Written by Andrew Capitelli (SJC-LI Sports Information)
Patchogue, NY| Twenty-year head coach Jim Crowley and the St. Joseph's College (L.I.) men's and women's cross country teams unveiled the program's meet schedule for the 2017 season on Thursday morning.
The men, who finished second at last year's Skyline Conference Championships, and the women, who took third, both kick off the 2017 campaign hosting the 3rd Annual Friends and Alumni Meet at Broadway Park in Sayville, NY. The women's team placed second at the event the past two years, while the men took first in 2015 and second in 2016.
Over the next month the teams will compete at the Purchase Invitational (Sept. 9), the Bard College Invitational (Sept. 23) and the Mt. St. Mary Invitational (Sept. 30) before taking part in the New Jersey Institute of Technology's annual Highlander XC Challenge at Branch Brook Park on October 7.
On October 14, Crowley and the teams will host the 18th Annual St. Joseph's Invitational, which is set to take place at Sunken Meadow State Park in Kings Park, NY. The meet will serve as a tune up for the 2017 Skyline Conference Championships at SUNY Purchase College on October 29.
The Golden Eagles wrap up their campaign at the ECAC Championships at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome (Milton, NY) on November 4 and the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships at Houghton College (Houghton, NY) on November 11.