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Cross country competes in conference championships

Cross country competes in conference championships

By Zach Cihlar

Section: Featured, Sports

November 4, 2016

The men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Emory University in Atlanta, GA, to compete in the University Athletic Association (UAA) championships on Saturday, Oct. 29.

The men’s team finished with their best placement since 2006, claiming the third spot in overall scoring with 96 points. They defeated nationally ranked teams New York University and Emory.

Ryan Stender ’18 led the team, placing second with a time of 24:46.58. He finished only two seconds behind the first-place champion from Washington University in St. Louis, who ran a time of 24:44.48.

Michael Hutton ’18 also showed a strong finish as the second best runner for the Brandeis team. He placed fourth with a time of 24:54.34. Quinton Hoey ’17, as the third best runner of the day for Brandeis, placed in 22nd with a time of 25:25.70.

The women’s team placed fourth overall in the UAA for the second year in a row, also scoring a total of 96 points. The team was edged out by Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Chicago and Emory.

Emily Bryson ’19 couldn’t defend her 2015 UAA title, but still had a strong finish in third place with a time of 21:55.81, 30 seconds behind the champion from Wash U. Bryson’s placement earned her first-team All Association honor for the second year in a row.

Maddie Dolins ’17 ran a 22:22.42 to earn her the 11th spot overall. Dolins’ run earned her a third second-team All Association honor. Kate Farrell ‘17 came in 16th with a time of 22:35.33.

Both Brandeis teams are scheduled to run at Westfield State University on Saturday, Nov. 12. The two teams will be competing in NCAA New England Regionals. Last year the men placed 14th in the regional meet, and the women placed eighth.

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