Nov. 14, 2011
WASHINGTON - After a stellar weekend that saw the Georgetown men's cross country team win the Mid-Atlantic Region Cross Country Championship for the seventh time in eight years as well as the women's team sharing the region title with Villanova, the first title under the helm of Head Women's Cross Country Coach Chris Miltenberg, the Hoyas have more cause for celebration as the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its annual all-region teams for cross country in Division I. The USTFCCCA recognized 450 student-athletes who earned All-Region honors following the weekend's regional championships with 12 members of the Blue & Gray making the list, seven from the women's team and five from the men's. USTFCCCCA bestows the top 25 finishers from member institutions from each of the nine regional sites with the honor.
The women's squad tallied all seven of its competitors on the All-Region list, one of just two schools to do so on the women's side along with Florida State University. For the men, GU was one of 12 teams to place its top five runners, and scorers subsequently, on the All-Region list.
Seven-time All-American Emily Infeld (University Heights, Ohio/Beaumont), All-American Emily Jones (Harvard, Mass../Bromfield), Claire Richardson (St. Paul, Minn./The Blake School/Harvard), Katrina Coogan (Exeter, N.H./Phillips Exeter Academy), Kirsten Kasper (Andover, Mass./North Andover), Hannah Neczypor (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) and Annamarie Maag (Lake Oswego, Ore./Jesuit) all made the list for the women.
On the men's side, graduate student Alex Lundy (Littleton, Colo./Heritage/Maryland), Mark Dennin (Gilberstville, Pa./Boyerstown), Andrew Springer (Westerly, R.I./Westerly), T.C. Lumbar (Edina, Minn./Edina) and Bobby Peavey (Virginia Beach, Virginia/Kellam) handily made the All-Region list.
The BIG EAST Conference showcased a strong presence on both lists as the league tallied 26 women, second to the Big Ten (20), and 23 men, third to the Big 12 and Big Ten - each tallying 26 apiece.
The NCAA Championship will be held on Monday, November 21 at the LaVern Gibson Championship Course located at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute, Ind., hosted by Indiana State University. The men's race will begin at approximately 12:08 p.m. ET followed by the women's race at approximately 12:58 p.m. A live webcast of the championships will be broadcast from noon to 1:30 p.m. ET on NCAA.com.