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
Name Class Institution
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
Name Class Institution
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
Amos Bowen Jr. Wyoming

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
Name Class Institution
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
Holly Page# Sr. Wyoming
2014 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SECOND TEAM
Name Class Institution
Sarah Hastings So. Boise State
Alexandra Will Jr. Colorado State
Demerey Kirsch Sr. Nevada
Tamara Armoush^ Sr. New Mexico
Nicole Roberts^ Sr. New Mexico
Amber Zimmerman Sr. New Mexico
Kerry White Fr. Wyoming

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