Cross Country Competes in SUNY Poly 4th Annual Wildcat Weekend Classic

Herkimer Generals men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Utica, NY and competed in SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s 4th annual Wildcat Weekend Classic Invitational Race.  Herkimer was one of 20 teams running and finished two runners in the top twenty women’s 6K (3.7 mile) race, and one runner in the men’s top twenty 8K (5 mile) race.

Place

Points

Name

Year

Time

Pace per mile

4

4

Chyanna Bernier

Freshman

23:49.8

6:24

18

16

Tiffany Amentler

Freshman

26:24.9

7:06

40

33

Gabrielle Bridgewater

Freshman

29:29.7

7:55

53

42

Sharon Howell

Sophomore

31:42.2

8:31

72

55

Marisol Baret

Freshman

39:22.2

10:34

The top female finisher for Herkimer Chyanna Bernier (Ilion, NY) ran an amazing race finishing 4th overall out of 75 finishers on an injured leg none the less.  Herkimer women’s cross country placed 7th out of 9 teams but finished as a top team amongst other junior colleges.  Herkimer women earned a team score of 150 points on the day. 

Place

Points

Name

Year

Time

Pace per mile

14

14

Brandon Rawson

Sophomore

28:36.9

5:46

18

31

Kyle Holmes

Freshman

30:08.7

6:04

75

56

Taj Parker

Sophomore

34:43.2

7:00

79

58

Aaron Sostre

Freshman

35:18.4

7:07

80

59

Alex Ackerman

Freshman

35:18.9

7:07

98

67

Ryan Brown

Freshman

38:23.3

7:44

The top male runner for Herkimer Brandon Rawson (Ilion, NY) placed 14th overall out of 113 finishers in the men’s 8K race.  Rawson not only lead his team in this race but he also set a new 8K personal record which beat his previous record by more than two minutes.  Rawson wasn’t the only one setting a new legacy this time around.  Sophomore Taj Parker (Mt. Vernon, NY)  improved his time by more than seven minutes as compared to his time for last year’s Wildcat Weekend Classic Invitational.  Also freshman Ryan Brown made his cross country collegiate debut Saturday (9/24) as he helped his team earn a total of 218 points overall which gave them 8th place out of 11 teams and a third place finish amongst other junior colleges.

The Generals cross country team now look forward to their next meet at home, Saturday (10/1) race begins at 10am.

 

-Emily Woudenberg

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