|Head Coach Chris Daymont|
|32nd Season in 2012-13|
|MIAC Championships: 2010, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1995, 1994, 1993|
|NCAA Team Appearances: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986|
|Alma Mater: SUNY-Cortland|
|Office Phone: 507-786-3810|
|THE DAYMONT FILE
1976: Started the St. Olaf cross country team.
1986: Led team to first MIAC championship and first NCAA appearence.
1995: Directed team to third straight MIAC championship.
2002: Led team to fifth straight MIAC championship.
2010: Directed team to ninth MIAC championship and 16th NCAA. appearence... Sophomore Emma Lee placed 10th earning All America honors
2011: Led team to a 2nd place finish at MIAC championship... Directed team to 10th place finish in their 17th NCAA appearence ... Junior Emma Lee placed 35th earning All-America honors.
2012: Led the to a second place finish in the Central Region... Finished 8th at NCAA championships the best national placement since 1999... Had two athletes earn All-America honors by placing in the top ten individuals.
Daymont has led St. Olaf to nine conference championships in her tenure, the second-most of any MIAC school. The Oles captured five consecutive titles from 1998-2002, and had their best NCAA finish in that stretch, a fourth-place finish in 1999. Daymont has accompanied athletes to the NCAA National Championships 17 times (ranks 7th in all-time appearances), eleven of those with finishes in the top ten. She has also coached over 32 different athletes to 81 All-American honors.
Voted NCAA III Central Region Coach of the Year three times, Daymont has also earned MIAC Coach of the Year honors twice. She also serves as the meet director for many major cross country and track and field events, most notably hosting the NCAA National Cross Country Championships in 2002 and 2007.
The arrival of the Minnesota state high school cross country championships on the St. Olaf campus were facilitated by Daymont. She also has made her mark as a leader in water training. She serves as a distance and middle distance clinician around the region and worked as a co-director for the 1982 AIAW track and field championships.
A graduate of the State University of New York-Cortland, Daymont went on to earn her master's from Syracuse University. Daymont had a five-year hiatus from St. Olaf (1981-86) and taught and coached at Bloomsburg (PA) State and Macalaster.
Daymont teaches in the department of physical education as an associate professor, specializing in exercise physiology.
|The Oles Under Chris Daymont|