2008 NAC Men’s and Women’s Cross Country All-Conference Teams Announced

Following the NAC Cross Country Championships, the men's and women's all-conference teams have been selected. Runners scoring in the top seven earned first-team honors while the next seven for each gender earned second team accolades.

Lyndon State freshman Craig Johnson became the first runner from an institution other than Maine-Farmington to win the event in six years. Johnson earned Runner of the Year and NAC Rookie of the Year after winning the NAC men's cross country championship race in a time of 29:03.

Johnson's Lyndon State teammate Lyndsey Calkins earned NAC Women's Runner of the Year after winning the race in a time of 18:52. Maine-Farmington's Melani St. Pierre finished third at the event to earn NAC Rookie of the Year, the fifth consecutive runner from Farmington to do so.

In a vote of the conference coaches, Lyndon State's Chris Ummer was honored as the NAC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year and shared the Women's Coach of the Year award with Maine-Farmington head coach Ryan Wagner. The Castleton women's team earned the Team Sportsmanship Award and Lyndon State received recognition on the men's side.

 

Men's Cross Country All-Conference Teams    
First Team    
Cam Betts Maine-Farmington Fr.
Kel Cenga Maine-Farmington So.
Michael Farmer Lyndon State Fr.
Craig Johnson Lyndon State Fr.
Matt Methot Maine Maritime Fr.
Lucas Miller Maine Maritime So.
Jeremiah Powell Lyndon State Jr.
Ty Thurlow Maine-Farmington Jr.
     
Second Team    
Cam Fecteau Maine-Farmington So.
Wildens Fils Lyndon State Fr.
Sean Fitzgerald Lyndon State Fr.
Nicholas Grasso Castleton Jr.
Jeffrey Paul Castleton Jr.
Jonathan Preuss Johnson State Sr.
Evan Vashon Maine Maritime Fr.
     
Runner of the Year    
Craig Johnson Lyndon State Fr.
     
Rookie of the Year    
Craig Johnson Lyndon State Fr.
     
Coach of the Year    
Chris Ummer Lyndon State  
     
Team Sportsmanship Award    
Lyndon State    
     
Women's Cross Country All-Conference Teams    
First Team    
Lyndsey Calkins Lyndon State Sr.
Rebecca Cunningham Maine-Farmington So.
Emily Farley Maine-Farmington Jr.
Maggie Klein Castleton Jr.
Jocelyn Plog Maine-Farmington Jr.
Rachel Sincebaugh Maine Maritime Jr.
Melani St. Pierre Maine-Farmington Fr.
Emily Weston Maine-Farmington Sr.
     
Second Team    
Meagan Champagne Maine-Farmington So.
Lauren Disessa Green Mountain Sr.
Nicole Horvath Green Mountain So.
Allynne O'Hearn Lyndon State Fr.
Colleen McNamara Johnson State So.
Lindsay Rines Castleton So.
Sage Small Castleton So.
     
Runner of the Year    
Lyndsey Calkins Lyndon State  
     
Rookie of the Year    
Melani St. Pierre Maine-Farmington Fr.
     
Co-Coaches of the Year    
Chris Ummer Lyndon State  
Ryan Wagner Maine-Farmington  
     
Team Sportsmanship Award    
Castleton