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Men’s Cross Country

By Hannah Vickers

Section: Sports

August 28, 2009

Coach John Evans will be leading the team for his sixth season this year. The men finished 20th at Nationals in 2008 and are hoping to do even better this season. In addition to six of the seven from that national level team returning this year, Devin Holgate ’11 will be joining the team. While Holgate was not on the Cross Country team last season, he ran an impressive 4.14 mile indoors.

Coach Evans is also excited to welcome Alex Kramer ’13 to Brandeis this year. In addition to being the New England indoor mile champion, Kramer was also runner up in the Massachusetts State 2-mile with a time of 9.17 and seventh at the Nike Indoor Nationals in the 500m.

Holgate and Kramer should certainly help round out an already impressive team. In the NCAA pre-season poll the men’s team was ranked 13th overall but hope to be “much higher than that by the end of the season” according to Coach Evans.

“We are really looking forward to this year and have some big goals,” he added.

Their first meet is against Bentley at Weston High School Friday September 4 at 3 PM. Bentley finished sixth in the NCAA Division II Regionals in 2008.

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