Potomac State’s Hallow named NJCAA National Athlete of the Week
New Orleans, LA- Potomac State Freshman Jared Hallow (Gerrardstown, WV) becomes the College’s first ever USTFCCCA Cross Country National Athlete of the Week. Hallow has been on the brink of breaking through for his first collegiate victory as he open his freshman campaign with 4 consecutive runner-up performances. In doing so Hallow set the Potomac State record in the 5k (16:06), 6k (19:27) and 8k (26:51).
On Saturday, October 24th Hallow finally broke through by winning the Region XX Cross Country Championships by 45 seconds as he led wire-to-wire. His time of 27:18 over the challenging course broke the Region XX Course Record. Hallow will lead the Catamounts to the NJCAA D3 Cross Country Championships on November 7th hosted by Holyoke Community College at Stanley Park in Westfield, MA as Potomac State received an At-Large Bid to the National Championships.
"I couldn't be more excited and prouder to see Jared win National Athlete of the Week. This is a huge accomplishment as it is not only the first time in school history, but the first time in my 6 year coaching career! This is great motivation heading into the National Championships. This should propel our program to new heights," stated Potomac State Head Coach Ian Hankins
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