MIAC Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week
Hart Hornor, Carleton
Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt
Hart Hornor (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) has had an outstanding season thus far for the Carleton men's cross country team, and it appears the senior star is peaking at the right time. Hornor not only won the prestigious Connecticut College Invitational, but he also set a new course record and led the Knights to a top-three team finish last weekend at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford, Conn. For his performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Hornor Tuesday with his fourth MIAC Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2015 season.
Hornor's latest weekly conference award comes in recognition of his second-consecutive individual victory. He won the Connecticut College Invite with his record-setting time of 24:32.1, which bested the previous course record (24:35) and was good for a 30.9-second margin of victory. Hornor finished first in a talented field of 295 runners, and the 26-team field included four nationally- or regionally-ranked squads. Carleton finished third as a team behind No. 12-ranked MIT and the host school, and Honor now has a top-five finish in each race he's run this fall.
Carleton and Hornor will take a well-deserved week off this weekend to rest up and prepare for the biggest race of the fall to date - the 2015 MIAC Cross Country Championships. The MIAC Championships will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Como Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. The men's 8k race will be the second and final race of the championships at 3:15 p.m., with the women's 6k race leading things off that day at 2:15 p.m.
MIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week
Annika Halverson, Bethel
Wayzata, Minn. / Wayzata
The Bethel women's cross country team got a historic performance from star sophomore Annika Halverson (Wayzata, Minn.) last weekend at UW-Oshkosh's AAE Invitational/Pre-National Meet. Halverson turned in a top-20 performance in a talented field of more than 400 runners with a new personal best time and one of the top times in school history. For her performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Halverson Tuesday with the MIAC Women's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week award.
Halverson completed the course at the prestigious 46-team meet in 21:48.49. That time put her in 17th place out of 414 runners, and it was good for a new personal record, and the third-best time in Bethel school history. Halverson was the top MIAC finisher in the race, which included conference rivals such as St. Olaf and St. Thomas. Bethel finished 34th as a team in the 46-team field.
Bethel and its standout sophomore will take a well-deserved week off this weekend to rest up and prepare for the biggest race of the fall to date - the 2015 MIAC Cross Country Championships. The MIAC Championships will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Como Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. The women's 6k race will lead off the championships at 2:15 p.m., and the men's 8k race will follow at 3:15 p.m. that day.