Roos xcountry team bests Paul Smith's by one point to take home team title
Johnson, VT – The SUNY Canton women's cross country team won its first team title of the season as it beat Paul Smith's College by a single point in the Johnson State College Invitational on Saturday. Sophomore Jess Nagy (Budd Lake, NJ) passed a Bobcat runner just before the finish line which ultimately proved to be the difference for the Roos.
SUNY Canton finished with a team score of 45 points, while Paul Smith's College was right on their heels with 46 points. Green Mountain College (59) and host Johnson State College (62) rounded out the women's field.Junior standout Megan Mydosh (Warwick, NY) once again led the Lady Roos finishing second overall in a time of 22:36. Keara Byrne (Queensbury, NY) recorded a fifth place finish over the 5-kilometer course, while Joelle Percy (Black River, NY) crossed the line with her first top 10 finish crossing the line in ninth place.
Nagy finished the race strong in 11th place sandwiched between two Paul Smith's runners but passed one just before the chute to give the Roos the point they needed. Laura DiFrenza (Salt Point, NY) and Devin Gosselin (Champlain, NY) rounded out the SUNY Canton runners in 18th and 26th places, respectively.
The team title on Saturday is the second in SUNY Canton women's cross country history as the Roos brought home the 2012 Southern Vermont Mountaineer title. The Roos return to action Saturday, Sept. 28th when they travel to Utica, NY to take part in the Wildcat Invitational beginning at 11:00 a.m.
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