Alex Phillip, John Carroll: 2021 NCAA Division III Men’s Cross Country National Athlete of the Year

Alex Phillip capped a dream season by winning the men’s individual title at the 2021 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. He covered the 8k course in 23:27.6 and won by nearly three seconds in Louisville, Kentucky. Earlier in the season, Phillip also placed first at several other meets, including the Great Lakes Region Championships in 24:27.4 the OAC Championships in 24:07.8, the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble in 24:49.5, and the All-Ohio Championships in 24:52.1, where he became just the fourth NCAA DIII athlete to capture the overall individual crown in meet history.