2021-22 Bryant University Cross Country News

Bryant places 135 student-athletes on NEC fall Academic Honor Roll
Bryant places 135 student-athletes on NEC fall Academic Honor Roll

February 22, 2022

SOMERSET, N.J. -- It was another record-breaking semester for Bryant University student-athletes in the fall, as a total of 135 student-athletes were named to the Northeast Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll. 

Bryant Athletics announces 2021 Hall of Fame Class
Bryant Athletics announces 2021 Hall of Fame Class

December 03, 2021

SMITHFIELD, R.I. –   The Bryant University Department of Athletics is pleased to announce the addition of eight new members and one team into its prestigious Athletics Hall of Fame in 2021. 

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Cross Country Competes at NCAA Regionals

November 15, 2021

LOWELL, MA- The Bryant men’s and women’s cross country teams competed over the weekend at the NCAA Northeast Regionals, hosted by UMass Lowell. The men’s squad came 30th, their best ever finish in the meet, while the women placed 35th. Ryan Slaney (33:44) and Sarah Freeman (23:47) were the Bulldogs’ top runners.

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Cross Country Teams Finish Top-Five at NEC's

October 30, 2021

NEW BRITAIN, CT- The Bryant men’s and women’s cross country teams placed fourth and fifth, respectively, at the NEC Championships, hosted by CCSU. Ryan Slaney was the top finisher for the men with an 8k time of 26:55.30. Sarah Freeman led the women with a 5k time of 19:01.80.

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XC Heads to NEC Championships This Weekend

October 28, 2021

NEW BRITAIN, CT- The Bryant men’s and women’s cross country teams will head to Connecticut on Saturday to compete at the NEC Championships.

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Bittrich, Ayres Pace Cross Country Teams at CCSU

October 23, 2021

NEW BRITAIN, CT- The Bryant cross country teams competed at the Central Connecticut State Mini-Meet on Friday, their last tune-up before the NEC Championships on Saturday, Oct. 30. The men’s squad came home in 6th while the women finished 11th. William Bittrich (15:13.3, 5k) and Julia Ayres (10:30.3, 3k) were the top finishers for the Bulldogs.

Slaney named NEC Men's XC Rookie of the Week
Slaney named NEC Men's XC Rookie of the Week

October 20, 2021

Freshman Ryan Slaney was named NEC Rookie of the Week for his run at the Vermont Fall Foliage Invite over the weekend. Slaney was Bryant's second place finisher, placing ninth out of 74 competitors with a time of 26:33.9 in the 8k. It is the first NEC weekly honor of his career.

#BryantGivingDay
#BryantGivingDay

October 19, 2021

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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.

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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.

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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
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
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.

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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.

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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.