners at SRJC.  If his most recent time trials are any indication, barring the Pandemic, Williams would have continued to improve. A graduate of Technology High, Bailey Williams will be transferring to San Francisco State where he will pursue a degree in Kinesiology and continue his running career.

Second Team – Zekaryas Mebrahtu (11'), Patrick Lynch (18'-20'), Chris Tose (18'), Brady Lane (15'-16'), Jon Ahnberg (13'-14'), Matthew Taylor (13'), Luis Quezedas (18'-19').