Men's Cross Country

Men’s Cross Country Ties for First at New England Championships

Men’s Cross Country Ties for First at New England Championships

BOSTON – Senior Jordan Mann (St. Louis, Mo.) finished third overall and was one of four Bears to post a top-20 finish as the Brown men's cross country team tied with Providence College for first place at the New England Championships Saturday at Franklin Park. 

Brown and Providence totaled 72 points apiece to tie for first place out of 39 teams, while New Hampshire was the next closest squad at 148 points.

"It was nice to get a win, but we also need to keep some perspective--we'll see stronger Dartmouth and Yale squads in three weeks at Heps," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. "We executed our race plan well and I was pleased with the progress we've made since our last race. We have some things we need to improve on over the next training block."

Mann placed third overall out of 262 runners as he completed the 8-kilometer course in a time of 24:10.75.

"Jordan ran a strong race and set the tone for us to be aggressive," said Springfield on Mann, who also paced the team two weeks ago at the Iona Meet of Champions.

Junior Will Sheeran (Bellevue, Wash.) and sophomore Martin Martinez (Waukegan, Ill.) took ninth and 11th, respectively, in times of 24:47.09 and 24:50.43.

Senior Mark McGurrin (Manlius, N.Y.) placed 20th overall at 25:02.29, while rookie Matt Mahoney (Swampscott, Mass.) turned in a 29th-place finish in a time of 25:07.41 to round out the scorers.

The Bears return to action on Friday, Oct. 17 when they host the Rothenberg Run at Goddard State Park in Warwick, R.I.