Brown has made an immediate impact at the helm of the program, helping guide Springfield to a second-place finish at this year's conference championship. The Pride finished a close second, just 11 points behind MIT.
Springfield produced the top two finishers in the conference race as Anthony Salvucci placed first to earn Runner of the Year honors and was followed by teammate Ryan O’Connell in second.
Salvucci's finish marked the first time that a Springfield College men's cross country won the NEWMAC Championship race. The senior ran the 8,000 meter course in 25:36.49.
Brown's squad will compete in the ECAC Championships this weekend before racing in the NCAA Division III Regional Championships on Nov. 10 in Westfield, Mass. In Brown's first season last year, the Pride finished 9th, it's highest team finish since 2000.