Juniors lead the pack in third-straight Fens Classic title for men's cross country

The Brandeis men's cross country team won their third-straight Emmanuel Fens Classic
The Brandeis men's cross country team won their third-straight Emmanuel Fens Classic
BOSTON, Massachusetts — The Brandeis University cross country teams successfully defended their titles in the season-opening Emmanuel Fens Classic. The 33rd-ranked women turned in a perfect score to win the meet for the third year in a row, while the men were one point shy of a top-five sweep to win their third-straight crown.


  • The Judges took the top four spots and sixth place to finish with 16 points.
  • Juniors dominated for Brandeis. Mitchell Hutton (Villa Park, Calif./Villa Park) won the meet with a time of 15:53 over the five-kilometer course.
  • Liam Garvey (West Springfield, Mass./West Springfield) was second in 16:10.
  • Brian Sheppard (Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson Regional) took third in 16:17.
  • Russell Santos (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) was fourth in 16:19.
  • Sophomore Eli Waxler (Pleasantville, N.Y./Pleasantville) was the final scorer in sixth place with a time of 16:26.
  • Senior Brad Payne (Westport, Conn./Staples) and rookie Sam Reich (New York, N.Y./H.S. of American Studies at Lehman College) rounded out the top 7, finishing 8thand 11th overall with times of 16:39 and 16:55.


  • The Judges had the top five finishers in the women's race.
  • Sophomore All-American Emily Bryson (Quincy, Mass./No. Quincy) led the way by covering the two-mile course in 11:09, eclipsing the previous course record by 37 seconds.
  • Senior Kate Farrell (Windham, N.H./Windham) ran second in 11:31, followed by Emily's twin sister Julia Bryson (Quincy, Mass./No. Quincy) in third with a mark of 12:01.
  • Sophomore Meaghan Barry (Marlborough, Mass./Worcester Acad.) was fourth in 12:25 and senior Ashley Piccirillo-Horan (North Granby, Mass./Granby Memorial) was fifth, rounding out the scoring in 12:28, giving the Judges a spread of 1:19 from first to fifth.
  • Rookie Danielle Berteaux (Prides Crossing, Mass./Beverly) and sophomore Christine Minor (Alameda, Calif./Alameda) rounded out the top seven in seventh and ninth places, respectively, and times of 12:36 and 12:40.


  • The Judges travel to the annual UMass Dartmouth Shriner's Invitational on Sept. 17.