Athletics News

Colonial of the Week

Nov. 2, 2009

Megan Hogan
Sport: Women's Cross Country
Cl.: Senior
Hometown: Ballston Spa, NY
HS: Saratoga Central

Megan Hogan has been named Colonial of the Week for her performance at the 2009 A-10 Championships last Saturday, October 31. The senior ran a time of 18:37.8 to win the race by nearly a full minute ahead of Charlotte's Amanda Goetschius who finished with a time of 19:33.3. Hogan becomes the first Colonials runner to ever win the A-10 championships after finishing second last year to Goetschius.

"Overall I'm happy with my performance," said Hogan, who earned runner-up honors at the conference meet a season ago. "I think I can speak for everyone out here that it was really tough to dig our feet out of the mud, but it paid off. It was so tough because you are using so much more energy, which is why the times are much slower. But you can't think about times on a course like this, you just have to run the race. It's a great feeling and it was a great day."