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Niagara cross country teams to get championship course preview this weekend

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

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Meet 2
Saturday, Sept. 8
Men's 8k – 9:45 a.m.
Women's 5k – 10:30 a.m.
The Crossings of Colonie – Loudonville, NY

After opening the season in Saint Bonaventure, N.Y., Niagara University's cross country teams are preparing to compete on and scout a course they will see again in October. The Crossings of Colonie, site of the Siena College Invitational, will also host the MAAC Cross Country Championships on Oct. 27.

Pre-Race Notes (Women)
  • Nora Klinowski had a stellar season debut at the Little 3 Championships, finishing the 5k sixth overall in 19:34.60, setting a new personal best by nearly 20 seconds.
  • Several freshmen also had a strong first performance, as Annina Marullo (19:52.98), Meggie Hart(20:02.58) and Elle Russell (20:18.55) were Niagara's 2-3-4 finishers. All three finished inside the top 20.
 
Pre-Race Notes (Men)
  • Ryan DeLola was the top finisher for Niagara at the Little 3 Championships, completing the 5k in 16:45.00
  • Joe Tricarico, third across the line for the team, set a new personal record by posting a time of 17:05.00.
 
About the Siena College Invitational
  • In 2016, Siena hosted its first cross country meet in over two decades when it challenged local rivals RPI, UAlbany and Union. In 2017, The College of Saint Rose, Sage College of Albany, SUNY Adirondack and Union were invited to compete. Both races were considered short courses, as both the men and women ran a 4k.
  • This year, the meet will expand in size and prestige. The men will run an 8k while the women run a 5k, and Fairfield, Marist, Monmouth, Quinnipiac and Rider will be the other MAAC schools in attendance.