Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt
Carleton runner Hart Hornor (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) certainly knows how to make an entrance. The Knights' runner was the top Division III finisher in his 2014 season debut at the star-studded Augustana (S.D.) Twilight Invitational while also leading his team to the top D-III team finish. Monday, Hornor was named the USTFCCCA Division III Athlete-of-the-Week for his performance and, Tuesday, the MIAC sports information directors honored him further with the MIAC Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week award.
Hornor's final time of 18:32 in the four-mile race was good for fourth place out of a field of 287 runners - many from Division I, II and NAIA institutions. He was only eight seconds out of first place and finished behind two D-I runners, and he defeated several D-II and NAIA All-Americans. Hornor led Carleton to an eight-place finish in the 22-team field. This is Hornor's third MIAC weekly honor, after also winning it twice in 2013.
Carleton will hope to continue its early-season success this weekend when it travels to Iowa for another competitive meet. Hornor and the Knights will be a part of the field at the Les Duke Invitational, hosted by Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. The meet will start at 10 a.m. and will be held at Oakland Acres Golf Club.