Johnson Honored as Rookie of the Year, Four Named All-League at PL Cross Country Championships

Johnson Honored as Rookie of the Year, Four Named All-League at PL Cross Country Championships

Men's Results / Women's Results

The American University cross country teams earned four All-Patriot League selections and freshman Brendan Johnson became American's first Male Rookie of the Year since 2005 at the 2013 Patriot League Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon in Easton, Pa. The men's team placed third in the overall standings with the women's team finishing sixth overall.

Nick Regan earned All-Patriot First Team honors for his seventh place finish in the men's 8K with a mark of 25:26.76. John Pope and Johnson were named to the All-Patriot League Second Team, placing 10th (25:36.49) and 11th (25:36.81), respectively. Johnson was the top freshman finisher in the conference and became American's third-ever Patriot League Male Rookie of the Year.

Peter Rowe also had a strong day for the Eagles, placing 17th with a time of 25:50.55. Tom Woermer crossed the line next for American, finishing 21st in 26:00.22, and was followed by Joshua Ellis (25th-26:08.60) and Constantine Matsakis (27th-26:14.06).

The men's team finished third in the team standings with 66 points. Navy won the team title with 61 points and was followed by Lehigh with 63. Rounding out the team standings were Army (72), Boston U. (112), Bucknell (143), Holy Cross (230), Colgate (249), Loyola (Md.) (279) and Lafayette (283).

Julia Sullivan led the women's team with an 11th place result and was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team. Sullivan finished the 6K with time of 22:32.07. Corina Velazco crossed the line next for the Eagles, placing 15th in 22:45.14 while Reagan Kolakowski and Krystal Foster also had top times with their 40th (23:29.44) and 41st (23:32.31) place results.

American ended the day in sixth in the team standings with 160 points. Boston U. won the overall title with 47 points and was followed by Lehigh (57), Navy (81), Bucknell (106), Army (140), American (160), Holy Cross (182), Lafayette (183), Loyola (Md.) (211) and Colgate (294).

The Eagles will head to Bethlehem, Pa. next for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals on Friday, November 15.