POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (September 3, 2011) – The Nyack College Women's Cross Country team captured 5th place to kick-off the 2011 season at the Vassar College Invitational.
Vassar earned the championship with 24 points at the 5k race held on the Farm. SUNY New Paltz finished second with 36 points - led by individual champion Nicole Wischoff, who finished in 19:22 in the 121 runner field. Stevens Institute of Technology was a distance third place of 105 points, followed by Mount St. Mary (112) and Nyack College(145), rounding out the top five best.
Freshman Pamela Code was the first runner in for the Nyack Team, followed by Seniors Brianna Meyers & Captain Deborah McCarthy. Sophomore Bethany Allison was next in line and Senior Alethea Brown sealed the last spot to close the top-5 for these Warriors.
“You guys are right where you need to be” – says Head Coach Wendy Muckell to her team – “I couldn’t be happier with a great start.” All of the returners PR’d on this course from their times here last season. Assistant Coach Latia Deylii adds: “our ladies just came from an amazing pre-season and ran a smart controlled race today. It’s early in the season and this outcome really exceeded our expectations.”
The Running Warriors will resume racing on Saturday, September 10 at the Fordham Fiasco 5k Invitational at Vancortland Park – Bronx, NY.