Five members of the Hobart College cross country team were honored by the Statesmen Athletic Association and the Hobart Athletic Department at the annual Block H Awards dinner on April 27. First-year Tyler Sutherland was presented with the team’s top honor, the Charles P. McCoy ’68 Award, as the team’s most outstanding runner.
First-year Samuel Haugh was presented with the John L. Brown ’32 Award as the most improved, while senior Stephen Klementowski earned the Dr. Augustus H. “Gus” Hillman ’25 Award for outstanding sportsmanship, leadership and determination. Senior Henry Smith received the Ron Fleury Award for his outstanding dedication to his academic work, his teammates and to the HWS community. First-year Josh Owens earned the Rookie Award for Cross Country.
Sutherland competed in six races this year, leading the Statesmen across the finish line in five races, including his final four of the season. He was the top rookie finisher from the Liberty League at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championship. Sutherland recorded his season-best 8k time of 26:31.63 at the ECAC Championship. He was tabbed the Liberty League Rookie of the Week once and the conference Performer of the Week once.
Haugh competed in four meets for the Statesmen in his rookie season. He posted his best 8k time at the ECAC Championship meet, crossing the finish line in 28:53.7, improving by a little over a minute on his first collegiate 8k race time.
A co-captain, Klementowski competed in four meets this year for Hobart. He logged his season-best 8k time of 32:40 at the Liberty League Championship. He has earned Liberty League All-Academic accolades for the last three years in a row. In his four-year Hobart cross country career, Klementowski ran in 24 meets.
A co-captain and also a member of the Hobart tennis team, Smith competed in seven meets for the Statesmen this year. He also notched his season best 8k time of 32:47.8 at the Liberty League Championship. In his four-year career, Smith ran in 28 career races. Smith is also a member of Hobart’s Druid Honor Society.
Owens ran in all but one meet for the Statesmen this fall. He registered his season-best 8k time of 28:32.4 at the CCOC Championship, helping Hobart to a fourth place finish.
The Statesmen finished in second place at the Hobart Invitational this year. Hobart placed 17th out of 43 teams at the ECAC Championship and finished 27th of 41 at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships, improving three spots on its 2013 finish.