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Tartan Men’s Cross Country Releases 2020 Roster

Tartan Men’s Cross Country Releases 2020 Roster

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – While the 2020 season has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carnegie Mellon University head cross country coach Tim Connelly, in his sixth year at the helm of the Tartans, has released the men's roster for the 2020-2021 academic year.

View the 2020 Men's Cross Country Roster

Below are a few facts about the makeup of the 29-member men's cross country team.

Class Years: Graduate Student (1); Seniors (2); Juniors (5); Sophomores (8); Newcomers (13)

Natives Of: Arizona (1); California (7); Colorado (1); Connecticut (1); Georgia (1); Illinois (1); Massachusetts (1); Michigan (2); New Hampshire (1); New Jersey (2); New York (5); Oregon (1); Pennsylvania (3); Virginia (2)

College of Study: College of Fine Arts (1); College of Engineering (14); Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences (3); Mellon College of Science (4); School of Computer Science (7)


  • The Tartans competed at their sixth straight NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championship in 2019 and placed 18th nationally.
  • It was the 13th team appearance in the last 14 years at the national event and 25th overall.
  • The Cardinal and Gray won their fourth NCAA Mideast Regional Championship since 2008 and second straight last season.
  • Seven runners earned All-Region honors with two on the current roster: Matt Karee and Michael OBroin.
  • The team won the 2019 University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Cross Country Championship for the fifth time in program history and first since 2016.
  • Seven members were named to the All-Academic team by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with two on current roster: Matt Karee and Michael OBroin.
  • Last season marked the 25th consecutive season that the men's cross country team received all-academic team accolades by the USTFCCCA.
  • The Tartans had three runners named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-Americans with one returning, Matt Kareee, who garnered the accolade in back-to-back seasons.
  • Head coach Tim Connelly was named NCAA Division III Mideast Region Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Thoughts from Head Coach Tim Connelly:
"Many of our runners trained consistently well throughout the summer, and weren't deterred by July's news that there would be no cross country season. We will be spending the rest of the fall working hard to continue to improve and prepare to race during the spring semester track season."

note: The roster is as of September 18, 2020, and is subject to change.