2014 Tartan Women'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.
  • Two Carnegie Mellon University Student-Athletes Receive Fulbright U.S. Grants
    May 22, 2015
    Carnegie Mellon University women’s cross country and track and field seniors Sara Kelly (Madison, Wis./West) and Erin Kiekhaefer (Palo Alto, Calif.) have been awarded prestigious Fulbright U.S. Grants. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides an unparalleled opportunity to teach, study and conduct research in 155 countries worldwide.
  • 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
  • Five Tartans Earn All-Academic Honors From USTFCCCA
    February 11, 2015
    Five members of the Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team were named to the All-Academic team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
  • Snyder Finishes 55th at NCAA Championships
    November 22, 2014
    Junior Liz Snyder (Somerset, Pa./Somerset) of the Carnegie Mellon University Women's Cross Country team competed in the 2014 NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championships hosted by Wilmington College in Mason, Ohio.
  • Snyder Leads Team to Seventh Place at Mideast Regional
    November 04, 2014
    Junior Liz Snyder (Somerset, Pa./Somerset) led the Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team to seventh place at the Mideast Regional Championship on Saturday, November 15 at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pennsylvania. The Tartans finished the 52-team race with 217 points while Johns Hopkins University won the race with 28 points and Dickinson College was second with 99 points.
  • Tartans Place Fifth at UAA Championships
    November 01, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team placed fifth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday, November 1 at Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Junior Liz Snyder (Somerset, Pa./Somerset) and senior Erin Kiekhaefer (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) both earned All-UAA Second Team at the race.
  • 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.
  • Tartans Take Eighth at Inter-Regional Rumble
    October 18, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team raced at the Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble Saturday morning, finishing eighth in a field of 40. Junior Liz Snyder (Somerset, Pa./Somerset) was the top Tartan finisher as she finished 17th overall.
  • Tartans Finish Fourth in Annual Invite as Snyder Places Second
    October 11, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team raced to a fourth-place finish at the annual Carnegie Mellon Invitiational and was led by junior Liz Snyder (Somerset, Pa./Somerset) who placed second individually in a field of 193 women.
  • Snyder Wins 4K at Dickinson
    September 20, 2014
    Carnegie Mellon University junior Liz Snyder (Somerset, Pa./Somerset) won the 4k race at the Dickinson College Long-Short Invitational on Saturday, September 20. The Tartans finished fourth in the 6k race out of 40 teams while Snyder paced the Tartans to a ninth-place team finish in the 4k race, as Division I Bucknell won both races.
  • Tartan Women Place Second at Slippery Rock
    September 12, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team topped four Division II teams at the Slippery Rock University Invitational to place second with three runners finishing in the top 15.
  • Tillman Leads Tartans at Duquesne Duals to Open Season
    August 30, 2014
    The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team opened its 2014 season at the Duquesne Duals at Schenley Park Saturday morning, August 30. The Tartans were the only non-Division I team competing in the event.
  • Women's Cross Country Team Up For the Challenge of 2014
    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.