Mike Iacofano

Mike Iacofano lettered four times in cross country and track for the Cavaliers from 1986-91. The two-sport star was a five-time NAIA All-American and four-time NAIA Scholar-Athlete. Iacofano (Cleveland Benedictine HS) also battled serious injuries (Achilles tendon) that forced him to miss the 1989 cross country season and the 1990 track season. When Iacofano was healthy, there was not a finer distance runner or competitor. Iacofano was a two-time NAIA All-American in cross country. He finished 13th in 1988 to gain All-American status when the Cavs placed an all-time best fourth nationally. He repeated NAIA All-American status in 1990 with a 16th place finish. Walsh finished in sixth place as a team. Mike was also Walsh's first ever invitee to the World Cross Country trials and was the first collegiate finisher (41st). He was an indoor track NAIA All-American in the mile and a two-time outdoor All-American in the 5,000 and 10,000m and still holds the Walsh and Mid-Ohio Conference record in the 5,000m (14:19.2). Iacofano also won MOC and District 22 championships in the 1500m and 10,000m. He was selected as Walsh's Male Athlete of the Year in 1991.