USTFCCCA All-Region Honorees Announced for 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country
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USTFCCCA All-Region Honorees Announced for 2012 NCAA Division I Cross Country

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) recognized 450 athletes that earned All-Region awards for cross country in Division I following this weekend’s NCAA Regional Championships. Athletes of member schools that finished in the top 25 individually at one of the nine regional sites earned the honor.

All seven members of the Florida State men’s squad earned All-Region honors. The Seminoles were the lone men’s team in the country to have their seven finish in the top 25 of their region – in this case, the South region. Tulsa, Syracuse, Oklahoma, Stanford, Georgetown, Texas, and Georgia followed with six All-Region honorees.

Among conferences, the All-Region tally for men was very tight. The SEC came away with the most nods at 23, chased closely by the Big Ten (22), Pac-12 (22), Big East (22), Big 12 (21), and ACC (18).

Just as their male counterparts, the Florida State women placed all seven runners in the South region’s top 25 and were the only team in the country to do so. Arkansas gained six All-Region plaudits while Michigan State, Weber State, Connecticut, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, Washington, Georgetown, and Michigan followed with five.

The Big Ten had 29 women with All-Region honors, the most among the country’s conferences. The Pac-12 (23), SEC (23), Big East (23), ACC (22), and Big 12 (18) followed.

Louisville will host the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Saturday at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park.   The women’s race is slated to begin at Noon, eastern, followed by the men’s at 1:15 p.m., eastern.

