(Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson junior Isabel Cardi (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) was named the 2019 Centennial Conference Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year while Head Coach Don Nichter was named the Coach of the Year.
Cardi becomes the 10th Red Devil to earn Runner of the Year honors, capturing the individual title at the conference championship. She led the way in five of six races on the year, adding individual titles at the Little Three Championships and the Elizabethtown Invitational.
Cardi was named the CC Runner of the Week a remarkable four times this season and makes her second appearance on the All-CC team, earning Second-team honors last fall. She earned All-Region honors last fall as well, posting a top-10 finish at the regional championships.
Senior Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) ran to First-team honors as well, crossing the line fourth overall. Classmate Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) had a great race as well, earning Second-team honors with an eighth-place finish.
Junior Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham) was also named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.
Nichter earns his first Centennial Coach of the Year honor for the women, being named the men's Coach of the Year in in 2008 and 2009. The Red Devils captured team titles in their first three meets and placed second behind #1-ranked Johns Hopkins at the Rowan Inter-Regional Border Battle and the conference championship.
The Red Devils are currently ranked fifth in the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association national poll are second in the Mideast Region. They return to competition on November 16, traveling to Lehigh University for the 2019 NCAA Mideast Regional Championships.