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MXCountry 4 of 8, WXCountry 7 of 8

Published: November 7, 2008
Section: Sports

Brandeis cross country took on their divisional foes back at the beginning of the month in Georgia and for the most part managed to keep with the pack.

Men’s cross country earned 4th place with 102 points as five Brandeis runners finished in the top 25. Paul Norton ’11 finished in 15th place, just shy of All-UAA status but good enough to lead the Judges with a time of 26:24.14. Marc Boutin ’12 had his best race of his rookie year, finishing 19th overall, two seconds ahead of 21st place finisher Kerwin Vega ’11. Chris Brown ’12 and Zach Schwartz ’11 finished out the top 25 finishers with 23rd and 24th place finishes respectively.

Women’s cross country did not enjoy similar success as the men’s squad did as they settled for 7th place out of the eight squads present. Alyssa Pisarik ’12 had the lone top 25 finish for Judges, finishing 22nd overall with a time of 22:55:14. Kate Warwick had the second highest finish for Brandeis, coming in 36th in the meet.

With the conference competition wrapped up, both squads get to enjoy some leisure until the New England Division III Championships at Williamstown, Massachusetts on November 15. Both sides will be gunning for their best as a strong performance next Saturday could mean a trip to the NCAA championships.