Brown Cross Country Competes at CCSU

New Britain, CT- The Brown University cross country teams competed at the CCSU Mini Meet this morning at Stanley Quarter Park. The women’s squad earned second place with 42 points in the ten-team field, and the men’s team finished in fourth with 117 points in the 11-team field.  While both the men and women held their top 11 runners at home to gear up for the Ivy League's Heptagonal Championships this weekend, Head Coach Craig Lake gave some of her younger runners a chance to gain experience and compete against a talented field. 

Providence College earned the men’s team title with 33 points, followed by CCSU with 71 and Quinnipiac in 81. Brown sophomore Scott Friedlander (Deerfield, IL) led the Bears with a 15:25.45 for sixth place on the 5k course. Freshman Ben Stephenson (Austin, TX) crossed the line at 15:44.07 for 21st place and sophomore Nathan Chellman (Reno, NV) came in 22nd with a 15:44.72. Freshman Erik Berg (Seattle, WA) ran a 15:55.00 and sophomore Anthony Schurz (South Bend, IL) posted a 15:59.77.

Quinnipiac claimed the women’s team title with 32 points, just 10 points ahead of the Bears. UConn placed third (83) and URI finished in fourth (128). Brown freshman Bree Shugarts (Lewistown, PA) led the women with a 10:25.22 time on the course, while junior Megan Fitzpatrick (Hopewell Valley, NJ) followed right behind with a 10:25.62.

Earning ninth place was freshman Elaine Kuckertz (Clarendon Hills, IL) with a 10:35.41, and sophomore Eliza Webber (Stoddard, NH) recorded a 10th place finish with a 10:37.45. Also turning in a solid performance was Carolyn Ranti (10:49.28) and Angela Rugino (10:52.25).