WCC: Wildcats Place 4th at the 12th Annual Short Course Invitational.

Photo Credit: Charles Hendricks
Photo Credit: Charles Hendricks
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MARCY, N.Y. – SUNY Poly cross country hosted their annual SUNY Poly Short Course Invitational on Saturday. 10 women's teams participated in the race, with 72 total runners finishing. A dry course and mild temperatures led to perfect running conditions for the 12th instalment of the Short Course Invitational, leading to a new course record being set by one runner.



  • Riley Poisson from William Smith was the individual who broke the course record set back in 2016. Poisson ran an impressive 16:25.3 4K, with a mile pace of 6:18. She beat the previous record by 34 seconds.
  • Utica College was the best finishing team with a total of 28 points. Their runners placed second, third, fifth, eighth, and 10th.
  • SUNY Poly finished in fourth place as a team with 136 points. Their placing runners finished seventh, 28th, 30th, 35th, and 36th.



SUNY Poly Short Course Invitational

Marcy, N.Y.

Hosted by SUNY Poly

72 Runners / 10 Teams


7. Lauren Phetteplace 17:38.9

32 (28). Molly Burdick 19:31.9

39 (30). Jalize Mejia-Perez 20:01.8

51 (35). Caley Grasso 21:46.7

53 (36). Kassidy Eng 21:48.5

63 (43). Katherine Candel 24:21.3

67 (46). Sharda Torres 25:27.2

72. Fardush Sultana 29:36.3



SUNY Poly will travel to Cobleskill to take part in the Steven A. Warde Invitational at SUNY Cobleskill. The meet is scheduled for Saturday, September 8th. The women's race will start at 11:00 AM with the men following at 12:00 PM.



SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) is New York's globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany location and undergraduate and graduate degrees in technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome location. Thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world's most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts billions of dollars in high-tech investments and over 300 corporate partners since its inception. For information visit www.sunypoly.edu.