2014 Mountain West Cross Country Honors Announced
Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Mountain West announced its 2014 men’s and women’s cross country All-Conference teams today. The top 14 finishers in each race at the MW Championships receive All-MW honors. The top seven earned first-team honors, while those placing eighth-14th garnered second-team accolades.
Boise State’s David Elliott and Emma Bates were named Mountain West Athletes of the Year. Elliot won the men’s 8K race with a time of 23:38.70, while Bates took home the women’s 6K title for the second consecutive year in 19:37.30. New Mexico’s Joe Franklin took home both the men’s and women’s MW Coach of the Year awards, as his Lobos swept the Mountain West Championships for the sixth straight year.
Boise State’s Andrew Rafla and Emma Hyyppa earned MW Men’s Freshman of the Year honors, respectively.
New Mexico had four runners earn first-team honors. Jake Shelley (23:43.10), Alex Cornwell (23:44.00), Ross Matheson (23:47.90) and Matthew Bergin (23:48.70) finished third through sixth, respectively. Air Force’s Patrick Corona placed second (23:41.50) and Riley Coates was seventh (23:50.20) to round out the first team.
The Lobos also placed three runners on the women’s first team as Alice Wright finished fourth (20:21.20), Calli Thackery was fifth (20:26.70) and Charlotte Arter placed sixth (20:42.60). Other first team honorees include, Boise State’s Marisa Howard, who garnered All-Conference honors for the fourth consecutive year with her runner-up finish (19:53.40). Wyoming’s Holly Page finished third (20:18.60) and Air Force’s Hannah Everson took seventh (20:47.90) to complete the first team.
|2014 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FIRST TEAM|
|Riley Coates||Sr.||Air Force|
|Patrick Corona^||So.||Air Force|
|David Elliott||Sr.||Boise State|
|Matthew Bergin||Jr.||New Mexico|
|Alex Cornwell||Sr.||New Mexico|
|Ross Matheson||Sr.||New Mexico|
|Jake Shelley||Sr.||New Mexico|
|2014 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SECOND TEAM|
|Andrew Rafla||Fr.||Boise State|
|Michael Vennard||Fr.||Boise State|
|Jefferson Abbey^||So.||Colorado State|
|Jerrell Mock||R-Fr.||Colorado State|
|Elmar Engholm||Jr.||New Mexico|
|Daniel Studley||Jr.||New Mexico|
Men’s Student-Athlete of the Year: David Elliott, Sr., Boise State
Men’s Coach of the Year: Joe Franklin, New Mexico
Men’s Freshman of the Year: Andrew Rafla, Boise State
|2014 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FIRST TEAM|
|Hannah Everson^||Jr.||Air Force|
|Emma Bates#||Sr.||Boise State|
|Marisa Howard&||Sr.||Boise State|
|Charlotte Arter#||Sr.||New Mexico|
|Calli Thackery^||Jr.||New Mexico|
|Alice Wright||R-Fr.||New Mexico|
|2014 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SECOND TEAM|
|Sarah Hastings||So.||Boise State|
|Alexandra Will||Jr.||Colorado State|
|Tamara Armoush^||Sr.||New Mexico|
|Nicole Roberts^||Sr.||New Mexico|
|Amber Zimmerman||Sr.||New Mexico|
Women’s Student-Athlete of the Year: Emma Bates, Sr., Boise State
Women’s Coach of the Year: Joe Franklin, New Mexico
Women’s Freshman of the Year: Emma Hyyppa, Boise State
& = four-time honoree # = three-time honoree ^ = two-time honoree