"This a great way for John to start his collegiate career," head coach Jeff Jacobs said. "I was just as excited about the team result last weekend, but John did a great job for us and certainly deserves to be recognized."
Heron was the top finisher for Coastal Carolina at the Covered Bridge Open on Sept. 1., finishing fourth with at time of 26:17 on the 8K course. He was the third collegiate finisher overall in the race and helped the Chants capture the team title at the season-opening event.
The Chanticleers will be off this weekend and return to action Saturday Sept. 16 for the Coastal Carolina Invitational in Conway, S.C. with the races starting at 8:30 a.m.