M Cross Country & Track & Field - Fri, Jun. 3, 2011
Jon Renneker and Sam Heaton are the newest members of men's cross country and track and field coach Todd McDaniel's solid freshman class.
Renneker, out of Paul G. Blazer High School in Ashland, has been running for seven years. As a young runner, he set his goals high, accomplishing several of them over the past few years.
He has set meet records as well as high school marks, with his personal records including - a 4:30 mile, 10:06 two mile, 2:06 in the 800-meter run and a 16:17 in the 5k.
"Jon gives me two guys in the freshman class that run 16:20 or better," McDaniel said. "He has finished third the past two years at the state cross country meet."
The other runner under 16:20 is Heaton.
The Cincinnati, Ohio native runs a 16:20 in the 5k, a 4:39 for a mile and a two-mile time of 9:54. He has been running for the past six years and as well as solid distance times he has a personal record of 2:05 in the 800-meter run.
His time of 16:20 in cross country is the fifth best time at Princeton High School. Heaton has been all-conference for three years and a regional qualifier for two, while setting a couple of course records in Cincinnati.
"With the addition of Jon and Sam, we will be very deep on the cross country and track teams," McDaniel said. "They will be competing with the already talented group of upperclassmen and signed freshman.
"This very well could be the best cross country team Georgetown has ever had."
Both Heaton and Renneker said they are ready to be Tigers and help both programs achieve new standards in competition.