2016 USTFCCCA All-Americans For NCAA DI Cross Country

2016 USTFCCCA All-Americans For NCAA DI Cross Country

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday the 80 student-athletes who earned All-America honors by finishing among the top-40 in the men’s and women’s races at the 2016 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships this past weekend in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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There were only two teams with four All-Americans — the Colorado women and the Northern Arizona men. No team had five or more.

Only one of those two teams with four All-Americans won a national title at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course and that was the Lumberjacks. NAU rolled to the title by scoring 125 points, 33 fewer than runner-up Stanford. The Lumberjacks were led by 4th-place finisher Futsum Zienasellassie. Matthew Baxter (11th), Tyler Day (23rd) and Andy Trouard (37th) also finished in the top-40 for NAU.

Like the Lumberjacks, the Buffs entered the meet as the pre-race, unanimous favorite in the National Coaches’ Poll — but unlike their male counterpart, didn’t have a runner in the top-20, which was ultimately their undoing. Dani Jones led the charge for Colorado in 22nd place, while Kaitlyn Benner (26th), Mackenzie Caldwell (39th) and Sage Hurta (40th) finished close behind.

Four teams had three All-Americans, headlined by women’s national champion Oregon. Joining the Ducks with three All-America selections were women’s runner-up Michigan and the men of Syracuse and Colorado.

Oregon beat the Wolverines by a point in in turn, became the lowest ranked team (12th) to ever win an NCAA DI XC title. Freshman Katie Rainsberger led the way for the Ducks as she finished 4th. Alli Cash (14th) and Samantha Nadel (21st) weren’t too far behind the young standout.

Michigan saw Erin Finn take 2nd behind individual champion Karissa Schweizer of Missouri. Finn, Avery Evenson (18th) and Gina Sereno (30th) all ended up as All-Americans for the Wolverines with their finishes.

The Orange also had an individual runner-up and that was none other than Justyn Knight. Colin Bennie and Joel Hubbard finished 17th and 34th for Syracuse, respectively.

The Buffs were the last team with three All-Americans. Ben Saarel (21st), Joe Klecker (28th) and John Dressel (33rd) all finished in the top-40.

If you break the All-America honors down further, you’ll see that seniors led the way with 31 nods. Juniors were second with 27, while 15 sophomores and seven freshmen finished in the top-40 in Terre Haute.

On the conference level, the Pac-12 had the most All-Americans with 19. The Big Ten took home 11, while the SEC had 9, followed by the ACC with 8.

2016 USTFCCCA All-Americans: NCAA Division I Cross Country

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Student-Athlete
Year
Institution
Jack Bruce
JR
Arkansas
Alex George
JR
Arkansas
Yusuke Uchikoshi
JR
Boise State
Rory Linkletter
SO
BYU
Nicolas Montanez
SR
BYU
Lawrence Kipkoech
SO
Campbell
Amon Terer
SR
Campbell
John Dressel
SO
Colorado
Joe Klecker
FR
Colorado
Ben Saarel
SR
Colorado
Nicholas Raymond
SR
Eastern Michigan
Scott Carpenter
SR
Georgetown
Jason Crist
SR
Indiana
Edwin Kibichiy
SR
Louisville
Sherod Hardt
SR
Michigan State
Jacob Choge
FR
Middle Tennessee
MJ Erb
SR
Mississippi
Wes Gallagher
SR
Mississippi
Matthew Baxter
JR
Northern Arizona
Tyler Day
SO
Northern Arizona
Andy Trouard
JR
Northern Arizona
Futsum Zienasellassie
SR
Northern Arizona
Hassan Abdi
JR
Oklahoma State
Joshua Thompson
SR
Oklahoma State
Edward Cheserek
SR
Oregon
Matthew Maton
SO
Oregon
Alex Short
SR
San Francisco
Joel Reichow
SR
South Dakota State
Grant Fisher
SO
Stanford
Sean McGorty
SR
Stanford
Colin Bennie
JR
Syracuse
Joel Hubbard
SR
Syracuse
Justyn Knight
JR
Syracuse
Luke Traynor
SR
Tulsa
Ferdinand Edman
SR
UCLA
Dillon Maggard
JR
Utah State
Patrick Tiernan
SR
Villanova
Michael Williams
JR
Washington State
Morgan McDonald
JR
Wisconsin
Malachy Schrobilgen
SR
Wisconsin
WOMEN
     
Student-Athlete
Year
Institution
Taylor Werner
FR
Arkansas
Brenna Peloquin
SO
Boise State
Erica Birk
SO
BYU
Peyton Bilo
SO
Cal Poly
Grace Barnett
SR
Clemson
Kaitlyn Benner
JR
Colorado
Mackenzie Caldwell
SO
Colorado
Sage Hurta
FR
Colorado
Dani Jones
SO
Colorado
Charlotte Imer
JR
Eastern Kentucky
Jordann McDermitt
JR
Eastern Michigan
Courtney Smith
JR
Harvard
Katherine Receveur
SO
Indiana
Sharon Lokedi
SO
Kansas
Katy Kunc
JR
Kentucky
Avery Evenson
JR
Michigan
Erin Finn
SR
Michigan
Gina Sereno
JR
Michigan
Rachele Schulist
SR
Michigan State
Rhianwedd Price
SR
Mississippi State
Jamie Kempfer
JR
Missouri
Karissa Schweizer
JR
Missouri
Erika Kemp
SR
NC State
Rachel Koon
SO
NC State
Elinor Purrier
JR
New Hampshire
Calli Thackery
SR
New Mexico
Alice Wright
JR
New Mexico
Anna Rohrer
SO
Notre Dame
Alli Cash
JR
Oregon
Samantha Nadel
SR
Oregon
Katie Rainsberger
FR
Oregon
Ashley Montgomery
SR
Penn
Elizabeth Chikotas
JR
Penn State
Jillian Hunsberger
JR
Penn State
Lauren LaRocco
JR
Portland
Charlotte Taylor
SR
San Francisco
Christina Aragon
FR
Stanford
Fiona O’Keeffe
FR
Stanford
Angel Piccirillo
SR
Villanova
Amy-Eloise Neale
JR
Washington