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Senior Thoughts with Hunter Hartshorne

Senior Thoughts with Hunter Hartshorne

A four-year men's cross country and track and field athlete, Hunter is a mechanical engineering major from Ithaca, New York. Hunter will be returning to CMU to complete his master's degree in mechanical engineering.


Favorite team memory: Winning Regionals in cross this year and UAAs and being ranked 4th in the country going into nationals.

Proudest athletic achievement: Running under 25:00 min at Leigh in cross country this year, or placing 4th in the 3k steeple and then 4th in the 5k the next day at UAAs in Atlanta last year.

Funniest team memory: Couldn't think of a funniest, but another favorite is watching Josh [Kalapos] win the 5k at UAAs in Boston last year for indoor. 

Hope for future of your team: Continue to beat WashU and send more to nationals every year. Podium finish at cross country nationals.

Something you'd like to say to your underclassmen teammates: Anyone can contribute to the success of the team no matter your grade. Don't limit your performance just because you are an underclassman, every time you race put everything you have out there because you never know which race will be your last.

Reason you chose Carnegie Mellon and how it's effected you: I chose CMU for the world-class education, but have gotten much more than that out of it. I have made many friends for life and will miss living alongside them and seeing them every day.

An athletic opportunity you're thankful for: Walking on to the team as a freshman and getting a chance to compete from Coach Connelly.

Team you enjoyed competing against the most and why: I always enjoy competing against WashU. They have some of the best athletes in the country and never make it easy to win the UAA. They are always courteous and we have developed friendships with many of their athletes.