CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University junior Brian Corcoran (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) has been named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Male Cross Country Runner of the Week when the league office announced the honor on Tuesday. Corcoran garnered the recognition for the second time this season after placing second overall in a competitive field at the Bethel College (Ind.) Cross Country Invitational on Friday. He finished just three seconds behind frontrunner Grant Gunneson of Aquinas College (Mich.), who registered a time of 25:23. Corcoran posted a time of 25:26 over the 8K (8,000 meters) course.
As a team, Saint Xavier placed third in the nine-team field behind only NAIA No. 11 ranked Aquinas and Indiana Institute of Technology, which is among others receiving votes in the latest NAIA poll. The Cougars are also receiving votes in that same poll. Corcoran earned the league's first Runner of the Week award back on September 5 for the seven-day period ending September 3.
Saint Xavier wraps up its regular season meet schedule on Saturday, October 20, at the NAIA Great Lakes Invitational held at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids, Mich. The men's race is scheduled for an 11 a.m. (eastern) start.