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By: CUBuffs.com
Wetmore Named Menís National Coach Of The Year
Release: November 26, 2013
By: Linda Sprouse, Assistant SID
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NEW ORLEANS — On the heels of leading the third-ranked University of Colorado men’s cross country team to its fourth national championship since 2001, head coach Mark Wetmore has been named the USTFCCCA Bill Dellinger National Men’s Coach of the Year.

This marks the second time Wetmore has been selected the national men’s coach as he earned the award in 2006 after CU won its third team title. Wetmore also won the award twice after leading the CU women to the team crown in 2000 and 2004.

The Buffs defeated No. 1 Northern Arizona and Oklahoma State, the No. 2  ranked team and defending NCAA Champion, en route to the team title last Saturday in cold, windy and extremely muddy conditions in Terre Haute, Ind. CU recorded a team score of 149, besting NAU by 20 points (169). OSU recorded 230 points.

CU placed four of its scorers in the top-40, which earned each of them All-American honors and was the most by any institution this season. True freshman Ben Saarel led the Buffs with an eighth-place finish (30:14.1) and became the first Buff since assistant coach and Olympian Billy Nelson in 2002 to earn All-American status. He was followed by Morgan Pearson, who took 17th overall (30:25.0). Blake Theroux became a two-time All-American with a 23rd-place finish (30:34.6), and Pierce Murphy came in at 39th (30:44.9). Ammar Moussa was the final scorer for the Buffs, crossing the finish in 95th (31:17.1).

In total, Wetmore has led his men’s and women’s teams to six NCAA team titles. This championship is the 26th in CU history and the 460th in Pac-12 Conference history.

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