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2014 All-American Joe Jensen '15 returns to lead the Hamilton College men's indoor track & field program into 2014-15. Jensen finished second in the 400-meter dash and 11th in the 200 meters at the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. The runner-up finish in the 400 made him the second All-American in team history. He holds school records in the 60 meters (7.11 seconds), 200 meters (21.89 seconds) and the 400 meters (48.03 seconds). He's also part of the program-record 800-meter relay with Jake London '14, Max Newman '16 and Nate Somes '16. Harry Sullivan '16, who earned 2014 all-region honors in cross country for finishing 18th at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships, is on the roster as well.

Jensen collected a good deal of hardware last season. He was selected the 2014 Atlantic Region Indoor Men's Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) after he helped the Continentals tie for 13th place out of 62 teams at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championships. He captured first place in the 400 meters and was runner-up in the 200 at that meet. Jensen was named the Men's Outstanding Track Performer at the New York State Collegiate Track Conference (NYSCTC) Indoor Championships. He set a meet record in winning the 200 meters and was victorious in the 400.

Hamilton hosts meets on campus at Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. The facility received major renovations in the summer of 2010, including a state-of-the-art Mondo FX surface that rivals any program in Division III. The Continentals host an invitational on January 31 this year. Student-athletes may qualify for the NYSCTC championships, the ECAC Division III championships and the NCAA Division III championships. The 2015 national meet is at the JDL Fast Track in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Hamilton also travels to invitationals at Colgate University, SUNY Brockport, Rochester Institute of Technology and Ithaca College.

Jensen debuted with the program as a sophomore when he finished first in the 200 and 400 meters at the 2013 NYSCTC Championships and was selected the male rookie of the meet. He set an Ithaca College facility record for the 400 at those championships with a time of 49.08 seconds. Jensen went on to earn ECAC all-conference honors for finishing fifth in the 400 at the ECAC Division III championships.

Jimmy Alexis '13 finished first in the pole vault twice at the NYSCTC championships and holds the school record at 4.58 meters. Hashem Zikry '13 made the NYSCTC all-conference team for the 5,000-meter run and the ECAC all-conference squad for the 3,000 meters in 2013.

Peter Kosgei '11 clinched his third national title and third All-America honor for indoor track & field at the 2009 NCAA Division III Championships. Kosgei finished first in the mile run with a school-record time of 4:08.58 at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana. He was part of another school record in the distance medley relay at the 2009 NYSCTC Championships and was the relay anchor as he led Hamilton to victory with a time of 10:10.85.

TiDelco Ductan '09 -- the school's indoor record-holder in the triple jump -- joined Kosgei at the 2009 national meet. Waltnel Sosa '00 competed in the long jump at the 1999 NCAA Championships.

Kosgei permanently changed the face of this program in 2008. He was part of six school records in a season that ended with two national titles and two All-America awards for the talented Kenyan. He finished first in the 800-meter run and the mile at the NCAA championships. He recorded the best time in Division III all season in the 800 and broke the facility record by three seconds in the mile. He did all this despite the fact the two races were held just 90 minutes apart. Kosgei was selected the NCAA Division III Indoor Track Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA after the championships.

At the 2008 NYSCTC Championships, Kosgei set meet and facility records in winning the 1,000-meter run and the mile at St. Lawrence University. He set team records in the 800, the 1,000, the mile, the 3,000 and the 5,000 along the way. He was also part of a distance medley relay record at the state championships.

This program is about more than just athletic performance as academic excellence is also important to head coach Brett Hull. Five student-athletes made the 2014 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team, and the men earned USTFCCCA Division III All-Academic Track and Field Team honors for the third straight year. In 2013, Miles Blackburn '13 was elected to the Epsilon chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, which is the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. Hashem Zikry was voted to the 2013 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Academic All-District Team for men's track & field/cross country.