October 30, 2012

NESCAC Cross Country All-Conference Teams Released

Amherst’s Lambert, Bowdoin’s Horowitz Earn Top Honors

HADLEY, Mass.
– Amherst senior Keri Lambert (Amherst, Mass.) and Bowdoin junior Coby Horowitz (Stow, Mass.) were named the NESCAC Most Outstanding Performers following the 2012 NESCAC Cross Country Championships at Bowdoin on Saturday. The annual honor is given to the individual who finishes first at the conference championship meet.

Cross Country All-Conference Teams After a breakout junior campaign where she finished the 2011 NESCAC Championship as runner-up, Lambert (pictured right) shattered the Bowdoin course record and took home first place 47 seconds ahead of the competition with a time of 20:33.45. Lambert is the fourth Jeff in the last six years to win the NESCAC championship. Middlebury senior Addie Tousley (Kensington, Md.) finished second, and Colby senior Berol Dewdney (Chester, Vt.) finished in sixth place, both earning All-NESCAC First Team honors for the second year in a row. Joining the three repeat First Team selections were junior Kaleigh Kenny (Glen Rock, N.J.), junior Brianne Mirecki (East Lyme, Conn.) and sophomore Adrienne Straight (Oakland, Calif.), who led Williams to its second consecutive women’s team title and twelfth overall.

Tufts’ Audrey Gould (Pelham, Mass.) was named the 2012 NESCAC Rookie of the Year. Gould, also a member of the First Team, was the top first year harrier at the championship with a seventh place time of 22:02.21.

Wesleyan senior Julia Mark (Bloomsbury, N.J.) earned All-NESCAC honors for the second time in her career, placing on the Second Team with an eighth place finish of 22:05.31. In 2009, Mark earned First Team honors and was the NESCAC Rookie of the Year. Mark was joined by classmate Hannah Zimmerman (Northampton, Mass.) on the Second Team, while Middlebury also placed a pair of runners on the squad. Junior Emily Attwood (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) picked up Second Team honors for the second straight year, while sophomore Sarah Guth (Wilton, Conn.) collected her first All-NESCAC finish. Bowdoin junior Madelena Rizzo (Ardmore, Pa.), Bates junior Gabrielle Naranja (Fort Kent, Maine) and Amherst sophomore Elizabeth Briskin (Sherborn, Mass.) rounded out the Second Team honorees.

Peter Farwell
of Williams was named NESCAC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season. Farwell has led the Eph women since 2000, and this is his fourth NESCAC Coach of the Year honor. He also earned the award in 2002, 2005 and 2011. Farwell has also been the men’s coach at Williams since 1979.

Horowitz (pictured right) won the men’s title on his home course, just edging out Tufts senior Matt Rand (Cape Elizabeth, Maine). Horowitz and Rand  each earned All-NESCAC recognition for the third time in their career, as both runners secured First Team finishes in 2011 and Second Team honors in 2010. Connecticut College junior Michael LeDuc (Canton, Conn.), the 2010 NESCAC Rookie of the Year, added a third First Team performance to his resume, while Middlebury senior Jack Davies (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) and Williams junior Chris Lee (Longmeadow, Mass.) were the other repeat performers to make the First Team. They each earned Second Team honors a year ago. Bowdoin junior Sam Seekins (South China, Maine) and Bates junior Mike Martin (Slatersville, R.I.) had All-NESCAC finishes for the first time in their careers.

The Second Team also featured repeat performances, including Wesleyan senior Skyler Cummins (Palo Alto, Calif.), who was on the First Team in 2011. Bates junior Tully Hannan (West Hartford, Conn.) picked up his third All-NESCAC honor, with a spot on the 2011 First Team and 2010 Second Team, while senior Andrew Wortham (Newton, Mass.) had his second consecutive Second Team finish.

Rounding out the Second Team were Middlebury junior Nate Sans (Princeton, Mass.), Wesleyan senior Bryan Marsh (West Hartford, Conn.) and a pair from Tufts, including junior Ben Wallis (Dover, N.H.) and senior Kyle Marks (Carmel, Ind.), who was the 2009 Rookie of the Year. Wallis and Marks led the Jumbos to their fourth overall team title and first since winning three-straight from 2003-05.

Bijan Mazaheri
(Wellesley, Mass.)  of Williams was named Rookie of the Year, as he was the top finisher among all first years, with a time of 25:43.21.

Ethan Barron
of Tufts was named Men’s Coach of the Year. It is the second time Barron has been recognized by his peers in his 11 seasons. In 2005, Barron was co-Coach of the Year with Wesleyan’s John Crooke.

Men's All Conference Teams

First Team All-NESCAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Jack Davies Middlebury Sr. Grosse Pointe, Mich.
Coby Horowitz Bowdoin Jr. Stow, Mass.
Michael LeDuc Conn. College  Jr. Canton, Conn.
Chris Lee Williams Jr. Longmeadow, Mass.
Mike Martin Bates Jr. Slatersville, R.I.
Matt Rand Tufts Sr. Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Sam Seekins Bowdoin Jr. South China, Maine
       
Second Team All-NESCAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Skyler Cummins Wesleyan Sr. Palo Alto, Calif.
Tully Hannan Bates Jr. West Hartford, Conn.
Kyle Marks Tufts Sr. Carmel, Ind.
Bryan Marsh Wesleyan Sr. West Hartford, Conn.
Nate Sans Middlebury Jr. Princeton, Mass.
Ben Wallis Tufts Jr. Dover, N.H.
Andrew Wortham Bates Sr. Newton, Mass.
Coby Horowitz
Most Outstanding Performer
Coby Horowitz, Bowdoin
Bijan Mazaheri
Rookie of the Year
Bijan Mazaheri, Williams

Ethan Barron
Coach of the Year
Ethan Barron, Tufts

Women's All Conference Teams

First Team All-NESCAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Berol Dewdney Colby Sr. Chester, Vt.
Audrey Gould Tufts Fy. Pelham, Mass.
Kaleigh Kenny Williams Jr. Glen Rock, N.J.
Keri Lambert Amherst Sr. Amherst, Mass.
Brianne Mirecki Williams Jr. East Lyme, Conn.
Adrienne Strait Williams So. Oakland, Calif.
Addie Tousley Middlebury Sr. Kensington, Md.
       
Second Team All-NESCAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Emily Attwood Middlebury Jr. Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Elizabeth Briskin Amherst So. Sherborn, Mass.
Sarah Guth Middlebury So. Wilton, Conn.
Julia Mark Wesleyan Sr. Bloomsbury, N.J.
Gabrielle Naranja Bates Jr. Fort Kent, Maine
Madelina Rizzo Bowdoin Jr. Ardmore, Pa.
Hannah Zimmerman Wesleyan Sr. Northampton, Mass.
Keri Lambert
Most Outstanding Performer
Keri Lambert, Amherst
Audrey Gould
Rookie of the Year
Audrey Gould, Tufts

Peter Farwell
Coach of the Year
Peter Farwell, Williams

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