Hartung Named Spartan Athlete of the Week for April 2-8
Apr 09, 2012
YORK, Pa. - York College men's track & field distance
Hartung has been selected as this week's Spartan
Athlete of the Week after posting a record-setting performance at
the 2012 Duke Invitational. He captures the honor for the third
time this academic year as he also secured the accolade twice
during the fall cross country season.
Running a terrific 14:47.72 in the 5,000 meters, Hartung snapped
the Capital Athletic Conference and school records in the event
Friday afternoon. He broke Frank DeVar's conference record of
14:51.17, set in 2009, as he puts his name in the league record
book for the second time as he also owns the CAC Championship
10,000-meter record (33:18.49) set as last year's meet.
That effort also broke York's program record by over 16 seconds.
Hartung's 14:47.72 breaks former Spartan Jason Hinkle's 5,000-meter
mark of 15:03.90 on May 10, 2010.
In less than two full seasons, Hartung has become a remarkable
runner for the Green and White. He won the 10,000 meters as a
freshman last season, courtesy of his aforementioned top CAC
Championship time. This year, he proved victorious at the 2011 CAC
Men's Cross Country Championships. Later, qualified for the NCAA
National Cross Country Championships, and finished in the top-50 at
nationals. At the inaugural CAC Indoor Track & Field
Championships, Hartung won both the 5,000 meters and one-mile run
en route to being named the league's first CAC Indoor Men's Track
& Field Athlete of the Year.
Hartung and the Spartans return to action on Saturday, April 14,
when they travel to Baltimore, Md. for the Johns Hopkins / Loyola
Invitational. Start time from Johns Hopkins is slated for 10:00