With many unique opportunities for competition and exposure, great coaching, a strong academic focus, and national championships, the Herkimer College cross country program is a great choice for long distance runners.





Women’s Cross Country


National Championships

2017- Chyanna Bernier (18:43)

2014 - Victoria Campanian (20:05)

 1996 - April Messenger (19:59.40)



2017-1st Team; Chyanna Bernier (18:43)

2016- 1st Team; Chyanna Bernier (20:12) and 3rd Team; Tiffany Amentler (21:17) 

2014 – 1st Team; Victoria Campanian (20:05)

2013 – 2nd Team; Victoria Campanian (21:07)

2006- 1st Team; Sarah Lazarus

2005- 1st Team; Sarah Lazarus

1996- 1st Team; April Messenger (19:59.40) and 1st Team; Ann Messenger

1995- 1st Team; April Messenger and 1st Team; Ann Messenger


 Region III Team Champions




All-Region Team

2017- Chyanna Bernier (20:16)

2016- Chyanna Bernier (20:32), Tiffany Amentler (22:02), Gabrielle Bridgewater (24:06), and Sharon Howell (25:17)             

2014 - Victoria Campanian (19:17) and Haruka Murakami (21:39)

2013 - Victoria Campanian (20:29)

2012 - Heather Vroman (22:15.7)


Mountain Valley Conference Team Champions




Mountain Valley All-Conference Team

2018 Jenna Marie LaPerla (25:39)                    

2017 Chyanna Bernier (19:19) and Makenzie Citrin (23:18)

2016- Chyanna Bernier (20:10), Tiffany Amentler (21:36), and Gabrielle Bridgewater FR (23:28)               

2014 - Victoria Campanian (18:03) and Haruka Murakami (20:30)

2013 - Victoria Campanian (20:06)

2012 - Heather Vroman (21:06.4)


Why run cross country for Herkimer College?

The cross country program at Herkimer College is catered to the individual athlete. Personalized workout plans are set up depending on the athlete's conditioning level, to help each student achieve the maximum results. Weekly practices provide well-rounded athletics and consist of distance training, interval training, pace workouts, pool workouts and circuit training. Our team is extremely dedicated and students typically arrive back to Herkimer one week prior to the start of the semester.

The cross country program has the unique ability to compete against all facets of the running world. Herkimer College runs against Division III competition, which includes Utica College, SUNY IT, SUNY Oswego and Williams & Smith College, as well as top local competition by participating in Utica's Falling Leaves Road Race. Each week our runners compete at multiple competition levels with the intention of gearing the athlete to have a peak performance at the end of the season when they run the Mountain Valley Conference, Regional, and National Championship courses.

Interested in joining our team?

To find out more about the Herkimer College women’s cross country team, contact Coach Howell by calling (315) 866-0300 x8257 or via e-mail at

To learn more about attending Herkimer College, contact Admissions by calling 315-866-0300 x8278 or e-mail and schedule a visit.

Be sure to tell the admissions advisor of any sports teams you may be interested in so they can arrange meetings with coaches or players.

We look forward to meeting you!

Women's Cross Country