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Doris Heritage Award

The Doris Heritage Award is given annually by the Cross Country Council to acknowledge the contributions made by an individual or individuals to the sport of cross country running. The award was named to honor the outstanding contributions made by Doris Brown Heritage, five-time world cross country champion, former Chair of the women's cross country sub-committee, and former member of the IAAF Cross Country Technical Committee (since 2004, when combined with the Men’s Contributor Award).

As of 2017, Cross Country Council Awards Committee submits a list of nominees. Cross Country Council votes separately on all nominees at or before USATF Annual Meeting. All candidates who receive support from at least 2/3 of the total number of votes will win the award. If none receive 2/3, then re-vote with all candidates together and the candidate with the most votes will win the award.

2019 Michael Scott
2018 Ben Rosario
2017 Andy Martin
2016 Bob Latham
2015 Steve Viatones
2014 Andy Martin
2013 Paul Merca
2012 Paul Greer & Thom Hunt
2011 Bill Quinlisk
2010 Bill Roe
2009 Not Awarded
2008 Charlie Brown
2007 Pete Julian
2006 Not Awarded
2005 Not Awarded
2004 Not Awarded
2003 Patrick Shane & Fred Finke*
2002 Anne Timmons & Harry Simonis*
2001 Red Estes
2000 Teri Jordan, Wayne Dannehl, and Wisconsin Parkside LOC
1999 Julie Brown
1998 Mike Scott
1997 Carol Stevenson
1996 Jerry Quiller
1995 John Babington
1994 Augie Argabright, Jack Griffin, Ken Foreman, and Will Stephens
1993 Bob Seaman
1992 Lynn Jennings
1991 Chris Murray
1990 Lance Harter & Peg Neppel
1989 Bob Baxter, Doris Heritage, A.C. Linnerud, and George Williams

1989-2004: The Doris Heritage Award was given annually by the women's cross country sub-committee to acknowledge the contributions made by an individual or individuals to the sport of women's cross country running. The award was named to honor the outstanding contributions made by Doris Brown Heritage, five-time world cross country champion.

* Note: Harry Simonis (2002) and Fred Finke (2003) were originally recognized as “Men’s Contributor” (acknowledges the contributions made by an individual or individuals to the sport of men's cross country running), but they have now been listed here since the Doris Heritage Award now recognizes contributors to both men’s and women’s cross country.
 

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