Monroe takes over

By Doug Spatafore
Sports Information
dspatafo@lhup.edu

November 29, 2012

Photo courtesy of Sports Information.
Alex Monre placed fifth at the NCAA National Championships with a time of 29:18.6 (10K).

Alex Monroe (Lewistown, Pa./Indian Valley) of the Lock University men’s cross country team has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year.

Monroe, also the 2012 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCA) Atlantic Region Division II Men’s Athlete of the Year, recently became Lock Haven’s first-ever three-time cross country All-American.

He was fifth at the 2012 NCAA National Championships after becoming the first Bald Eagle in history to win two Atlantic Region titles.

2012 was good to Monroe on the cross country course. He had four individual wins on the season including his second straight PSAC title to go along with his region title.

Monroe was 17th in an extremely talented field at Lehigh’s Paul Short Invitational.

LHU head coach Aaron Russell couldn’t say enough about Monroe’s efforts calling his remarkable season one of the best in LHU history.

“His success is a true testament to the hard work he’s put in and he’s been a real leader for our teams, both on and off the course,” said Russell.

This is Monroe’s second straight PSAC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year award. He was named the PSAC Men’s Cross Country Freshman of the Year in 2010.

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