2017 USTFCCCA NCAA Division I Cross Country All-Americans
NEW ORLEANS – All-Americans for the 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country season were announced Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Athletes of member institutions who finished in the top-40 of their respective races this past weekend at the 2017 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships earned the honor.
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The Northern Arizona men and New Mexico women claimed the team titles in Louisville, Kentucky, while Syracuse’s Justyn Knight and New Mexico’s Ednah Kurgat won their first NCAA individual crowns.
Northern Arizona was the only team in the nation to have five All-Americans – and knowing that, it’s easy to see why their margin of victory was so wide (53 points). The Lumberjacks were led by Matthew Baxter (second), Tyler Day (third) and Peter Lomong (eighth), who all finished in the top-10.
New Mexico had four All-Americans as it won by 15 points over San Francisco. The Lady Lobos received the individual win from Kurgat and also put Weini Kelati (seventh), Charlotte Prouse (12th) and Alice Wright (14th) in the top-15.
Seven programs earned three All-America honors this past weekend. Four of those were men’s teams – Alabama, BYU, Portland and Stanford – while three were women’s – Colorado, Oregon and the aforementioned Dons.
By class, there were 27 juniors, 26 seniors, 21 sophomores and just six freshmen honored this year. Those freshmen included BYU’s Casey Clinger, Campbell’s Amon Kemboi, Coastal Carolina’s Nadeel Wildschutt, Colorado’s Eduardo Herrera, California’s Brie Oakley and Kelati.
On the conference level, the Pac-12 dominated the proceedings with 18 All-America nods – of which, 14 came from the women’s race spread across eight teams. The Mountain West was the only other conference with double-digit honorees (11).
See below for a full list of NCAA Division I Cross Country All-Americans.