After the Pilots men’s cross country team’s first place performance at the West Regional meet, head coach Rob Conner has been named the West Region Coach of the Year, along with sophomore Emmanuel Roudolff-Levisse as Male West Region Athlete of the Year.
Conner, who was awarded The Dean Miller Award, is in his 28th year at Portland. He coached the Pilots to the 2017 West Region title with just 63 points and the Pilots have gone as high as No. 3 in the USTFCCCA national polls this year. Conner has won the award four other times during this time at UP, including 1993, 2007, 2012, and 2014 when the team placed third at the National meet.
Roudolff-Levisse, a sophomore from Verrieres-le-Buisson, France, pulled away from the pack at the West Region to win the individual title in 29:33.1. He also placed 11th at the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational where the Pilots came second to No.1 Northern Arizona and jumped from No.25 to No.3 in the national poll.
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