James Ngandu was honored with the Doug Watts Award, as the USTFCCCA named its National Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Ngandu absolutely dominated a strong field at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships held in Evansville, Indiana.
Ngandu, who hails from Nairobi, Kenya, posted a time of 30:18.8 to defeat his nearest competitor by a whopping 34 seconds while leading the entire race.
The win finished off an undefeated season for the senior, as he won all six meets in which he competed in 2017, including the GLIAC Championship and the Midwest Regional.
After finishing third at the 2016 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships a year ago to earn his first All American honor, Ngandu improved on that performance to take his accomplishments to a whole new level and earn his second All American citation.
Ngandu is the first runner from Tiffin to win this honor, while also becoming the first Dragon to ever win a national postseason honor from the USTFCCCA for their work on the cross country circuit.
Ngandu is a two-time region and three-time GLIAC champion in cross country. He has been named GLIAC Athlete of the Year twice and also finished 3rd at NCAA Nationals last year, earning All-American honors.