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Hartung and Rowlands earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors
YORK, Pa. – The York College men's and women's track & field teams both had athletes earn USTFCCCA All-Academic status. Sophomore Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) earned the honor for the men's side, while sophomore Laura Rowlands (Dover, Pa./Dover) earned the honor for the women.
In order to qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, student-athletes must compile a cumulative grade point average of 3.30. They also must meet either of the following athletic standards: they must have competed in an NCAA Indoor or Outdoor Championship or finished the regular season ranked in the national top 35 in an individual event or ranked in the national top 25 in a relay event on the official NCAA POP list.
"We are extremely proud of Laura and Tim," said head coach Erick Camodeca. "Enough cannot be said about these two individuals and their accomplishments during their short time here at York. Their achievement demonstrates exactly what we strive for as a program, excellence in the classroom and as track & field program."
Hartung, who also runs cross-country and indoor track capped off his sophomore year with a great finish at the Capital Athletic Conference Outdoor Championships. Hartung earned a spot on the 2012 All-CAC First-Team after he bested the field and captured his second career conference outdoor championship victory in the 5,000 meters with a 15:26.60.
Earlier in the year Hartung also earned an outstanding honor when chosen as the CAC Men's Indoor Track & Field Athlete of the Year, as well as winning the 2011 CAC Men's Cross Country title.
Rowlands finished her sophomore year in tremendous fashion. During the CAC Outdoor Championships she recorded two first-place finishes, while contributing to setting a new program record in the 4x100. Rowlands secured victories in both the high jump (5' 1.75") and the triple jump (38' 5"). She also came in second-place behind fellow Spartan Jasmine Smith (Lusby, Md./Patuxent) in the long jump.
With her two victories during the championship, Rowlands has now won a total of seven individual titles, including wins in the high jump and triple jump at the 2012 indoor championships.
Both athletes will look to continue their strong track careers this coming year. Hartung will begin his junior season with cross-country in the fall, while Rowlands will start her junior year in late fall with indoor track.