2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country All-America Honors
NEW ORLEANS – All-Americans for the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country season were officially named on Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Athletes of member institutions who finished in the top-40 of their respective races this past weekend during the 2019 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana, earned the distinction.
Team titles went to the BYU men and Arkansas women, while individual titles were won by Edwin Kurgat of Iowa State and Weini Kelati of New Mexico were individual champions.
The Razorbacks brandished their true power as they had four athletes finish in the top-40, something no other team accomplished, regardless of gender. Katie Izzo and Taylor Werner gave Arkansas quite the 1-2 punch in third and fourth place, respectively, while Devin Clark and Carina Viljoen were 21st and 28th individually.
Seven programs had three All-Americans on Saturday. Four of those were men’s programs – national champion BYU, runner-up Northern Arizona, third-place Colorado and sixth-place Stanford – while three were women’s programs – runner-up BYU, third-place Stanford and fourth-place New Mexico.
Overall, there were 39 instutitions that had at least one All-American.
On a conference level, the Pac-12 led the way with 14 nods, while the Big Ten was hot on its heels with 13. No other conference had more than 10, but the SEC was the closest with nine.
See below for a full list of NCAA Division I Cross Country All-Americans.