NEW ORLEANS, La. – First-year Katherine Treanor of the Amherst College women's cross country team has been named an U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-American, as announced by the organization Monday.
The USTFCCCA honors 70 Division III student-athletes with All-America recognition, with the top-35 harriers in the men's and women's races at the 2016 NCAA Cross Country Championships earning the accolade.
Receiving an individual qualifying bid to compete in the national meet, Treanor posted a collegiate best 6-kilometer time of 21:13.5 (5.41.3 average mile) to capture 27th overall and end her rookie campaign on a high note after leading the Purple & White in every race this season.
A native of Chevy Chase, Md., Treanor is one of just 18 underclassmen to garner All-American laurels and joins Megan McCandless of MIT as the lone first-years to earn the distinction.
In addition to Treanor, five other NESCAC harriers were named USTFCCCA All Americans, with Abigail Nadler of Middlebury (15th), Brittany Bowman of Tufts (18th), David Chelimo of Colby (11th), Tim Nichols of Tufts (3rd), and Luke O'Connor of Tufts (20th) also landing in the top-35 in their respective races.