Colorado College Captures Third Straight Men's Cross Country Title

SEWANEE, Tenn. - Colorado College won its third straight Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Cross Country Championship Saturday, and Tiger senior Jackson Brainerd became just the second runner in SCAC history to win three straight individual titles. RESULTS

In the University of the South-hosted event, held on campus at the Sewanee Golf Club, Colorado College scored 37 points in the 11-team meet. Centre was runner-up (66), and Rhodes placed third (81). Trinity finished fourth (107), and Hendrix was fifth (130).

In sixth place was host Sewanee (161), Birmingham-Southern came in seventh (167), and Southwestern was eighth (220). Millsaps finished in ninth place (251), Dallas came in 10th (281) and Oglethorpe was 11th (331).

Brainerd of Littleton, Colo., captured the individual title, clocking in at 25:46.84 on the 8k course. He was also once again named SCAC Men's Cross Country Runner of the Year, by virtue of his victory.

Centre sophomore John Kieffer of Dublin, Ohio, placed second (26.02.6), and Birmingham-Southern junior Robert Willett of Mobile, Ala., was third (26:04.02).

Colorado College senior Robby Caseria of Littleton, Colo., was fourth (26:05.74), Rhodes sophomore Noah Brown of Charlotte, N.C. placed fifth (26:30.82), Colorado College freshman Nick Hall of Northbrook, Ill., was sixth (26:37.47) and was named the SCAC Men's Cross Country Freshman Runner of the Year.

Finishing seventh (26:42.44) was Trinity junior Sal Perdomo of Irving, Texas, and Trinity junior Pancho Escobedo of San Antonio, was eighth (26:45.81). In ninth place (26:46.64) was Hendrix junior Wes Haynie of Bentonville, Ark., and Centre senior Jack Santos of Topsfield, Mass., was 10th (26:49.29).

Rounding out the top-14 finishers, who earned All-SCAC honors, were Sewanee junior Clay Bond of Atlanta, Ga., (26:49.93); Colorado College freshman Graham Frank of West Linn, Ore., (26:51.70); Hendrix junior Andres Ramirez of Dallas (26:54.91); and Colorado College senior Kaleb Fergin of Spokane, Wash. (26:55.3).

After the race SCAC Director of Communications Russell Kramer caught up with the top three men's finishers as well as Colorado College head coach Ted Castaneda.

To listen to SCAC Runner Runner of the Year Jackson Brainerd of Colorado College, click here.

To listen to second place finisher John Kieffer of Centre, click here.

To listen to third place finisher Robert Willett of Birmingham-Southern, click here.

To listen to Colorado College head coach Ted Castaneda, click here.
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