Cross Country Post Season Award Winners

Cross Country Post Season Award Winners

The 2017 Iowa Central Cross Country season was one for the record books and the Triton runners were rewarded with post season awards for their efforts.  Runners who finished in the top 6 earn NJCAA All-American honors and runners who finish in the top 20 earn Coaches Association All-American honors for the Half Marathon.  For the NJCAA Cross Country Championships, runners who place in the top 15 receive NJCAA All-American honors while the top 40 runners take home Coaches Association All-American status.  

Adva Cohen, a freshman from Israel, was the 2017 NJCAA Cross Country individual champion and the 2017 Half Marathon individual champion.  Cohen was named the National Women's Athlete of the Year, as well as the Midwest Region Athlete of the Year.  Cohen, whose Half Marathon time of 1:20:25 was a new Israeli National Record, was also named an NJCAA and a Coaches Association All-American in both the NJCAA Cross Country Championships and the Half Marathon. 

Agnes Mansaray, a sophomore from Sierra Leone, finished 3rd in the Half Marathon.  Mansaray's time of 1:25:58.1 was a new Sierra Leone National Record.  Mansaray's finish secured her NJCAA and Coaches Association All-American awards for the Half Marathon.  Mansaray also finished 16th in the Cross Country Championships, earning her a Coaches Association All-American honor. 

Marion Bartilol finished 5th in both the Cross Country Championships and the Half Marathon, securing her a NJCAA and Coaches Association All-American award for both events.      

Aaliyah Regg Wajid's 9th place finish at the Half Marathon earned her a Coaches Association All-American honor.  Regg Wajid also finished 13th in the NJCAA Cross Country Championships, earning her both NJCAA and Coaches Association All-American status. 

Abeba Sullivan finished 14th at the Half Marathon and 17th at the Cross Country Championships, earning her two Coaches Association All-American awards.  

Marta Lukijaniuk's 18th place finish at the Half Marathon and her 24th place finish at the Cross Country Championships earn her Coaches Association All-American honors for both events. 

Naomi Alvarez's 19th place finish at the Half Marathon earned her a Coaches Association All-American award.   

Katy Pfile's 20th place finish at the Half Marathon and her 28th place finish in the Cross Country Championships secured her Coaches Association All-American awards for both events. 

For the Triton men, Karim Achengli claimed his 2nd Half Marathon title with a time of 1:07:51.6.  Achengli also finished 3rd at the NJCAA Championships, and was named Midwest Region Male Athlete of the Year.  Achengli was awarded with NJCAA and Coaches Association All-American honors in both events.

Ezekiel Kipchirchir's 2nd place finish at the NJCAA Cross Country Championships and his 3rdplace finish in the Half Marathon earned him NJCAA and Coaches Association All-American honors for both events. 

Jhordan Ccope finished 2nd in the Half Marathon, earning him NJCAA and Coaches Association All-American honors. Ccope also finished 15th at the Cross Country Championships, securing both NJCAA and Coaches Association honors in that event as well. 

Innocent Murwanashyaka's 12th place finish at the Half Marathon and his 30th place finish at the Cross Country Championships earned him Coaches Association All-American honors for both events.

Joshua Jacques' 18th place finish, Gemechu Meskele's 27th place finish at the Cross Country Championships, and Abdinasir Abdi's 17th place finish at the Half Marathon earned them Coaches Association All-American honors in their respective events.     

Coach Dee Brown, in his 14th year as Iowa Central's Head Cross Country coach, earned Midwest Region and National Men's and Women's Coach of the Year.