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2014-01-16 New Hampshire standout, Brassard, joins Tigers starting in 2014
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Future Tiger, Jeremy Brassard, is a two-time New Hampshire Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year

New Hampshire standout, Brassard, joins Tigers starting in 2014

Author: Nick Birkey
Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Head coach Mike McDowell and the ONU Men’s Cross Country team welcome Jeremy Brassard (Northwood, N.H.), who has signed his letter of intent to compete at ONU, starting in the 2014 season. He currently attends Coe-Brown Northwood Academy and will graduate in the spring.

Brassard was awarded as the New Hampshire Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. He also raced to a second consecutive Meet of Champions individual title with a time of 15:50 in 2013, while leading the Bears to third place as a team. The state’s returning Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Brassard also won a second straight Division II individual championship in 15:51. The two-time Runner of the Year as named by the Union Leader, Concord Monitor, Foster’s Daily Democrat and New Hampshire Cross Country Coaches Association, Brassard captured 10th place at the New England Cross Country Championships in 15:48.10. He took 22nd at the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional championships in 16:18.7.

“Beyond the obvious data that shows him being New Hampshire’s top boys’ runner, he’s an example of sportsmanship and positive character,” said Dave Irving, head coach of rival Merrimack Valley (Penacook, N.H.). “Jeremy has shown nothing but the utmost respect for all athletes I’ve seen him interact with. Any desire to win is immediately set aside upon crossing the finish line, and he’s often congratulating finishers from second to 100th place. He is absolutely the kind of runner I would love to coach on my own team.”

Beyond his achievements on the course, Brassard is busy off.  He donates his time as part of food drives for the needy and community cleanup efforts, he has volunteered locally on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America, the Special Olympics, Court Appointed Special Advocates and The Way Home, an affordable housing non-profit.