GENESEO, N.Y. – Three members of the SUNY Geneseo men's cross country team were honored by the State University of New York Athletic Conference, Thursday.
Senior Isaac Garcia-Cassani was named the SUNYAC Runner of the Year for the second-straight season while first-year Bradley Farnham was named the Rookie of the Year. Dan Moore also landed his second-consecutive Coach of the Year honor.
Garcia-Cassani completed his cross country career with his third-consecutive All-American finish at the NCAA Division III Championships earlier this month, crossing the finish line with a sixth-place effort following a fourth-place showing in 2016 and an eighth-place result in 2015. He also became only the fourth runner in the 55-year history of the SUNYAC Championships to win three-consecutive individual titles and the first since Geneseo's Lee Berube '12 accomplished the feat from 2009-11.
Farnham became the third Geneseo men's runner to be tabbed the conference's top rookie in the last four years, joining current sophomore Sean McAneny (2016) and Garcia-Cassani (2014) in winning the award. Farnham was the top first-year finisher (38th) at last month's SUNYAC Championships and was also the lone freshman in the top-40. He also logged an 11th-place finish at the Brockport Early Season Short Course Meet (Sept. 1) in his first collegiate competition.
Moore guided the Knights to their 15th-consecutive NCAA Division III Championships appearance, their third-straight NCAA Division III Atlantic Region Championship and their eighth SUNYAC Championship in the last nine years. Since taking over the program three years ago, Moore has been named the Atlantic Region and SUNYAC Coach of the Year on the three occasions while also being tabbed the top men's coach in the Atlantic Region as well as the SUNYAC the last two seasons.