Brown earns all-conference honors with third-place run at CIAA meet

Winston-Salem State freshman Mitchell Brown (photo courtesy Paula Brown).

Former Polk County standout Mitchell Brown placed third Thursday in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Cross Country Championship, earning all-CIAA honors in the process.

Running for Winston-Salem State, Brown posted a time of 28:46.75 in the 8K run held in Richmond, Va. He helped lead the Rams to a sixth-place finish, the program’s best showing in the past four years.

Virginia Union junior Luis Nieves won the men’s meet with a time of 27:47.99.

With the conference championships completed, the Rams men’s and women’s teams will turn their attentions to the 2016 NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Meet hosted by Slippery Rock University at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, Pa., on November 5.