Men’s Cross Country: Hallow finishes as runner-up at National Championship

Jared Hallow

Potomac State's Jared Hallow became the College's first ever Cross Country All-American with his second place finish at today's NJCAA National Championship

WESTFIELD, Mass. (RESULTS) --- Potomac State’s Jared Hallow has made a habit of second-place finishes this year.  His highly successful freshman campaign was just capped off by the best of those second place finishes.  His runner up place at the NJCAA Division III was good enough for Potomac State’s first ever Cross Country All-American.

“I really wanted a top three, at a minimum,” said Harlow. “I was aiming for place today.”

Coming in first overall was freshman Zakaria Djouma of Mohawk Valley Community College (N.Y.) finishing the five-mile run with a time of 26:15.1. Djouma’s time was 53 seconds faster than Hallow of Potomac State College of WVU (W.Va.) who finished second overall.

Paced by sophomore Will Troman, Harper College (Ill.) seized the 2015 NJCAA Men’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.

En route to their fifth national title, the Hawks tallied 49 points with the top five runners posting an average time of 28:15.14. Troman, who finished third overall, recorded a team-best time of 27:15.7. Harper also collected scoring points from Adam Brauer (9th, 28:07.1), TJ Paton (11th, 28:24.3), Eddie Lamas (14th, 28:32.2) and Kurtis Monahan (18th, 28:56.4)..

MVCC finished second in the team standings with 73 points and an average time of 28:25.4, while Howard Community College’s (Md.) average time of 29:01.84 and 92 total points was good for third.

Potomac State finished fourth overall.

The victory marks Harper’s 17 national title in school-history. The Hawks' men’s cross country program has now won the NJCAA Men’s Cross Country Championship in each year since 2011.

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