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NJCAA DI XC All-America

2016 NJCAA DI All-Americans Announced for Cross Country

NEW ORLEANS – All-America awards for the 2016 NJCAA Division I Cross Country season were announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Awards were earned by the top 15 finishers in the men’s and women’s races in El Dorado, Kansas, this past Saturday.

Men’s national champion Central Arizona and men’s national runner-up Iowa Central CC accounted for more than half of their gender’s awards with four apiece. Central Arizona topped Iowa Central CC, 49-62, with the third-place South Plains men were another 50 points back with 112.

The champion Vaqueros were led by two-time national individual champion Gilbert Kigen.

Both third-place South Plains and 13th-place Cloud County CC earned two All-America honors, each.

All-American honors in the women’s race – as indicated by the eight-point difference between national champ Lansing CC and fourth-place Iowa Central CC – were much more widely distributed.

Third-place El Paso CC, eighth-place South Plains, and Monroe led the way with two All-Americans apiece.

National champion Lansing CC, runner-up Central Arizona and fourth-place Iowa Central CC were among the remaining nine teams with one All-American, each.

See the full list of All-Americans below.

MEN – NJCAA All-Americans

Student-Athlete Institution
Philip Lageman Allen (Kan.) CC
Gilbert Kigen Central Arizona
Jorge Perez Central Arizona
Anthony Masayesva Central Arizona
Emmanuel Hidalgo Central Arizona
Moses Dirane Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Thobile Mosito Cloud County (Kan.) CC
Erick Rotich Gillette (Wyo.)
Karim Achengli Iowa Central CC
Ashenaft Hatte Iowa Central CC
Omer Almog Iowa Central CC
Belesti Akalu Iowa Central CC
Felix Kosgei South Plains (Texas)
Omero Rodriguez South Plains (Texas)
Elias Gedyon Trinidad State (Colo.) JC


WOMEN – NJCAA All-Americans

Student-Athlete Institution
Kaitlyn Shoemaker Allen (Kan.) CC
Kaitlyn Volk Central Arizona
Winnie Kibet Colby (Kan.) CC
Shalet Mitei El Paso CC
Rose Jebet El Paso CC
Ruth Chepsat Gillette (Wyo.)
Leanne Pompeani Iowa Central CC
Shanieke Watson Iowa Western CC
Casey Mossholder Lansing (Mich.) CC
Allyson Girard Mesa (Ariz.) CC
Susan Ejore Monroe (N.Y.)
Nokuthula Dlamini Monroe (N.Y.)
Sandra Szpott NMMI
Seselia Dala South Plains (Texas)
Leslie Romero South Plains (Texas)