By Bailey Pennycuff / Co-Sports Editor

Hutchinson Community College sophomore cross country runner Teagan Flanagan was named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Association’s NJCAA Division I National Male Athlete of the week on Tuesday.

Saturday, in Iola, the Blue Dragons raced at the Allen Community College Red Devil Relays.

Flanagan won the race, posting the 11th-fastest 8,000-meter run time in Blue Dragon history (25 minutes, 7 seconds).

Not only that, but Flanagan has two runner-up finishes already this season. His first place finish definitely marks him as a threat.

Additionally, the speedy sophomore was named the Jayhawk Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week on Monday.

Friday, the Blue Dragons will compete at the Bethel Invitational in North Newton.

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