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Cross-Country competes

Published: October 21, 2011
Section: Sports


The Brandeis cross country team returned to competition this week for the first time in nearly a month at the Albany Invitational. Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams had very strong showings with the men coming in fifth out of 21 competitors and the women coming in 10th out of 23 competitors. Both the men’s and women’s teams placed ahead of several Division I schools.

For the men, their fifth place finish (164 points) was second among all Division III schools behind Middlebury (third place with 89 points), currently ranked sixth in the nation. The Judges finished just slightly behind the University of New Hampshire (154 points) but far ahead of sixth place Colgate University (211 points), both Division I teams.

The two captains for the Judges, Chris Brown ’12 and Marc Boutin ’12 led the way for the Judges, finishing 18th and 20th respectively. Brown and Boutin finished the race less than two seconds apart with times of 26:07.8 and 26:09.4 respectively and the times were fourth and sixth best among all Division III competitors.

Taylor Dundas ’14 had the third-best time for the Judges, finishing in 37th place with a time of 26:34.6 ahead of Alex Kramer ’13, who finished just more than four seconds later in 40th place with a time of 26:38.8. Ed Colvin ’14 was the last of the Brandeis scorers finishing in 51st place with a time of 26:49.8. Jarret Harrigan ’15 finished in 89th place with a time of 27:35.0 and Greg Bray ’15 finished in 101st place with a time of 27:48.8.

The women also finished second among all Division III schools with 299 points, finishing behind second place Middlebury with 64 points. The Judges were just five points behind Division I Hartford and 31 points in front of Division II Adelphi.

Kate Warwick ’12 once again set the pace for the Judges placing 35th with a time of 19:02.8. Warwick was the top Division III runner not from Middlebury. Amelia Lundkvist ’14 finished 54th with a time of 19:26.5. Miriam Stulin ’15 continued her impressive rookie season with a 60th place finish and a time of 19:36.9. Victoria Sanford ’14 placed 90th with a time of 20:26.7 and Monique Girard ’12 rounded out the scoring for the Judges with a 98th place finish and a time of 20:36.2.

Brandeis cross country returns to action at the 2011 University Athletic Association championships on Oct. 29 at the University of Chicago.