Hedrick named HCAC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week again

Jacob Hedrick running

GREENWOOD, Ind. – For the second time this season, Hanover men's cross country junior Jacob Hedrick (Memphis, Ind.) was selected as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week.

Hedrick, who earned the honor following the Panthers' first meet of the season, has now won the conference's weekly award twice after running in only three meets in 2017.

The third-year runner finished second overall in the Silver Division race at the Greater Louisville Classic over the weekend, and won the "Other Division" section of the race.

Hedrick was the first of three Hanover runners to earn the program's first Top 25 finishes ever at the annual meet in Louisville. He ran the 8k race in a time of 25:39.49, which is the eighth best time in men's cross country history at the school.

Even more impressive is that he finished second overall out of 400 total runners in his race, which included two NCAA Division I and nine NCAA Division II schools.

The Greater Louisville Classic was the largest collegiate cross country event in the nation this fall, and featured over 1,004 runners and 126 teams over six different races Saturday.

Hedrick and the Panthers will next participate in the Jenna Strong Wilmington Fall Classic Friday, Oct. 13. The men's race is scheduled to begin at 5:15 p.m. in Wilmington, Ohio.

Contact: Mike Pritchard