Team Awards Announced

Oct. 23, 2007


University of Iowa Track Coach Larry Wieczorek announced the award winners from the 2006-07 cross country and track seasons at the team’s annual awards banquet this week.

Senior Micah VanDenend was named most valuable competitor and outstanding distance runner, while also taking home the Deacon Jones outstanding cross country runner award. He also served as a team captain for both the track and cross country squads. Freshman Ray Varner was named most dedicated student-athlete and outstanding freshman competitor.

2006-07 Team Awards
2006 “Deacon Jones” Outstanding Cross Country Runner: Micah VanDenend
Most Dedicated Student-Athlete: Ray Varner
Coaches Award: Jeff Kent
Teammate Award: Max Milder
Outstanding Freshman Competitor: Ray Varner
Most Inspirational Competitor: Shane Maier
Most Improved Competitor: Andy Napier
Outstanding Middle Distance Runner: Adam Hairston
Outstanding Distance Runner: Micah VanDenend
Outstanding Sprinter: Paul Chaney, Jr.
Outstanding Field Event: Adam Hamilton
Keatinge/Cretzmeyer Award: David Pierre
Most Valuable Competitor: Micah VanDenend

Academic Awards
Semester GPA of 3.00-3.50
Brendan Camplin
A.J. Curtis
Cannon Dolan
Craig Jennings
Bruce MacTaggart
Andy Napier
Jeremy Petsche
Jay Renaud
Micah VanDenend
Robert Windauer

Semester GPA of 3.50 or greater
Ryan Jordan
Jesse Luciano
Eric MacTaggart
Mark Mankivsky
Ryan Niver

Senior Parent’s Awards
Adam Hamilton (2003-07) – son of George and Leann Hamilton
Jeff Kent (2004-07) – son of Allen and Karen Kent
David Pierre (2005-07) – son of Silven Pierre and Therancia Salmon
Kale Katt (2005-07) – son of Dean and Ronda Katt

Track and Field Captains
Adam Hamilton
Shane Maier
David Pierre
Micah VanDenend

Cross Country Captains
Micah VanDenend
Jeff Kent

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