MCC: Wildcats Finish Second at NEAC Championship.

MCC: Wildcats Finish Second at NEAC Championship.

LANCASTER, PA. - The SUNY Poly men's cross country team competed at the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship race on Saturday at Lancaster Bible. The Wildcats came extremely close to a sixth NEAC Championship win, but fell just six points shy of host Lancaster Bible who recorded 44 points.  



  • The Wildcats scored 50 points placing their top five runners in eighth, ninth, 10th, 11th, and 12th place.
  • Noah Valvo led the pack of Wildcats with a time of 27:25.4.
  • Ian Kurzrock finished second for the Wildcats with a time of 27:29.3.
  • Christopher Bouchard, Jonathon Miller, and Garrett Jones. Rounded out the scoring for SUNY Poly.
  • The Wildcats top six finishers all finished the 8K race under 28 minutes.
  • Lancaster Bible had the top two finishers in the race helping them to secure the win. Abenezer Abebe won the race finishing the 8K in 25:55.5.
  • The Wildcats nearly swept the NEAC All-Conference 2nd Team Selections. Six of the seven runners selected for the 2nd team were from SUNY Poly. See the list below for the All-Conference Selections.  



NEAC Championship

Lancaster, Pa.

Hosted by Lancaster Bible

110 Runners / 11 Teams



8. Noah Valvo - 27:25.4 (NEAC All-Conference 2nd Team)

9. Ian Kurzrock - 27:29.3 (NEAC All-Conference 2nd Team)

10. Christopher Bouchard - 27:32.1 (NEAC All-Conference 2nd Team)

11. Jonathon Miller- 27:35.8 (NEAC All-Conference 2nd Team)

12. Garret Jones - 27:37.0 (NEAC All-Conference 2nd Team)

14. Derek Smith - 27:59.3 (NEAC All-Conference 2nd Team)

24. Joseph Killian - 28:51.1

28. Andrew Pfeifer - 29:07.9

29. Jesse Chain - 29:15.5

37. Justin Schoenfield - 30:09.2

45. Benjamin Forrester - 31:02.9

48. William Grady - 31:09.7

65. Starlin Nunez-Ash - 32:32.7

67. Matthew Gallimo - 32:44.8

68. Zachary Ropeter - 32:47.1

78. Ryan Fitzgerald - 33:44.2

80. Nick Markessinis - 33:50.3

93. Joshua Blake - 36:53.5

98. Brennan Goetz - 39.06.3



The SUNY Poly Wildcats will compete in the NCAA Division III Regional race hosted by Rowan University on Saturday, November 10th at 11:00am. The race will determine the qualifiers for the NCAA Division III National Championship Race. We will provide updates on the race as they become available.


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