Craig Lake Steps Down As Director of Track & Field and Cross Country At Brown

Providence, Rhode Island - 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.

At Brown, Lake’s 2009 women’s cross country team captured the New England Championship, and her 2005 and 2007 men’s cross country teams captured New England titles. Lake’s 2007 women’s indoor team finished second at the Heptagonal Championship. She has coached over 30 first team All-Ivy selections, and 14 Academic All-Ivy honorees.

Lake also coached two-time All-American, Anna Willard '06, one of the most successful woman distance runner in the history of the program, with school records in the 800m, 1,500m, 3k, 5k, and the Steeplechase. Willard competed in the steeplechase in Osaka, Japan, at the World Championships in August, 2007, and competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing in the steeplechase.

Lake will be replaced on an interim basis by 10-year Brown assistant coach Michelle Eisenreich.