2014 Tartan Men's Cross Country News

  • Carnegie Mellon Lands Three Cross Country and Track & Field Athletes on Capital One Academic All-America Squad
    June 23, 2015
    After finding a spot on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Team for men's and women’s cross country and track and field less than a month ago, three Carnegie Mellon University senior athletes were selected to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team for the 2014-15 season; George Degen (Madison, Wis./West) and Thomas Vandenberg (Mamaroneck, N.Y./Mamaroneck) on the men’s side are joined by Erin Kiekhaefer (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) on the women’s team.
  • Carnegie Mellon University Names Gary Aldrich Head Track & Field Coach and Tim Connelly Head Cross Country Coach
    February 12, 2015
    (PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – A pair of veteran coaches were appointed to lead the Carnegie Mellon University cross country and track and field programs, as Associate Head Track and Field Coach Gary Aldrich has been promoted to head coach and longtime Notre Dame coach Tim Connelly has been named Head Cross Country and Associate Head Track and Field Coach. Aldrich and Connelly take over following the announcement of Dario Donatelli’s (TPR’81) retirement prior to the start of indoor track and field season
  • Four Cross Country Runners Earn All-Academic Honor from USTFCCCA
    February 11, 2015
    Four members of the Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team were named to the All-Academic team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
  • Q & A with Junior Marc-Daniel Julien
    December 17, 2014
    Junior Marc-Daniel Julien is a member of the men’s cross country and track and field teams. He became a two-time Mideast Region runner this past fall after helping the Tartans win the regional for the second time since 2008. He is a three-time University Athletic Association (UAA) Champion in indoor and outdoor track and field. In 2013 Julien was part of the winning 4x400-meter relay and the 4x800-meter relay at the outdoor championships before being a member of the winning 4x800-meter relay team at last year’s outdoor championships. Find out more interesting information about the electrical and computer engineering major who carries a 3.85 GPA in the classroom.
  • Men Finish in 24th at NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships
    November 22, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University Men's Cross Country team finished 24th of 32 teams as top finisher, senior George Degen (Madison, Wis./West) led the Tartans in the 2014 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships hosted by Wilmington College.
  • Donatelli Named UAA and Mideast Region Coach of the Year
    November 20, 2014
    Carnegie Mellon University head men’s cross country coach Dario Donatelli was named NCAA Division III Mideast Region Coach of the Year for the 2014 collegiate season by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Donatelli was also named the University Athletic Association (UAA) Coach of the Year following the UAA Championships at the beginning of the month.
  • Tartans Win NCAA Mideast Regional
    November 15, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team won the NCAA Mideast Regional on Saturday, November 15 with 90 team points, as Widener University finished with 115 points and Johns Hopkins University with 119 points. The regional title marks the second since 2008 for the Tartans.
  • Degen Earns Weekly UAA Award
    November 04, 2014
    Carnegie Mellon University senior George Degen (Madison, Wis./West) earned the University Athletic Association (UAA) Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week award following his championship finish at the UAA Men’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 1.
  • Degen is UAA Champion! Tartans Finish Second
    November 01, 2014
    Senior George Degen (Madison, Wis./West) ran his best race when it mattered most as he won the University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Cross Country Championship on Saturday, November 1 at Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Degen led Carnegie Mellon University to a second-place team finish behind host Washington University.
  • Carnegie Mellon University’s Dario Donatelli Announces His Retirement
    October 30, 2014
    Carnegie Mellon University head cross country and track and field coach Dario Donatelli (TPR’81) has announced his retirement after 28 years at the university. Donatelli will complete the 2014 cross country season and retire prior to the start of indoor track and field season.
  • Cross Country Teams Band Together
    October 27, 2014
    On an off weekend from racing, the Carnegie Mellon University men’s and women’s cross country teams banded together off campus at Garfield Community Farm.
  • Tartans Finish Second at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble
    October 18, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team traveled north to Oberlin, Ohio for the Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble. The team finished second in a field of 34, topping University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents Case Western Reserve University, University of Rochester and Emory University.
  • Tartans Take First, Degen Finishes Third
    October 11, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team was led by senior George Degen (Madison, Wis./West) who finished third individually and helped lead the Tartans to a first-place finish at the annual Carnegie Mellon Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, October 11.
  • Tartans Finish Third and Fourth at Long-Short Invite
    September 20, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team traveled to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for the Dickinson College Long-Short Invitational on Saturday, September 20. The Tartans finished fourth in the long race (8k) and third in the short race (4k) as host Dickinson won the 8k and Division II Lock Haven won the 4k. The long race had 36 teams while the short race had 35.
  • Tartans Race to Second Place at Slippery Rock
    September 12, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team raced to a second-place finish at the Slippery Rock University Invitational on Friday, September 12 with five runners finishing in the top 10.
  • Tartans Open Season at Duquesne Duals
    August 30, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team opened its 2014 campaign at the Duquesne Duals at Schenley Park Saturday morning, August 30. The Tartans who competed against Division I schools Duquesne, LaSalle, St. Joseph’s, Youngstown State and Buffalo were joined by St. Vincent as the two lone Division III schools.
  • Men's Cross Country Ready to Hit the Course
    August 29, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's cross country team is looking forward to opening their regular season this Saturday, August 30 at the Duquesne Duals.