A live webcast of the championships will be broadcast on

2012 USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country All-Region


Name Year School Region
Mark Allen SR American Mid-Atlantic
John Pope JR American Mid-Atlantic
Nick Reagan SO American Mid-Atlantic
Lawi Lalang SO Arizona West
Stephen Sambu SR Arizona West
Nick Happe SR Arizona State West
Kemoy Campbell JR Arkansas South Central
Solomon Haile JR Arkansas South Central
Eric Fernandez SR Arkansas South Central
Layne Nixon SR Arkansas South Central
David Flynn JR Arkansas South Central
Niklas Buhner SO Auburn South
Rich Peters JR Boston University Northeast
John Dugan SO Bucknell Mid-Atlantic
Jared Ward JR BYU Mountain
Tylor Thatcher JR BYU Mountain
Rex Shields SR BYU Mountain
Jason Witt JR BYU Mountain
Conner Peloquin JR BYU Mountain
David Cardona SR Cal Poly West
Edward Limo JR Central Arkansas South Central
Benjamin Gerber JR Central Arkansas South Central
Nathan Wanuch JR Chattanooga South
Aaron Ramirez SO Clemson Southeast
Jake Hurysz JR Colorado Mountain
Martin Medina SR Colorado Mountain
Blake Theroux SO Colorado Mountain
Pierce Murphy FR Colorado Mountain
Aric VanHalen SR Colorado Mountain
Jake Sienko JR Columbia Northeast
Mark Feigen SR Columbia Northeast
Mike Murphy SR Columbia Northeast
Leighton Spencer SR Columbia Northeast
Nick Wade SR Cornell Northeast
Will Geoghegan JR Dartmouth Northeast
Dylan O’Sullivan SO Dartmouth Northeast
Jim Spisak SR Duquesne Mid-Atlantic
Soufiane Bouchikhi JR Eastern Kentucky Southeast
Thijs Nijhuis SO Eastern Kentucky Southeast
Wade Meddles JR Eastern Kentucky Southeast
Ben Toroitich SO Eastern Kentucky Southeast
Mark Parrish JR Florida South
Jimmy Clark SO Florida South
Eduardo Garcia SO Florida South
John-Logan Hines SO Florida South
Matt Mizereck JR Florida South
Shuaib Winters SR Florida A&M South
Jakub Zivec JR Florida State South
Breandan O’Neill SR Florida State South
Wesley Rickman SR Florida State South
Seth Proctor SR Florida State South
David Forrester SR Florida State South
Zak Seddon FR Florida State South
Paul Lagno SR Florida State South
Wilkerson Given SR Furman Southeast
Robert Reynolds SR George Mason Southeast
Everett Hackett SR George Mason Southeast
Andrew Springer JR Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Mark Dennin SR Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Miles Schoedler SO Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Ayalew Taye SR Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Darren Fahy FR Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Ben Furcht JR Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Brandon Lord JR Georgia South
Brett Richardson SR Georgia South
Brian Detweiler SR Georgia South
Matt Cleaver SR Georgia South
Lucas Baker JR Georgia South
Charles Sparks JR Georgia South
Maksim Korolev JR Harvard Northeast
James Leakos JR Harvard Northeast
Yonas Tesfai SO Houston South Central
Hunter Mickow SR Illinois Midwest
Jannis Topfer JR Illinois Midwest
Zachary Mayhew SR Indiana Great Lakes
Andrew Bayer SR Indiana Great Lakes
John Mascari FR Indiana State Great Lakes
Mitch Goose SR Iona Northeast
Daniel Clorley JR Iona Northeast
Jake Byrne SO Iona Northeast
Matt Gillespie JR Iona Northeast
Mike O’Dowd FR Iona Northeast
Edward Kemboi SO Iowa State Midwest
Mohamed Hrezi JR Iowa State Midwest
Gabe Gonzalez FR Kansas Midwest
cosmas Ayabei SR Kansas City Midwest
Nabil Hamid SR Kennesaw State South
Natan Reuter SO Kennesaw State South
Michael Heller SR Kent State Great Lakes
Luis Orta SR Kentucky Southeast
Alfredo Santana SR La Salle Mid-Atlantic
Matt Johnsen JR Lamar South Central
David Rooney SR McNeese State South Central
Alex Bruce-Littlewood SR McNeese State South Central
Dan Kuhman SO Memphis South
Stephen Kiplagat SR Miami (Ohio) Great Lakes
Dan Lowry SR Michigan Great Lakes
Mark Beams JR Michigan Great Lakes
Brendon Blacklaws JR Michigan Great Lakes
Morsi Rayyan JR Michigan Great Lakes
Zach Ornelas SR Michigan Great Lakes
Alex Wilson SO Michigan State Great Lakes
Caleb Rhynard FR Michigan State Great Lakes
Josh McAlary SR Michigan State Great Lakes
Max Storms SR Missouri Midwest
Christopher Galvin SR Navy Mid-Atlantic
Andrew Colley JR NC State Southeast
Matt Sonnenfeldt SR NC State Southeast
