MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's and women's cross country teams wrapped up the 2017 season Saturday at the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championships, hosted by the Mustangs, finishing fifth and seventh among the field of 13 competing teams, respectively.
On the women's side, junior Raylene Wade (Red Creek, N.Y.) led the Morrisville State pack to a fifth place team outing with her 12th place individual finish, crossing the finish line with a time of 27:39 in the 6K race. Her efforts landed her a spot on the NEAC All-Conference Second Team.
Tori Stopen (Marcellus, N.Y.) followed with a 22nd overall finish, crossing in 29:05, with teammate Bailey Dillabough (Massena, N.Y.) not too far behind with a time of 29:53, finishing 27th in the field of 97 runners.
Maria Miner (Liverpool, N.Y.) crossed just two seconds later for a 28th individual finish before Maura Hager (Binghamton, N.Y.) rounded out Mustang scoring with a 47th overall finish with a time of 32:20.
Penn St. Berks was crowed the 2017 NEAC Champion, placing three in the top 10, including Michelle Kiss who took home the individual title.
In the men's race, sophomore Isaiah Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) paced the Mustangs with his time of 31:56 and 27th individual place finish in the 8K, 104 competitor race, as host Morrisville State collected 222 points for a seventh overall team finish.
Owen Braun (Fulton, N.Y.) was second to cross for Morrisville State, finishing 36th with a time of 32:59, before teammate Mason Craine (Red Creek, N.Y.) turned in a time of 33:18, good for 42nd overall place.
Jim O'Connell (Skaneateles, N.Y.) and Corbin Wadsworth (Syracuse, N.Y.) rounded out team scoring for the Mustangs, finishing in 56th and 61st overall position with times of 35:54 and 36:28 respectively.
Favored SUNY Polytechnic took home the championship title for a fifth straight year, scoring four in the top 10 of the field, including Rookie of the Year Noah Valvo.
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 & World Report Best Colleges 2018 issue and was also recognized in the Top Public Schools, Regional Colleges North in the 2018 Best Colleges rankings. For more information about Morrisville State College, visit www.morrisville.edu.