Three Tigers on All-State Cross Country Teams

by Mark Slavich
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Three Tigers on All-State Cross Country Teams

BATON ROUGE – LSU’s Richard Chautin, Cullen Doody and Laura Carleton were named to the 2010 Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association’s All-Louisiana teams, the LSWA announced Friday.

The men’s team is comprised of David Rooney (McNeese State), Henry Rop (Southeastern Louisiana), Daniel Mutai (UL-Monroe), Joshua Sawe (McNeese State), Jarrett LeBlanc (McNeese State), along with Chautin and Doody. Joining Carleton on the women’s team are Tinette Burger (McNeese State), Rebecca Coady (Tulane), Amy Guinn (McNeese State), Lauren Jones (Nicholls State), Julia Whitrock (Tulane) and Naomi Jeruto (Southeastern Louisiana).

Chautin, a senior from Arnaudville, La., paced the LSU men’s cross country team in each of its six races this season. After sitting out in 2009, Chautin compiled three top-five finishes in 2010, highlighted by his individual title at the season-opening MSU Invitational in Starkville, Miss. He closed out the season by finishing 31st at the NCAA South Central Regional with a 10k time of 31 minutes, 20.30 seconds.

Doody was named to the All-Louisiana team for the second-consecutive season. The junior from Arabi, La., competed in all six of the Tigers races this year, with his best finish coming at the MSU Invitational where he set a career-best 8k time of 26:26.18 while finishing 10th. He also topped his previous best in the 10k, running a 32:49.97 at the Chile Pepper Festival.

Carleton led the Lady Tigers in five of their six meets in 2010. She collected three top-ten finishes this season, with her best result coming at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede where she placed third. The junior from Lake Charles also posted career-best marks in both the 5k (18:03.61 at the Chile Pepper Festival) and 6k (21:24.28 at the LSU Invitational).
 
2010 LOUISIANA MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
David Rooney, McNeese State
Henry Rop, Southeastern La.
Daniel Mutai, UL-Monroe
Richard Chautin, LSU
Joshua Sawe, McNeese State
Jarrett LeBlanc, McNeese State
Cullen Doody, LSU  

RUNNER OF THE YEAR
David Rooney, McNeese State

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Daniel Mutai, UL-Monroe

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Joseph LeGrange, Southeastern Louisiana

COACH OF THE YEAR
Brendon Gilroy, McNeese State
 
2010 LOUISIANA WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY TEAM
Tinette Burger, McNeese State
Rebecca Coady, Tulane
Amy Guinn, McNeese State
Lauren Jones, Nicholls State
Laura Carleton, LSU
Julia Whitrock, Tulane
Naomi Jeruto, Southeastern Louisiana
 
RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Tinette Burger, McNeese State  
 
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Georgia Ball, McNeese State
 
COACH OF THE YEAR
Brendon Gilroy, McNeese State