2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Awards

NEW ORLEANS – Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country season were announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), as voted on by member coaches from that division.

Information on each of those winners can be found below.

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NCAA DI REGIONAL AWARD HISTORY
MEN: Region Athletes of the Year | Region Coaches of the Year
WOMEN: Region Athletes of the Year | Region Coaches of the Year

The 2017 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships will be held Saturday, November 18 in Elsah, Illinois.

Men’s Athletes of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION — Grant O’Connor — RPI
O’Connor, a junior from West Hartford, Connecticut, won the Atlantic Region title in 24:14.10. He also posted wins at three other meets, including the Liberty League Championships.

CENTRAL REGION — Mark Fairley — Central (Iowa)
Fairley, a senior from Dubuque, Iowa, won the Central Region title in 24:53.0. He also finished sixth at the Iowa Conference Championships.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Ian McVey — Ohio Northern
McVey, a junior from Stow, Ohio, won the Great Lakes Region title in 25:11.0. He also won the individual title at the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships.

MIDEAST REGION — Graham Peet — Haverford
Peet, a junior from Vashon, Washington, won the Mideast Region title in 25:22.9. He also placed runner-up at the Centennial Conference Championships.

MIDWEST REGION — Darin Lau — UW-Eau Claire
Lau, a senior from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, won the Midwest Region title in 23:21.5. He also won individual titles at four other meets, including the WIAC Championships.

NEW ENGLAND REGION — Sam Brunnette — Plymouth State
Brunnette, a junior from Newport, Vermont, won the New England Region title in 25:22.8. He also two other individual titles this season, including one at the Little East Championships.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION — Grayson Reid — Christopher Newport
Reid, a senior from Glen Allen, Virginia, won the South/Southeast Region title in 24:01.3. He also won the individual title at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships.

WEST REGION — Andy Reischling — Pomona-Pitzer
Reischling, a junior from Seattle, Washington, won the West Region title in 25:04.1. He also won two other individual titles this season including one at the SCIAC Championships.

Women’s Athletes of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION — Taryn Cordani — Ithaca
Cordani, a junior from Douglas, Massachusetts, won the Atlantic Region title in 21:24.3. She also won individual titles at three other meets, including the Liberty League Championships and the de-facto Pre-National Invitational.

CENTRAL REGION — Meg Mathison — Carleton
Mathison, a sophomore from Waunakee, Wisconsin, won the Central Region title in 21:45.1. She also won individual titles at two others meets, notably at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Championships.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Linnea Halsten — Oberlin
Halsten, a junior from Madison, Wisconsin, won the Great Lakes Region title in 21:37.3. She also won individual titles at four other meets this season and enters NCAAs undefeated.

MIDEAST REGION — Ellie Clawson — Johns Hopkins
Clawson, a junior from Bellevue, Washington, won the Mideast Region title in 21:33.5. She also won the individual title at the Centennial Conference Championships.

MIDWEST REGION — Khia Kurtenbach — Chicago
Kurtenbach, a junior from Germantown, Wisconsin, won the Midwest Region title in 20:41.3. She also won individual titles at three other meets, including the UAA Conference Championships.

NEW ENGLAND REGION — Kaitlyn Mooney — Coast Guard
Mooney, a freshman from Manahawkin, New Jersey, won the New England Region title in 20:22.6. She also won individual titles at four other meets this season, including at the NEMAC Championships.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION — Gabrielle Stravach — Emory
Stravach, a senior from Westfield, New Jersey, won the South/Southeast Region title in 20:59.7. She also placed runner-up at the UAA Championships and won the individual title at the JSU Foothills Invitational.

WEST REGION — Bryn McKillop — Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
McKillop, a senior from Portland, Oregon, won the West Region title in 21:07.6. She also won individual titles at four other meets this season including at the SCIAC Championships.

Men’s Coaches of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION — Dan Moore — SUNY Geneseo
Moore, in his third year at SUNY Geneseo, guided the Knights to an Atlantic Region team title, scoring 61 points. His men also won the SUNYAC championship.

CENTRAL REGION — Bob Schultz — Loras
Schultz, in his 21st year at Loras, led the Duhawks to a Central Region team championship with 53 points. Schultz’s squad also won the conference title at the IIAC Championships.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Kori Stoffregen — DePauw
Stoffregen, in his 22nd year at DePauw, coached the Tigers to a runner-up finish at the Great Lakes Region meet, notching 111 points. His men also won at the NCAC Championships.

MIDEAST REGION — Tom Donnelly — Haverford
Donnelly, in his 43rd year at Haverford, led his squad to the team title at the Mideast Regionals with a meager 25 points. The Fords also won the conference title at the Centennial Conference Championships.

MIDWEST REGION — Al Carius — North Central (Ill.)
Carius, in his 52nd year at North Central (Ill.), guided the Cardinals to the Midwest Region title with just 34 points. Carius’ team also took home the conference title at the CCIW Championships.

NEW ENGLAND REGION — Halston Taylor — MIT
Taylor, in his 36th year at MIT, coached the Engineers to the New England Region championship, scoring 81 points. His squad won the conference title at the NEWMAC Championships.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION — Robert Shankman — Rhodes
Shankman, in his 27th year at Rhodes, guided the Lynx to a runner-up finish at the South/Southeast Region meet, notching 51 points. His program also finished first at the SAA Championships.

WEST REGION — Jordan Carpenter — Pomona-Pitzer
Carpenter, in his first year at Pomona-Pitzer, led the Sagehens to a West Region title, scoring just 35 points. His team also took home the conference title at the SCIAC Championships.

Women’s Coaches of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION — Dan Moore — SUNY Geneseo
Moore, in his third year at SUNY Geneseo, guided the Knights to an Atlantic Region team title, posting a score of 41. His women also won the conference title at the SUNYAC Championships.

CENTRAL REGION — Donna Ricks — Carleton
Ricks, in her 25th year at Carleton, led the Knights to a Central Region championship with 48 points. Her squad also took home the conference title at the MIAC Championships.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Mark Northuis — Hope
Northuis, in his 30th year at Hope, coached the Flying Dutch to a Great Lakes Region team title with 88 points. Northuis’ team also won the Michigan Intercollegiate Conference championship.  

MIDEAST REGION — Bobby Van Allen — Johns Hopkins
Van Allen, in his 19th year at Johns Hopkins, led the Blue Jays to a Mideast Region team title, notching just 32 points. Van Allen’s squad also won the Centennial Conference championship.

MIDWEST REGION — Dan Schwamberger — UW-Eau Claire
Schwamberger, in his 11th year at UW-Eau Claire, guided the Blugold to the Midwest Region championship with 59 points. Schwamberger’s squad also captured the conference title at the WIAC Championships.

NEW ENGLAND REGION — Kristen Morwick — Tufts
Morwick, in her 18th year at Tufts, guided the Jumbos to a runner-up finish at the New England Region meet, scoring 92 points. Her squad also posted a third-place finish at the NESCAC Championships.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION — Emily Daum — Trinity (Texas)
Daum, in her fourth year at Trinity (Texas), coached the Tigers to a South/Southeast Region title, scoring 80 points. Her team also picked up a conference title at the SCAC Championships.

WEST REGION — John Goldhammer — Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Goldhammer, in his 34th year at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, led the Athenas to a West Region championship with 58 points. His squad also took home a conference title at the SCIAC Championships.