Andrew Hammel '20 wins Buncombe County Cross Country Meet
After coming in just seconds shy of winning the Spartanburg Eye Opener meet this past Saturday, Andrew Hammel '20 backed up that performance with a first place finish at the Buncombe County Meet at Asheville Christian School on Wednesday afternoon. He has now won two of his three meets as a Greenie, and continues to lead his teammates on and off the trails.
"Andrew leads both vocally and by example," said Assistant Coach Casey Zager. "He shows what it is like to be truly dedicated to his craft. When you put the work in and use the mental edge he has developed from all of his practice, it shows in the meets."
His influence has been evident in the breakout performances from Joseph Visconti '20 as well. Joseph finished 6th in the meet and took home All-County accolades with a time of 17:32.99.
"This was only been Joseph's third race ever," said Zager. "He has a competitiveness you can't teach. He wants to win so badly. It doesn't matter if someone may be more talented, he is willing to turn himself inside and out to pass one more person."
Both Joseph and Andrew have put in extra miles before school on a consistent basis and look to push each other throughout the season.
Finishing third for the Greenies was Tommy Schleusner '20, who has finished top five for the Greenies in their last two meets. He finished with a time of 19.11.23 and continues to make strides each meet.
The Greenies finished 5th out of 12 teams at the meet.
Christ School Results
|M 5000m||1||Andrew Hammel '20||16:36.05||1|
|M 5000m||6||Joseph Visconti '20||17:32.99||6|
|M 5000m||31||Tommy Schleusner '20||19:11.23||30|
|M 5000m||46||Doug Bland '19||20:03.47||43|
|M 5000m||52||McCauley Hardison '21||20:07.37||48|
|M 5000m||64||Jack Adams '20||20:33.15||54|
|M 5000m||80||Nick Dee '19||21:09.19||62|
|M 5000m||100||Thomas Doss '20||21:57.16||--|
|M 5000m||109||Grayson Scott '21||22:25.13||--|
|M 5000m||115||Cade Rodriguez '21||22:33.88||--|
|M 5000m||121||Joseph Coladonato '20||22:47.17||--|
|M 5000m||126||Michael Wang '19||22:51.95||--|
|M 5000m||127||William Saye '20||22:55.56||--|
|M 5000m||135||Paul Gao '18||23:16.54||--|
|M 5000m||138||Hank Van Ness '20||23:26.92||--|
|M 5000m||149||James Coleman '20||24:07.49||--|
|M 5000m||151||Jack Cross '22||24:13.60||--|
|M 5000m||161||Michael Jaber '22||25:22.34||--|
|M 5000m||168||Hutson Ford '19||25:48.10||--|