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Cross-country teams finish in top 25 at New England Championships

By Jon Ostrowsky

Section: Sports

October 15, 2010

Grayce Selig ’11, who posted a seventh place finish among Division I, II and III schools last Saturday at the New England Varsity Championships won the contest among just Division III schools. Selig, who competed against 321 other runners, posted the best finish at the race since 1990 in Brandeis women’s cross-country history, according to the Brandeis Athletics website. With a time of 17:47, she cut a full minute off her time at the race last year and helped push the Judges to a 22nd place finish.

Selig’s strong performance earned her UAA Athlete of the week honors for the week of Oct. 12. Also earning UAA Athlete of the week honors were Paige Blasco ’11 for volleyball and Taylor Bracken ‘11 for soccer.

Kate Warwick ’12, Erin Bisceglia ‘12, Amelia Lundkvist ’14 and Ali Kirsch ’14 finished in second through fifth place, all of them posting times under 21 minutes. Brown University finished ahead of Brandeis with 590 points while the Judges posted 650 points. The girls squad will travel to the University of Albany on Saturday for an invitational meet.

The men’s cross-country team shared the success this weekend, coming in 20th at the New England Varsity Championships last Saturday. With a total of 504 points, all seven runners finished under 27 minutes. Chris Brown ’12, Kerwin Vega ’11 and Taylor Dundas ’14 highlighted the field for Brandeis, finishing in first, second and third place respectively. Both Brown and Vega finished under 26 minutes with Brown coming in at 25:49 and Vega finishing at 25:54.

Dan Anastos ’11, Alex Kramer ’13, Devon Holgate ’11 and Ed Colvin ’14 wrapped up the contest for the Judges, finishing in fourth through seventh place. The men still have several events remaining in the fall season. In addition to last week’s tournament at Franklin Park the team will head to the University of Albany on Saturday for an invitational that kicks off at 9:30 a.m. They will then face off against league rivals at the UAA tournament at NYU before Regionals and Nationals in the post season.

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