Jacob Hadden, MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

Jacob Hadden, MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY

Freshman Jacob Hadden of the Oglethorpe men's cross country team has been named the SAAC Male Athlete of the Week for his efforts in the team's second-place finish at the Georgia NCAA Division III Invitational over the weekend. He won SAA Men's Runner of the Week honors, as well.

Hadden came in fifth among the 79-runner field with a time of 27 minutes, 21.8 seconds. That mark set the Oglethorpe freshman record in the men's eight-kilometer race, and put him within 30 seconds of the winning time of Emory's Marty Pimentel. In addition to the freshman school record, Hadden also posted the fourth-fastest eight-kilometer time in school history with that mark.

Hadden and the rest of the Petrels now get set to face off against Division I and Division II competition when they travel to Greenville, South Carolina, for the Furman Invitational Saturday morning.

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