Herberg Leads All-Pac-12 Honorees
SEATTLE - Junior Haley Herberg was named 2020-21 Pac-12 Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year today, as she and four other Huskies earned spots on the All-Pac-12 Cross Country Team. Herberg won the individual Pac-12 title, becoming the fifth Husky to win the conference meet and first since 2016.
The All-Pac-12 Teams and athletes of the year are based on the results from the Pac-12 Championships, held back on Mar. 5. A top-seven finish equates to First Team status and a finish in the 8-14 range earned Second Team honors.
Herberg's dramatic wire-to-wire win was the big story of the championship, and she gets First Team honors for the first time with the win. Herberg went from 25th at the 2019 meet to first this year.
All five of UW's All-Pac-12 honorees are being recognized for the first time, including three redshirt or true freshmen.
Freshman Naomi Smith earned Second Team honors for the women with a 14th-place finish.
Junior Isaac Green got his first All-Pac-12 honor, a First Team distinction, as he led the men in seventh-place. Redshirt freshman Luke Houser was 10th for a Second Team honor, and freshman Leo Daschbach, who ran his first collegiate race at Pac-12s, was 12th for Second Team status.
UW cross country finished the season on Monday at the NCAA Championships, one of just three Pac-12 teams to send both squads to nationals. The women finished 13th and the men placed 25th.
2020 PAC-12 CROSS COUNTRY HONORS*
|MEN'S ALL-PAC-12||WOMEN'S ALL-PAC-12|
|First Team||First Team|
|Isaac Green, Jr., Washington||Ella Donaghu, Sr., Stanford|
|Eduardo Herrera, Sr., Colorado||Zofia Dudek, Fr., Stanford|
|Charles Hicks, Fr., Stanford||Haley Herberg, Jr., Washington|
|Jackson Mestler, R-Sr., Oregon||Julia Heymach, Sr., Stanford|
|Victor Ortiz-Rivera, R-Jr., Arizona||Rachel McArthur, Sr., Colorado|
|Alek Parsons, Sr., Stanford||Kaylee Mitchell, So., Oregon State|
|Cole Sprout, Fr., Stanford||Poppy Tank, Sr., Utah|
|Second Team||Second Team|
|Callum Bolger, Sr., Stanford||Christina Aragon, Sr., Stanford|
|Leo Daschbach, Fr., Washington||Madison Boreman, Sr., Colorado|
|Devin Hart, Fr., Stanford||Micaela Degenero, Gr., Colorado|
|Alec Hornecker, Sr., Colorado||Jessica Lawson, Sr., Stanford|
|Luke Houser, R-Fr., Washington||Erin Mullins, R-Jr., Washington State|
|Ky Robinson, Fr., Stanford||Abby Nichols, Gr., Colorado|
|Austin Vancil, So., Colorado||Naomi Smith, Fr., Washington|
|Men's Athlete of the Year||Women's Athlete of the Year|
|Eduardo Herrera, Sr., Colorado||Haley Herberg, Jr., Washington|
|Men's Freshman of the Year||Women's Freshman of the Year|
|Charles Hicks, Fr., Stanford||Zofia Dudek, Fr., Stanford|
|Men's Coach of the Year||Women's Coach of the Year|
|Ricardo Santos, Stanford||J.J. Clark, Stanford|