Hartman Makes History By Taking First at Fens Classic

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BOSTON, Mass. - Freshman Zach Hartman set the pace Saturday morning at the 2017 Fen's Classic, becoming the first male cross country runner in program history to win an event. Hartman completed the men's 5k with an impressive time of 16:50 to help lead the Eagles to a second place finish in the opening meet of the season.

The freshmen kicked off their collegiate career with a bang, taking the top times for the Eagles in the 5k. Freshmen Chris Pomerleau placed 6th with a time of 17:41 and Joey Gay followed closely behind in 17:57 for 8th place.

Finishing in the top 20 at the meet, Patrick Welch took 16th in 20:22 with Jacob West right on his tail four seconds later for 17th, then came Adam Hitchcock for 20th with a time of 21:30, and Cayd Wortman posted an 22nd place finish in his first meet in 22:38.

The Husson men will be hosting the next race at Saxl Park for the Husson Harrier Invitational on Saturday, September 9th.