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UAA Announces 30th Anniversary Men’s Cross Country Team

UAA Announces 30th Anniversary Men’s Cross Country Team

The University Athletic Association has announced its 30th Anniversary Men's Cross Country Team. Forty-six student-athletes earned the honor, including at least two runners from each institution.

The team consists of each student-athlete who finished as Individual Champion or accumulated five or more points in his career, with two points awarded for All-Association first-team recognition, and one point for second-team honors.

Among those honored are repeat Cross Country Individual Champion honorees Andrew Evans (1996-97) of University of Rochester, Tim Julien (1998-99) of Washington University, Tom Haxton (2002-03) of University of Chicago, and Michael Burnstein (2010-11) of Washington.

Evans is one of 10 Rochester runners to make the 30th Anniversary Team, the most of any school. Five different Yellowjackets earned Individual Champion honors in the six years before Evans won back-to-back titles. Joe Mello (1990), Jim Dunlop (1991), Christian Reed (1992), Jason Hart (1994), and Todd Reeser (1995) all captured Individual Champion honors.

Evans was the only student-athlete to earn first-team All-Association honors in four consecutive years. Jeff Calabrese of Emory University and Julien each received first-team accolades three times and second-team honors once.

Aaron Holley, Rusty Nelson, and Robert Olson (Brandeis); Brian Harvey (Carnegie Mellon University); Hany Abdallah, Dylan Karten, and Jesse Schneider (NYU); Haxton and Patrick Sullivan (Chicago); Hart, Reed, and Anthony Kerr (Rochester); and Brennan Bonner of Washington all ran to first-team honors in three consecutive seasons. 

In 30 years, 29 UAA teams have finished in the top-10 at the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championship. NYU (2007) and Rochester (1991) won national championships. The Yellowjackets finished no lower than eighth in nine consecutive NCAA championships from 1988-1996. Brandeis has recorded four top-10 finishes, including two fourth-place finishes. Washington has recorded a top-10 finish in seven of the past eight NCAA championships. In addition to its national title, NYU has also finished second (2006), fourth (2009), and 10th (2010) at the NCAA championship.

University Athletic Association
30th Anniversary Men's Cross Country Team


Hany Abdallah, NYU

Brennan Bonner, Washington

Michael Burnstein, Washington

Jeff Calabrese, Emory

Adam Carlson, Emory

Josh Clark, Washington

Steve Cullen, CWRU

George Degen, Carnegie Mellon

James Dunlop, Rochester

Andrew Evans, Rochester

Matthew Finnerty, CWRU

Matthew Griego, Brandeis

Phil Hagedorn, Emory

Mark Harrington, Brandeis

Jason Hart, Rochester

Brian Harvey, Carnegie Mellon

Tom Haxton, Chicago

Matt Hoelle, Washington

Aaron Holley, Brandeis

Dana Irrer, Carnegie Mellon

Aaron Johnston-Peck, CWRU

Tim Julien, Washington

Dylan Karten, NYU

Anthony Kerr, Rochester

Jim Langer, Carnegie Mellon

David Laub, Emory

Patrick MacDonald, Washington

Zach Maher, NYU

Joseph Mello, Rochester

Rusty Nelson, Brandeis

David O'Gara, Washington

Robert Olson, Brandeis

Drew Padgett, Washington

Christian Reed, Rochester

Todd Reeser, Rochester

Christopher Rizz, Rochester

Jesse Schneider, NYU

Kevin Sparks, Washington

Mark Stevens, Rochester

Patrick Sullivan, Chicago

Dave Supp, Carnegie Mellon

Matt Turlip, NYU

Timothy Voloshen, Rochester

Billy Whitmore, Chicago

Ryan Williams, NYU

Vincent Zarrillo, NYU