YORK, PA – Two-time York College All-American Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Four Men's Track & Field and Cross Country squad as announced by the organization recently.
Hartung is a nursing major at YCP and carries a 3.68 GPA. He is a four-time Dean's List selection.
The award caps a fantastic year for the Spartan junior. Hartung finished his cross country season seventh at the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships. He then earned another seventh place finish in the 10,000-meters at the recent Division III Track & Field Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Hartung collected an impressive array of personal accolades. He earned the 2012 Capital Athletic Conference Runner of the Year in men's cross country as the Spartans captured their season straight conference tournament. He finished fifth at the Mid-East Regional before posting his seventh place finish at the national meet to earn his first All-American award.
After his outstanding cross country campaign, Hartung continued to perform exceptionally well during the indoor track season. He won two more Capital Athletic Conference titles as he captured the title in the mile run and then nailed the 5K championship, as he won by over five seconds.
Hartung began the outdoor campaign by destroying the 10,000-meter record during a memorable night at the Sam Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton University. His time shattered the long-held CAC record of 30:47.87, which was established by Mary Washington's Jon Gates back in 1997. Hartung broke the 16-year old record by an amazing 38.15 seconds. The time also broke a York College record that is even older than the CAC mark. York College Athletic Hall of Famer Ken Sanders established the previous school record of 31:34.30 back in 1980, a record that has stood for 33 years. Hartung bettered the York College school record by a whooping 1:24.58. That time would be the qualifying mark he would need to earn a spot in the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Hartung kept the momentum going by winning the 10K and 5K at the CAC Outdoor Championships at Salisbury. That also earned him the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Track & Field Athlete of the Year. He became the first student-athlete in the history of the conference to win athlete of the year honors in three different sports (indoor track & field, cross country, and outdoor track & field).
Hartung would go on to post his second All-American honors with his seventh place finish at the outdoor nationals.
Hartung will now be eligible for inclusion on the national Capital One Academic All-America squad. The national squad will be announced in June.