Wischoff on the Run

October 6, 2011 Kate Blessing 0

Cross Country has been making waves all season with womens captain Nichole Wischoff at the helm. Wischoff has already proven herself as a leader in her third year at New Paltz. She was named SUNYAC runner of the week for the week ending on Sept. 11. “Nichole’s motivation comes mostly from within,” said Cross Country Head Coach Mike Trunkes. “She has an incredibly strong internal drive that pushes her to strive to be the best.” On Oct. 1, Wischoff destroyed the school record for the 6k at the Brooks Paul Short Run at Lehigh University with a time of 23:07 to finish 39 of 386 runners. “For me, its great, but its like, ok, I cant settle here. The feedback is awesome but I cant have the attitude like I’m never going to be beat.” Wischoff has lofty ambitions for future success and a great support system behind her. While her mom […]

Cross Country Goes the Distance

September 22, 2011 Kate Blessing 0

The SUNY New Paltz Cross Country has started their race toward conference glory successfully, with both men and women performing well at the Vassar and New Paltz Invitationals. Most recently the men’s team took third place out of five at the New Paltz Invitational; the women’s team swept first place. “My goals for the season are to finish the women’s team in the top four in the conference as well as top 10 in the region and the men’s team in the top six in the conference and top 20 in the region,” said Head Coach Michael Trunkes. The team has adjusted to harder workouts as their goals become more ambitious. Early on they are moving up the ranks and accomplishing ambitious goals. “We began by beating Oneonta for the first time in history at our first home invitational. This moved us up in the rankings a lot. They’re top 10 in the region so beating them was a big step for us,” […]