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.

National Championships

2014 - Victoria Campanian (20:05), 1996 - April Messenger (19:59.40)

Region III Championships

2014 - Victoria Campanian (19:17), 2013 - Victoria Campanian (20:29), 2012 - Heather Vroman (22:15.7)

Mountain Valley Conference Championships

2014 - Victoria Campanian (18:03), 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