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He did that, setting a 5K personal best of 14:30 earlier in the season at the Cornell Relays. He also beat the defending cross country champion, Ricky Flynn of Lynchburg (Va.) College, in the indoor 5K championship race.

Mike Woods, SUNY-Geneseo distance and cross country coach, said the winter season was important for Berube.

"He's had a terrific bounce-back season and his two All-America season this winter is just the tip of the ice-burg for him," Woods said. "I hope he can stay healthy the rest of the way and you will see more outstanding performances from him.

"He's a hard worker and fun to coach," Woods said. "He's still learning how to race, but he's put up great numbers so far. He surpassed six-time Geneseo All-American Ted Turner's marks in the 3K and 5K. He broke a 28-year old SUNYAC record with his 8:17 3K this year at Boston."

Berube has now turned his attention to the outdoor track season. He hopes to break the State University of New York Athletic Conference 5K record of 14:22 this spring and has his eye on the 5K national championship.

"I'm going for the 5K title," he said. "I'm really looking forward to the outdoor championship meet."

Berube is a biology and secondary education major at Geneseo. He hopes to become a high school teacher and coach.

"School is going well," he said. "I love to run, to compete. I like the academic work, too. It can be a challenge to balance running, academic and social life, but I try to keep everything separate and concentrate on one thing at a time."

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