ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Carleton College men's cross country team headed west to the Lewis and Clark Invitational in Estacada, Ore., in search of riches last Saturday, and the Knights discovered outstanding performances in the team and individual standings. Sophomore Hart Hornor (Seattle, Wash./Roosevelt) was the top Division III finisher and third overall, leading Carleton to a second-place finish in the team standings at the prestigious event. For his performance, Hornor received his second MIAC Men's Cross Country Athlete-of-the-Week award of the 2013 fall season.
Hornor completed the course in 25:07 to finish third overall in the talented 138-runner field, and he was the top Division III finisher. His time is the fastest ever by a Knight at the meet by 13 seconds, and he was just a second out of second place in his fourth top-five finish of the fall. Hornor helped the Knights finished second out of 13 teams, behind only NAIA No. 2-ranked Southern Oregon and well ahead of a trio of Division III West Region teams.
Carleton and its star sophomore will take this weekend off to rest up and prepare for the 2013 MIAC Men's Cross Country Championships. The conference race will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, at Como Park Golf Course in St. Paul, Minn. Two weeks after that, the Knights will compete in the NCAA Central Region Championships across town at St. Olaf.