2011 Cross Country News

November 13, 2011
Women's XC Earns 11th at NCAA Northeast Regionals
Buffalo, NY- The Brown women's cross country team finished in 11th out of 36 teams overall at the 2011 NCAA Northeast Regionals hosted at the University at Buffalo at the Audubon Golf Course. Leading the Bears were sophomores Heidi Caldwell and Margaret Connelly, who finished in 15th and 16th place, respectively.

October 29, 2011
Women’s Cross Country Finishes Seventh at 2011 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships; Connelly & Caldwell Earn Second Team All-Ivy honors
Princeton, NJ- The Brown University women’s cross country team finished seventh place at the 2011 Ivy League Heptagonal Cross Country Championships hosted at Princeton University on Saturday. The Bears totaled 153 points and were led by sophomores Margaret Connelly and Heidi Caldwell.

October 14, 2011
Kuckertz Leads Women’s XC to Rothenberg Invitational Title
East Greenwich, RI- Junior Elaine Kuckertz (Clarendon Hills, IL) led all Brown runners with a third place time of 18:32.0 to help lead the women’s cross country team to a first place finish with 15 points at the Rothenberg Invitational today in East Greenwich, R.I.

October 9, 2011
Men’s & Women’s XC Compete at New England Championships
Boston, MA- The Brown University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the 2011 New England Championships on Saturday afternoon at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. The men’s squad earned 15th overall with 414 points, while the women’s squad came in 24th with 648 points.

October 7, 2011
Brown Men's XC Crack Top-5 Regional Rankings; Women Top-10
Providence, RI- The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) released week four regional rankings for the NCAA Division I 2011 season on Monday afternoon. The men's squad moved up three spots from last week and cracked the top five, and the women's team moved up two spots to rank ninth in this week's poll.

September 30, 2011
Women’s Cross Country Finishes 12th at Paul Short Invitational
Bethlehem, PA- The Brown women’s cross country team finished 12th overall with 393 points at the 38th annual Lehigh University Paul Short Invitational. More than 5,000 runners from 450 colleges and high schools competed on Friday afternoon, as Brown sophomore Margaret Connelly led all Brown finishers with a time of 21:15 on the women’s gold 6k for 33rd place overall.

September 17, 2011
Women’s Cross Country Earns Third at Iona Meet of Champions
Providence, RI- The Brown University women's cross country team finished in third place in the 19-team field with 89 points overall at the Iona Meet of Champions on Saturday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park. Leading the way for the Bears was sophomore Margaret Connelly with a 22:07 on the 6k course to place second overall out of the 202 participants in the race. Iona captured the title with 84 points, followed by Penn in second place.

September 11, 2011
Women’s Cross Country Earns Fourth at Dartmouth Invitational
Hanover, NH- Under the direction of first-year head coach Mitchell Baker, the Brown women's cross country team finished in fourth place at the Dartmouth Invitational in the first meet of the 2011 season. The Big Green won the title with 16 points, followed by Boston College (58), New Hampshire (97), Brown (106) and Middlebury (107). Freshman Leah Eickhoff led all Bear runners with a ninth place finish with a time of 17:37 on the 2.9 mile run.

September 8, 2011
Women's Cross Country Opens Season at Dartmouth Invitational This Weekend
Providence, RI- The Brown University women's cross country team opens their season by competing a small and underclass-laden contingent at the Dartmouth Invitational in Hanover, New Hampshire this Saturday, September 10th. The majority of the remaining student-athletes will first see action the following Saturday, the 17th, at the Iona Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, New York.

August 17, 2011
Mitchell Baker Named Head Women's Cross Country Coach/Assistant Track & Field
Mitchell Baker joins the Brown staff as Head Coach of Women’s Cross Country and Assistant Coach of Track and Field in charge of women’s middle and long distance events. Prior to arriving on College Hill, Baker spent four years as an assistant coach at Williams College in Massachusetts, serving first as a cross country assistant and then four years as the primary event coach for the men and women competing in the middle distances.