Edward Crawford FR NC State Southeast
Luke Caldwell JR New Mexico Mountain
Pat Zacharias SO New Mexico Mountain
Sean Stam JR New Mexico Mountain
Adam Bitchell JR New Mexico Mountain
Futsum Zienasellassie FR Northern Arizona Mountain
Brian Shrader JR Northern Arizona Mountain
Matt McElroy SO Northern Arizona Mountain
Caleb Hoover SO Northern Arizona Mountain
Nathan Weitz FR Northern Arizona Mountain
Martin Grady JR Notre Dame Great Lakes
Walter Schafer JR Notre Dame Great Lakes
J.P. Malette SR Notre Dame Great Lakes
Donald Roys SR Ohio State Great Lakes
Patrick Casey SR Oklahoma Midwest
Kevin Williams SR Oklahoma Midwest
Bill Kogel SR Oklahoma Midwest
Riley Masters SR Oklahoma Midwest
Andrew Weaver SR Oklahoma Midwest
Ryan Poland SO Oklahoma Midwest
Girma Mecheso SR Oklahoma State Midwest
Tom Farrell JR Oklahoma State Midwest
Shane Moskowitz SO Oklahoma State Midwest
Joseph Manilafasha JR Oklahoma State Midwest
Brian Gohlke FR Oklahoma State Midwest
Trevor Dunbar SR Oregon West
Parker Stinson JR Oregon West
Sam Masters SR Penn State Mid-Atlantic
Tyler Jones SR Penn State Mid-Atlantic
Scott Fauble SO Portland West
David Perry SO Portland West
Lars Erik Malde SR Portland West
Chris Bendtsen JR Princeton Mid-Atlantic
Alejandro Arroyo Yamin JR Princeton Mid-Atlantic
Tyler Udland JR Princeton Mid-Atlantic
Mike Franklin SR Princeton Mid-Atlantic
Shane Quinn SO Providence Northeast
Harvey Dixon FR Providence Northeast
Matt McClintock FR Purdue Great Lakes
Johnnie Guy FR Purdue Great Lakes
Gabe Cuadra SR Rice South Central
Jose Madera JR San Francisco West
Erik Barkhaus SR Seattle West
Brian Dixon JR Southern Illinois Midwest
Nate Jewkes JR Southern Utah Mountain
Rajpaul Pannu JR St. Mary’s (Calif.) West
Joe Rosa SO Stanford West
Jim Rosa SO Stanford West
Tyler Stutzman JR Stanford West
Benjamin Johnson SR Stanford West
Erik Olson SO Stanford West
Miles Unterreiner SR Stanford West
Xavier Rodriguez SR Stephen F. Austin South Central
Adam Saloom SR Stephen F. Austin South Central
Eric Speakman SO Stony Brook Northeast
Griff Graves SR Syracuse Northeast
Martin Hehir FR Syracuse Northeast
Joe Whelan JR Syracuse Northeast
Ryan Urie SO Syracuse Northeast
Andrew Palmer SO Syracuse Northeast
Robert Molke JR Syracuse Northeast
Travis Mahoney SR Temple Mid-Atlantic
Peter Okwera SO Tennessee South
Ryan Dohner JR Texas South Central
Craig Lutz SO Texas South Central
Rory Tunningley SR Texas South Central
Kyle Merber SR Texas South Central
Patrick McGregor JR Texas South Central
Trevor Van Ackeren SR Texas South Central
Henry Lelei SR Texas A&M South Central
James Hodges SR Texas A&M South Central
Stephen Curry SR Texas A&M South Central
Patrick Kimeli SR Texas A&M-Corpus Christi South Central
Kennedy Kithuka JR Texas Tech Mountain
Chris O’Hare JR Tulsa Midwest
Andy Heyes SR Tulsa Midwest
Paulo Pinheiro SR Tulsa Midwest
Danny Thater SO Tulsa Midwest
Dennis Hodapp SO Tulsa Midwest
Marc Scott FR Tulsa Midwest
Trevor Halsted SO UC Davis West
Lane Werley SO UCLA West
Nohe Lema JR UCLA West
Dustin Fay JR UCLA West
David McDonald SR UCLA West
Daniel Mutai SR ULM South Central
Paul Chelimo JR UNCG Southeast
Paul Katam SO UNCG Southeast
Gilbert Kemboi SR USC Upstate Southeast
Josh McCabe SR Utah Valley Mountain
Cliff Nielson JR Utah Valley Mountain
Anthony Rotich FR UTEP Mountain
Sam McEntee SO Villanova Mid-Atlantic
Jordan Williamsz FR Villanova Mid-Atlantic
Alex Tully JR Villanova Mid-Atlantic
Mathew Mildenhall SR Villanova Mid-Atlantic
Robert Denault FR Villanova Mid-Atlantic
Zach Gates SR Virginia Southeast
Kyle King FR Virginia Southeast
Thomas Porter SO Virginia Southeast
Mark Amirault SR Virginia Southeast
Drew Paisley SO Virginia Southeast
William Mulherin SR Virginia Tech Southeast
Michael Hammond SR Virginia Tech Southeast
Joey Bywater SR Washington West
Todd Wakefield SO Washington State West
John Coyle SR Weber State Mountain
Joseph Chebet SR Western Kentucky Southeast
Alex McGrath SR William and Mary Southeast
Josh Hardin JR William and Mary Southeast
Mohammed Ahmed SR Wisconsin Great Lakes
Maverick Darling SR Wisconsin Great Lakes
Reed Connor SR Wisconsin Great Lakes
Alex Brill JR Wisconsin Great Lakes
Robert Finnerty SR Wisconsin Great Lakes
Thomas Ohlman JR Xavier Great Lakes
Matt Nussbaum SO Yale Northeast



