Senior Ascencion Aispuro (Maywood, Calif.) of the Middlebury College men's cross country team was honored when the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced its list of All-American recipients following the NCAA Championship. The top-40 finishers in the 8K race garnered All-American status. Aispuro helped lead the men's squad to a 15th-place finish in a 32-team race hosted by Principia College at Principia North Farm Course in Elsah, Illinois.
Aispuro crossed the line in 24:54.26, good for 32nd place out of 279 runners at the NCAA Championship. He earned a top-10 spot in five races this fall, including an eighth-place finish at the NESCAC Championship with a time of 25:37.3. At the NCAA regional, Aispuro led the Panthers to the finish line in fourth place (25:32.9). In his opening race of 2017, he finished in sixth place (27:32.7) and a 10th-place showing at the Connecticut College Invitational with a mark of 25:40.1 in the middle of October.