All-America Honors Awarded to BYU Runners

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Josh Rohatinsky and Kassi Andersen, both graduates of Provo High School, received All-America honors based on their performances at the NCAA National Championships.

Competing in the last race of his collegiate career, Rohatinsky ran ahead of the pack and finished first in the 10k championship race. A three-time All-American, he was named the 2006 Division I Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Rohatinsky found success early during his senior season as he started off winning the BYU Autumn Classic. He went on to win the next four races, including his final victory at the NCAA National Championships.

Returning from a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, as well as injury, Andersen started her junior season well by winning the BYU Autumn Classic. A three-time All-American, she later won the MWC Championships, earning herself All-MWC honors.

Andersen received MWC weekly honors for her performances at the BYU Autumn Classic and Bill Dellinger Invitational. She ended the season strong by finishing sixth at the NCAA National Championships.