SJU Men's Cross Country BIO
Justin Branco
Player Profile:
Justin Branco 2268556
Year: Junior
Hometown: Franklinville, N.J.
High School: Delsea Regional
Personal Records
Event Time Meet Course Location Year
15:52 TCNJ Blue/Gold Rosedale Park Pennington, N.J. 2015
6k 20:19.3 Big 5 Invitational Belmont Plateau Philadelphia, Pa. 2015
8k 25:03.0 Princeton Invitational West Windsor Fields Princeton, N.J. 2016
8.4k 28:03.7 Spiked Shoe Blue/White Golf University Park, Pa. 2016
10k 31:57 Mid-Atlantic Regional Blue/White Golf University Park, Pa. 2016

2016 IC4A All-East Team (20th)

2016: Raced six times and scored in four meets... One of seven Hawks and the only sophomore to race in all three championship meets… Placed 40th in a field of 123 at the Atlantic 10 Championship, clocking in with an 8k time of 25:48.5 to cross as SJU's #6 finisher... Placed 56th in a field of 150 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship with a collegiate-best 10k time of 31:57 to finish as SJU’s #3 runner… Ran 26:39 for five miles to close the season with a 20th-place finish at the IC4A Championship, scoring as SJU’s #4 finisher… Ran collegiate-best 8k (25:03.0) to finish 50th in a field of 277 at the Princeton Invitational… Turned in 8k time of 25:08.7 at the Paul Short Run… Finished as SJU’s #3 runner at both Princeton and Paul Short to score in both meets… Ran 28:03.7 for 5.2 miles at the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, placing 58th in a field of 110 in season debut... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2015: Raced in seven meets and scored twice... One of two rookies to race in seven meets and all three championship meets... Finished as SJU's #6 runner at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship 10k (32:44.3, 80th), SJU's #7 runner at the Atlantic 10 Championship 8k (25:42.7, 50th), and SJU's #9 runner at the IC4A Championship five-mile run (27:07.1, 46th)... Turned in season-best 8k (25:31.8) at the Princeton Invitational for 92nd as SJU's #4 finisher... Also raced the Iona Meet of Champions 8k (27:50.1) for 41st overall... Raced first collegiate 6k (20:19.3) for 43rd at the Big 5 Invitational... Placed 12th in collegiate debut at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational 5k (15:52), finishing as SJU's #5 runner... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School/Personal: 2015 All-State Group 3 and All-South Jersey selection for both cross country and track and field... Five-time South Jersey sectional champion, earning both indoor and outdoor 800m and 1600m titles as a senior and the 1600m title as a junior... Two-time All-Tri-County Conference selection for both cross country and track and field... Won the 2015 South Jersey Open in both cross country and the 1600m, the 2015 Gloucester County 1600m, and the Tri-County Conference 800m... 2014 Daily Journal Cross Country Runner of the Year... Four-year varsity letterwinner... Also lettered in soccer... Two-year member of National Honor Society... Majoring in computer science.

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