Morrisville State men host cross country invitational, finish 9th  

Morrisville State men host cross country invitational, finish 9th   


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's cross country team hosted their first invitational in over two decades Saturday, finishing 9th overall out of 13 competing teams in Morrisville.

Owen Braun (Fulton, N.Y.) led Morrisville State team scoring, finishing 40th individually as he crossed the finish line in 32:53 in the 8K race.

Mason Craine (Red Creek, N.Y.) was shortly behind, finishing the hilly course in 33:05, a 43rd individual finish, while Isaiah Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) crossed just six seconds later, scoring third for the Mustangs.

Corbin Wadsworth (Bridgeport, N.Y.) and David Nortier (Sodus, N.Y.) rounded out team scoring with their 60th and 67th individual finishes, posting times of 36:14 and 38:03 respectively.

Penn College sophomore Josh Velez was the individual champion for the invitational, crossing in 28:07.2, escaping Mark McClenahan from SUNY ESF down the stretch for the two second victory.

SUNY ESF won the invitational, crossing all five scoring runners in the top 11 of the meet, among the field of 117 runners.

Morrisville State returns to the courses the 23rd, traveling to Roberts and Wesleyan.

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