Men place 11th at East Regionals

Lucas Dia running in a cross country race
Lucas Dia '25 (photo by

BRUNSWICK, Maine – A young Brandeis men's cross country team finished in 11th place at the NCAA East Regional Championships today at Bowdoin College.


  • The Judges finished in 11th place with 367 points, 11 behind Suffolk and eight ahead of Maine-Farmington.
  • MIT won the meet with 21 points, while Bates was second with 72.


  • Brandeis was paced by sophomore Lucas Dia (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) for the first time this season. Dia finished in 42nd place with a time of 27:15.7. He improved by 48 places from his first Regional race last year.
  • Placing second for the Judges for his highest team finish of the season was first-year TJ Carleo (Newburyport, Mass. / Newburyport), who came in 62nd with a time of 27:47.3.
  • Sophomore Dashiell Janicki (New York, N.Y. / H.S. for Math, Science and Eng. at City College) was the team's third finisher, coming in 75th with a time of 28:16.3. It was a p.r. and only the second time in his career that Janicki has broken 29 minutes.
  • Junior captain Samuel Kim (La Jolla, Calif. / Phillips Exeter (N.H.) was fourth on the squad with a time of 28:47.8, placing 94th, up 10 spots from his sophomore campaign.
  • Junior Henry Nguyen (Worcester, Mass. / Worcester Vocational Tech) rounded out the top five by finishing in 99th place with a time of 28:52.6 in the second 8K race of his collegiate career.
  • Junior Willem Goff (Pelham, Mass. / Amherst Regional) and senior Matthew Driben (Reading, Pa./Wyomissing) were the team's final two runners, coming in 105th and 148th, respectively, with times of 29:01.0 and 30:25.8.