Witters Hicks Places First Overall

Witters Hicks Places First Overall

Principia College senior Shane Witters Hicks paced the Panthers this past weekend at the Wisconsin Lutheran Warrior Invite, claiming first place overall. The first-place finish was Witters Hicks' 4th top-five finish this season. He set a personal best course record of 25:50, one of three Panther runners to set personal best times on the course. 

Zach Matthiesen took 4th and Nate Richards took 5th by running 26:01.5 and 26:16.7 respectively. Although the course is not an ideal setting to record personal best times, sophomore Abe Ott came within one second of his with a time of 28:06.8. The final scoring position for the men went to sophomore Connor D'Amico who, for the second week in a row, out-sprinted teammate Drew Shotwell and finished in 31:32.9.  Furthermore, D'Amico ran down another competitor in the homestretch and won that battle by 1/10th of a second. Sophomore Gabriel Johnston also had a solid day kicking into "turbo mode" along the home stretch and also just passed his competitor by less than 1/10th of a second. Freshman runner Jordan Bond made his collegiate cross country debut by running his 8k race with a time of 37:45.5.

Warrior Invite Statistics
Shane Witters Hicks (3 minute freshman to senior course PR)

  • 2013- 28:49.69
  • 2014 -28:01.75
  • 2015- 26:58.22
  • 2017-25:50.1

Zach Matthiesen (2 minute freshman to senior course PR)

  • 2014- 28:01.31
  • 2015- 27:17.62
  • 2016- 27:13.24
  • 2017- 26:01.5

Nate Richards (Over 2 minute freshman to senior course PR)

  • 2013-28:57.59
  • 2014 -27:03.34
  • 2016 -26:51.86
  • 2017- 26:16.7
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