Following a three-week layoff, the University at Albany returned to competition in Boston amidst a field of regional championship contenders. The men placed 10th and the women placed 17th in the team standings behind top team finishers Ryan Udvadia and Hannah Reinhardt, respectively.
Three weeks have passed since the University at Albany cross country program last competed. That drought will end this week when the Great Danes take a trip to Boston to compete at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown on Friday.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its Week 2 regional rankings Monday. The University at Albany men's and women's cross country teams each held spots in the Northeast poll, despite not competing for the last two weekends.
After being left out of the preseason poll, the University at Albany men's and women's cross country teams both jumped into the Week 1 Northeast Regional rankings Monday.
Following an incoming recruiting class of 32 individuals, the University at Albany has announced two additional recruits who will join the program for the upcoming season.
The University at Albany cross country program put its best foot forward on Saturday to start the 2017 season. Competing at the America East Pre-Conference Meet, the men placed first out of four teams in the field, and the women placed second.