Men's Cross Country

QC Cross Country Ranks Sixth, Seventh in Respective East Coast Conference Preseason Polls

QC Cross Country Ranks Sixth, Seventh in Respective East Coast Conference Preseason Polls

WEST BABYLON, N.Y. (Aug. 22, 2018) – The Queens College cross country programs will begin the 2018 campaign as underdogs, with the East Coast Conference preseason poll slotting the men's team at seventh in the eight-team league and the women's team six among nine competitors, respectively.

The Knights return many of their key contributors from last season on both squads: Alyssa Meltzer, Diana Cruz and Nakeema Neunie headline the returners for the women's team while John Hines and Luis Campos Castro are back for the men's team.

In both polls, Roberts Wesleyan was selected to be the repeat champion with Saint Thomas Aquinas and Daemen following suit in each ledger. NYIT's Noah Simatei and Aida Torpey of STAC were selected as Preseason Runners of the Year by the conference coaches.

The Knights will open the 2018 campaign at Bethpage State Park next Friday (Aug. 31) at the Adelphi Panthers Invitational with the races set to begin at 3:30 p.m.

2018 ECC Men's Cross Country Preseason Poll 

1. Roberts Wesleyan (7) - 63

2. St. Thomas Aquinas - 54

3. Daemen - 45

4. NYIT (1) - 39

5. Molloy - 36

6. LIU Post - 23

7. Queens - 20

8. Bridgeport - 8

2018 ECC Women's Cross Country Preseason Poll  

1. Roberts Wesleyan (8) - 80

2. St. Thomas Aquinas - 70

3. Daemen - 62

4. Molloy - 49

5. LIU Post - 43

6. Queens - 38

7. NYIT (1) - 36

8. Dist. Columbia - 15

9. Bridgeport - 12