Wintheiser is USTFCCCA Central Region athlete of the year, Lundin is coach of the year

Mike Ludwig
November 14, 2012

NEW ORLEANS - St. Olaf sophomore Grant Wintheiser was named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Central Region athlete of the year and Phil Lundin was named the region's coach of the year on Wednesday.

Wintheiser, from Sartell, Minn., won the Central race by nearly ten seconds in leading the Oles to the region crown. He won the MIAC crown by more than 20 seconds where St. Olaf also picked up the team title, and he finished third at both the Roy Griak Invitational and Jim Drews/Tori Neubauer meet.

The St. Olaf men captured both the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and Central Region Championships in 2012. Lundin, in his fifth season, leads the 17th-ranked Oles into the NCAA Championships.

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