Cross Country

Men's and Women's Cross Country Team Runs at Bard, Men Take Two-Year School Title

CONTACT: R. Sean Coffey, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010

The Hudson Valley Community College men's and women's cross country team took part in the Bard College Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 18. The men's team defeated two other two-year colleges to win the Community College Division and took third place overall out of 15 competing teams.

The Vikings' Eric Young (Shaker/ Latham) took fifth place out of 127 runners, finishing the 4.75 mile course in 26:42. Teammate David Degon (Ballston Spa/Aiken, SC) wasn't far behind with a time of 27:30, capturing 11th place. Devon Sedgwick (Shaker/ Latham) rounded out the top three for the men with a 16th-place finish while running a time of 27:46.

The women competed with four runners, keeping them out of team scoring. The top female runner was Amanda Slyer (Averill Park/ Troy) who came in 39th out of 134 runners with a time of 23:34.

Both teams will run next Saturday, Sept. 25 in the Southern Vermont College Invitational.