Reich named to Academic All-District First Team; Jamison is Second-Team selection

Fri, 2013-01-04 02:24 am

 Grinnell College's Henry Reich '09 has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 7 Men's Track and Field/Cross Country First Team, while Thomas Jamison '09 was a Second-Team selection.

By being named to the First Team, Reich is now in the running to be an NCAA Academic All-American. That team will be named in the near future.

Reich, a physics/mathematics major from Mahtomedi, Minn., has three conference titles to his credit this school year, winning the Midwest Conference individual cross country crown in 2008 (25 minutes, 51 seconds) and MWC indoor titles in the 3000- and 5000-meter races (8:46.61 and 15:09.55). He led Grinnell to just the third perfect cross country score in league history last fall (1 through 5 finish) and guided the Pioneers to the NCAA National Meet.

He was also the winner of the Roy W. LeClere Award, which is given to the MWC male student-athlete with the highest GPA his junior year. He ranks sixth all-time on Grinnell's 8 kilometer cross country chart and was offered an interview for the Rhodes Scholarship.

Jamison, a history major from Portland, Ore., won the 1500-meter run at the 2009 MWC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He had a clocking of 4:01.07 in the event. Jamison also broke into Grinnell's all-time leader chart in the mile run during the indoor campaign.

The ESPN The Magazine Academic Teams are co-sponsored by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America).

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