FREDERICK, Md. - Daniel Jacobs (Hillsborough, N.J. / Hillsborough) of men's cross country and Alyssa Peterson (Taneytown, Md. / Francis Scott Key) of women's cross country are the Hood College Athletes of the Week for the week ending on September 29, 2013.
Jacobs competed at the Don Cathcart Invitational and ran the 8,000 meter course in a time of 26:42.00, the second fastest time in school history (26:23.00). He also broke the fastest time by a senior in school history which was 27:35.31, set last year. Jacobs placed 27th out of 132 runners to lead the Blazers to an eighth place finish.
Peterson also competed at the Don Cathcart Invitational and destroyed the 6,000 meter school record by 41 seconds, with a time of 23:01.20. She also medalled and finished in eighth place, leading the Blazers to a sixth place finish. She is the first Hood runner to medal at the Don Cathcart Invitational and the team finish was also the highest in school history at the event.