Record effort at nationals from Harper
May 14, 2015 8:12 PM -
In addition to having seven Harper track and field athletes who can call themselves NJCAA Division III champions, Hawks coach Renee Zellner's got to update a few all-time program records after last weekend's national meet in Utica, N.Y. Leah Kloss was named female athlete of the year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country College Coaches Assocation; she set a school record of 25.12 in the 200-meter prelims. The Hawks' winning 400 relay team of Samantha Soriano, Shayan Dussard, Joslyn Nicholson and Kloss also set a program record (49.58). Jalen Griffin was the only men's team member to set a school record, with his prelim effort in the 200 meters (21.87). Schaumburg's Jaun Barajas was named male athlete of the year by the USTFCCCA; he won the 5,000 meters in 16:11.26 and also placed second in the 10,000.