Congratulations to Cole Hocker on being named the Gatorade Indiana Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year! Hocker was selected among the nation's most elite high school athletes for his athletic excellence, academic achievement and exemplary character. This award was established in 1985 and includes past winners such as Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Karl-Anthony Towns and Derek Jeter. For his achievements, Hocker will receive a $1,000 donation to be given to the sports-based organization of his choosing.
Congratulations to Boys' Cross Country Head Coach Jim Nohl for being named a 2018 Class AAA Coach of the Year Nominee! Coach Nohl is one of eight coaches to be nominated for the Coach of the Year by the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches. This is Coach Nohl's second consecutive season being nominated for this award.
Cole Hocker '19 will be competing in the Foot Locker National Championships on Saturday, December 8 at 1pm in San Diego.
Watch the race live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ATdO7xbIY8
Cole Hocker won the 2018 State Championship with a time of 15:21.4. He averaged 4:58 per mile. The second place finisher was 16 seconds behind Hocker.
The boys cross country team finished second in the state meet 146 points. Carmel finished first with 136. Ryan Pehlman finished with a time of 16:35 and Nick Hruskoci finished at 16:36. The Irish top 5 averaged 16:26.
The Irish were very good, and they could have been better.
That was the story of the 2017 Cathedral High School boys cross-country season – and coach Jim Nohl said that says a lot of good things about the Irish program.
Yes, the Irish finished fifth in the state – their highest finish in more than 50 seasons and the program’s best finish in the modern era. But the potential was there for more, and Nohl said that says much about the state of the program.
“I was angry, to be truthful,” Nohl said with a laugh shortly...