Carleton's Dodge named Central Region Athlete of the Year

Tris Dodge became the first Carleton runner in history to win USTFCCCA Men's Cross Country Central Region Athlete of the Year honors.
Tris Dodge became the first Carleton runner in history to win USTFCCCA Men's Cross Country Central Region Athlete of the Year honors.

NEW ORLEANS - Carleton College senior Tris Dodge has been named the Central Region Men's Cross Country Athlete of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this week.

Dodge (Oakland, Calif. | The College Preparatory School) won the individual title at last weekend's Central Region Championship, finishing the race in 24:51.3. The victory came two weeks after the senior runner placed second at the MIAC Championships in Northfield, Minn. Dodge is the first male athlete from Carleton to be named Regional Athlete of the Year.

In addition to Dodge's honor, 14 other MIAC men's cross country runners were named to the All-Region Team after finishing among the top-35 at the regional meet. The 2018 All-Central Region honorees from the MIAC are listed below.

2018 USTFCCCA Men's All-Central Region
Name Institution Class  Hometown | High School  Previous Selections
Tris Dodge Carleton Sr. Oakland, Calif. | The College Preparatory School 2016 | 2017
Cameron Meikle Carleton Jr. Hamilton, Mon. 2017
Lucas Mueller Carleton So. St. Paul, Minn. | Nova Classical Academy 2017
Matthew Wilkinson Carleton So. Minnetonka, Minn. 2017
Andrew Stumbo Gustavus So. Boone, Iowa | Ogden --
Frank Gustafson Hamline So. Spicer, Minn. | New London-Spicer --
William Anderson St. Olaf Sr. Deerfield, Ill. 2016
Christopher Brenk St. Olaf Jr. Clarendon Hills, Ill. | Hinsdale Township --
Elliot Kadrofske St. Olaf Jr. Okemos, Mich. --
Thomas Lerdall St. Olaf Sr. Plymouth, Minn. | Wayzata 2017
Andrew Plumb St. Olaf Sr. Verona, Wis. | Middleton --
Macallister Karrick St. Thomas Fr. Minnetonka, Minn. --
Parker Rosenau St. Thomas Sr. West Fargo, N.D. --
Karl Wachter St. Thomas Jr. Shakopee, Minn. 2017
Biel Wiel St. Thomas Fr. St. Cloud, Minn. | Apollo --