Men's Cross Country Awad Named All-Ivy First-Team

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Announced by the Ivy League on Tuesday morning, University of Pennsylvania cross country junior captain Thomas Awad was named first-team All-Ivy for his historical performance at the 2014 Cross Country Heptagonal Championships on Saturday at Princeton’s West Windsor Fields. He is the first Penn runner to win the title since Dave Merrick’s first place finish in 1975.

Awad led the Quakers to its best finish (third) and lowest score (111 points) since 2007. On Saturday, the Red and Blue matched the 2007 third place finish and was ten points shy of matching the 101 points earned.

All-Ivy honors are determined by the placing at Heps. Finishers 1-7 earn first-team All-Ivy, while 8-14 are named second-team All-Ivy. While Awad was the only Quaker to garner League honors, senior Conner Paez was one place shy of the distinction, placing 15th in 24:53.3.

First-Team
Thomas Awad, Penn (Jr. – East Norwich, N.Y.)
Michael Sublette, Princeton (Jr. – Columbus, N.J.)
Sam Pons, Princeton (Sr. – South Pasadena, Calif.)
Dominic Deluca, Cornell (Fr. – Dallas, Pa.)
Kevin Dooney, Yale (Jr. – Dublin)
Eddie Owens, Princeton (Sr. – Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Matt McDonald, Princeton (Sr. – Annandale, N.J.)

Second-Team
Tom Purnell, Harvard (Jr. – Gloucestershire, England)
Brian Eimstad, Cornell (Jr. – Eugene, Ore.)
Tait Rutherford, Columbia (Jr. – Fort Collins, Colo.)
Silas Talbot, Dartmouth (Sr. – Anchorage, Alaska)
Sam Berger, Princeton (Jr. – Zionsville, Ind.)
David Melly, Cornell (Sr. – Newton, Mass.)
Tim Gorman, Dartmouth (Jr. – Little Silver, N.J.)