Cross Country's Doody Named All-State

by Chad Vignes
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Cross Country's Doody Named All-State

BATON ROUGE — LSU sophomore cross country runner Cullen Doody was named to the 2009 Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association’s All-Louisiana team, the LSWA announced Friday.

Doody, a native of Arabi, La., was one of eight runners named to this year’s team. Doody joins Moses Chimelo of ULM, Kalphus Kemboi of Southeastern La., Reese Lee of UL-Lafayette, David Rooney of McNeese State, Henry Ropp of Southeastern La., Ray Walston of Xavier and Joshua Sawe of McNeese State.

Doody was the Tigers’ top finisher in every meet this season, posting a season-high 16th-place finish at the LSU Invitational where he led the Tigers to a third-place team finish. His best 8K time came at the Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa on Sept. 18 as he clocked a 26:52.30. At the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., the sophomore posted his best 10K time of the season with a 32:51.55.

Doody joins Jacob Simmons, Joseph Simuchimba and Drew Haro as the fourth Tiger to be named to the All-Louisiana team since 2005.

2009 LOUISIANA MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
Moses Chelimo, Louisiana-Monroe
Cullen Doody, LSU
Kalphus Kemboi, Southeastern La.
Reese Lee, UL-Lafayette
David Rooney, McNeese State
Henry Ropp, Southeastern La.
Joshua Sawe, McNeese State
Ray Walston, Xavier

RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Joshua Sawe, McNeese State

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Joshua Sawe, McNeese State

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Mark Dotson, Xavier

COACH OF THE YEAR
Sean Brady, Southeastern La.