2016 Little East Conference Champions

Harkleroad Named LEC Men's CC Coach of the Year

USM men's cross country head coach Ryan Harkleroad was named Little East Conference Coach of the Year on Thursday (file photo by Jason Johns).
USM men's cross country head coach Ryan Harkleroad was named Little East Conference Coach of the Year on Thursday (file photo by Jason Johns).

            GORHAM, Maine -- For the second straight year, the Little East Conference men's cross country coaches have selected University of Southern Maine head coach Ryan Harkleroad as the Coach of the Year.  The conference office made the announcement Thursday afternoon.

            In his fifth season at the helm of the Huskies' men's cross country program, Harkleroad guided USM to its second straight LEC title, and sixth since 2006.  Four athletes earned All-Little East Conference honors by finishing among the top 10.

            Southern Maine opened the season winning the Husson Harrier Classic on September 9, placed second at the Bowdoin College Invitational on September 30, and took third in the annual State of Maine Championship in mid October.

            Harkleroad and the Huskies are in action this Saturday (11:00 a.m.) in the NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Cross Country New England Regional Championships being hosted by USM at Gorham Country Club.

 

Little East Conference Men's Cross Country Awards

 

Runner of the Year

Year

Runner

Institution

2017

Sam Brunnette

Plymouth State University

2016

Sam Brunnette

Plymouth State University

2015

Phil Parent

Keene State College

2014

Lee Cattanach

Eastern Connecticut State University

2013

Ryan Widzgowski

Keene State College

2012

Conor McCloskey

Rhode Island College

2011

Kevin Hoyt

Keene State College

2010

Eric MacKnight

Keene State College

2009

Tyler Jasud

University of Southern Maine

2008

Tyler Jasud

University of Southern Maine

2007

Curtis Wheeler

University of Southern Maine

  

Rookie Runner of the Year

Year

Runner

Institution

2017

Bruno Pires

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2016

Nick Harriman

University of Southern Maine

2015

Sam Brunnette

Plymouth State University

2014

Philip Parent

Keene State College

2013

Tyler White

University of Southern Maine

2012

Ryan Brady

Keene State College

2011

Ben Girard

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2010

Julian Gazzelloni

University of Southern Maine

2009

Jeremy Francisco

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2008

Alex Gomes

University of Southern Maine

2007

Craig MacPherson

Keene State College

 

Coach of the Year

Year

Coach

Institution

2017

Ryan Harkleroad

University of Southern Maine

2016

Ryan Harkleroad

University of Southern Maine

2015

Tom Pickering

Keene State College

2014

Sarah Titus

Keene State College

2013

Peter Thomas

Keene State College

2012

Kevin Jackson

Rhode Island College

2011

Scott Hutchinson

University of Southern Maine

2010

Scott Hutchinson

University of Southern Maine

2009

Peter Thomas

Keene State College

2008

Jon Hird

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

2007

Scott Hutchinson

University of Southern Maine

 

 

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