Syracuse, NY – Keara Byrne (Queensbury, NY) and Megan Mydosh (Warwick, NY) paced the women's cross country team to a ninth place finish Friday at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championships at the Drumlins Golf Club.
Byrne crossed the line in 17th place covering the 6-kilometer course in 25:53, while Mydosh recorded a 19th place showing in a time of 26:11. The 6K is the fastest for Byrne in her time as a Roo as she eclipsed her previous best from last year's Hoffman Invitational by 14 seconds. This marks the third consecutive year that Mydosh has finished in 19th place at USCAA Nationals.
Jess Nagy (Budd Lake, NJ) and Joelle Percy (Black River, NY) were the next two SUNY Canton runners to come to the chute in times of 29:36 and 29:46, respectively. Nagy and Percy finished in 80th and 82nd places.
Kennys Lawson and Laura DiFrenza (Salt Point, NY) rounded out the Roo runners with times of 32:08 and 32:39. There finishes were good for 108th and 115th places, respectively.
The Roos finished with a team score of 232 as they bettered eight other teams in the 17 team-146 runner field. This is the second straight season SUNY Canton has finished ninth at USCAA Nationals. Daemen College took home the team title with 51 points edging second place and host SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry who tallied 89 points.This concludes the 2013 season for the SUNY Canton women's cross country team.