The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) has recognized athletes earning All-Region awards following the NCAA Regional Championships on Saturday and two dozen Heps runners, including a national-high six men from Princeton. Each men’s Ivy program had at least one awardee (which was automatic for any athlete finishing among the top 25 at regionals).
The men’s awardees were veteran dominated with 12 of the 14 being juniors or seniors. Only Dartmouth sophomore Phil Royer and Princeton freshman Alejandro Arroyo Yamin were youthful selectees. On the other hand, more than half of the women’s recipients were freshmen or sophomores, including first-years Margaret Connelly of Brown and Devin McMahon of Cornell.
Also, HepsTrack has been in touch with a number of the runners slated to run at NCAA Nationals and will be sharing what those athletes told us in the very near future.
MEN’S ALL-REGION PICKS
Mark Amirault (Princeton) — Sr., Walpole, Mass.
Alejandro Arroyo Yamin (Princeton) — Fr., Culver, Ind.
Chris Baird (Penn) — Sr., Westlake Village, Calif.
Donn Cabral (Princeton) — Jr., Glastonbury, Conn.
Dan Chenoweth (Harvard) — Sr., Geneseo, Ill.
Adrien Dannemiller (Cornell) — Sr., Martinsville, Ind.
Matt Duffy (Brown) — Jr., Oakland, Calif.
Nate Edelman (Cornell) — Sr., Memphis, Tenn.
Max Kaulbach (Princeton) — Jr., Philadelphia, Pa.
Brian Leung (Princeton) — Jr., West Windsor, N.J.
Jeff Perrella (Yale) — Sr., Westfield, N.J.
Tom Poland (Columbia) — Sr., Morristown, N.J.
Tom Robbins (Dartmouth) — Sr., Evanston, Ill.
Phil Royer (Dartmouth) — Soph., Portsmouth, R.I.
Ethan Shaw (Dartmouth) — Jr., Falmouth, Maine
Joe Sitlin (Princeton) — Jr., Milwaukee, Wis.
WOMEN’S ALL-REGION PICKS
Alex Banfich (Princeton) — Jr., Plymouth, Ind.
Margaret Connelly (Brown) — Fr., Chicago, Ill.
Sarah Cummings (Princeton) — Sr., Newport Beach, Calif.
Ashley Higginson (Princeton) — Sr., Colts Neck, N.J.
Kelsey Karys (Cornell) — Soph., Newton, Mass.
Leslie Kovach (Penn) — Soph., Irwin, Pa.
Caroline McDonough (Columbia) — Soph., Darien, Conn.
Devin McMahon (Cornell) — Fr., Redmond, Wash.