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02/15/2012

Men's Cross Country Garners USTFCCCA All-Academic Team Honors

Navy posted a team GPA of 3.12.

02/10/2012

Pearson and Rome Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

Both runners qualified by garnering All-Region accolades.

11/12/2011

Men's Cross Country Takes Fifth at NCAA Regional Championship

Pearson and Rome both earn all-region honors.

11/10/2011

Men's Cross Country Ready for NCAA Regional Championship

Midshipmen enter Saturday's meet ranked fifth in the region.

11/08/2011

Pearson and Rome Named to Patriot League All-Academic Team

Both runners earned All-Patriot League honors this season.

Cantello on Pearson:
"Had a banner sophomore year and was riddled with injury and illness last year. Will answer the gun this year."

Pearson's Career Honors
• All-Mid-Atlantic Region Team (2009)
• Second-Team All-Patriot League (2009)
• Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (2009, `10)

2010 Cross Country:
• Competed in six meets and was one of Navy's top-four finishers on four occasions
• Finished 29th out of 213 competitors at the Griak Invitational (9/25), which featured some of the top teams in the nation
• Took seventh overall and was the Mids' third-best finisher at the Navy Invitational (9/18)
• Placed 14th out of 193 runners in his first action of the season at the Harry Groves Invitational (9/11)
• Missed the Patriot League Championship with an injury, but returned to run in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional (11/13)

2009 Cross Counry:
• Was one of Navy's top-four finishers in six of the seven meets in which he competed
• Highest finish of the year came in the Mids' dual-meet win over Army (10/16) as he placed second with a time of 25:34.4
• Opened the year taking third in the Navy Invitational (9/12) with a time of 24:50.2
• Placed 14th at the Patriot League Championship (10/30), turning in a 26:59.0, to garner second-team all-league honors
• Captured all-region honors by placing 23rd with a 32:43.4 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Championships

2008 Cross Country:
• Saw action in one varsity meet during his rookie year
• Finished 33rd overall with a 5k time of 16:24.7 at the Richmond Invitational (8/30)

Career-Best Track Times:
5,000-meter run (outdoor): 14:55.68

High School:
• Attended University of Detroit Jesuit High School, where he earned three letters in cross country and two in track
• Named an all-state cross country runner in 2007
• Was a two-time all-region in cross country and once in track
• Helped the track team to a regional title in 2006

Personal:
• Son of Steven and Jeannie Pearson
• Majoring in English

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