2021-22 Bryant University Cross Country News

  • Bittrich, Freeman Lead XC at Fall Foliage Invite
    October 17, 2021
    ST. ALBAN’S, VT- The Bryant cross country teams competed at the Vermont Fall Foliage Invite on Saturday. The men came third and the women finished in fourth place. William Bittrich was the high finisher for the men, coming in seventh place with a time of 26:29.7 in the 5k, while Ryan Slaney had his best career result, finishing ninth with a time of 26:33.9. Sarah Freeman led the way on the women’s side, finishing 12th with a 19:35.3 time in the 3k. Julia Ayres and Abigail Hamilton also finished in the top twenty for the Bulldogs.
  • Men's XC Has Best Ever Result at New England Meet
    October 11, 2021
    BOSTON, MA- The Bryant men’s and women’s cross country teams placed 13th and 20th at the NEICAAA New England Championships on Saturday. William Bittrich was the top finisher for the men with an 8k time of 26:31.7, while Sarah Freeman paced the women with a 5k time of 19:31.5. The 13th place finish for the men’s squad was their best result in meet history.
  • Cross Country Teams Finish Top Five in Connecticut
    September 25, 2021
    NEW BRITAIN, CT- The Bryant cross country teams both placed in the top five in the Central Connecticut Ted Owens Invitational on Saturday, with the men coming fourth and the women fifth. Jason Dolan was the top finisher for the Bryant men and Sarah Freeman led the way on the women’s side.
  • XC/TF Hires Byington as Grad Assistant
    September 17, 2021
    Bryant’s Director of Cross Country/Track and Field Mitchell Switzer has announced the hiring of Noah Byington as a graduate assistant on the Bulldogs’ coaching staff. Byington will work with both the cross country and track teams.
  • Bryant Men Finish 5th, Women 7th in Nassaney Race
    September 11, 2021
    SMITHFIELD, R.I.- The Bryant men’s and women’s cross country teams finished fifth and seventh, respectively, in the 20th Shawn Nassaney Invitational. Jason Dolan and Julia Ayres were the top finishers for the Bulldogs.
  • Men’s Cross Country picked fifth in NEC preseason poll
    August 17, 2021
    SOMERSET, N.J.: The Bryant men’s cross country team has been ranked fifth in the Northeast Conference’s preseason poll. The results were announced Tuesday. Wagner is the top pick in the poll, taking eight first place votes. Central Connecticut comes second, receiving the other two first place votes. Mount St. Mary’s is third, followed by Saint Francis of PA, Bryant, Sacred Heart, Merrimack, Long Island, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Saint Francis of Brooklyn.
  • Women’s Cross Country picked fifth in NEC preseason poll
    August 16, 2021
    SOMERSET, N.J.: The Bryant University women’s cross country team has been ranked fifth in the NEC preseason poll. The results were announced Monday. Central Connecticut is the top pick, with eight first place votes. Saint Francis of PA and Sacred Heart each took one first place vote and come second and third, respectively. Mount St. Mary’s is fourth, followed by Bryant, Long Island, Wagner, Merrimack, Fairleigh Dickinson, and Saint Francis of Brooklyn.
  • Switzer announces 2021 cross country schedule
    July 21, 2021
    SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University Director of Cross Country/Tack and Field Mitchell Switzer announced the programs cross country schedule for the fall on Wednesday.