Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014)
- Gatorade Nebraska High School Cross Country Runner of the Year (2012)
- Nebraska Class A Cross Country Champion (2012)
Joseph Harter led the Nebraska cross country team during his second season as a Husker in 2014. The sophomore from Omaha, Neb., finished as Nebraska’s top runner in five of six meets during the season.
A two-time letterwinner, Harter opened this season with a second-place finish at the Augustana Twilight Invitational (18:29.09). The following week, he earned his first collegiate invitational title at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invite, posting a time of 25:50.20.
After finishing 68th (26:11) at the Roy Griak Invite, Harter closed the regular season as Nebraska’s No. 2 finisher at the Bradley Classic. He finished 16th overall with a time of 25:03.0. He was one of two Huskers who finished in the top 20 at the meet.
Harter produced NU’s top finish at the 2014 Big Ten Championships, running to a 59th-place finish in a time of 25:02.8.
He led the Huskers by finishing 76th at the NCAA Midwest Regional in a time of 31:17.8.
Harter made an immediate impact on a young Husker team in 2013, finishing among the top four Huskers at five of six competitions on the year. He closed the season strong as Nebraska’s top finisher at the Big Ten Championships, covering the course in West Lafayette, Ind., in a time of 25:37.1 to finish 62nd overall.
He closed the year with a 56th-place finish as NU’s No. 2 runner at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships in Ames, Iowa, on Nov. 15. Harter was instrumental in helping the Huskers to a ninth-place team finish at regionals.
The 2012 Nebraska High School Cross Country Runner of the Year, Harter made his presence known immediately on the collegiate level by finishing second in the University Division at the season-opening Augustana Twilight in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Sept. 6.
He tied for third among the Huskers and sixth overall at the Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational at Pioneers Park in Lincoln on Sept. 21. He covered the course at Pioneers in 25:43.60.
After finishing as NU’s No. 7 runner at the Roy Griak Invitational (131st, 26:01.8), Harter bounced back with a runner-up finish at the Tim Young Invitational on Oct. 19, to close the regular season. He covered the course in Vermillion, S.D., in a time of 25:07.25 to trail only teammate Jacob Olson.
Harter also got off to a solid start in the classroom, earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014.
Before Nebraska (Millard West)
Harter joined the Huskers from Millard West High School after winning the 2012 Nebraska Class A cross country title on his way to Gatorade Nebraska Boys Cross Country Runner-of-the-Year honors. He added a sixth-place finish at the 2011 Class A meet.
The son of Jim and RaLinda Harter, Joe was born Aug. 27, 1995. A broadcasting major, Harter earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014.