2018 USTFCCCA NAIA Cross Country All-America Team Named

NEW ORLEANS – All-Americans for the 2018 NAIA 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-30 of their respective races this past weekend at the NAIA Cross Country Championships in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, earned the distinction.


The Oklahoma City men and the Oregon Tech women captured their respective gender’s team titles, while Cornerstone’s Colin De Young and Point Part (Pa.)’s Anna Shields won the individual crowns.

Three different programs earned three All-America honors, led by those aforementioned Owls from Oregon Tech. Those two other programs also came from the women’s race as Madonna (Mich.) and SCAD Atlanta (Ga.) each had three athletes in the top-30 finishers.

Speaking of Madonna (Mich.) and SCAD Atlanta (Ga.), they tied with Southern Oregon for having the most combined All-Americans with four. In total, 38 different programs had at least one All-American on their rosters.

On a conference level, the Cascade Conference led the way with 10 honorees. Next up was the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference with nine and the Appalachian Athletic Conference with eight.

See below for a full list of NAIA Cross Country All-Americans.

Men’s & Women’s Cross Country All-Americans
MENBret CrawfordSRCampbellsville (Ky.)Great LakesMid-South
MENChance HyattSRCarroll (Mont.)WestFrontier
MENCole CampbellSOCollege of IdahoWestCascade
MENAlex MartinJRCollege of IdahoWestCascade
MENTyler LawsonSRColumbia (Mo.)South CentralAMC
MENColin De YoungJRCornerstone (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC
MENJoey DeBoerSRCornerstone (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC
MENLucas HuelvanFRCumberlands (Ky.)Great LakesMid-South
MENBraden CurnowJRDakota State (S.D.)MidwestNorth Star
MENShane BurnsSOEvangel (Mo.)South CentralThe Heart
MENCayce GriffinSRIndiana TechGreat LakesWHAC
MENChris MaxonSOIndiana WesleyanGreat LakesCrossroads
MENJesse SaxtonJRIndiana WesleyanGreat LakesCrossroads
MENCole OlsenSOLewis-Clark State (Idaho)WestFrontier
MENTony FloydJRMadonna (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC
MENUlysses OrozcoSRMissouri ValleySouth CentralThe Heart
MENJames LindstromSRMount Mercy (Iowa)MidwestThe Heart
MENOscar KipKorosJROklahoma CitySouth CentralSAC
MENMax McNeillJROklahoma CitySouth CentralSAC
MENJose DiazJRReinhardt (Ga.)SouthAAC
MENJackson HelfrichJRReinhardt (Ga.)SouthAAC
MENPhilip LagemannSRSaint Mary (Kan.)South CentralKCAC
MENDax WilletteSOSCAD Atlanta (Ga.)SouthAAC
MENSeth FarmerJRShawnee State (Ohio)Great LakesMid-South
MENBrandon KelseyJRSouthern OregonWestCascade
MENNoah OberitterSRSouthern OregonWestCascade
MENGabe CeballosSRSt. Francis (Ill.)MidwestChicagoland
MENOmar ParamoFRSt. Francis (Ill.)MidwestChicagoland
MENAnthony TylerSRUC Merced (Calif.)WestCal Pac
MENMichael OldachJRWestmont (Calif.)WestGSAC
WOMENAlexis MillerSRAquinas (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC
WOMENMadison Paquette Cleary (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC
WOMENKelli SmithJRCornerstone (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC
WOMENAnnechiena KnevelbaardJRDordt (Iowa)MidwestGPAC
WOMENKeili DornSREmbry-Riddle (Ariz.)WestCal Pac
WOMENAspen Dirr Huntington (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads
WOMENEmily AdamsSOLewis-Clark State (Idaho)WestFrontier
WOMENMackenzie GurneJRMadonna (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC
WOMENChristina MurphySOMadonna (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC
WOMENAlison ShapicJRMadonna (Mich.)Great LakesWHAC
WOMENJacquelyn CrowSRMilligan (Tenn.)SouthAAC
WOMENMindy Kaufman Montana WesternWestFrontier
WOMENLydia WilsonSOMontreat (N.C.)SouthAAC
WOMENCassandra BrownellJRNorthwest Christian (Ore.)WestCascade
WOMENLydia MatoSROklahoma CitySouth CentralSAC
WOMENDanielle De CastroSROregon TechWestCascade
WOMENSusie GarzaSROregon TechWestCascade
WOMENCindy ReedSROregon TechWestCascade
WOMENAnna ShieldsSRPoint Park (Pa.)Great LakesRiver States
WOMENKailtyn ShoemakerSRSaint Mary (Kan.)South CentralKCAC
WOMENEmily KearneyJRSCAD Atlanta (Ga.)SouthAAC
WOMENSandra PflughoftFRSCAD Atlanta (Ga.)SouthAAC
WOMENNatalie StepanianFRSCAD Atlanta (Ga.)SouthAAC
WOMENLemi WutzSOSCAD Savannah (Ga.)SouthSun Conference
WOMENKayle BlackmoreSRSouthern OregonWestCascade
WOMENJenna StormsSRSouthern OregonWestCascade
WOMENAlex BerendsSRTaylor (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads
WOMENSarah HardenSOTaylor (Ind.)Great LakesCrossroads
WOMENMarissa KuikJRWaldorf (Iowa)MidwestNorth Star
WOMENJackline JemeliSRWayland Baptist (Texas)South CentralSAC