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NCAA DIII XC Regional Awards

2022 NCAA Division III Cross Country Regional Awards

NEW ORLEANS – Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2022 NCAA Division III Cross Country season were announced on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) following Regional Championships Saturday.

All of these winners will end their seasons at the 2022 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, set for Saturday, November 19, in East Lansing, Michigan.

Information on each of the winners can be found below.

Men’s Athlete of the Year

EAST REGION — Tyler Morris — Colby

Morris, who hails from Weston, Massachusetts, won the individual title at the East Region Championships in 24:55.5. Earlier in the season, Morris finished runner-up at both the NESCAC Cross Country Championships as well as the Connecticut College Invitational.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Alex Phillip — John Carroll

Phillip, who hails from Akron, Ohio, won the individual title at the Great Lakes Region Championships in 23:56.7. Earlier in the season, Phillips earned top individual honors at the OAC Cross Country Championships, finished second at the Spartan Invitational And clocked one of the fastest times by an NCAA DIII runner at the Paul Short Run at 23:14.7.

METRO REGION — Ryan Kredell — Haverford

Kredell, who hails from Geneva, Illinois, won the individual title at the Metro Region Championships in 25:22.5. Earlier in the season, Kredell earned top individual honors at the Centennial Conference Cross Country Championships and finished fifth at the Main Line Invitational.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION — Gavin McElhennon — Johns Hopkins

McElhennon, who hails from Washington, D.C., won the individual title at the Mid-Atlantic Region Championships in 25:02.8. Earlier in the season, McElhennon finished third at the Centennial Conference Cross Country Championships and second at the Baltimore Metro Meet.

MIDEAST REGION — Elias Lindgren — Williams

Lindgren, who hails from Merion Station, Pennsylvania, won the individual title at the Mideast Region Championships in 25:03.9. Earlier in the season, Lindgren took top individual honors at a host of meets, including the NESCAC Cross Country Championships, the Connecticut College Invitational and the Purple Valley Classic, among others.

MIDWEST REGION — Christopher Collet — Wartburg

Collet, who hails from Verona, Illinois, won the individual title at the Midwest Region Championships in 25:04.8. Earlier in the season, Collet took top individual honors at the American Rivers Cross Country Championships, the Augustana Interregional Invitational and the Dan Huston Invitational, among others.

NIAGARA REGION — Nick Andrews — SUNY Geneseo

Andrews, who hails from Brockport, New York, won the individual title at the Niagara Region Championships in 24:47.7. Earlier in the season, Andrews took top individual honors at the SUNYAC Cross Country Championships and placed runner-up at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle as well as the Mike Woods Invitational.

NORTH REGION — Christian Patzka — UW-Whitewater

Patzka, who hails from Black Earth, Wisconsin, won the individual title at the North Region Championships in 24:08.4. Earlier in the season, Patzka took top individual honors at the Tom Hoffman Invitational and the Ken Weidt Classic, as well as placing second at both the WIAC Cross Country Championships and the NCAA DIII Pre-National Invitational.

SOUTH REGION — Sam Llaneza — Lynchburg

Llaneza, who hails from Bristow, Virginia, won the individual title at the South Region Championships in 25:09.5. Earlier in the season, Llaneza placed third at the ODAC Cross Country Championships and took fifth at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle.

WEST REGION — Lucas Florsheim — Pomona-Pitzer

Florsheim, who hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, won the individual title at the West Region Championships in 24:23.2. Earlier in the season, Florsheim took runner-up honors at the SCIAC Cross Country Championships and placed fifth at the Augustana Interregional Invitational.

Men’s Coach of the Year

EAST REGION — Riley Macon — MIT

Macon, in his first year as head coach, led the Engineers to the team title at the East Region Championships with 21 points. MIT also won the team title at the NEWMAC Cross Country Championships with 15 points.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Kyle Basista — John Carroll

Basista, in his ninth year as head coach, led the Blue Streaks to the team title at the Great Lakes Region Championships with 48 points. John Carroll also won the team title at the OAC Cross Country Championships with 40 points.

METRO REGION — Tom Donnelly — Haverford

Donnelly, in his 48th year as head coach, led the Fords to the team title at the Metro Region Championships with 21 points. Haverford was also team runner-up at the Centennial Cross Country Championships with 36 points.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION — Tim Connelly — Carnegie Mellon

Connelly, in his eighth year as head coach, led the Tartans to the team title at the Mid-Atlantic Region Championships with 22 points. Carnegie Mellon also was team runner-up at the UAA Cross Country Championships with 64 points.

MIDEAST REGION — Pete Farwell — Williams

Farwell, in his 44th year as head coach, led the Ephs to the team title at the Mideast Region Championships with 40 points. Williams also won the team title at the NESCAC Cross Country Championships with 41 points.

MIDWEST REGION — Matt Sinnott — North Central (Ill.)

Sinnott, in his first year as head coach, led the Cardinals to the team title at the Midwest Region Championships with 41 points. North Central also won the team title at the CCIW Cross Country Championships with 15 points.

NIAGARA REGION — John Davis — SUNY Brockport

Davis, in his fourth year as head coach, led the Golden Eagles to the team runner-up finish at the Niagara Region Championships with 77 points. SUNY Brockport was also team runner-up at the SUNYAC Cross Country Championships with 35 points.

NORTH REGION — Jeff Miller — UW-Whitewater

Miller, in his 41st year as head coach, led the Warhawks to the team title at the North Region Championships with 75 points. UW-Whitewater was also team runner-up at the WIAC Cross Country Championships with 51 points.

SOUTH REGION — Linh Nguyen — Emory

Nguyen, in his fourth year as head coach, led the Eagles to the team title at the South Region Championships with 46 points. Emory also won the team title at the UAA Cross Country Championships with 48 points.

