Jeremy Francisco Earns Little East Conference Honors

Jeremy Francisco Earns Little East Conference Honors

Oct. 20, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-For the fifth time this season, freshman Jeremy Francisco (Dartmouth, MA/Dartmouth HS) has been honored by the Little East Conference.

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

Francisco (Dartmouth, MA/Darmouth HS) was the Corsairs' third runner at Saturday's Albany Invitational. He finished 80th overall in the five mile race in 26:22 as UMass Dartmouth finished 13th in the 30-team field, which included NCAA Division I, II and III teams.

"Even though Jeremy was once again named Rookie of the Week, he is no longer a rookie," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Jon Hird. "He doesn't think like a rookie, he doesn't race like a rookie, and he's someone that both Assistant Coach Deon Barrett and I have learned that we can really depend on."

The Corsairs will return to action when they travel to the Little East Conference and New England Alliance Championships a week from Saturday.