(New Orleans, La.) – Dickinson senior Eric Herrmann (Saint James, N.Y./Smithtown) was named the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (UST&FCCCA) Division III National Athlete of the Week, announced on Monday afternoon.
Running in adverse conditions, Herrmann broke away from the pack with less than two miles to go and captured the individual title in 25:13, five seconds ahead of the runner-up. Herrmann was the first Dickinson male athlete to win the individual title since Greg Leak in 2009.
This was the third win in a row for Herrmann, who also notched victories at the De Sales Invitational and a highly competitive Connecticut College Invitational two weeks ago.
Herrmann is the first Red Devil to be named National Athlete of the Week during the cross country season and becomes the first male athlete from the Centennial Conference to be honored.
The Red Devils will return to De Sales on November 10th for the NCAA Mideast Regionals.