SUNY Delhi and Cleary University Repeat as Cross Country National Champions

SUNY Delhi and Cleary University Repeat as Cross Country National Champions

November 11, 2017 -- Virginia Beach, VA

The SUNY Delhi men and Cleary University women returned to Virginia Beach and claimed the 2017 USCAA Cross Country National Championships for the second straight year in a row. Amid unfavorable weather conditions, in which runner’s dealt with strong winds, chilly temperatures, and a soggy course, both teams won first place in the men’s and women’s individual and team contests.

Led by Women’s Coach of the Year Sarah Boyle, Cleary was led by junior Madison Paquette, who won the individual National Championship with a time of 23:21 and a 6:17 pace. She was followed behind fellow teammate Natasha Stevenson, who finished the 6K in 23:37. Stevenson edged out Rebecca Broadbent of Vermont Tech by less than a second, who took home third place honors.

The Cleary Cougars used strong performances to Aleighsha Engisch and Breunisje Kass-McGrady, who also finished in the top ten of the field. Cleary won the day with a team of score of 38. SUNY – ESF earned runner- up honor’s in the women’s team field with a score of 58. Junior All-America Marissa Latrop anchored the Mighty Oaks, finishing fifth overall out of the 125 runner’s in the field. St Mary of the Woods College finished in third place.

On the men’s side, the SUNY Delhi Broncos ran away with the men’s team National Championship, having the top four finishers cross the finish line in green and gold. The Broncos’ had an overall score of 23 – twice as good their finish last year -- and Kobie Lane claimed the individual National Championship with a time of 25:58. Delhi’s Nick Arnecke and Jon Messler both finished the race at second and third place, but with a time of 26:06. They both crossed the line at the same, but with Arnecke finishing just a hair sooner. The SUNY ESF men also finished this year’s national championships in second place. Mark McClenahan and Tom Keenan both had a time of 27:45 and led the Mighty Oaks, finishing 11th and 12th, respectively. The Cleary University men’s team finished third overall and were led by All-American Joseph Ufolla, who was 5 out of 166 runner’s in this year’s National Championships. His time was 27:01.

Full results and All-American honorees are listed below.

WOMEN’S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Place

Team

Points

1st

Cleary University

38

2nd

SUNY ESF

58

3rd

St. Mary of the Woods College

65

USCAA Women’s Cross Country All-Americans

First Team

 Name                                    School                           Time    

  1. Madison Paquette           Cleary                           23:22
  2. Natasha Stevenson         Cleary                           23:47
  3. Rebecca Broadbent         Vermont Tech                23:48
  4. Aleighsha Engisch          Cleary University            24:02
  5. Marissa Latrop               SUNY ESF                      24:03
  6. Julia Lindsay                  ACPHS                          24:05
  7. Kendyll Shulz                 SMWC                          24:15

 Second Team

  1. Breanna Barger              SMWC                          24:17
  2. Breunisje Kass-McGrady Cleary University            24:19
  3. Cheyenn Wright             SMWC                           24:26
  4. Lara Matthias                 Hampshire                     24:50
  5. Clara Wagner                 Hampshire                     24:58
  6. Liz O’Brien                     Hampshire                     24:58
  7. Erin Cocca                     SUNY ESF                      25:15

 MEN’S TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Place

Team

Points

1st

SUNY Delhi

23

2nd

SUNY ESF

78

3rd

Cleary University               

109

USCAA Men’s Cross Country All-Americans

First Team

Name                                                          School                           Time    

  1. Kobie Lane                                            SUNY Delhi                    25:58
  2. Nick Arnecke                                         SUNY Delhi                    26:06
  3. Jon Messler                                            SUNY Delhi                    26:06
  4. Lucas Reilly                                           SUNY Delhi                    25:59
  5. Joseph Ufolla                                         Cleary                           27:01
  6. Jason Mallo                                            Florida College               27:04
  7. Sam Morkal-Williams                              Warren Wilson               27:24

Second Team

  1. Julian Rohn-Capellero                             Warren Wilson               27:29
  2. Cole Dammeier                                      Illinois Tech                   27:33               
  3. Jarrett Ferguson                                     Florida College               27:38
  4. Mark McClennahan                                 SUNY ESF                      27:44
  5. Tom Keenan                                          SUNY ESF                      27:44
  6. Kevin Mn                                               SUNY Delhi                    27:45
  7. Parker Nuest                                          St. Mary of the Woods College     27:45

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY END OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Student-Athlete of the Year – (Co) Rebecca Maine, Penn State DuBois and Elise McIntyre, SUNY-Delhi

Coach of the Year – Sarah Boyle, Cleary University

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY END OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Student-Athlete of the Year – Daniel Lee, Davis College

Coach of the Year – Joe Carei, Penn State Fayette

FULL RESULTS

Men Individual

Men Team

Women Individual

Women Team