The Williams cross country teams each earned a bid to the 2009 NCAA championship, continuing their successful seasons.

After finishing first at the New England regional race, the men placed second at Nationals. Edgar Kosgey ’10 won his third consecutive NCAA qualifier and was named New England Region Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

After finishing third at Regionals, the women earned an at-large bid. It was the 17th time in as many years of eligibility that the team was invited to the NCAAs. The team finished eighth at Nationals.

Meanwhile, for the second year in a row, the coaches association named Pete Farwell ’73 New England Regional Coach of the Year. Farwell also was named NESCAC Men’s Coach of the Year.