2019 NCAA DIII Cross Country Regional Awards

NEW ORLEANS – Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2019 NCAA Division III Cross Country season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association following Regional Championships Saturday.

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Regional Award History

Information on each of the winners can be found below.

Many of these winners will end their seasons this Saturday at the 2019 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

USTFCCCA Regional Awards are presented by Pro Form Sports.

Men’s Athlete of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION — Noah Falasco — RPI

Falasco, a senior from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, won the individual title at the Atlantic Region Championships in 25:13.3. He also ran well at the Liberty League Cross Country Championships as well as the Purple Valley Classic.

CENTRAL REGION — Matt Wilkinson — Carleton

Wilkinson, a junior from Greenwood, Minnesota, won the individual title at the Central Region Championships in 24:56.8. He also won individual titles at the MIAC Cross Country Championships as well as at the Running of the Cows.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Chase Hampton — Otterbein

Hampton, a senior from Hilliard, Ohio, won the individual title at the Great Lakes Region Championships in 24:02.5. He also won individual titles at the OAC Cross Country Championships as well as the Otterbein Invitational.

MIDEAST REGION — Patrick Watson — Stevenson

Watson, a senior from Edgewater, Maryland, won the individual title at the Mideast Region Championships in 24:24.4. He also won individual titles at the Middle Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championships, the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle, the Don Cathcart Invitational, the Elizabethtown Short Course Invitational, as well as the Shannon Henretty Invitational.

MIDWEST REGION — Ryan Cutter — Chicago

Cutter, a junior from El Sobrante, California, won the individual title at the Midwest Region Championships in 24:32.6. He also won individual titles at the UAA Cross Country Championships as well as the Augustana Brissman/Lundeen Invitational and the Wheaton (Ill.) Gil Dodds Invitational.

NEW ENGLAND REGION — Aidan Ryan — Williams

Ryan, a junior from New York, New York, won the individual title at the New England Region Championships in 24:51.6. He also won individual titles at the NESCAC Cross Country Championships as well as the Connecticut College Invitational, the Purple Valley Classic, the Little Three Championships and the Monmouth Kick-Off.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION — Jack Whetstone — Emory

Whetstone, a junior from Glenview, Illinois, won the individual title at the South/Southeast Region Championships in 24:49.3. He also won an individual title at the Struts Season Opener and placed well at the Berry Invitational earlier in the season.

WEST REGION — Ethan Widlansky — Pomona-Pitzer

Widlansky, a sophomore from Seattle, Washington, won the individual title at the West Region Championships in 25:00.7. He also ran well at the SCIAC Cross Country Championships, where he finished runner-up, and at the UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational, where he finished sixth.

Men’s Coach of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION — Dan Moore — SUNY Geneseo

Moore, in his fifth year as head coach, led the Knights to the team title at the Atlantic Region Championships with 30 points. SUNY Geneseo also won team titles at the SUNY Conference Championships, Highlander Invitational, Mike Woods Invitational and Fisher-Rodenbeck Invitational.

CENTRAL REGION — Ryan Chapman — Wartburg

Chapman, in his fourth year as head coach, led the Knights to the team title at the Central Region Championships with 52 points. Wartburg also won team titles at the American Rivers Conference Championships, Saga Cup, Dan Huston Invitational and John Kurtt Fall Invitational.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Brian Diemer — Calvin

Diemer, in his 34th year as head coach, led the Knights to the team title at the Great Lakes Region Championships with 43 points. Calvin also won team titles at the Michigan Intercollegiate Championships with a perfect 15 points and the Knight Invitational.

MIDEAST REGION — Tim Connelly — Carnegie Mellon

Connelly, in his fifth year as head coach, led the Tartans to the team title at the Mideast Region Championships with 55 points. Carnegie Mellon also won team titles at the University Athletic Association Championships, Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle, Carnegie Mellon Invitational and Allegheny College Classic.

MIDWEST REGION — Al Carius — North Central (Ill.)

Carius, in his 54th year as head coach, led the Cardinals to the team title at the Midwest Region Championships with 47 points. North Central also won team titles at the Illinois & Wisconsin Championships, UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational, Live at Lou Classic, Wheaton Gil Dodds Invitational, Aurora Spartan Classic and Elmhurst College Earlybird Invitational.

NEW ENGLAND REGION — Pete Farwell — Williams

Farwell, in his 41st year as head coach, led the Ephs to the team title at the New England Region Championships with 24 points. Williams also won team titles at the New England Small College Championships, Connecticut College Invitational, Keene State Invitational, Purple Valley Classic, Little Three Championships and Monmouth Kick-Off.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION — Linh Nguyen — Emory

Nguyen, in his first year as head coach, led the Eagles to the team title at the South/Southeast Region Championships with 41 points. Emory also won team titles at the Berry Invitational and Struts Season Opener.

