• 21 NCAA Championship Appearances
  • 2017 Final National Finish: 25th
  • NCAA Region Champions: '99-04, 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015
  • 7 All-Americans
  • 2019 National Rank: 24th
  • 2019 Region Rank: 1st

Sam Branson

Sam Branson

Junior Sam Branson helped the 19th-ranked Emory men's cross country team to a first-place finish at the season-opening Watermelon Run.

Branson topped the 51-runner field with an 8K time of 26:24.  His effort helped the Eagles claim six of the top seven overall finishers, with Emory totaling 19 points.  Oglethorpe was runner-up with 49 points while host Berry College wound up with 69 points.