August 9, 2010

Men's Cross Country/Distance & Middle Distance Newcomers

Providence, RI-Brown University men's cross country coach Kevin Myles is excited to announce the incoming class of 2010. After losing senior captains Colin Brett and Duriel Hardy, along with fellow seniors John Loeser, Alex Stern, Zack Malet, and Scott Cary, the men's team will look to continue its resurgence in the Ivy League rankings this fall. 

 "I couldn't be happier about the strength of this year's incoming freshmen class," said Myles. "We have a number of extremely talented individuals who have been very successful at the state, regional, and national level. They will bring a work ethic and determination to this team that is sure to continue the great tradition that is Brown Cross Country and Track and Field."

Matthew Bevil: (Mary Esther, FL – Fort Walton Beach HS)

Matt Bevil had a very strong junior campaign in outdoor track, placing 2nd over 800m at the Florida outdoor state meet.  During the fall of his senior year Bevil placed 12th at the Florida Cross Country state meet. Later that year, Bevil would go on to establish himself as one of the best 800m runners in the nation, placing 1st in the Florida Regional State Meet 800m in 1:50. 29. He would follow that performance up with a Florida State Championship at 800m in 1:52.82. A few weeks later, Bevil would earn All-American status over 800m as he placed second at the New Balance Nationals in a personal best of 1:50.11.

Bevil also brings personal best of 47.4 over 400m and 4:27 over 1600m.

Brendan Boyle: (Mansfield, MA – Mansfield HS)

As one of the stronger cross country runners in this year's freshmen class, Brendan brings two team cross country state titles with him to Brown. As a member of the Mansfield men's cross country team, Brendan was an integral part of the teams repeat championship performances.

During the fall of his senior year, Brendan placed 8th at the MA Cross Country state meet and 15th at the Nike Cross Country Regional Championships. Brendan followed up a great performance in the fall with an equally impressive indoor campaign, running 9:30 for 2 miles and 4:23 for the mile, which earned him a 6th place finish at the MA Indoor State Championships. 

Hampered by injuries during the spring of his senior year, Boyle will look to contribute to the success of the men's distance program this fall.

Jeffrey Bush:  (Westborough, MA – Westborough HS)

During his junior year, Jeff placed 5th at the MA indoor state meet 2 mile, 8th at the outdoor state meet mile, and 3rd at the outdoor state meet 2 mile. Hampered by injuries during his indoor and outdoor senior campaigns Jeff was still able to manage a 6th place finish at the MA indoor state meet 2 mile. Jeff brings personal best to Brown of 1:58 for 800m, 4:17 for the mile, and 9:18 for 2 miles.

Peter Hix: (Dayton, OH – Oakwood HS)

The Ohio Outdoor State Champion at 1600m, Hix brings a great range to the Brown University program. A multiple time top ten finisher at the Ohio State Cross Country meet, Hix should make an immediate impact on the success of the men's program at Brown.

Hix also brings personal bests of 50.3 over 400m, 1:58 over 800m, and 9:40 for 3200m.

Andrew Perilli: (Lockport, NY – Lockport HS)

As a junior at Lockport High School, Perilli finished 5th at the NY State Cross Country Championships and then 7th at the NY Cross Country Federation Meet. Later that fall, Perilli went on to finish 18th at the Footlocker Northeast Cross Country Regionals, just narrowly missing a trip the national championships.  The indoor and outdoor track seasons of Perilli's junior year saw continued success as he would go on to set personal bests of 1:58 for 800m, 4:23 for 1600m, and 9:23 for 3200m.

Hampered by injuries his senior year, Perilli will look to make an immediate impact on the success of the men's cross country program at Brown.

Colin Savage: (Liverpool, NY – Liverpool HS)

During the fall of his junior year, Colin placed 22nd at the NY State Championships and went on to finish 9th at the NY Federation Championships. Colin went on to finish 6th at 1000m at the NY Indoor State Championships and 6th in the 800m at the NY Outdoor State Championships. Colin was also a member of both the indoor and outdoor state champion 4 x800m relays.

Colin's success continued throughout his senior year as a very solid senior cross country season was followed by great performances in both indoor and outdoor track. Colin was a member of multiple, All-American 4x 800 and distance medley relays in both the indoor and outdoor season. His individual success was capped by a 5th place finish at the NY State Championships at 800m (1:53.72). Colin brings personal bests to Brown of 1:53.72 for 800m, 2:32.73 for 1000m, and 4:18.51 for the mile.