Gustavus Adolphus College junior distance/cross country runner Hailey Harren (Cold Spring, Minn.) has been named to the 2006 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Women’s College Division Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Last fall, Harren became the second Gustie women’s cross country runner to capture the individual title at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.
Harren finished first in six of the seven races she entered last fall, bringing home All-MIAC, All-Central Region and All-America honors. Harren’s only non-win was a runner-up finish in the University of Minnesota’s Roy Griak Invitational, which boasted a field of 327 runners in the Division III race alone. Harren was named MIAC Runner of the Year, as well as the Honda National Division III Runner of the Year, which made her a finalist for the Honda Division III Athlete of the Year Award.
On the track, Harren claimed all-conference honors in 2005 with a second place finish in the 5000 meter run and a third place finish in the 10,000 meter run at the MIAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Harren then capped off the 2005 season with an 11th place finish in the 10,000 at the 2005 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Harren missed the 2006 track and field season because she was studying in Germany during the spring semester.
In the classroom, Harren boasts a 3.77 grade point average with a double major in political science and management. She has been named a Scholar Athlete twice by the MIAC.
Harren, a 2003 graduate of ROCORI High School, is the daughter of Thomas and Deborah Harren of Cold Spring.