01/17/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 01/17/2020 01:52
Freshman Jacob Harris will represent The University of Toledo as he competes in the USA Track & Field Junior Cross Country Championship Saturday, Jan. 18, at 12:15 p.m. Pacific Time (3:15 p.m. Eastern Time) at Mission Bay Park in San Diego.
The top six finishers will be offered a spot on the USA Track & Field team for the 2020 Pan Am Cross Country Championships.
Jacob Harris placed sixth at the Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championship and was named Freshman of the Year.
'It will also be a great experience for him on the national level, as well as a great representation for Toledo and what we expect for the men's program going forward,' Stenuf added.
Harris is coming off an impressive rookie campaign last fall. In his collegiate debut at the Northern Illinois University Huskie Challenge Sept. 6, he captured the individual title with a time of 25:52.1, helping the Rockets to a fourth-place finish. The Toledo native was the first Rocket to cross the finish line at the MAC Championships, stopping the clock at 25:42.3 to place sixth. Harris' top-10 finish earned him First-Team All-MAC and MAC Freshman of the Year honors.
At the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Nov. 11, he set pace for the Rockets with a time of 31:48.2 to place 54th overall and help the Rockets to a 17th-place team finish.