GENESEO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior Sean McAneny was named the State University of New York (SUNYAC) Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year while first-year Riley Grossman was tabbed Rookie of the Year, announced Tuesday. Head Coach Dan Moore also landed his third-consecutive Coach of the Year honor as the Knights swept all three major awards.
McAneny was tabbed an All-American after finishing 24th at the NCAA Division III Championships to lead the Knights to 10th place out of 32 teams. He also finished second out of 307 runners at the Atlantic Region Championship as Geneseo finished runner-up in the team competition to qualify for its 16th-consecutive NCAA Championship. McAneny won the individual crown to lead Geneseo to its fifth-consecutive SUNYAC Championship last month.
Grossman was the top first-year finisher at the SUNYAC Championships, crossing sixth to close the Knights' top-five runners for a near perfect score of 17. He went on to post a 46th-place effort at the Atlantic Region Championships and was the alternate for the NCAA Championship team.
Moore led Geneseo to its 17th SUNYAC Championship for the highest total in the 56-year history of the race and its ninth title in the last 10 seasons. He also guided the squad to its seventh top-10 NCAA Championship finish since 2008 while extending Division III's longest streak of qualifying both its men's and women's programs for the NCAA Championship to 16 as the women posted a fifth-place effort. Under Moore's watch, McAneny joined sophomore Bradley Farnham, senior Luke Holtzman, sophomore Matt Sayre, junior Jack Tate and senior Sean Welch in All-Region recognition while the six were also named All-SUNYAC, along with Grossman and junior Justin Hoelzl.