Cross Country

Schenectady Resident Runs Away With MVP Honors

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, May 22, 2000

Brandie Tyler of Schenectady was recently honored as the Most Valuable Player of Hudson Valley Community College's 2000 women's cross country squad.

Tyler, a Physical Education major, improved dramatically throughout the course of the season, besting her personal record for five kilometers (3.1 miles) each time she raced. At the first meet of the season, at Broome Community College, Tyler was clocked in 25 minutes, 37 seconds, an average of 8:26 per mile.

Five meets later, in the hilly season finale at SUNY Delhi, Tyler averaged 7:46 per mile and ran 23:07, improving by 2:30 from the start of the season. At the SUNY Delhi meet, which served as the Mountain Valley Conference championship, Tyler placed eighth, missing All-Conference status by just one spot.

Tyler came to Hudson Valley from Schenectady High School.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business, Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley Community College has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.