Miltenberg, in his second season, led Stanford to victory at the NCAA West Regional in Sacramento last week, earning the Cardinal a spot in the NCAA Championships on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.
Stanford enters the meet with a No. 4 national ranking after being ranked a low as No. 29 midway through the season. However, fourth place at the Pre-Nationals, third in the Pac-12, and a regional championship have vaulted Stanford up the rankings.
Stanford was the only school to place three among the top 10 at regionals, led by Jim Rosa’s runner-up finish. Also, Erik Olson was third and Michael Atchoo sixth. Rosa also was second at the Pac-12 championships.
Miltenberg also coached the Stanford women into the NCAA’s. The Cardinal was second at the NCAA West Region and are ranked No. 12. This marks the 20th consecutive season that both the Stanford men and women will compete as a team in the national championships.
In addition to Miltenberg’s honor, seven Stanford runners were named to the All-West Region team.
Stanford’s men’s All-West Region selections were:
Michael Atchoo, sr. (Troy, Mich.)
Sean McGorty, fr. (Fairfax, Va.)
Erik Olson, sr. (Novato, Calif.)
Jim Rosa, jr. (West Windsor, N.J.)
Stanford’s women’s All-West Region selections were:
Aisling Cuffe, jr. (Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.)
Megan Lacy, so. (Marlton, N.J.)
Jessica Tonn, sr. (Paradise Valley, Ariz.)