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Harper College
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1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine IL 60067

PH: 847-925-6969
FX: 847-925-6038
www.HarperHawks.net
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President
Dr. Kenneth L. Ender

Athletic Director
Douglas Spiwak

Athletic Trainer
Paige Erland

Sports Information Director
William Smith

General email
dspiwak@harpercollege.edu

Region
4

FTE Enrollment
21344








College News
DIII Cross Country Championships: Harper Wins 2013 Title
November 20, 2013


2013 NJCAA DIII Men's Cross Country Champions: Harper College (Ill.)


NORTHFIELD, Mass. – Harper (Ill.) captured the team title at the 2013 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 9th hosted by Holyoke Community College (Mass.) at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center.

Over 130 runners from 17 NJCAA member colleges braved the cold and windy conditions in the men's 8k race where Harper won its third consecutive national title. The Hawks raced to the top of the standings thanks to three top 10 individual finishes. Harper tallied 45 team points, which was well in front of national runner-up Ocean County (N.J.) who finished with 84. Rounding out the top five schools were SUNY Delhi (N.Y.), Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) and Howard (Md.).

Brennan Albuck was Harper’s top finisher on the day, placing fourth overall (28:02.6). Zach Stella was fifth (28:07.02) and Juan Barajas was eighth (28:45.63). Howard freshman Gary Smolyak took home the men’s individual crown with a time of 24:48.28.

The women’s 5k featured approximately 100 harriers from 12 colleges. Ocean County (N.J.) emerged as this year’s national champion, finishing with 65 team points. Last year’s national champion, Gloucester County (N.J.), finished second with 75 points. SUNY Delhi (N.Y.), Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) and Fashion Institute of Technology (N.Y.) rounded out the top five. The Harper women's team finished in sixth place.

Complete men’s results

Complete women’s results

Photos from the two races can be found via the links below. For additional coverage and information on the event visit www.hcc.edu/campus-life/athletics.
--- Photo Album 1---Photo Album 2 ---

NOTE: 1-5 finishers = NJCAA First-Team All-Americans; 6-10 = NJCAA Second-Team All-Americans; 11-15 =NJCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans



DIII Cross Country Championships: Harper Wins 2013 Title
November 20, 2013


2013 NJCAA DIII Men's Cross Country Champions: Harper College (Ill.)


NORTHFIELD, Mass. – Harper (Ill.) captured the team title at the 2013 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships Saturday, Nov. 9th hosted by Holyoke Community College (Mass.) at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center.

Over 130 runners from 17 NJCAA member colleges braved the cold and windy conditions in the men's 8k race where Harper won its third consecutive national title. The Hawks raced to the top of the standings thanks to three top 10 individual finishes. Harper tallied 45 team points, which was well in front of national runner-up Ocean County (N.J.) who finished with 84. Rounding out the top five schools were SUNY Delhi (N.Y.), Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) and Howard (Md.).

Brennan Albuck was Harper’s top finisher on the day, placing fourth overall (28:02.6). Zach Stella was fifth (28:07.02) and Juan Barajas was eighth (28:45.63). Howard freshman Gary Smolyak took home the men’s individual crown with a time of 24:48.28.

The women’s 5k featured approximately 100 harriers from 12 colleges. Ocean County (N.J.) emerged as this year’s national champion, finishing with 65 team points. Last year’s national champion, Gloucester County (N.J.), finished second with 75 points. SUNY Delhi (N.Y.), Mohawk Valley (N.Y.) and Fashion Institute of Technology (N.Y.) rounded out the top five. The Harper women's team finished in sixth place.

Complete men’s results

Complete women’s results

Photos from the two races can be found via the links below. For additional coverage and information on the event visit www.hcc.edu/campus-life/athletics.
--- Photo Album 1---Photo Album 2 ---

NOTE: 1-5 finishers = NJCAA First-Team All-Americans; 6-10 = NJCAA Second-Team All-Americans; 11-15 =NJCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans



Harper Successfully Defends DIII Men's Cross Country National Title
November 12, 2012

November 10, 2012

DELHI, N.Y. – Thanks to four top 20 individual finishes, including two in the top five, Harper College (Ill.) won its second consecutive NJCAA Division III Cross Country national title Saturday on the campus of SUNY Delhi.

