HADLEY, Mass. – Junior Mohamed Hussein and sophomore Cosmo Brossy of the Amherst College men's cross country team were named All-Conference selections, while head coach Erik "Ned" Nedeau earned Co-Coach of the Year honors, as announced by the league office Tuesday.
The top-seven runners in the men's 8-kilometer race were named to the All-Conference First Team, while the next seven runners to cross the finish line were tabbed Second-Team All-Conference selections.
Earning All-Conference First Team praise for the second consecutive season, Hussein clocked a time of 26:04.54 in the 4.97 mile race to secure fifth overall. In his three seasons for the Purple & White, Hussein has yet to fall outside of the top-12 in the annual conference meet, claiming the individual title a season ago and 12th overall in his rookie campaign.
Continuing his breakout sophomore season, Los Angeles, Calif. native Brossy posted a 26:12.02 mark en route to recording an eighth place finish and a Second Team All-Conference selection. Crossing the finish line 25 seconds faster than his time a season ago, the honor marks the first All-Conference accolade of Brossy's collegiate career.
Selected as the NESCAC men's cross country Co-Coach of the year alongside Peter Farwell of Williams by their peers, the honor is the first of Nedeau's career at the helm of the Purple & White and marks the first-time an Amherst coach has won the accolade since the honor's inception in 2000.
Amherst returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 12 when they travel to Westfield State University to compete in the New England Regional Championships.