Chyanna Bernier - Green & Gold November Female Athlete of the Month

2016 2017 Headshot SD Chyanna Bernier

Chyanna Bernier a Criminal Justice major from Central Valley Academy in Ilion, NY has earned Herkimer’s Green & Gold Female Athlete of November.  So far this season Bernier has participated in nine races and competed against some of the top NJCAA and NCAA schools in the state.  Out of her nine races Chyanna has earned eight top five finishes, four of which she finished first including the Mountain Valley Conference Championship and the Region III Championship.  Bernier represented well in the program’s first ever appearance at the National Championship earning 2nd place overall with a time of 20:12 at a 6:30 pace.  Bernier has been honored twice as Region III player of the week, and this is her second Green & Gold award this year.  She has also earned a placement on the All-Region team, and All-American team.  Bernier was also honored as the U.S. Track & field and Cross Country Coaches Association Northeast Region Women’s Athlete of the Year.  Head Coach Steve Sydoriw states, “As a freshman I don’t think you could ask for a better first year.”

Bernier has bravely taken on a new sport at Herkimer.  She is the newest member of the Generals’ Swimming & Diving team.  Swimming & Diving Head Coach Vicki Brown states, “She's extremely dedicated and has a tremendous work ethic which is evident when you watch her practice each day. Swimming is not her primary sport however, with her dedication, work ethic and commitment, there is incredible potential that I can't wait to see unfold!”

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