WEST REGION — Kyle Flores — Pomona-Pitzer

Flores, in his second year as head coach, led the Sagehens to the team title at the West Region Championships with 36 points. Pomona-Pitzer also won the team title at the SCIAC Cross Country Championships with 21 points.

Women’s Athlete of the Year

EAST REGION — Jillian Richardson — Bates

Richardson, who hails from Auburn, Maine, won the individual title at the East Region Championships in 21:41.0. Earlier in the season, Richardson took top individual honors at the Bates Invitational and placed third at both the NESCAC Cross Country Championships and the Connecticut College Invitational.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Anastasia Tucker — Hope

Tucker, who hails from Midland, Michigan, won the individual title at the Great Lakes Region Championships in 20:46.0. Earlier in the season, Tucker took top individual honors at the MIAA Cross Country Championships and placed third at the Augustana Interregional Invitational.

METRO REGION — Gabriella Nye — Widener

Nye, who hails from Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, won the individual title at the Metro Region Championships in 22:49.3. Earlier in the season, Nye took top individual honors at the Middle Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championships and placed fourth at the Paul Short Run.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION — Alex Ross — Johns Hopkins

Ross, who hails from Glastonbury, Connecticut, won the individual title at the Mid-Atlantic Region Championships in 21:42.8. Earlier in the season, Ross took top individual honors at the Centennial Conference Cross Country Championships and the Baltimore Metro Meet, among others.

MIDEAST REGION — Morgan Lee — RPI

Lee, who hails from Edgewater, Maryland, won the individual title at the Mideast Region Championships in 22:10.9. Earlier in the season, Lee took top individual honors at the Liberty League Cross Country Championships and placed runner-up at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle.

MIDWEST REGION — Kassie Parker — Loras

Parker, who hails from Guttenberg, Iowa, won the individual title at the Midwest Region Championships in 21:13.9. Earlier in the season, Parker took top individual honors at the American Rivers Cross Country Championships, the Augustana Interregional Invitational, the NCAA DIII Pre-National Invitational and at the National Catholic Championships.

NIAGARA REGION — Kathleen McCarey — SUNY Geneseo

McCarey, who hails from Port Jervis, New York, won the individual title at the Niagara Region Championships in 21:56.5. Earlier in the season, McCarey took top individual honors at the Mike Woods Invitational and the Harry F. Anderson Invitational, while placing third at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle.

NORTH REGION — Fiona Smith — Saint Benedict

Smith, who hails from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, won the individual title at the North Region Championships in 20:51.5. Earlier in the season, Smith took top individual honors at the MIAC Cross Country Championships, the Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer Invitational, the Hamline Invitational and placed second at both the NCAA DIII Pre-National Invitational and the Roy Griak Invitational.

SOUTH REGION — Annika Urban — Emory

Urban, who hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, won the individual title at the South Region Championships in 22:29.3. Earlier in the season, Urban took top individual honors at a host of meets, including the UAA Cross Country Championships, the Paul Short Run and the Jacksonville State Foothills Invitational, among others.

WEST REGION — Natalie Bitetti — Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Bitetti, who hails from La Crescenta, California, won the individual title at the West Region Championships in 21:41.3. Earlier in the season, Bitetti took top individual honors at the SCIAC Cross Country Championships, as well as the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational and Redlands Invitational.

Women’s Coach of the Year

EAST REGION — Riley Macon — MIT

Macon, in his first year as head coach, led the Engineers to the team title at the East Region Championships with 36 points. MIT also won the team title at the NEWMAC Cross Country Championships with 30 points.

GREAT LAKES REGION — Kyle Basista — John Carroll

Basista, in his ninth year as head coach, led the Blue Streaks to the team title at the Great Lakes Region Championships with 81 points. John Carroll also won the team title at the OAC Cross Country Championships with 36 points.

METRO REGION — Logan Stroman — Widener

Stroman, in his seventh year as head coach, led the Pride to the team title at the Metro Region Championships with 61 points. Widener also won the team title at the Middle Atlantic Cross Country Championships with 40 points.

MID-ATLANTIC REGION — Bobby Van Allen — Johns Hopkins

Van Allen, in his 23rd year as head coach, led the Blue Jays to the team title at the Mid-Atlantic Region Championships with 40 points. Johns Hopkins also won the team title at the Centennial Cross Country Championships with 15 points.

MIDEAST REGION — Pete Farwell — Williams

Farwell, in his 23rd year as head coach, led the Ephs to the team title at the Mideast Region Championships with 47 points. Williams also won the team title at the NESCAC Cross Country Championships with 37 points.

MIDWEST REGION — Ryan Chapman — Wartburg

Chapman, in his seventh year as head coach, led the Knights to the team title at the Midwest Region Championships with 36 points. Wartburg also won the team title at the American Rivers Cross Country Championships with 20 points.

NIAGARA REGION — Dan Moore — SUNY Geneseo

Moore, in his eighth year as head coach, led the Knights to the team title at the Niagara Region Championships with 18 points. SUNY Geneseo also won the team title at the SUNYAC Cross Country Championships with 30 points.

NORTH REGION — Donna Ricks — Carleton

Ricks, in her 30th year as head coach, led the Knights to the team title at the North Region Championships with 41 points. Carleton also won the team title at the MIAC Cross Country Championships with 27 points.

SOUTH REGION — Jake Reed — Lynchburg

Reed, in his sixth year as head coach, led the Hornets to the team title at the South Region Championships with 30 points. Lynchburg also won the team title at the ODAC Cross Country Championships with 15 points.

WEST REGION — Marina Muncan — Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Muncan, in her third year as head coach, led the Athenas to the team title at the West Region Championships with 37 points. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps also won the team title at the SCIAC Cross Country Championships with 22 points.