WEST REGION — Jordan Carpenter — Pomona-Pitzer

Carpenter, in his third year as head coach, led the Sagehens to the team title at the West Region Championships with 33 points. Pomona-Pitzer also was team runner-up at the Southern California Intercollegiate Championships, UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational, Capital Cross Challenge and UC Riverside Invitational.

Women’s Athlete of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION — Parley Hannan — Ithaca

Hannan, a sophomore from Orlean, Virginia, won the individual title at the Atlantic Region Championships in 21:01.2. She also won individual titles at the Liberty League Cross Country Championships as well as the Connecticut College Invitational and the Ronald Hoffman Invitational.

CENTRAL REGION — Kassie Rosenbum — Loras

Rosenbum, a sophomore from Guttenberg, Iowa, won the individual title at the Central Region Championships in 22:00.0. She also won an individual title at the Kohawk Invitational and finished well at both the American Rivers Conference Cross Country Championships and the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Evie Bultemeyer — Trine

Bultemeyer, a junior from Fort Wayne, Indiana, won the individual title at the Great Lakes Region Championships in 20:58.4. She also won individual titles at the MIAA Cross Country Championships, as well as the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble and the Knight Invitational.

MIDEAST REGION — Isabel Cardi — Dickinson

Cardi, a junior from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, won the individual title at the Mideast Region Championships in 20:38.5. She also won individual titles at the Centennial Conference Cross Country Championships, as well as the Elizabethtown Short Course Invitational and at the Little Three Meet.

MIDWEST REGION — Paige Lawler — Washington (Mo.)

Lawler, a senior from Lexington, Massachusetts, won the individual title at the Midwest Region Championships. She also won individual titles at the UAA Cross Country Championships and the Dan Huston Invitational.

NEW ENGLAND REGION — Izzi Gengaro — MIT

Gengaro, a sophomore from Boonton Township, New Jersey, won the individual title at the New England Region Championships in 21:19.1. She also won an individual title at the NEWMAC Cross Country Championships and finished runner-up at the Connecticut College Invitational.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION — Anna Wilgenbusch — Dallas

Wilgenbusch, a sophomore from St. Paul, Minnesota, won the individual title at the South/Southeast Region Championships. She also won individual titles at the SCAC Cross Country Championships, as well as the Bill Libby Invitational, the ETBU Tiger Invitational, the University of Dallas Invitational, the Muthama-Rogers Invitational, the UT Dallas Invitational and at the CROOSader Dual Meet.

WEST REGION — Whitney Rich — Whitman

Rich, a junior from McMinnville, Oregon, won the individual title at the West Region Championships in 21:12.0. She also won individual titles at the Northwest Conference Cross Country Championships as well as the Lewis & Clark Invitational and at the Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational.

Women’s Coach of the Year

ATLANTIC REGION — Dan Moore — SUNY Geneseo

Moore, in his fifth year as head coach, led the Knights to the team title at the Atlantic Region Championships with 68 points. SUNY Geneseo also won team titles at the SUNY Conference Championships, Highlander Invitational, Mike Woods Invitational and Fisher-Rodenbeck Invitational.

CENTRAL REGION — Donna Ricks — Carleton

Basista, in his 27th year as head coach, led the Knights to team title at the Central Region Championships with 57 points. Carleton also won team titles at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Conference Championships, Karhu Shoe Race, St. Boni Invite, Running of the Cows and Kent Weidt Classic.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Kyle Basista — John Carroll

Basista, in his sixth year as head coach, led the Blue Streaks to the team title at the Great Lakes Region Championships with 83 points. John Carroll also won team titles at the Ohio Conference Championships and Knight Invitational.

MIDEAST REGION — Bobby Van Allen — Johns Hopkins

Van Allen, in his 20th year as head coach, led the Blue Jays to the team title at the Mideast Region Championships with 88 points. Johns Hopkins also won team titles at the Centennial Championships, Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle and Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals.

MIDWEST REGION — Jeff Stiles — Washington (Mo.)

Stiles, in his 19th year as head coach, led the Bears to the team title at the Midwest Region Championships with 37 points. Washington also won team titles at the University Athletic Association Championships, UW-Oshkosh Kollege Town Sports Invitational and Dan Huston Invitational.

NEW ENGLAND REGION — Pete Farwell — Williams

Farwell, in his 20th year as head coach, led the Ephs to the team title at the New England Region Championships with 64 points. Williams also won team titles at the New England Small College Championships, Keene State Invitational, Purple Valley Classic and Little Three Championships.

SOUTH/SOUTHEAST REGION — Mike Dager — Washington and Lee

Dager, in his sixth year as head coach, led the Generals to the team title at the South/Southeast Region Championships with 36 points. Washington and Lee also won team titles at the Old Dominion Conference Championships and Old Dominion Conference Preview.

WEST REGION — John Goldhammer — Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Goldhammer, in his 36th year as head coach, led the Athenas to the team title at the West Region Championships with 52 points. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps also won the team title at the Coyote Challenge.