Hart Hornor, Carleton

Hart Hornor, Carleton

Seattle, Wash. / Roosevelt

The Carleton men's cross country team traveled to Wisconsin to run in a huge meet with top-notch competition, and came away with a tremendous team performance. Junior star Hart Hornor (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) led the way with a top-10 individual finish at the UW-Oshkosh AAE Invitational, helping the Knights to a top 13 team finish among a loaded field of nationally-ranked Division II and III teams. For his performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Hornor Tuesday with his third MIAC Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2014 season.

Hornor completed the course in 24:47.1, and he was the 10th overall runner and sixth Division III runner to cross the finish line. His 10th place finish came among a field of 664 runners, and the Knights were 13th overall in a field of 45 teams that included 14 nationally-ranked D-II and D-III teams, including four top 10-ranked squads. The Knights finished ahead of No. 13-ranked Johns Hopkins and No. 26 Chicago. Hornor's great fall includes back-to-back MIAC Athlete-of-the-Week awards on Sept. 9 and 16.

Hornor and the Knights will take this weekend off to rest up for the biggest meet of the fall thus far - the 2014 MIAC Men's Cross Country Championships. The conference meet will be held at Como Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday, Nov. 1, with the men's race starting at 2:15 p.m. The Carleton men will enter the MIAC Championships ranked fourth in the Central Region and the Knights received one vote in the USTFCCA national rankings.

2014 MIAC Men's Cross Country Athletes-of-the-Week

DATE     NAME     SCHOOL    
10/21/2014   Hart Hornor   Carleton  
10/14/2014   Thomas Feichtinger   Saint John's  
10/7/2014   Grant Wintheiser   St. Olaf  
9/30/2014   Thomas Feichtinger   Saint John's  
9/23/2014   Grant Wintheiser   St. Olaf  
9/16/2014   Hart Hornor   Carleton  
9/9/2014   Hart Hornor   Carleton  
9/2/2014   Jacob Gerhartz
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