Sage cross country teams open season at SUNY-Polytechnic Short Course Race

Sage cross country teams open season at SUNY-Polytechnic Short Course Race

Marcy, NY–The Sage Colleges' women's and men's cross country teams were in action on Saturday competing in the first meet of the 2016 campaign. The Gators travelled to SUNY-Polytechnic to compete in the Wildcat Short Course Meet. Sage's women's team picked up an 8th place showing in a field of 12 teams, while the men's team was incomplete.

Link to Women's Complete Results

Link to Women's Team Results

In the women's race, Oneonta State captured the team crown with a score of 21, while Sage tallied 207 and picked up eighth.  Leading the way for the Gators was sophomore Shannon Farrell (Indian Lake, NY/Indian Lake Central) as she posted a time of 17:38 for the 4 k course and took home 13th. Next for Sage was rookie Amanda Jones (West Sand Lake, NY/Columbia) in 20th place with her time of 18:12.

Sophomore Rachael Pratt (Schenectady, NY/Schalmont) finished in 46th in 20:07, while senior Lauren Belfast (Ilion, NY/Ilion) picked up 59th place in 21:47. Sophomore Julia Skoda (Philmont, NY/Taconic Hills) added a 69th place performance in 25:13 and senior Melissa Grimaldi (Nassau, NY/Columbia) rounded out Sage's competitors in 72nd place in 26:36.

Link to Men's Complete Results

Link to Men's Team Results

For Sage's men's team, the Gators were led by junior Ian Alejandro (Amsterdam, NY/Amsterdam) as he posted a time of 25:08.1 for the day and took home 123rd place. Sophomore Benjamin Hulett (Shaftbury, VT/Mt. Anthony Union) added a time of 37:59.0 and picked up 151st place on the race.

Sage returns to action on September 10 when they compete at the SUNY-Cobleskill Invitational with the women's race at 11 a.m. and the men's race to follow at 11:50 a.m.

 
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