BOSTON – Stephen Bourguet (Manhasset, N.Y.) and Emma Sloan (Franklin, Tenn.) posted top-20 finishes as the Brown men's and women's cross country teams competed at the New England Championships Saturday at Franklin Park.
"Both Emma and Stephen set the tone with aggressive races," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. "That's something we've been stressing and it was good to see them execute that gameplan. I think they both made nice progress today."
The women's side placed seventh as a team with an average 5k-race time of 18:37.
Sloan placed 16th overall with a time of 18:10.8, followed by Quinn Bornstein (Peacham, Vt.) in 26th-place at 18:22.2. After Charlotte Walmsley (Weston, Mass.) finished 33rd in a time of 18:24.8, Alexis Van Pernis (Kailua Kona, Hawaii) and Eliza Lukens-Day (Philadelphia, Pa.) crossed at 19:02.2 and 19:09.0, respectively.
Bourguet led the men's team with a 13th-place finish as he completed the 8-kilometer course in a time of 25:04.7. Tucker Hamilton (Colorado Springs, Colo.) also finished inside the top 20 at 18th with a time of 25:13.1. Luke Muzikowski (Chicago, Ill.) placed 67th at 25:44.3, followed by Andrew Coggins (La Grange, Ga.) in a time of 26:34.5.
The Bears return to action on Friday, Oct. 16 when they host the Rothenberg Run at Goddard State Park in Warwick, R.I.