2010 Men's Cross Country Awards

2010 Men's Cross Country Awards


ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The 2010 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Men's Cross Country Awards were announced Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010, and Hamline University - on the strength of its dominant performance at the MIAC Championships - led the way with seven total All-Conference selections and both the Athlete- and Coach-of-the-Year.

Hamline junior Devin Monson (Jr., Thompson, N.D.), who finished first in the men's 8K race at the 2010 MIAC Men's Cross Country Championships, was named the 2010 MIAC Men's Cross Country Most Valuable Athlete. And the Pipers' head coach, Paul Schmaedeke, was voted the 2010 MIAC Men's Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year by his peers for the second-straight season.

Monson emerged from a competitve field to win the MIAC championship and the Most Valuable Athlete award. Concordia'sTom Sederquist and Saint John's Dustin Franta - who finished second and third, respectively - both ran great races, but Monson was a step ahead throughout the second half of the race, as he went on to post a 10-second victory. Monson finished sixth at the MIAC meet to also earn All-Conference honors as a sophomore.

The Coach-of-the-Year honor is the latest in a career full of accolades for Schmaedeke. In 2008, he was inducted into the Hamline University Athletic Hall-of-Fame, and he has also been named the MIAC Men's Cross Country Coach-of-the-Year six times, including 2000, 2005 and 2008. Schmaedeke has also been honored for his track and field coaching career as well, and has been involved with running at Hamline, as  either a student-athlete or a coach, for more than 30 years.

The top 15 finishers at the MIAC Championships, which were held Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Como Park Golf Course, were named to the MIAC All-Conference team. The next 10 finishers (places 16-25) all received Honorable Mention honors. The conference-champion Pipers had all seven scorers earn postseason honors. Hamline placed five runners on the MIAC All-Conference squad, and another two runners earned Honorable Mention.

As part of a conference-wide sportsmanship initiative, the MIAC announced the fourth annual All-MIAC Sportsmanship team for Men's Cross Country. Members of the All-MIAC Sportsmanship team are selected by their coaches and teammates as individuals who demonstrate ideals of positive sportsmanship both on and off the field of competition.

2010 MIAC Men's Cross Country Most Valuable Athlete - Devin Monson, Hamline (Jr., Thompson, N.D.)

2010 MIAC Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year - Paul Schmaedeke, Hamline (23rd, season)

2010 MIAC Men's Cross Country All-Conference Team

Place Time Name School Year Hometown/High School
1 25:39 Devin Monson Hamline Jr. Thompson, N.D. / Thompson
2 25:49 Tom Sederquist Concordia Jr. Moorhead, Minn. / Moorhead
3 25:50 Dustin Franta Saint John's Sr. La Crescent, Minn. / La Crescent
4 26:13 Jack Deichert Hamline Jr. Portland, Ore. / Lincoln
5 26:14 Colin Rogers Hamline So. River Falls, Wis. / River Falls
6 26:17 Ian Campbell Hamline Sr. Blooming Prairie, Minn. /Blooming Prairie
7 26:21 Ben Sathre St. Thomas Jr. Chaska, Minn. / Chaska
8 26:23 Zach Haskins Bethel So. Maple Grove, Minn. / Maple Grove
9 26:28 Adrian Swanson St. Olaf Sr. Oregon, Wis. / Oregon
10 26:30 Austin Hinrichs Bethel Sr. Clara City, Minn. / Maccray
11 26:35 Ruairi Moynihan Saint John's Jr. Fargo, N.D. / South
12 26:36 Chris Massey St. Olaf So. Rosemount, Minn. /Rosemount
13 26:37 Tyler Iverson St. Thomas Jr. Moorhead, Minn. / Moorhead
14 26:28 David Feather Saint Mary's Jr. Oak Creek, Wis. / South Milwaukee
15 26:40 Ellis Richardson Hamline Jr. Shoreview, Minn. / Roseville

2010 MIAC Men's Cross Country Honorable Mention All-Conference Team

Place Time Name School Year Hometown/High School
16 26:45 Jon Lambert St. Olaf Sr. Plymouth, Minn. / Wayzata
17 26:47 Tim Lillehaugen St. Olaf So. Moorhead, Minn. / Moorhead
18 26:48 Andy Johnson Hamline Sr. Andover, Minn. / Andover
19 26:51 Matt Schafer Augsburg So. New Brighton, Minn. / Irondale
20 26:52 Anders Bowman Gustavus Jr. Plymouth, Minn. / Wayzata
21 26:54 Matt Scherber Saint John's So. Royalton, Minn. / Sartell-St. Stephen
22 26:59 Bobby Davis Carleton So. Eden Prairie, Minn. /Eden Prairie
23 26:59 Nate Dobbins Hamline So. Rochester, Minn. / John Marshall
24 26:59 Brad McConn Concordia So. Fargo, N.D. / Fargo South
25 27:01 Pat Boland St. Olaf So. Chesterfield, Mo. / Ladue Horton Watkins

2010 All-MIAC Men's Cross Country Sportsmanship Team
- Joe Arnold (Jr., Grand Rapids, Minn. / Grand Rapids)
Bethel - Justin Ivory (So., St. Charles, Mo. / St. Charles)
Carleton - Chas Karch ( So., Madison, Wis. / West)
Concordia - Erik Slette (So., Moorhead, Minn./ Moorhead)
Gustavus - Kurt Prieve (Sr., Fairbault, Minn. / Fairbault )
Hamline - Ian Campbell (Sr., Blooming Prairie, Minn. / Blooming Prairie)
Macalester - Spencer Retelle (Sr., Madison, Wis./Memorial)
Saint John's - Justin Rose (Sr., Eden Prairie, Minn. / Eden Prairie)
Saint Mary's - Michael Mockler (Jr., Dubuque, Iowa, Wahlert)
St. Olaf - Ben Bayer (Sr., Duluth, Minn. / East)
St. Thomas - Ethan Armbruster (Independence, Minn. / Delano)