Future Tiger, Jeremy Brassard, is a two-time New Hampshire Gatorade Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year
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
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.