Pomeroys finish sixth at USCAA National Championships

Nov. 8, 2013

Syracuse, N.Y. – The SMWC cross country team came in sixth place overall at the USCAA National Cross Country Championships on Friday morning.  The field consisted of 30 schools, with 17 schools having a full team of five or more runners.  Temperatures for the race were in the mid-30’s with light snow on the ground at Drumlins Country Club. 

This year’s race marked the fifth consecutive season the Pomeroys have competed at the USCAA National Championships.  This year was also the first time the race was hosted by SUNY-ESF and held in Syracuse.  The past two championships were held in Lake Placid, N.Y. 

Logan Fry ran her final meet of her career, finishing 16th out of 146 total runners.  She was the top runner all season for SMWC and crossed the finish line at the 25:46 mark in the six-kilometer race.  Erin Harnett came in second for the Pomeroys, finishing with a time of 27:31 and 40th place.  Rounding out the final three scoring spots for the Pomeroys were Kelsey Wright (27:53), Sarah Wichman (28:04), and Corianna Frederick (28:15).   Sarah Hudson (28:16) and Stephanie Garringer (29:49) also crossed the finish line, coming in the sixth and seventh spots for SMWC.

Daemen College was the overall women’s champion, followed by the hosts SUNY-ESF.  The University of Dallas, Dine College, and Cleary University rounded out the top five teams. 

Frederick and Harnett were also named to the USCAA All-Academic Team.    

“I am very proud of the team and the hard work they put in to finish where they did today,” said head coach Danelle Readinger.  “The competition is much stronger within the USCAA and it is exciting to see it grow.  Finishing sixth was putting out best foot forward today. “

Coach Readinger couldn’t have been more proud of the accomplishments the team put forth this season and with the performance they gave today at the national meet.  “We ran the best race we were capable of running today.  I could not have asked them to run any harder.  I am so proud of them,” said Readinger.