The RIT men's cross country teamThe RIT men’s cross country team is well on its way to prominence, placing 3rd in the NCAA district qualifying meet for next week’s race. Jesse Williamson led the way in 25:35 with a second place finish to Plattsburgh‘s Matt DeShane. DeShane won the race in an impressive 25:10.

NYU won the meet with 67 points, followed by Cortland with 73 points, RIT with 102 points, and the College of New Jersey with 105 points.

Women's start of the regional qualifying meetThe RIT women’s cross country team had their best performance in their short history, placing 6th with a team score of 214 points. RIT’s first points were from Trisha Slicker, was 16th overall. She covered the 6k course in 23 minutes and 09 seconds. Liz Montgomery of Geneseo won the race by 5 seconds in 21:17. Geneseo was first with 46 points, followed by the College of New Jersey with 80.

The RIT women’s team was created as a club team my sophomore year there, and has only been a varsity sport at RIT since (I believe) 2001. Both Trisha Sliker and Jesse Williamson were a part of the 2004 Coast to Coast transcontinental relay.

(Men’s Full ResultsTeam ResultsPress ReleaseWomen’s Full ResultsTeam ResultsPress Release)