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Penn State cross country’s John Gondak, Tessa Barrett earn national honors

Penn State coach John Gondak and runner Tessa Barrett earned Mid-Atlantic Regional awards on Tuesday.

The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Gondak the Coach of the Year with Barrett being the Athlete of the Year.

Gondak received the award for the second straight year. Barrett, who is a 2015 All-American, has claimed three individual meet titles.

The Nittany Lion women will compete in the NCAA Championships on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind. It will be the seventh time in eight seasons they have reached that mark.