Troy Cunningham (right photo) led the Harper effort by winning the individual championship. He was the first to cross the finish line in the 8k event with a time of 27:53. Cunningham is the first Harper harrier to ever claim the DIII individual cross country crown. Colin Weber finished fourth overall with an 8k time of 28:25. Josh Campos came in 18th (29:27), Nick Modlin finished 19th (29:37) and Jhoan Lino was 27th overall (29:54).

Harper finished with 59 total team points to outpace Gloucester County College (N.J.) and host SUNY Delhi (N.Y.). This year’s national championship featured 16 full teams and 125 student-athletes.

Complete Results

NOTE: 1-5 finishers = NJCAA First-Team All-Americans; 6-10 = NJCAA Second-Team All-Americans; 11-15 = NJCAA Honorable Mention All-Americans

Photos by Brian Horey



Harper Defends Track Title
September 18, 2012

Daily Herald

Harper sophomore Pablo Ramirez (Conant) won his second individual event of the NJCAA Divisoin III championships in Alfred, N.Y.,  to help the Hawks resoundingly defend their men’s track and field national title.

Ramirez, who won the 10,000-meter run Thursday, easily won the 5,000 in 15:04.42, almost one-half minute faster than the runner-up. Harper also got point-scoring results in the 5,000 from sophomores Ryan Wojdyla (Palatine, fourth in 16:10) and Steve Heer (Rolling Meadows, sixth in 16:26).

Harper had more champions: Troy Cunningham in the 800 (1:54.18) and Robert Douglas in the 110 hurdles (15.01). Chris Spudic (Prospect) placed third in the 1,500 (4:04.91).

The Hawks men amassed 132 points, well ahead of second-place Alfred State (93).

In women’s action, Harper’s top finishes came from Jazmin Calep, who was second in the 100 dash and fourth in the 200.



Harper wins DIII Men's XC National Championship
November 8, 2011

Harper wins DIII Men's XC National Championship

 November 6, 2011

Photos by Matt Patenaude of Holyoke Community College

Westfield, Mass. -- Led by two top five individual finishes, the Harper College (Ill.) won the 2011 NJCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championship Saturday on the campus of Holyoke Community College in Westfield, Mass. 

Pablo Ramirez finished fourth overall with an 8k time of 26:02.53 and Cisco Soto finished seventh at 26:57.58 to give the Hawks the upper hand in the final team standings. Harper finished with just 60 total team points, which was well in front of SUNY Delhi (N.Y.) - 97, Mohawk Valley Community College (N.Y.) - 113, Broome Community College (N.Y.) - 184, and Gloucester County College (N.J.) - 200. 

Harper also benefited from a 14th place finish by Ryan Wojdyla (27:12.45) and a 21st place finish by Steven Heer (27:34.66).

Robert Allen of CC of Rhode Island was the first to cross the finish line (25:23.46) followed by Chris Burnett of Delhi (25.37.52) who finished in third place a year ago. Cesar Gatete of CC of Alleghany County took home third place honors (26:00.48). Last year's champion Ozzie Huerta of Gloucester County College (N.J.) came in fifth (26:05.36).

The team championship is the first for Harper in men's cross country and snaps SUNY Delhi's streak of seven consecutive Division III men's national championships. 

*1-5 finishers = First-Team All-Americans; 6-10 = Second-Team All-Americans; 11-15 = Honorable Mention All-Americans

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Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 13

Men's Championships: 12
Women's Championships: 1

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Wrestling (Top Non-Scholarship Team): 1994, 2001, 2006, 2010
  • Wrestling: 2010*
  • Men's Division III Cross Country: 2012
  • Men's Division III Outdoor Track & Field: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011
  • Football (Top Non-Scholarship Team): 2003, 2004, 2008
  • Women's Division III Outdoor Track & Field: 2011

*NOTE: Harper won the 2010 Wrestling Championship and was also the Top Non-Scholarship Team.









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