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Cross Country 2019 Season Underway following SUNY Poly Invitational

Cross Country Competes at SUNY Poly Invitational
Cross Country Competes at SUNY Poly Invitational

CONTACT: Adam Sopris,, 518-416-2137 or 518-629-7898
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, August 31, 2019

The Hudson Valley men's and women's cross country teams participated in the SUNY Poly Short Track Meet on Saturday morning to jumpstart the 2019 season. 

The women's program placed ninth out of 10 qualifying programs, which included nine four-year programs. Hudson Valley was led by freshman McKenzie Ryan, who finished the 4K race with a time of 18:38. Sophomore Anna Clarke, the only returner from last season's record-breaking team, placed 31stoverall and second among the Vikings team with a final time of 19:43. 

Rounding out the women's program are three freshmen, Michaela TroyRachel Dempsey and Emily Maynard. Troy finished with a time of 22:28, Dempsey crossed the line at 26:22 and Maynard finished at 32:14. 

The men's program finished in 11thplace out of 12 qualifying teams in the 6K race of the SUNY Poly Invitational. Sophomore Joseph Degiorgio crossed the line first for the Vikings as he finished with a final time of 22:11, good for 33rdoverall. Freshmen Ryan BruceDermot O'Connor and Evan Rogotzke each posted a final time under 24 minutes and finished in 49th, 51stand 56thplace overall, respectively. 

Rounding out the team scoring is Shane Kyiretwie, who crossed the finish line with an official time of 27:14. 

The Vikings cross country programs are back in action on Saturday, Sept. 7 when they travel to participate in the SUNY Cobleskill Invitational.