The 2019 Cross Country season is right around the corner and first year Coach; Jim Bowles has his team off and running. The team has been preparing for the start of the season for over a week and are excited to begin their season on September 21st. "Practices got off to a bit of a late start, but the team is coming along well. We have been working on endurance and getting them to believe in themselves," said Coach Bowles.
The rosters have five runners on the men's team and ten runners on the women's team. "There are no returning runners on either squad, so everyone is new. The early practices have been led by Jon Hendley and Kira Williams."
The team has been putting in miles and look to keep improving and get some good times this season.
"It's a little early to talk strengths, but the focus will always be developing student-athletes that will excel in and out of the classroom. Overall we hope everyone remains academically eligible and injury free. From what I've been able to look up, we've never had both teams compete since the program was reintroduced in 2016- that is also something we want to achieve," said Coach Bowles.
The Raiders will open their season on Saturday, September 21st at SUNY Poly.