Evans second overall at the CCOC Championships

Evans second overall at the CCOC Championships

GENEVA, N.Y. – Senior Byron Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) led Morrisville State College men's cross country team to a fourth place team finish Saturday at the Cross Country Outdoor Championships held in Geneva, finishing second individually in the 8K race.

Evans crossed a mere 12 seconds behind the individual winner from SUNY New Paltz, posting a time of 25:46.8 among the field of 145 total runners.

Justin Depue (Homer, N.Y.) was second to score for Morrisville State, crossing in 28:46.7 for a 38th individual finish, before Isaiah Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) followed in 43rd with a time of 28:59.2.

Andrew Blue (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) scored fourth, collecting a 53rd individual finish with a time of 29:21.9, while teammate Owen Braun (Fulton, N.Y.) rounded out team scoring with a 60th individual finish, posting a time of 29:46.7.

Morrisville State returns to the courses next Saturday at Hamilton College as a tune-up before the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championships the following weekend in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Morrisville State College's curricula are enriched with applied learning and pave the way for opportunity at both the Morrisville and Norwich campuses. An action-oriented, interactive learning lab, the college is a national leader in technology and has been lauded for its exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs.

The college was ranked among the Best Regional Colleges in the North by U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges 2016 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2016 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.