Andrew Harding Honoured as the 2015-16 ACAC Men’s Cross Country Rookie of the Year

Andrew Harding Honoured as the 2015-16 ACAC Men’s Cross Country Rookie of the Year

Edmonton, Alberta, October 30th, 2015 – The Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference is pleased to announce that Andrew Harding of the Lethbridge College Kodiaks Men's Cross Country Team has been selected as the 2015-16 ACAC Cross Country Male Rookie Runner of the Year.

The younger of the two Harding brothers, Andrew is a first year general studies student majoring in English. Andrew defines the most coachable athlete as he has shown growth both physically and mentally in almost every practice and competition this year. He has gone from running just under 30' for 8km to a 26:55.  

Coach Bertil Johansson says about Harding's impact on the program, "Andrew certainly responded to his older brother's performance at home in front of family and improved throughout the 2.5 month season by over three minutes. His quiet demeanor has been an advantage as he minds his own and comes around when it matters. We are looking forward to watching Andrew continue to develop over the remainder of the year."  

"Andrew has followed the example of his older brother and made such an impressive impact on the program as a true rookie! He may be the dictionary definition of walking the walk without talking the talk" says Todd Caughlin. Manager of Kodiaks Athletics.  

Congratulations Andrew on an incredible season and individual honor and good luck at National Championships.

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Todd Caughlin, Lethbridge College
Manager of Athletics
Mark Kosak, ACAC
Chief Executive Officer


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