The OAMC Aggies won their first national championship in men’s cross country running at the 16th annual meet held on November 22, 1954, in East Lansing, Michigan.
Fredrik Eckhoff led the team by placing third individually in the 4 mile (6.4 kilometer) race, with two more Aggies finishing in the top 10 with the rest of the team finishing in the top 23 in a field of 113 individual runners and 14 teams. The Aggies won a total of 61 point to outdistance second place Syracuse by 57 points.
Coached by Ralph Higgins, the team finished the season with a perfect 8-0 record. The national champion team included (pictured l-r) Bjorn Bogerud, Bill Kerr, Ron Appleman, Mel Moseley, Eckhoff, Sture Landqvist, Henri Geller and Cook.