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Hartung Caps His Amazing Career with a Seventh All-American Finish
DELAWARE, OHIO – York College senior standout Tim Hartung (Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin) closed out his incredible Spartan career with his seventh All-American finish on Saturday during the final day of the 2014 NCAA Division III Outdoor championship in Delaware, Ohio.
Hartung notched an eighth place finish out of 20 competitors in the 5,000-meter race on Saturday afternoon. He recorded a time of 14:36.23. He finished less than four seconds out of seventh and less than six seconds out of sixth.
Haverford's Chris Stadler won the event in a stadium record time of 14:11.28.
Spartan head coach Stephen LoBianco was thrilled to see his senior close out his career in style.
"Tim ran another great race and placed himself well early in the race after a very fast start from the field. At about two miles runners started falling off of the back of the pack and Tim was able to hold onto the pack until in dwindled down to every spot being All-American," said LoBianco. "It has been a pleasure to coach him and he has set the bar for the next generation of York College distance runners."
Hartung's seventh All-American honor is also the fifth of the 2013-14 academic year. Hartung was an All-American in cross country, earned a pair of All-American honors in indoor track and two more during the outdoor championships. Hartung has recorded an All-American finish in all five of his events during the year. Hartung's other All-American awards came during the 2012 cross country season and in the 2013 outdoor championships.
Spartan freshman Robert Doster (Middletown, Pa./Middletown) also competed on Saturday afternoon as he placed 17th of 20 competitors in his first ever appearance at the NCAA Championships. Doster notched a best toss of 55.43 meters (181'10') in the javelin.
LoBianco was pleased with Doster's effort at the championships.
"Rob had one of his top five throws of the year and was able to place 17th. I will be looking for him to put the work in and come back to nationals next year."
Hartung finishes his career as the most decorated Track & Field student-athlete in York College history. He is a five-time Capital Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year in addition to his seven All-American awards.