Post Season XC Awards Roll In!

Wartburg College Women
courtesy Wartburg athletics

USTFCCCA Region Award Winners in Division III Announced for 2012 Cross Country

Women’s Coach of the Year

CENTRAL REGION – Steve Johnson, Wartburg
Tied for eighth in the national poll, the Knights won their second Iowa Intercollegiate title and second Central Region title in as many years for their coach of 24 years.USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country Regional Award Winners for 2012

USTFCCCA Division I Woman Athlete of the Year

MIDWEST REGION – Betsy Saina, Iowa State

Betsy Saina – ISU
courtesy James Kirby

Saina, a senior from Eldoret, Kenya, led the Cyclones to the regional win with a win of her own. She cov

ered the 6k regional course on a blustery day in 19:51, four seconds ahead of defending champion Aliphine Tuliamuk of Wichita State. Saina won the Big 12 title earlier this year in leading the team to a second-straight conference crown. She also claimed victory at the Roy Griak Invite and was second at Wisconsin’s adidas Invitational.
Recent Winners:
2011: Aliphine Tuliamuk, Wichita State
2010: Stephanie Price, Minnesota
2009: Angela Bizzarri, Illinois
2008: Racheal Marchand, Iowa
2007: Diane Nukuri, Iowa

Corey Ihmals and Betsy Saina
courtesy James Kirby

USTFCCCA Division I Cross Country Regional Award Winners for 2012

Women’s Coach of the Year

MIDWEST REGION – Corey Ihmels, Iowa State
The Cyclones hope to continue their streak of victories, having already won this year’s Big 12 and Midw

est region titles. The sixth-year coach has his team ranked third leading into their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA meet.
Recent Winners:
2011: Corey Ihmels, Iowa State
2010: Corey Ihmels, Iowa State
2009: Gary Wilson, Minnesota
2008: Gary Wilson, Minnesota
2007: Gary Wilson, Minnesota

 

 

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