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Regional Honors for Brian Diemer and Jed Christiansen Announced by USTCCCA

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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For the second consecutive year, Calvin College cross country coach Brian Diemer has been named the Great Lakes Regional Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year. Diemer swept both awards in an announcement released this afternoon by the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association.

On the men’s side, Diemer led the Knights to their 13th consecutive Great Lakes Regional title on Saturday as the fourth-ranked Knights posted a team score of 37 points. On the women’s side, Diemer’s Knights picked up their second straight Great Lakes Regional crown, recording a first place score of 42 points.

In addition, Calvin senior Jed Christiansen has been named Great Lakes Regional Men’s Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive season. Christiansen (Greenville, PA/Greenville HS) won his second straight Great Lakes title, clocking 24:44. Two weeks earlier, Christiansen won individual honors in leading Calvin to its 22nd consecutive Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association team title.

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