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Hana Herndon

Hana Herndon


Hometown Orlando, Fla.
Last School Winter Park
Year Junior
Event Distance
Hana Herndon


Honors and Awards:
2019: Named to All-ACC Academic team
2018: All-South Region
2018: All-ACC

2019 Cross Country:
Competed at three meets this season … Ran her fastest 6K of the season at the ACC Championships, finishing in 22:56.9 … Earned points for the Jackets at the Battle in Beantown with a 5K time of 18:45.2 … Also competed at the Penn State National Open, finishing the 6K in 23:22.5

2018 Cross Country:
Helped lead Georgia Tech to the 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championship for the first time since 2001, finishing in the top 100 with a time of 21:04.4 (98th)… finished eighth with a 6K PR time of 20:49.2 at the Penn State Nationals Open… finished fifth at the Georgia Bulldog Invitational with a 5.5K PR time of 20:48.4… set a 5K PR at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown with a time of 17:45.5… ran a 21:00.7 6K and finished 21st at the ACC Championships… placed 22nd with a 6K time of 21:12.2 at the NCAA South Region Cross Country Championships.

2018 Track:
Indoor: Posted a PR in the mile by running a 5:00.88 at the Charlie Thomas Invitational to finish sixth … also recorded a season-best time of 9:55.84 in the 3K at the Music City Challenge … also turned in a 3:04.16 time in the 1000m at the Orange & Purple Invitational … helped the DMR squad record a first-place time of 12:08.64 at the Commodore Invitational, finishing eighth. Outdoor: Set a PR in the 1500m by running a 4:29.32 at the ACC Championships … Ran an 800m time of 2:18.25 at the Georgia Tech Invitational … ran her first 5K for a time of 17:03.32 at the Penn Relays … finished 11th (4:34.77) in the 1500m at the Tiger Track Classic … helped the 4×800 relay group turn in an eighth-place performance (9:05.27) at the Florida Relays.

High School: Attended Winter Park High School … four-year letterwinner in cross country and track and field … named captain on both teams her senior year … four-time cross country conference, district and regional champions (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) … back-to-back cross country state champions (2014, 2015) and state champion runner-up in 2013 and 2016 … three-time track and field conference champion (2014, 2015, 2017) … won track regional championship in 2016 … named to cross country all-conference team all four years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) … named to cross country all-district and all-region all four years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) … earned cross country all-state recognition in 2014, 2015 … named Metro east Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2016 … earned 2016 Track and Field Scholar-Athlete Award and 2015 Cross Country Scholar-Athlete Award … four-time track all-district recipient in 3200m (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) … two-time track all-district selection (2016, 2017) … three-time track all-conference selection (2014, 2015, 2016) … track conference champion in 3200m and 1600m in 2017 … four-time track all-region selection in 3200m (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) … two-time track all-region selection in 1600m (2016, 2017) … named all-state in 3200m (2016, 2017) and all-state in 1600m in 2017 … earned back-to-back state titles in 4×800 (2016, 2017) … named to track all-region team for 4×800 in 2017 … selected to participate in the 2016 FACA All-Star Meet (placed third) … holds school record in DRM (12:15) and 4×800 (9:13) … named National Merit Commended Scholar … named 2017 WPHS Valedictorian – finished with 4.0 unweighted GPA … voted vice president of the Science National honor Society and also a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, English National Honor Society and BETA Club.

Personal: Father ran cross country at Emory University in 1983 … grandfather graduated from Georgia Tech in 1956 … intends on majoring in civil engineering and hopes to become a Disney Imagineer or civil engineer after college.

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