Spartans land seven individuals on All-Academic Team
Saturday, November 22, 2014. Hosted by the Lavern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Indiana.
*First Team All-Region
In his 2015 season debut, took 27th at the Spartan Invite (9/18, 8K) with a time of 25:47 ... Raced to a 25:18 at the Griak Invite (9/26, 8K) to take 13th ... Was the second Spartan across the line at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite (10/16, 8K), turning in a 24:14.9 ... Was 23rd at the Big Ten Championships (11/1, 8K) with a time of 24:02.7 ... Earned All-Regional honors, placing seventh at the Great Lakes Regional (11/13, 10K) with a 30:39.6 ... Led the Spartans with a 30:35.7 to finish 54th at the NCAA Championships (11/21, 10K).
*First Team All-Region
Finished 136th with a time of 31:51.60 at the NCAA Championships ... Ran to a 25th-place finish with a time of 30:43 at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships, despite losing a shoe early in the race ... Finished 22nd at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best time of 24:14.30 ... Ran to a 16th-place finish at the Bill Dellinger Invitational with a time of 25:28.30... Placed 12th overall running a time of 24:55.00 at the Spartan Invitational... Placed 39th at the Roy Girak Invitational with a time of 25.45.20... Ran a time of 24:37.00 at the Wisconsin Invitational
Competed unattached at the EMU Fall Classic, finishing with a time of 15:25.10 and placing eighth overall.
Four-year letterwinner in cross country and track, and two-year letterwinner in wrestling at Queen Creek High School ... Captain of his cross country team 2008-2010 and of his track and field team in 2010 ... Cross country team was First Team All-Region and State in 2007, 2008, and 2009 ... Cross Country All-American in 2009 ... Arizona Dairy Association All-American ... Awarded Arizona Cross Country Runner of the Year in 2009 ... Was Cross country East Region Runner of the year as a freshman and a sophomore ... As a senior, was cross country Individual State Champion ... Came in sixth at Nike Nationals with a time of 15:16 ... Individual State Champion in the 3,200m, 1,600m, and 800m ... In track and field, was First Team All-Region and State in 2008, 2009, and 2010 ... Awarded Arizona Track Runner of the Year in 2010 ... In wrestling, was First Team All-Region, Region Champion, and Second Team All-State in 2008.
Born May 5, 1991 ... Son of Shaun and Ellie Hardt ... Sisters Whitney and Kari ran cross country/track at Arizona State University ... Plans to major in Kinesiology.