After a successful Cross Country season in which he bested every WNC runner he faced, Andrew Hammel '20 has been named Western North Carolina Runner of the Year.
The Nantahala Outdoor Center bills itself as the nation's largest outdoor recreation company, and upper management includes a Christ School graduate.
Christ School's Andrew Hammel '20 beat his own 5K school record by 12 seconds at the Foot Locker Regional Cross Country meet, running a 15:39.59 in Charlotte, NC.
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 Hammel ’20 & Kevin Snyder ’19
Varsity Track & Field
Andrew Hammel ’20 set a personal best in the 1600m and broke a 10-year school record in the 3200m. Andrew broke the record by a full five seconds running 9:41.67. Kevin Snyder ’19 broke his own school record in the Long Jump with a jump of 23’9.75 and broke his Triple Jump school record by over three feet, improving his record from 46-0” to 49-9”.