WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has announced its weekly awards for men's cross country and Thomas' Jarrod Ottman (Merrimack, N.H.) and Jarrod Hooper (Lyman, Maine) have been honored. Ottman was named Runner of the Week for the fifth time this season, while Hooper was named Rookie of the Week.
Ottman won his third race of the season, prevailing at home in the Thomas Invitational 5K. The junior crossed the finish line in 16:08.9, besting the second place finisher by 43 seconds for the individual victory that led Thomas to the team win.
Hooper finished fourth at the Thomas Invitational to help lead the Terriers to the low score and a team win. Hooper finished the 5k in 17:04.4 to lead all NAC rookies in the race.
The Terriers will run in the NAC Championship, hosted by Maine Maritime Academy at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast, Maine, on Sunday, October 28.