Hart Hornor, Carleton

Hart Hornor, Carleton

Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt

The Carleton men's cross country team ran a great race last weekend, finishing first at the Central College Dutch Invitational in Iowa. The Knights' outstanding team finish was paced by sophomore Hart Hornor (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt), who ran to a second-place individual finish with a great time in the 8K men's race. Carleton defeated a pair of regionally ranked foes with Hornor leading the way. For his performance, the Knights' sophomore was named the MIAC Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week.

Hornor completed the 8K course in just 26:30.3, which was an 11-second margin over the third-place finisher. In the field of 97 runners, Hornor finished ahead of all but one as he led the Knights to the team win. Carleton's team score of 36 points bested host Central, which is ranked No. 7 in Division III and No. 1 in the region, and Loras, which is ranked No. 4 in the region. Horner's time and finish demonstrate his marked improvement from his freshman season, when he was not included on the Knight's roster for the regional meet.

Carleton and Hornor will return to Iowa this weekend with hopes of continuing their recent success. The Knights will run at the Les Duke Invitational in Grinnell Iowa at Oakland Acres Golf Course Saturday at 10 a.m. The following Saturday (Sept. 21), the Knights will try to put on a great show in their home town, as they'll compete at the St. Olaf Invitational in Northfield, Minn.

2013 MIAC Men's Cross Country Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE        NAME        SCHOOL    
10/22/2013   Hart Hornor   Carleton  
10/15/2013   Colin Rogers   Hamline  
10/01/2013   Matt Berens   Bethel  
9/24/2013   Grant Wintheiser   St. Olaf  
9/17/2013   Matt Berens   Bethel  
9/10/2013     Hart Hornor     Carleton  
  9/4/2013     Matt Berens      Bethel