2014 XC Athletes of the Week #5

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Male Athlete of the Week:

Brown senior Jordan Mann earns his second AOTW award for this season due to his strong finish that led to the Bears to earn a share of the team championship at the water-logged New England Cross Country Championships on Saturday in Boston, Mass.  Mann finished in 3rd place in the 8km race with a time of 24:39.19.  The Brown Bears finished in a tie for the team championships with cross-town rivals Providence Friars with 92 points, but the Friars finished with a faster overall team time by 45 seconds.

The Dartmouth Big Green finished in 4th place in the team standings (160 points), led by sophomore Julian Heniger’s 14th place finish (24:56.45).  The Yale Bulldogs also sent up their young squad, which finished in 21st place and was led by freshman Isa Qasim (40 – 25:15.28).

Female Athlete/Rookie of the Week:

On Saturday, Brown freshman Natalie Schudrowitz finished 3rd in a very rainy 5km at the New England Cross Country Championships.  Schudrowitz was the top Ivy finisher, completing the wet course in 17:41.33 and led the Bear freshman squad to a 9th place team finish (303 points).  Dartmouth was the top Ivy team with a 7th place team finish, led by Helen Schlachtenhaufen’s 14th place finish (18:02.84).  Yale was led by Hannah Alpert (35 – 18:21.05) to a 24th place team finish.

Male Rookie of the Week:

Columbia freshman Aidan Goltra helped the Lions to a 3rd place team finish on Friday’s Metropolitan Championships at the legendary Van Cortlandt Park.  Goltra finished the 5 mile course in 26:51.1, which was good enough for 10th place overall.  The Lions were led by Quinn Devlin (6 – 26:37.1) to help the Lions maintain a top 3 team finish for the 5th year in a row at this regional championship.  The Lady Lions were not able to continue their team winning streak at this regional championship on Friday, as they finished 5th in the team standings.  Brittney Wade was the top Columbia finisher, finishing the 5km race in 19:31 that was good enough for 22nd place.

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