Vancouver, Wash. - Junior Brian Corcoran (Chicago, Ill./Brother Rice) and freshman Eric Hancock (Mishawaka, Ind./Mishawaka) officially wrapped up the 2012 Saint Xavier University men's cross country season with solid performances at Saturday's NAIA National Cross Country Championships at the Fort Vancouver National Historic site in Vancouver, Wash. Corcoran finished in 82nd place overall out of 309 of the NAIA's top runners in the 8K (8,000 meters) race with a time of 25:58. Hancock took 135th place clocking in at 26:30 at the meet.
Corcoran and Hancock were the top two runners for the Cougars this season. SXU finished in third place overall at the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Championships two weeks ago on November 3. Corcoran finished ninth overall at the conference meet, while Hancock took 18th place. The individual finishes at the CCAC Championships earned the pair the chance to compete individually at Saturday's national meet.