Individual NCAA Bids Announced on Saturday
Wyoming's Region One of the Toughest in the Nation
Cowboys and Cowgirls Finish Fifth and Sixth, Respectively
Zans and Page Seek All-Conference Honors
Zans and Page Run Fastest 6k/5k Times Since 1990
Images of Wyoming runners during the 2010 Mountain West Conference Championships in Laramie, Oct. 29
2013-14: Finished in Wyoming's top four runners at all six meets during the season...placed in UW's top two in two meets...top performance was 18th in 24:44 at the Mountain West Championships to finish as UW's second runner...also placed second overall at the Utah Valley Invite in 18:22...earned another top-10 finish with seventh at the Highlander Invite in 17:57.
2012-13: Placed 13th at the Rust Buster in 19:28 ... finished 14th at the Montana St. Invitational in 26:00 ... earned a 25th-place mark at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 26:48 ... placed 17th at the Highlander Invitational in 18:31 ... earned a 35th-place mark at the Mountain West Championship in 26:09 ... competed in the NCAA Mountain Regional in 31:53 for 59th place ... named MW Academic All-Conference.
2011-12: Achieved sixth place at the Wyoming Invitational in 22:25 ... came in 12th place in 25:25 at the Woody Greeno Invite ... placed 16th at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in 26:37 ... finished Pre-Nationals in 25:48 for a 112th-place finish ... earned a 24th-place mark at the MW Championship in 26:14 ... competed in the NCAA Mountain Regional in 32:51 for 79th place.
2010-11: A consistent scorer for the team, providing several solid finishes in the fourth position for the Pokes ... earned first letter as a Cowboy ... best finishes of the season came at the Woody Greeno Invite and the Rocky Mountain Shootout in which he crossed the finish line in 22nd and 49th, respectively ... finished 109th out of 470 runners in the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., considered one of the top races in the nation ... in the postseason, grabbed the 62nd position in the NCAA Mountain Region race ... also contributed to the Cowboy track squad, lending his talents to the 1,500-meter run ... one of the team's top 3,000-meter steeplechase runners.
Before Wyoming: Competed at the University of Auckland...gained experience representing his country in international competition in cross country and in mountain running ... was the 2010 U-19 New Zealand cross country champion, placing second in 2008 and third in 2007.
Personal: Born Oct. 9 in Auckland, New Zealand ... son of Greg and Joan Banks ... majoring in marketing.