Jeremy Francisco Earns Little East Conference Honors

Jeremy Francisco Earns Little East Conference Honors

Sept. 14, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Freshman Jeremy Francisco (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS) has been honored by the Little East Conference.

Francisco has been named LEC Rookie Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week.

Francisco finished 10th at the Roger Williams Invitational in his UMD debut last Saturday with a time of 16:47, as the Corsairs finished first in the eight-team field.

"In many ways, Jeremy is the perfect freshman," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jon Hird. "He has fairly high personal standards, and he is a quiet guy who has blended in right away. Often, freshmen at their first race let the older runners do the majority of the scoring, but Jeremy stepped up and shouldered some of the load right away. We lost four of the five runners who scored in the regional meet last November, so we needed people to step up. He really influenced how our team ran that race."

The Corsairs will return to action when they host the annual UMass Dartmouth Invitational next Saturday.