Hanover men with third straight home invitational

Jacob Hedrick

HANOVER, Ind.—For the third year in a row, the Hanover College men's cross country team has won the Hanover Invitational in dominating fashion.

Scoring a meet low 30 points, the Panthers placed five runners in the top ten en-route to the victory.

Leading the way was senior Jacob Hedrick (Memphis, Ind.) who took home the individual title for the second straight year. His time of 20:39.9 for the nearly four-mile course was more than a minute ahead of Transylvania freshman Jacob Burnam who placed second.

Following Hedrick for the red and blue were junior Hayden Veach (Shelbyville, Ind.) and sophomore Andy Vilardo (Bloomington, Ind.) who placed fourth and sixth respectively.

Rounding out the top five were freshman Cooper Hanson (Greenfield, Ind.) who placed ninth and sophomore Andrew Clegg (Indianapolis, Ind.) who came in 10th.

The race also featured a team of Hanover alumni who placed fourth overall led current assistant coach Logan Wells ('15).

The Panthers will be back in action on September 15 as they travel to Westerville, OH for the Otterbein Invitational. The meet will begin at 10:45 a.m.

Contact: Logan Wells