One of the most exciting races at the NCAA Championships was the Men’s 5000m.
Olin Hacker is an athlete from the University of Wisconsin. Olin’s dad, and two uncles won Wisconsin high school titles, and his father, Tim, won NCAA cross country title and the NCAA 5000m title. Olin has had injury issues, as well as COVID. In the 2022 NCAA, Olin ran his race in the 5000m, and used a 54.5 last lap to hold off a 3:52 miler, and add a second 5,000m title at the NCAA’s to the family list of achievements.
His picture and his response says it all. He was surprised, don’t you think! Or was it a look of joy at reaching a goal?
Olin Hacker takes the NCAA 5,000m! June 10, 2022, photo by Kevin Neri
Wednesday, June 15, 2022: Take it easy, get in a walk, take a nap, and read a book.