Four AU runners named All-League as Cross-Country

The AU cross-country teams earned four All-Patriot League selections at the 2013 Patriot League Cross-Country Championship in Easton, Penn.

Junior Nick Regan achieved All Patriot League First-team recognition, finishing seventh in the men’s 8k with a mark of 25:26.76. Senior John Pope and freshman Brendan Johnson were named to the Second-team with their 10th and 11th place finishes and marks of 25:36.49 and 25:36.81, respectively.

Johnson also won the Rookie of the Year award, becoming the first Eagle to win the award since 2005 at the 2013 Patriot League Cross-Country Championships in Easton, Pa. Johnson is the third AU runner to earn the award.

Other strong performers for AU included freshman Peter Rowe and junior Tom Woermer, finishing 17th at 25:50.55 and 21st at 26:00.22, respectively. Sophomore Joshua Ellis finished 25th with a mark of 26:08.60 and senior Constantine Matsakis finished 27th with a time of 26:14.06.

Overall, AU’s men’s team finished third with 66 points, losing out to Navy with 61 and Lehigh with 63.

Senior Julia Sullivan had the best mark for the women’s team, finishing 11th with a mark of 22:32.07 in the 6k, making the women’s Second Team. Freshman Corina Velazco also finished strongly, finishing 15th with a time of 22:45.14. Freshman Reagan Kolakowski finished 40th with a mark of 23:29.44 and senior Krystal Foster finished 41st with a mark of 23:32.31.

The women finished No. 6 with 160 points. Boston University took the title with 47 points. They also lost out to Lehigh with 57, Navy with 81, Bucknell with 106 and Army with 140.

The next event for AU will be on Nov. 15 as they head to Bethlehem, Penn. for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

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