2020 NJCAA Division II Cross Country All-America

NEW ORLEANS – All-America honors for the 2020 NJCAA Division II Cross Country season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

For an athlete to earn All-America status, they must have finished among the top-15 athletes at the 2020 NJCAA Division II Cross Country Championships this past weekend in Fort Dodge, Iowa, and belong to a USTFCCCA member program.

National champion North Iowa Area CC led the way on the men’s side with four honorees: Individual champion Melvin Kipkemboi, Jorge Ruiz (sixth), Vicente Correia (11th) and Jalen Petersen (12th). The Trojans held off a strong challenge from runner-up Allen (Kan.) CC and third-place Cowley College, who both had multiple athletes earn All-America nods.

National champion Cowley College and runner-up Heartland (Ill.) CC tied with three All-America honors each on the women’s side. The Tigers, who won the national title by just three points, spread their honors out with individual champion Lubna Suied, sixth-place Zinara Lesley and 11th-place Karissa Glover, while the Hawks packed theirs together in 12th place (Olivia Boyd), 14th place (Olivia Trask) and 15th place (Brooke Evans).

See below for a full list of those athletes honored on Tuesday.

2020 NJCAA Division II Cross Country – All-America Honorees

MENHenos AndebrhanSOAllen (Kan.) CCDivision IIRegion VIE
MENBrig MerrittSOAllen (Kan.) CCDivision IIRegion VIE
MENPhillip SemienFRAllen (Kan.) CCDivision IIRegion VIE
MENAdrian Diaz-LopezFRCowley (Kan.)Division IIRegion VIE
MENAmos PkiachFRCowley (Kan.)Division IIRegion VIE
MENAndy Martinez Daytona State (Fla.)Division IIRegion VIIIE
MENAdam Mastrobuono Daytona State (Fla.)Division IIRegion VIIIE
MENJoshua KipkoechFRGrand Rapids (Mich.) CCDivision IIRegion XIIE
MENSam MickelsonSOHawkeye (Iowa) CCDivision IIRegion XIE
MENLogan JohnsonFRHeartland (Ill.) CCDivision IIRegion XXIVE
MENAlexander CroySOLake-Sumter State (Fla.)Division IIRegion VIIIE
MENVicente CorreiaSONorth Iowa Area CCDivision IIRegion XIE
MENMelvin KipkemboiFRNorth Iowa Area CCDivision IIRegion XIE
MENJalen PetersenSONorth Iowa Area CCDivision IIRegion XIE
MENJorge RuizSONorth Iowa Area CCDivision IIRegion XIE
WOMENElka BillingsFRAllen (Kan.) CCDivision IIRegion VIE
WOMENRachel BycroftFRAllen (Kan.) CCDivision IIRegion VIE
WOMENKarissa GloverFRCowley (Kan.)Division IIRegion VIE
WOMENZinara LesleySOCowley (Kan.)Division IIRegion VIE
WOMENLubna SuiedSOCowley (Kan.)Division IIRegion VIE
WOMENKayla ParisienSODawson (Mont.) CCDivision IIRegion XIIIE
WOMENAudrey MeyeringFRGrand Rapids (Mich.) CCDivision IIRegion XIIE
WOMENKaylee LeichtFRHawkeye (Iowa) CCDivision IIRegion XIE
WOMENRyann PortchFRHawkeye (Iowa) CCDivision IIRegion XIE
WOMENOlivia BloydFRHeartland (Ill.) CCDivision IIRegion XXIVE
WOMENBrooke EvansFRHeartland (Ill.) CCDivision IIRegion XXIVE
WOMENOlivia TraskSOHeartland (Ill.) CCDivision IIRegion XXIVE
WOMENHope ShalesFRMarion Military Institute (Ala.)Division IIRegion XXIIE
WOMENAubrie HeckSOMetropolitan (Mo.) CCDivision IIRegion XVIIE
WOMENSarah BertryFRNorth Iowa Area CCDivision IIRegion XIE