September 22, 2007

Men's Cross Country Claims Second at Iona Meet of Champions

Sept. 22, 2007

Riverdale, NY - Sophomore Christian Escareno's (Mount Prospect, IL) 12th place finish in the 8K at the Iona Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park helped the Brown men's cross country team to a second place finish this morning.

Escareno's 25:47.2 for 12th place was the Bears' top finish, as senior Ari Zamir (Ridgewood, NJ) followed behind with a 25:49.6 (14th), sophomore Duriel Hardy ran a 25:54.4 (16th), and senior Ryan Graddy (Del Mar, CA) took 18th with a 25.59. Senior Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) rounded out the Bears' scoring with a 26:06.9 for 22nd place.

Iona claimed the team title with 72 points, followed by Brown (77)in second, Penn State (93) in third and Navy came in fourth with a 109. Brown will be back in action on Oct. 6 at the New England Championships at Franklin Park.