MCC: Six Top-10 Performances Help Wildcats Win Steven A. Warde Invitational.

Photo Credit: Charles Hendricks
Photo Credit: Charles Hendricks

COBLESKILL, N.Y. - The SUNY Poly men's cross country team came in first overall with a score of 32 points at the Stephen A. Warde Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8. The Wildcats had six top ten finishers helping to secure the win.



  • Sophomore Noah Valvo (Town of Wright, N.Y.) covered the 8k course in an outstanding 28:49.13. He placed fourth overall.  
  • Jesse Chain (Campbell Hall, N.Y.), Garrett Jones (New Hartford, N.Y.), Derek Smith (Greece, N.Y.), and Ian Kurzrock (Woodbourne, N.Y.) rounded out the scoring for the Wildcats finishing in fifth, sixth, eighth, and ninth place respectively.
  • Although host SUNY Cobleskill's top runners picked up the first and second individual times, their team came in second place with 54 points.  



Stephen A. Warde Invitational

Cobleskill, NY.

Hosted by SUNY Cobleskill

62 Runners / 5 Teams



4. Noah Valvo 28:49.13

5. Jesse Chain 28:57.21

6. Garrett Jones 28:15.15

8. Derek Smith 29:46.56

9. Ian Kurzrock 29:51.81

10. Jonathon Miller 29:53.31

12. Christopher Bouchard 30:17.86

17. Andrew Pfeifer 30:46.36

25. Joseph Killian 31:43.77

30. William Grady 32:37.28

31. Benjamin Forrester 32:39.0

39. Starlin Nunez-Ash 33:42.44

43. Justin Schoenfeld 33:57.71

47. Ryan Fitzgerald 34:42.75

53. Matthew Gallimo 36:02.58

56. Nicholas Markessinis 37:02.83

59. Joshua Blake 39:58.62

62. Brennan Goetz 45:38.23



SUNY Poly travels to Lancaster, Pa. for the Charger Invitational. The meet is scheduled for Saturday, Sept.15. The last time the Wildcats competed at Lancaster Bible was in 2016 when the Wildcats won their 3rd NEAC Championship in as many years.




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