The women’s cross-country team will attempt to maintain the success they were able to achieve last season without the help of two runners that placed in the top 20 of the HVIAC championships. Both Mary Kauffman (’16) and Pauline Stanfiel (’16) are studying abroad.
Still, the team retained both captain Elizabeth Emery (’15) and Natalie Grieco (’17) Grieco and Kauffman were both members of the all-conference team last year. The team finished fourth in the conference.
Still, coach Erin Pomykala remains optimistic. “We have a lot of returners from last year who are a year older and a year stronger…I think we’ll give Skyline a good run for its money.”
They opened this year at the Baruch Invitational held in the Bronx this past Sunday. The competition was stiff and the Gryphons were only able to muster a 10th place (out of 11) finish as a team.
Their next meet, the Bard Invitational, is on this coming Saturday, Sept. 20 in Annandale-On-Hudson, NY.
by Jeff Bernstein '15