Dec. 29, 2012
New Orleans - The Tulane Green Wave cross country trio of junior Emmi Aguillard and sophomores Paige Callahan and Mark Manion were each named to the 2012 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana women's and men's cross country teams, respectively, as it was announced by the LSWA.
A native of Annapolis, Md., Callahan is a repeat performer to the LSWA team and was the Conference USA co-Athlete of the Week and Tulane Performer of the Week on Oct. 9. She claimed one individual title and finished three of six races among the top-5 runners. Callahan captured her first title and led Tulane to second place finishes at the Disney Classic 5K and the Screamin' Eagle 5K Festival. She placed fourth at the South Alabama Azalea City Classic 6K in a time of 22:23.83 and turned in a 17th place finish at the Crimson Classic. Callahan recorded a season-best time of 17:48.80 at C-USA Championships.
Aguillard, who hails from Baton Rouge, ran in all six meets this fall and posted a pair of top-20 finishes, including a season-best seventh-place effort at the Screamin' Eagle Classic. She recorded her personal-best time in the 5K of 18:21.30 at the C-USA Championships and posted a 16th place finish in a 6K race at the South Alabama Azalea Classic.
A native of Tampa, Fla., Manion was Tulane's top performer this fall and was an all C-USA Athlete of the Week and Tulane Performer of the Week on Sept. 25 and was also tabbed to the All C-USA Cross Country Academic squad.
This fall, he recorded a first place finish and led the Green Wave to its first team title in eight years at the Screamin' Eagle 5K. Manion posted three top-15 finishes in six events, including a 12th place finish at the Disney Classic and was 15th at the South Alabama Azalea Classic 6K. He ran a season-best time of 26:21.90 at the C-USA Championships.
RUNNER OF THE YEAR: Laura Carleton, LSU
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Jessica Stone, New Orleans
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Anna Katherine Devitt, Louisiana-Lafayette
COACH OF THE YEAR: Joseph Moses, Xavier
2012 LSWA All-Louisiana Men's Cross Country Team
David Rooney, McNeese
Daniel Mutai, UL-Monroe
Alex Bruce-Littlewood, McNeese
Jarrett LeBlanc, McNeese
Alex Kiptoo, McNeese
Hillary Kirwa, UL-Monroe
Mark Manion, Tulane
RUNNER OF THE YEAR: David Rooney, McNeese
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Hillary Kirwa, UL-Monroe
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Stephen Kerr, McNeese
COACH OF THE YEAR: Brendon Gilroy, McNeese