MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) announced its 2017 Women's Cross Country preseason poll Wednesday, with Morrisville State slated to finish third overall after receiving one first place vote and 107 total points.
Head coach Derek Powers enters his 20th season with the Mustangs, and will rely on returners Raylene Wade (Red Creek, N.Y.) and Maria Miner (Syracuse, N.Y.) to lead a group of new faces that possess improved depth from last season's sixth place team.
Wade, a first team All-Conference selection, finished fifth overall during the championship meet, while Miner earned third team All-Conference honors with her 18th individual place finish.
Morrisville State kicks off the season Saturday, traveling to SUNY Polytechnic for the Wildcats short course invitational. They return home the following week to host their own invite, slated to begin at 11 a.m.
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.