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Big 12 Notches 38 Cross Country All-Region Honorees
November 19, 2013
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Thirty-eight league runners have earned Division 1 All-Region awards, following the NCAA Regional Championships on Nov. 15. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association recognized 450 student-athletes.

The Big 12 tabbed 22 men and 16 women on the list. Texas led all men’s teams with seven runners finishing among the South Central Regional’s top 25. Oklahoma State followed with six runners earning the honor. On the women’s side, Iowa State had five 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.

Two men’s teams and two women’s squads will compete in the NCAA Championships including Iowa State (women), Oklahoma State (men), Texas (men) and West Virginia (women). Mohamed Hrezi (Iowa State), Reid Buchanan (Kansas) and Kennedy Kithuka (Texas Tech) earned a NCAA bid and chance to compete for the individual crown. Three individual women tallied NCAA bids including Rachel Johnson (Baylor), Monika Juodeskaite (Oklahoma State) and Marielle Hall (Texas).

The NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships will be contested November 23 in Terre Haute, Ind., hosted by Indiana State on the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center.

The meet will be broadcast live online at NCAA.com.

USTFCCCA All-Region Awards

Men

Name Year Institution Region
Brad Miles Sr. Baylor South Central
Alex Dillenbeck Jr. Iowa State Midwest
Martin Coolidge Jr. Iowa State Midwest
Mohamed Hrezi Sr. Iowa State Midwest
Evan Landes Jr. Kansas Midwest
Josh Munsch Sr. Kansas Midwest
Reid Buchanan Jr. Kansas Midwest
Abbabiya Simbassa Jr. Oklahoma Midwest
Craig Nowak So. Oklahoma State Midwest
Joseph Manilafasha Sr. Oklahoma State Midwest
Kirubel Erassa Jr. Oklahoma State Midwest
Shadrack Kipchirchir Sr. Oklahoma State Midwest
Taylor Monaghan Sr. Oklahoma State Midwest
Thomas Farrell Sr. Oklahoma State Midwest
Austin Roth Sr. Texas South Central
Chris Galvin Sr. Texas South Central
Collin Smith Sr. Texas South Central
Craig Lutz Jr. Texas South Central
Eduardo Rodriguez Jr. Texas South Central
Mark Pinales Jr. Texas South Central
Ryan Dohner Sr. Texas South Central
Kennedy Kithuka Sr. Texas Tech Mountain


Women

Name Year Institution Region
Alex Davis Fr. Baylor South Central
Rachel Johnson Jr. Baylor South Central
Bethanie Brown Fr. Iowa State Midwest
Crystal Nelson So. Iowa State Midwest
Katy Moen Jr. Iowa State Midwest
Perez Rotich Fr. Iowa State Midwest
Samantha Bluske Sr. Iowa State Midwest
Hannah Richardson So. Kansas Midwest
Laura Galvan Jr. Kansas State Midwest
Hilary Krein Jr. Oklahoma Midwest
Monika Juodeskaite Jr. Oklahoma State Midwest
Marielle Hall Sr. Texas South Central
Megan Siebert Sr. Texas South Central
Jillian Forsey Fr. West Virginia Mid-Atlantic
Kelly Williams So. West Virginia Mid-Atlantic
Sarah Martinelli Sr. West Virginia Mid-Atlantic
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