MEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK
Yale junior Hale Ross (Washington, D.C.) led the Bulldogs to a team victory at the Fordham Fiasco, finishing the five-mile course in 25:02.61. That time was a significant improvement on his personal best and the second-place finish in the seven-team race was easily his best ever. As a team, the Bulldogs finished ahead of Fordham, Manhattan and four other D-I squads.
WOMEN’S RUNNER OF THE WEEK
Cornell junior Jackie Katzman (Albuquerque, N.M.) was the fifth runner across the line in a strong field at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational in State College, Pa., on Saturday. She finished the six-kilometer course in 21:14, which was one of the fastest recorded by a Cornell runner on the Penn State course. As a team, Cornell was fourth behind three teams — Penn State (13), Georgetown (19) and Syracuse (15) — ranked among the nation’s top 20.
MEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman Jeremy Leary (San Anselmo, Calif.) finished second overall at the Nassaney Invitational in Smithfield, R.I., on Saturday, completing the eight-kilometer course in 25:49.0. The Bears did not field a full team, but would have been in good position to finish second behind Boston University with an additional runner.
WOMEN’S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown rookie Mae Fullerton (Wayzata, Minn.) was the Bears’ top finisher at the Nassaney Invitational in Smithfield, R.I., on Saturday, completing the five-kilometer course in 18:24.0. She was fifth overall as the Bears finished just one place behind Rhode Island, 61-62, for second place. Brown was the only team — of six — who did not have a junior or senior among its scorers.