Katelyn Greenleaf FR Alabama South
Brittney Lane JR Albany Northeast
Jennifer Bergman SR Arizona West
Elvin Kibet JR Arizona West
Nicci Corbin SO Arizona West
Elizabeth Apgar SR Arizona West
Shelby Houlihan SO Arizona State West
Semehar Tesfaye SR Arkansas South Central
Grace Heymsfield SO Arkansas South Central
Diane Robison SO Arkansas South Central
Jessica Kamilos SO Arkansas South Central
Paige Johnston SO Arkansas South Central
Shannon Klenke SO Arkansas South Central
Kristina Aubert SO Arkansas State South Central
Maria Elbon SO Belmont South
Jillian King SR Boston College Northeast
Liv Westphal SO Boston College Northeast
Sarah McMahon SO Bradley Midwest
Margaret Connelly JR Brown Northeast
Heidi Caldwell JR Brown Northeast
Katie Clark JR Butler Great Lakes
Kirsty Legg JR Butler Great Lakes
Natalie Shields FR BYU Mountain
Lindsey Sowards-Nielson JR BYU Mountain
Laura Hollander FR Cal Poly West
Kelsey Santisteban SO California West
Kate Borowicz SR Clemson Southeast
Erin Barker SR Clemson Southeast
Shalaya Kipp SR Colorado Mountain
Carrie Verdon FR Colorado Mountain
Whitney Henderson JR Colorado State Mountain
Erin Gillingham SR Columbia Northeast
Allison Lasnicki JR Connecticut Northeast
Lauren Sara JR Connecticut Northeast
Lindsay Crevoiserat SO Connecticut Northeast
Shauna McNiff SR Connecticut Northeast
Julia Zrinyi FR Connecticut Northeast
Katie Kellner SR Cornell Northeast
Rachel Sorna JR Cornell Northeast
Emily Shearer JR Cornell Northeast
Abbey D’Agostino JR Dartmouth Northeast
Juliet Bottorff JR Duke Southeast
Kelsey Lakowske FR Duke Southeast
Carolyn Baskir SO Duke Southeast
Suejin Ahn SR Duke Southeast
Amber Valimont JR Duquesne Mid-Atlantic
Bjork Olsen JR East Carolina Southeast
Florence Ngetich SR Florida South
Callie Cooper SR Florida South
Violah Lagat SR Florida State South
Colleen Quigley SO Florida State South
Amanda Winslow SR Florida State South
Kayleigh Tyerman SR Florida State South
Georgia Peel FR Florida State South
Jessica Parry SR Florida State South
Jennifer Dunn SR Florida State South
Madeline Chambers SO Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Kirsten Kasper SR Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Katrina Coogan SO Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Rachel Schneider JR Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Emily Jones SR Georgetown Mid-Atlantic
Carly Hamilton SO Georgia South
Morgan VanGorder SR Georgia South
Katharine Showalter SR Georgia State South
Emily Reese JR Harvard Northeast
Viviana Hanley SO Harvard Northeast
Alyssa Schneider FR Illinois Midwest
Courtney Yaeger SR Illinois Midwest
Rachael Brewer JR Illinois State Midwest
Kelsey Duerksen SR Indiana Great Lakes
Mareike Schrulle SR Iowa Midwest
Megan Ranegar JR Iowa Midwest
Betsy Saina SR Iowa State Midwest
Meaghan Nelson SR Iowa State Midwest
Crystal Nelson FR Iowa State Midwest
Samantha Bluske JR Iowa State Midwest
Joane Pierre SR Jacksonville South
Katie Harman SR James Madison Southeast
Laura Galvan SO Kansas State Midwest
Cally Macumber JR Kentucky Southeast
Chelsea Oswald SR Kentucky Southeast
Allison Peare JR Kentucky Southeast
Anna Bostrom JR Kentucky Southeast
Meghan McGlinchey SR La Salle Mid-Atlantic
Wendy Hutchinson SR La Salle Mid-Atlantic
Stephanie Bearish SR La Salle Mid-Atlantic
Jennifer Klugh SR Liberty Southeast
Dani Walker SO Lipscomb South
Sheree Shea SR Loyola Marymount West
Gina Valgoi SR Loyola-Chicago Midwest
Laura Carleton SR LSU South Central
Jillian Smith SR Michigan Great Lakes
Rebecca Addison SR Michigan Great Lakes
Shannon Osika FR Michigan Great Lakes
Lindsey Hilton SR Michigan Great Lakes
Brook Handler SO Michigan Great Lakes
Sara Kroll JR Michigan State Great Lakes
Leah O’Connor SO Michigan State Great Lakes
Julia Otwell JR Michigan State Great Lakes
Lindsay Clark FR Michigan State Great Lakes
Olivia Sydow SR Michigan State Great Lakes
Molly Kayfes SO Minnesota Midwest
Laura Docherty JR Minnesota Midwest
Ashlie Decker JR Minnesota Midwest
Katie Breathitt SR Mississippi South
Annie-Norah Beveridge SO Navy Mid-Atlantic
Brigid Byrne SR Navy Mid-Atlantic
Joanna Thompson SO NC State Southeast
Samantha Norman JR NC State Southeast
Keely Maguire SR New Hampshire Northeast
Josephine Moultrie SR New Mexico Mountain
Charlotte Arter JR New Mexico Mountain
