Learn how Lisa Koll progressed from Fort Dodge High School to the top female distance runner in the nation, and ended her career as the most decorated female distance runner in Iowa State University history. Her accomplishments include:
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Championship Cross Country & Distance Running Coaches Clinic Speakers
4-Time NCAA Champion at Iowa State University
An 11-time All American, Lisa Koll recently capped her Cyclone career by winning the 10,000 and 5,000 meter titles at the 2010 NCAA Championships. As a 4-time NCAA Champion, Koll is the most decorated female distance runner in ISU history. Koll is the collegiate record holder in the 10,000-meter run, and the sixth-fastest American woman ever in the 10,000-meter run (31:18.07). A nine-time Big 12 Conference champion, Koll was also named the 2010 Outdoor Big 12 Female Performer of the Year and is the only woman to win four consecutive Big 12 titles in the same event (10,000-meters). Earlier this month, Koll won the Honda Sports Award in track and field, designating her as the nationís top collegiate female athlete in the sport.Jeff Stiles,
Washington University (St. Louis) Men's and Women's Head Cross Country Coach
In nine years, Jeff Stiles has built a dominant program as the head cross country coach at Washington University. Both the men's (7th) and women's (10th) cross country squads placed in the top-10 at the 2009 NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, marking the first time in school history both teams accomplished that feat. In addition, the women's team won the University Athletic Association (UAA) Conference title, the 10th in school history. In all, Coach Stiles has led the women's team to three third-place finishes at the national meet during his tenure. Also in 2009, Stiles took over as head track and field coach and guided the Red and Green to one of the most successful seasons in school history. The women's team won the 2009 UAA Championship, and the men's and women's squads each captured the team title at the conference's outdoor meet. The WU women went on to place fifth at the 2009 NCAA Division III Championships, marking the highest finish at the NCAA Outdoor meet in school history. A graduate of North Central College, Stiles qualified for eight NCAA Championship meets and earned All-America honors six times. He also captained the 1997 cross country squad and the 1998 outdoor track and field team to national championships.
Last year was a breakthrough year for Dave Nash and the Morningside Mustangs. During the 2009 season, Coach Nash led the Mustangs to three team championships, a third place finish in the conference meet, a No. 12 NAIA national ranking and the college's first-ever team appearance at the NAIA Women's Cross Country National Championships. For his efforts, Nash was named the 2009 Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year. In addition, he was also named the 2009 Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Co-Women's Indoor Coach of the Year after he led the Mustangs to a fourth place finish at the GPAC Indoor Championships for their highest finish ever at the conference meet. Nash, a 1990 Morningside graduate, was previously the head boy's and girl's cross country coach and an assistant track coach at Sioux City West High School. As a collegian, Nash was one of the most successful middle distance runners in Morningside history. He earned All-America honors in the 800-meters as a senior. Nash still holds six Morningside school records. A highly successful amateur runner at the national level, Nash was named 2003 Master's Male Athlete of the Year by USA Track & Field (USATF). He was the 2005 USATF outdoor national champion in the 1500-meters and 800-meters in the 35 to 39-year-old division and broke the age group record in the 800-meters with a time of 1:54.91.
Roger Wright's success over 30 years of coaching high school runners comes from one goal: "Run your best race of the season at the correct time. Everything else will take care of itself." This goal has served Coach Wright well as his girls' teams have won seven state championships and finished as runners-up twice since 1998, as well as winning eight conference championships. He has coached 15 Super-State runners. For his efforts, Wright has been honored as state coach of the year three times, and in 2008 was named the NHSACA National Coach of the Year.
In five years as Head Coach at Union High School, Andy McQuillen has started the makings of a cross country dynasty. In 2009, McQuillen girls' team captured its third straight 2A State title, as well as their second consecutive NICL Conference championship. He has mentored five all state runners, including the 2009 girls Class 2A runner-up. For his efforts, Coach McQuillen was named the 2009 regional Cross Country Coach of the Year. McQuillen also serves as the Head Boys Track Coach at Union High School where he has helped produce five state medalists.