Cardi Named UST&FCCCA Mideast Region Athlete of the Year

Photo by Matt O'Haren
Photo by Matt O'Haren

(New Orleans, La.) – Dickinson junior Isabel Cardi (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) was named the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (UST&FCCCA) Mideast Region Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year. In addition, the Red Devil women moved up in the rankings to a program-best fourth in the nation.

Cardi won the individual title at the Mideast Region Championships, finishing with a time of 20:38.5. She also won individual titles at the Centennial Conference Cross Country Championships, as well as the Elizabethtown Short Course Invitational and at the Little Three Meet.

Cardi was First-team All-Conference and the Women's Runner of the Year, leading the Red Devils to second at the regional and conference championships. She ran to her second straight Little Three individual title as the Red Devils captured a remarkable 26th consecutive team championship.

Cardi was one of four Red Devils to earn All-Region honors. Seniors Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) and Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) added top-10 showings, placing sixth and ninth, respectively with times of 21:47 and 21:53.

Junior Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) clocked a time of 22:30, crossing the line 22nd to earn All-Region honors.

The #4-ranked Red Devils are off to Louisville this weekend to complete in the 2019 NCAA National Championship.