Lacey Oeding SR New Mexico Mountain
Shawna Winnegar SR New Mexico Mountain
Courtney Schultz SR New Mexico State Mountain
Camille Schultz SR New Mexico State Mountain
Lianne Farber SO North Carolina Southeast
Brecca Wahlund FR North Dakota State Midwest
Josephine ADAMS SR North Texas South Central
Rochelle Kanuho SR Northern Arizona Mountain
Rikki Gonzales FR Northern Colorado Mountain
Lexie Goldsmith JR Northwestern Midwest
Michelle Moriset JR Northwestern Midwest
Kelly Curran JR Notre Dame Great Lakes
Rebecca Tracy SR Notre Dame Great Lakes
Molly Seidel FR Notre Dame Great Lakes
Hannah Eckstein SO Notre Dame Great Lakes
Alexa Aragon JR Notre Dame Great Lakes
Julie Accurso JR Ohio Great Lakes
Michelle Thomas SO Ohio State Great Lakes
Meredith Wagner JR Ohio State Great Lakes
Jessica Engel SR Oklahoma Midwest
Monika Juodeskaite SO Oklahoma State Midwest
Natalja Piliusina JR Oklahoma State Midwest
Jacqueline Campos SR Oklahoma State Midwest
Kate Kujawa JR Oklahoma State Midwest
Jordan Hasay SR Oregon West
Allie Woodward FR Oregon West
Alexi Pappas SR Oregon West
Sarah Penney SR Oregon West
Annie Leblanc FR Oregon West
Tori Perri JR Penn State Mid-Atlantic
Brooklyne Ridder SR Penn State Mid-Atlantic
Rebekka Simko JR Penn State Mid-Atlantic
Leigha Anderson SO Penn State Mid-Atlantic
Emily Giannotti JR Penn State Mid-Atlantic
Greta Feldman SR Princeton Mid-Atlantic
Emily de La Bruyere SO Princeton Mid-Atlantic
Jackie Nicholas SO Princeton Mid-Atlantic
Sarah Collins FR Providence Northeast
Laura Nagel JR Providence Northeast
Emily Sisson JR Providence Northeast
Shelby Greany SR Providence Northeast
Jillian Prentice JR Richmond Southeast
Margo Richardson JR Saint Louis Midwest
Lauren D’Alessio SR Samford South
Rachel Roberts FR Samford South
Eva Krchova JR San Francisco West
Elena Burkard FR San Francisco West
Mary Alenbratt SR SMU South Central
Shanoah Souza FR SMU South Central
Ashlee Powers FR SMU South Central
Caitlin Keen JR SMU South Central
Kayla Lampe FR South Carolina Southeast
Stephanie Ledgerwood SR Southern Miss South
Jamie Smith SR Southern Utah Mountain
Kirsten Bradford SR Southern Utah Mountain
Danielle Jewkes JR Southern Utah Mountain
Kathy Kroeger SR Stanford West
Cayla Hatton FR Stanford West
Aisling Cuffe SO Stanford West
Lauren Smith SR Stephen F. Austin South Central
Olivia Burne JR Stony Brook Northeast
Sarah Pagano SR Syracuse Northeast
Agnes Kemboi SR TCU South Central
Marielle Hall JR Texas South Central
Sara Sutherland JR Texas South Central
Laleh Mojtabaeezamani SR Texas South Central
Megan Siebert JR Texas South Central
Hillary Montgomery SO Texas A&M South Central
Gabby Salazar JR Texas A&M South Central
Kaylin Belair SR Toledo Great Lakes
Liz Weiler SO Toledo Great Lakes
Paige Callahan SO Tulane South Central
Sarah Hudak SR UAB South
Elinor Kirk JR UAB South
Sarah Sumpter JR UC Davis West
Alycia Cridebring JR UC Davis West
Chelsea Sumney JR UNCG Southeast
Amanda Mergaert SR Utah Mountain
Giselle Slotboom SO Utah Mountain
Alex Litzsinger SO Utah State Mountain
Risper Kimaiyo SR UTEP Mountain
Judith Chumba SR UTPA South Central
Nina Herrera JR UTSA South Central
Alyssa Diaz JR UTSA South Central
Kristen Findley SR Vanderbilt South
Hannah Jumper FR Vanderbilt South
Liz Anderson JR Vanderbilt South
Nicky Akande JR Villanova Mid-Atlantic
Emily Lipari JR Villanova Mid-Atlantic
Summer Cook JR Villanova Mid-Atlantic
Catherine White SR Virginia Southeast
Barbara Strehler JR Virginia Southeast
Sarah Rapp SO Virginia Tech Southeast
Nicole Irving JR Wake Forest Southeast
Katie Flood JR Washington West
Megan Goethals JR Washington West
Justine Johnson JR Washington West
Lindsay Flanagan SR Washington West
Liberty Miller JR Washington West
Amber Henry JR Weber State Mountain
Sarah Callister SR Weber State Mountain
Taylor Thornley SR Weber State Mountain
Jamie Stokes FR Weber State Mountain
Laken Hintze SR Weber State Mountain
Sarah-Anne Brault SR West Virginia Mid-Atlantic
Kelly Williams FR West Virginia Mid-Atlantic
Sydney Scott FR West Virginia Mid-Atlantic
Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton SR Wichita State Midwest
Elaina Balouris JR William and Mary Southeast
Emily Stites FR William and Mary Southeast
Ashely Beutler SR Wisconsin Great Lakes
Gabi Anzalone SO Wisconsin Great Lakes
Liana Epstein JR Yale Northeast