Thirty-nine league runners have earned Division I All-Region awards, following the NCAA Regional Championships on Nov. 9. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recognized 450 student-athletes.
The Big 12 notched 21 men and 18 women on the list. Oklahoma and Texas led all men's teams with six of the seven runners on their regional squads finishing among the Midwest Regional's top 25. Oklahoma State followed with five runners earning the honor. On the women's side, Iowa State, Oklahoma State and Texas each had four honorees to lead the league.
Athletes of member schools that finished in the top 25 individually at one of the nine regional sites earned the honor.
Three men's cross country teams and three women's squads will compete in the NCAA Championships including Iowa State (women), Oklahoma (men), Oklahoma State (men/women) and Texas (men/women). Texas Tech's Kennedy Kithuka earned a NCAA bid after winning the Mountain Regional. Three individual women tallied NCAA bids including Agnes Kemboi (TCU), Jessica Engel (Oklahoma) and Sarah-Anne Brault (West Virginia).
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 11:00 a.m. CT, followed by the men's at 12:15 p.m.
A live webcast of the championships will be broadcast on NCAA.com.
USTFCCCA All-Region Awards
|Edward Kemboi, Iowa State||Betsy Saina, Iowa State|
|Mohamed Hrezi, Iowa State||Meaghan Nelson, Iowa State|
|Gabe Gonzalez, Kansas||Crystal Nelson, Iowa State|
|Patrick Casey, Oklahoma||Samantha Bluske, Iowa State|
|Kevin Williams, Oklahoma||Laura Galvan, Kansas State|
|Bill Kogel, Oklahoma||Jessica Engel, Oklahoma|
|Riley Masters, Oklahoma||Monika Juodeskaite, Oklahoma State|
|Andrew Weaver, Oklahoma||Natalja Piliusina, Oklahoma State|
|Ryan Poland, Oklahoma||Jacqueline Campos, Oklahoma State|
|Girma Mecheso, Oklahoma State||Kate Kujawa, Oklahoma State|
|Tom Farrell, Oklahoma State||Agnes Kemboi, TCU|
|Shane Moskowitz, Oklahoma State||Marielle Hall, Texas|
|Joseph Manilafasha, Oklahoma State||Sara Sutherland, Texas|
|Brian Gohlke, Oklahoma State||Laleh Mojtabaeezamani, Texas|
|Ryan Dohner, Texas||Megan Siebert, Texas|
|Craig Lutz, Texas||Sarah-Anne Brault, West Virginia|
|Rory Tunningley, Texas||Kelly Williams, West Virginia|
|Kyle Merber, Texas||Sydney Scott, West Virginia|
|Patrick McGregor, Texas|
|Trevor Van Ackeren, Texas|
|Kennedy Kithuka, Texas Tech|