Morrisville State women hit the courses for first time at SUNY Poly  

Morrisville State women hit the courses for first time at SUNY Poly   


MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College women's cross country team, full of new faces, hit the courses for the first time in the competitive 2017 season Saturday, traveling down the road to SUNY Polytechnic for a short course (4K) invitational.

Raylene Wade (Red Creek, N.Y.) paced the Mustangs with her 18th overall finish, completing the course in 18:20.4, while teammate Bailey Dillabough (Massena, N.Y.) added to the Morrisville State scoring with her time of 20:11.6, a 48th individual place finish.

Tori Stopen (Marcellus, N.Y.) was third to score for Morrisville State, finishing her first collegiate race in 20:33.3, while the pack of Morrisville State runners in Emily Cheney (Redfield, N.Y.), Maura Hager (Binghamton, N.Y.), Taylor Hodge (Clack River, N.Y.), and Anne Marie Marchese (Arlington Vt.) crossed the line in 24:16, 24:39, 24:41 and 24:44, respectively.

Morrisville State, for the first time in decades, will return to the Mustang Valley to host an invitational of their own on Saturday, September 9. The women's race is scheduled 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