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Cross Country Athletes of the Year

As of 2017, Cross Country Council Awards Committee submits a list of nominees. Cross Country Council votes on all nominees at or before USATF Annual Meeting. The candidate with the most votes will win award.

Year Male Winner Female Winner
2018 Leonard Korir Emily Infeld
2017 Leonard Korir Aliphine Tuliamuk
2016 Garrett Heath Amy Van Alstine
2015 Chris Derrick Laura Thweatt
2014 Chris Derrick**** Kellyn Johnson****
2013 Senior Men's World XC Team (Silver Medal)*** Neely Spence
2012 Bobby Mack Sara Hall
2011    
2010 Patrick Smyth Shalane Flanagan
2009 German Fernandez Nealy Spence
2008 Jorge Torres Shalane Flanagan
2007 Alan Culpepper Deena Kastor
2006 Adam Goucher Blake Phillips
2005 Jorge Torres Lauren Fleshman
2004 Robert Gary Shalane Flanagan
2003 Meb Keflezighi Deena Drossin Kastor
2002 Abdi Abdirahman & Jorge Torres World XC 8km Silver Medal Team**
2001 Dathan Ritzenhein & Senior Men's 12km Team (World XC Medalists)* Deena Drossin
2000 Adam Goucher Not Awarded Prior to 2001
1999 Adam Goucher  
1998 Bob Kennedy  
1997 Reuben Reina  
1996 Brad Barquist  
1995 Todd Williams  
1994 Bob Kennedy  
1993 Todd Williams  
1992 Todd Williams  
1991 Pat Porter  
1990 Pat Porter  

Meb Keflezighi, Bob Kennedy, Abdi Abdirahman, Matt Downin, Nick Rogers, and Greg Jimmerson
** Deena Drossin, Colleen De Reuck, Jennifer Rhines, Milena Glusac, Amy Rudolph, and Elva Dryer
*** Ben True, Chris Derrick, Ryan Vail, Bobby Mack, Elliot Heath, and James Strang
**** Not confirmed

Note: Prior to 2001, the Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Year was only awarded by the Men’s Long Distance Running Committee.
 

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