Peter Tegen Named NCAA Women's Cross Country Coach Of The Year

Nov. 20, 2007

NEW ORLEANS - Head coach Peter Tegen has been named the Women's Division I Cross Country Coaches of the Year after leading his team to its third consecutive NCAA team title, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced today.

The USTFCCCA has named its national women's coach-of-the-year award in honor of Tegen, the longtime Wisconsin coach who has now led Stanford to three straight NCAA women's titles.

For the second straight year, Tegen is the recipient of the award named in his honor. Stanford won the women's title at Monday's NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships in Terre Haute, Ind., scoring 145 points to finish 32 points in front of runner-up Oregon.

Tegen's Cardinal started the 2007 cross country season ranked first in the country and never reliniquished the top spot. The Cardinal won its four toughest meets of the year - the Pre-Nationals, Pacific-10 Conference Championships, West Regional and NCAA Championships.

Tegen has won five NCAA women's cross country titles during his remarkable career - two at Wisconsin (1984-85) and three at Stanford (2005-06-07).

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