2015 Mountain West Cross Country Honors Announced

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West announced its 2015 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 through 14th garnered second-team accolades.

Colorado State’s Jerrell Mock and Boise State’s Allie Ostrander were named Mountain West Athletes of the Year. Mock won the men’s 8K race with a time of 26:16.26, while Ostrander claimed the women’s 6K title in 21:49.97. Air Force’s Ryan Cole took home the men’s MW Coach of the Year awards, while New Mexico’s Joe Franklin received women’s MW Coach of the Year honors for the eighth consecutive year.
 
Boise State’s Elijah Armstrong and Allie Ostrander collected MW Men’s Freshman of the Year honors, respectively.

Air Force had two runners earn first-team honors. Patrick Corona (26:30.41) and Kyle Eller (26:30.52) finished second and third, respectively. Boise State’s Michael Vennard (26:40.37), Colorado State’s Jefferson Abbey (26:56.18), New Mexico’s Elmer Engholm (26:43.73) and Wyoming’s Aaron Derner (26:37.83) complete the first team.

The Lobos placed five runners on the women’s first team as Courtney Frerichs was the runner-up  with a time of (22:05.19), Alice Wright was fourth (22:24.42), Rhona Auckland placed fifth (22:39.98), Molly Refner finished sixth (22:54.01 )and Calli Thackery was seventh (22:55.14). Air Force’s Hannah Everson, who garnered All-Conference honors for the third consecutive year with her third place finish (22:12.11) rounded out the first team.                                                                                                                                                                                         
2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FIRST TEAM
NameClassInstitution
Patrick Corona#
Sr.Air Force
Kyle EllerJr.Air Force
Michael Vennard^So.Boise State
Spencer KeithR-Fr.Colorado State
Jerrell Mock^R-So.Colorado State
Elmar Engholm#Sr.New Mexico
Aaron DernerSr.Wyoming
2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SECOND TEAM
NameClassInstitution
Dan CaddiganSr.Air Force
Matt DorseyJr.Air Force
Elijah ArmstrongFr.Boise State
Chandler AustinR-Fr.Boise State
Rhys ParkSo.Boise State
Jefferson Abbey#R-Jr.Colorado State
Dan MilechmanSr.New Mexico


Men’s Student-Athlete of the Year: Jerrell Mock, R-So., Colorado State

Men’s Coach of the Year: Ryan Cole, Air Force

Men’s Freshman of the Year: Elijah Armstrong, Boise State

2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FIRST TEAM
NameClassInstitution
Hannah Everson#Sr.Air Force
Allie OstranderFr.Boise State
Rhona AucklandJr.New Mexico
Courtney FrerichsSr.New Mexico
Molly RenferSr.New Mexico
Calli Thackery#Sr.New Mexico
Alice Wright^R-So.New Mexico
2015 ALL-MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY SECOND TEAM
NameClassInstitution
Anna HoldimanJr.Boise State
Brenna PeloquinFr.Boise State
Ali KallnerFr.Colorado State
Emily MyersSr.Nevada
Heleene Tambet^Sr.New Mexico
Emily Hosker-ThornhillSr.New Mexico
Kashley CarterFr.Utah State

Women’s Student-Athlete of the Year: Allie Ostrander, Fr., Boise State

Women’s Coach of the Year: Joe Franklin, New Mexico

Women’s Freshman of the Year: Allie Ostrander, Boise State

& = four-time honoree # = three-time honoree ^ = two-time honoree