Carleton freshman Hart Hornor (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) continued his tremendous first season of collegiate running with a great showing last week at the Bolstorff Twilight meet, hosted by Macalester in St. Paul, Minn. Hornor ran to a top-three finish in the men's 5,000-meter run and was the second MIAC finisher and first MIAC freshman. His latest time helped solidify his standing as the top-ranked distance rookie in the league. For his performance, Hornor was named the MIAC Men's Outdoor Track Athlete-of-the-Week.
Hornor's third-place time at Macalester was 14:58, and the only two runner to finish ahead of him were unattached Josh Thorson and MIAC cross country champion Grant Wintheiser. Hornor's time now ranks third in the MIAC, and it's the top Knights' freshman time in more than a decade. Hornor is also ranked in the top four in the league in the men's 10,000-meter run, and he's the top-ranked freshman in the conference in both races.
The Knights hope Hornor and their whole squad continue building momentum this week at their final tune-up prior to the 2013 MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Carleton will compete at the Rolex Classic at Manitou Field in Northfield, Minn., Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. The conference meet will be hosted a little more than a week later, May 10-11, by the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn.