Philadelphia Penn senior cross country and track and field runner Stephen Hayes was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II team. Hayes is a four-year letterwinner in both cross country and track and field. The International relations major competed in two NCAA Cross Country Championships and the NCAA East Regional Championships in outdoor track in 2004.
In the fall, Hayes placed 19th at the NCAA Regional Cross Country Championships and finished 20th at the 2004 Heptagonal Cross Country championships to help his team to a third-place finish. He finished sixth in the mile at the 2005 Indoor Heptagonal Championships and ran a leg of the distance medley relay team, who provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships. He placed third in the 1500m at the Larry Ellis Invitational and won the event against Princeton, Rutgers and Villanova and took 14th in the 5,000m at the 2005 Outdoor Heptagonal Championships after winning the event at the Quaker Invitational.
To be considered for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher and be a starter or key reserve for their team.
Written by Heather Palmer