Six SU cross country runners named to All-CAC teams; Jones named Women’s Coach of the Year

Six SU cross country runners named to All-CAC teams; Jones named Women’s Coach of the Year

YORK, Pa. – Three men's and three women's Salisbury University student-athletes were named to the 2011 All-CAC Cross Country Teams and Head Coach Jim Jones was named Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the fifth time, the league announced Friday.

Seniors Becca Stinner and Anna Steinman and freshman Hailey Spinapont earned All-CAC first-team honors on the women's side while senior John Fitzgerald and sophomore Ryan Jackson picked up first-team plaudits for the men. Senior David Toller was SU's lone second-team selection. The Sea Gulls earned their honor by virtue of their finishing position at the CAC championship meet on Oct. 29.

Stinner earned her third consecutive first-team All-CAC honor, with her third-place finish at the CAC meet, and led a group of three seniors that won the CAC title in all four years. She also earned one CAC Athlete of the Week award this season.

Steinman, another of the three seniors to win all four CAC team titles in her career, earned her second All-CAC honor this season with a sixth-place mark. She was a 2010 second-team selection.

Spinapont was one of two freshman named to the first team, placing fifth at the championship meet.

Fitzgerald finished his Salisbury career strong in earning his third All-CAC honor and only first-team recognition this season. He previously took second-team selection in both 2008 and 2010. Fitzgerald was Salisbury's top finisher at the CAC championship, placing fourth.

Jackson was a five-time CAC Athlete of the Week, winning the award each time he was eligible, and took seventh place in the CAC meet. He broke the 25-minute barrier in two consecutive meets and won the Don Cathcart Invitational in a time of 24:55 at Salisbury's Winter Place Park on Oct. 1.

Toller picked up his third second team honor this season, taking 13th in the championship meet.

Click here to view the full All-CAC women's team and here for the All-CAC men's team.

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