Updated Dec 11, 2004 21:19:46
Malmqvist Named to All-Louisiana Cross Country Team
RUTON, La. - Lousiana Tech senior Stefan Malmqvist was named to the Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association Cross Country team after a stellar season in leading a young Bulldog team.
Malmqvist came in 8th at the Western Athletic Conference Championships that Tech hosted to win a second team all-WAC honor. The top six runners qualified for the NCAA Championships.
LSU's Jimmy Wiggins was named the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Male cross country “Runner of the Year.” The voting was conducted by the cross country sports information directors across the state.
The native of Covington, La., was LSU's top finisher in four of six races this season. Wiggins recorded three top 20 individual finishes, including a first-place finish at the LSU Invitational.
Simmons, a native of Houma, La., had two top 5 finishes and four top 10 finishes in his rookie season at UL-Lafayette. He won his first ever collegiate meet by winning the Ragin' Cajun Invitational with a time of 26:30.
He placed 6th at the Sun Belt Conference Championship Meet and was selected to the all-conference team.
Louisiana-Lafayette's Tim Lemaire earned coach of the year honors after leading the Ragin' Cajuns to the programs first ever Sun Belt Conference Championship and its first conference championship since being a member of the Southland Conference in 1974.
Wiggins and Simmons were joined on the team by Louisiana-Monroe's Maya Aden, Tulane's Philip Aagaard, LSU's Patrick Gavin, Malmqvist and Southeastern Louisiana's Asbel Ngetich.
There were no nominees for newcomer of the year.
2004 LSWA All-Louisiana Men's Cross Country Team
Athlete School Cl. Hometown
Jimmy Wiggins, LSU, Sr., Covington, LA.
Patrick Gavin, LSU, Jr., Folsom, LA.
Maya Aden, Louisiana-Monroe, Ottawa, Canada
Philip Aagaard, Tulane, Linkoping, Sweden
Stefan Malmqvist, Louisiana Tech, Stockholm, Sweden
Asbel Ngetich, Southeastern La., Kapsabet, Kenya
Jacob Simmons, Louisiana-Lafayette, Houma, LA.
Runner-of-the-Year: Jimmy Wiggins, LSU
Freshman-of-the-Year: Jacob Simmons, Louisiana-Lafayette
Newcomer-of-the-Year: no nomineese were submitted
Coach-of-the-Year: Tim Lemaire, Louisiana-Lafayette