Providence, RI- Both the Brown University mens and womens cross country team received USTFCCCA All-Academic Team honors, the organization announced this afternoon. The mens team is one of 135 Division I mens program to receive the honor for the 2009 season, up from 110 in 2008, while the women are one of 176 teams honored, up from 162 in 2008.
Craig Lake, the Director of Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field at Brown University since 2005, has stepped down from her position to pursue other options, in an announcement made by Brown Athletic Director Michael Goldberger. Lake will be replaced on an interim basis by 10-year Brown assistant coach Michelle Eisenreich.
Providence, RI- The Ivy League released its fall list of Academic All-Ivy honorees, with ten Brown student-athletes being recognized. The five males and five females were starters or key reserves on their respective varsity teams and carry a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average.
Terre Haute, IND- Junior Christian Escareno (Mount Prospect, IL) finished in 204th place at the 2009 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship hosted at Indiana State University yesterday afternoon. Escareno was just one of four Ivy League men to make it to Nationals as an individual, as he turned in a solid time of 32:01.0.
Providence, RI- The NCAA Division I Mens & Womens Track & Field Committee recently announced the team and individual qualifiers for the 2009 NCAA Division I Mens and Womens Cross Country Championships. Brown junior Christian Escareno was among the thirty-eight individuals selected to participate in each championship through an automatic qualifier and at-large selection process. All individual qualifiers finished in the top 25 in their region. The last individual qualifier for Brown was on the womens side when Smita Gupta 08 placed 69th in 2007.
Boston, MA- The mens and womens cross country team recently competed in the NCAA Northeast Regional meet at Franklin Park. The mens team was led by a 10th place finish by Christian Escareno, who earned a spot to compete in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship at Indiana State.
The Brown University mens and womens cross country team competed at the 2009 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship this afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park earning fifth place finishes. The mens team was led by a second-place finish by Christian Escareno (Mount Prospect, IL) and the women were led by a seventh-place finish by senior Ariel Wright (Oakland, CA).
New Britain, CT- The Brown University cross country teams competed at the CCSU Mini Meet this morning at Stanley Quarter Park. The womens squad earned second place with 42 points in the ten-team field, and the mens team finished in fourth with 117 points in the 11-team field. While both the men and women held their top 11 runners at home to gear up for the Ivy League's Heptagonal Championships this weekend, Head Coach Craig Lake gave some of her younger runners a chance to gain experience and compete against a talented field.
Terre Haute, IN- The mens and womens cross country team competed at the 2009 Indiana State University Pre-National Invitational on Saturday. The womens squad finished 21st in the team standings of the Womens White Race with 571 points, and the men came in 20th in the Mens Blue Race with 486 points.
Boston, MA-The Brown University mens and womens cross country team competed at the New England Championships on Saturday at Franklin Park. The women earned the title in the 49-team field with 130 points, while the men finished in 13th with 427 points.
Boston, MA- The Brown University mens and womens cross country teams turned in solid performances at the BU Invitational this afternoon. Both squads competed against Boston University, LaSalle, Marist and Northeastern, with the women defeating each of the four teams and the men defeating Northeastern, but lost close battles to the other teams.
The Brown University mens and womens cross country teams did an outstanding job in the 2009 season opener at the 21st annual Blue Devil Invitational at Central Connecticut State University. Both the men and women finished first at the competition despite the teams youthful presence on the trail.