Hedrick closes cross country career at national championships

Jacob Hedrick

WINNECONNE, Wis. – Senior athlete Jacob Hedrick (Memphis, Ind.) ended his collegiate cross country career today by placing 175th at the 2018 NCAA Division III Cross Country National Championships hosted by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Hedrick, who is the first male in Hanover school history to qualify for the race, finished in a time of 25:59.4 for the eight-kilometer course. He was one of only 56 individual qualifiers in the race and was the 15th finisher overall from the Great Lakes Region.

Hedrick closes out his four years for the Panthers as a two-time Academic All-American selection, two time All-Region selection in the Great Lakes Region, and the 2018 individual winner of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships.

North Central College out of Illinois won the team championship for the second year in a row by posting a meet low 43 points and had the top two finishers in senior teammates Dhruvil Patel and Al Baldonado.

Hedrick will be back in a Panther uniform this winter and spring as his focus now shifts to the indoor and outdoor track seasons where he is a multiple-time school record holder.

Contact: Logan Wells