For the first time in the SUNY Broome history, the men’s cross country team won the Region III Championships Oct. 26 on the 5-mile course at Finger Lakes Community College.
It was the first win in these championships in the school’s history, going all the way back into the 1950s! It was also a historic first win by a school without a track and field program.
It was a barnburner of a race, with the top four teams separated by just 2 points. Broome was actually tied with Hudson Valley with 65 points, but won the title on the tiebreaker. Jeremy Hall, Eric Repp, and Eaan Hackett all made the All-Region team, and 36-year head coach Tom Carter was named Region III coach of the year.
The final standings are below:
1. SUNY Broome: 65
2. Hudson Valley: 65
3. Herkimer: 67
4. Finger Lakes: 75
5. Onondaga: 115
6. Corning: 119
7. Cayuga: 168
Next Saturday, Nov. 2, SUNY Broome will compete in the NJCAA-Division III National meet at Stanley Park in Massachusetts, hosted by Holyoke Community College .They hope to become the first men’s team to place in the top 3 in the nationals.
Team members are: Jeremy Hall, Eric Repp, Eaan Hackett, Mark Inzirov, Luke DeHart, Dominic Pasquale, Nolan Schfield and Tyler Dingman. The assistant coach is Steve Esposito.