Dec. 1, 2010
Walnut Creek, Calif. - Head Coach Jason Dunn was honored as the Pac-10 Men's Cross-Country Coach of the Year for the second straight season. Dunn highlighted the Stanford award winners as announced by Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott. In addition, Stanford had five first team all-conference runners and four on the second team.
Dunn was named coach of the year on the men's side after leading Stanford to its second-straight Pac-10 title and a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships. He led a team that was ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of the year and in addition to the Pac-10 meet, also won the Stanford Invitational and the NCAA Pre-National meet.
Earning first team all-conference honors on the men's side were Chris Derrick, Elliott Heath and Jacob Riley. The trio finished 1-2-3 at the Pac-10 Championships to lead Stanford to the title. Derrick and Riley also went on to finish fifth and sixth at the NCAA Championships to earn All-America status.
Being named to the second team were Erik Olson, J.T. Sullivan and Miles Unterreiner. The trio placed 9th, 10th and 11th at the Pac-10 Championships to help Stanford to the conference title. Sullivan and Olson went on to be Stanford fourth and fifth runners at the NCAA Championships.
Steven Sambu of Arizona was named both the Pac-10 Runner and Newcomer of the Year. The Arizona junior placed second at the NCAA Championships.
On the women's side, Kathy Kroeger and Stephanie Marcy were named to the All-Pac-10 first team. Kroeger was the Pac-10 runner-up, while Marcy placed fifth. Marcy was Stanford's top runner at the NCAA Championships after Kroeger was forced to drop out.
Freshman Jessica Tonn was named to the second team after placing eighth at the Pac-10 Championships.
Jordan Hasay won the Pac-10 Athlete of the Year, while James Li of Arizona was the Pac-10 Coach of the Year. Katie Flood of Washington was named the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year.