COLONIAL OF THE WEEK
Dec. 1, 2009
<> - Megan Hogan has been named Colonial of the Week for her performance at the 2009 NCAA Nationals last Monday, November 23. This is Hogan's third Colonial of the Week award in the 2009-10 academic year. The senior capped off her incredible second season at George Washington finishing 27th in a field comprised of the 255 top runners in the nation Monday at the Division I Women's Cross Country Championship in Terre Haute, IN. Hogan finished with a time of 20:34, which was 36 seconds faster than her NCAA Nationals time last year.
By finishing 27th overall, she has achieved All-America status and is the first George Washington women's runner to earn that distinction. The race wasn't smooth for Hogan as she was inadvertently tripped at 800 meters into the race and went from 15th place to 60th place in a matter of seconds. The Ballston Spa, NY native gained on her competitors and got to 22nd place before finishing 27th.
Hogan completes a senior season that included an A-10 individual championship and an 11th place Mid-Atlantic Regional finish out of 190 runners. She also was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year earlier in the season.