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1 1st SUNY Cortland NCAA Champions
Cortland loses two All-Americans from last year's national championship squad in Shamus Nally & Josh Henry, but returns five seniors with regional or NCAA experience from 2008.  The returners include Seth DuBois, Jerry Greenlaw, and Eric Stermer and 2008 XC All-Americans Seth DuBois and Justin Wager.  Steve Patrick's Red Dragons look to add depth with freshmen Sean Curry (9:16 3200m/15:02 5k)."     
2 3rd SUNY Geneseo 8th at NCAA's 
Mike Wood's squad return seven of their top eight from the 8th place finish at NCAA's, with their only loss being Brett Dolan.  The Blue Knights pick up to transfers in Chris Carter (Edinboro) and AJ Corcoran (UMass) that should add depth to an already deep squad. 
4 2nd NYU 12th at NCAA's
The Violets return 5 of their top 7 from last year's regional team.  The team looks to offset the loss of Mark Hess and three time All-American Jesse Schneider with a group led by 2008 individual NCAA track qualifiers Zach Maher (4:10i, 14:51), Calvin Lee (9:13SC, 15:05) and Matt Turlip (3:50, 14:58).
5 4th St. Lawrence 17th at NCAA's
John Newman's team will look similar to last year's, as they return all but their #7 man out of last year's top 12 and hope to improve on last year's 17th NCAA finish.  Led by Jr. Dan Ramsey and Sophomore Steve Kiplagat, the Saints also look for contributions from Junior Jeremy Mwenda (9:21 SC), Seth Jackson (15:23 5k), and a couple of talented freshmen and transfers.
5 5th Plattsburgh 28th at NCAA's
Jon Lynch's Cardinals lose their #2 & #4, and #7 runners from last year's regional meet, but the team led by All-American Mike Heymann (20th 2008 XC, 30:15 10k, 14:24 5k) should see contributions from a number of younger athletes that have improved greatly over the past year, many of which have run near 15:00 for 5k and include:  Alex Sico, Seth Yernye, Noel Lomax, and Bobby Grim."        
6 6th TCNJ TCNJ loses three time All-American Chris Guerriero to graduation, but the young Lions squad hope to improve on last year's 6th place finish at regionals with juniors TJ Bocchino (14:48/4:12) and Dennie Waite (3:53 1500), and the experience of senior Brandon Rodkewitz and sophomore Alex Yersak.  The team looks to a solid freshmen class led by freshmen Matt Hernberg and Max Sparshatt (4:15 1600m).
7 8th  Fredonia Led by individual NCAA qualifier Tom Williams, Jeff Beck's squad hopes the solid improvements from last spring's track season will carry over into this fall.  The team only lose their #6 man to graduation and should see contributions from Eddie Novara, Mac McMahill, Nick Guarino, and a healthy Andy Dunscombe.  
8 7th Ithaca Nichol's  Bombers return five of their top seven from last year's 7th place regional squad.  Despite the losses of All-Region performer Drew Hodge and Tim Shea, Ithaca is looking to a number of individuals that had solid performances over the 2009 track season to contribute in an effort to get back into the region's top five. 
9 10th Hamilton Returns all 7 runners from last year's top 7, including individual NCAA champion Peter Kosgei.  With a solid frontrunner, an experienced squad, and solid potential in its incoming freshmen, the Continentals look to improve on last year's 10th place finish at regionals.  
10 9th Brockport A young Brockport team loses its #3 & #6 runners to graduation.  The squad is now lead by coach Brian Cole.  No report.



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1 1st SUNY Geneseo 11th at NCAA's
The Blue Knights return 2008 All-Region runners Alyssa Smith (47th at NCAA's in 2008) and Erin Marks (10th Atlantic Region 2008) while also returning from injury Sandra Goettelman and Liz Montgomery (2007 NCAA national runner-up). A solid recruiting class is led by Marissa Liberati, Bridig Heenan, Danae Posin and Emily Sullivan.
2 3rd St. Lawrence 21st at NCAA's 
Mike Howard's squad returns the trio of Wendy Palvus, Joanna Ludington and Jenna Hulton that took the 1st, 2nd and 7th spots at last year's regional race. Hillary St. John, Jenny Kaagan and Chelsea Nuffer (out most of last year with injury) lead a group of veterans looking to close the gap to the top group along with newcomers Jackie Lemme, Amanda Maynard, and junior Megan Derby.
3 2nd Cortland 9th at NCAA's
Steve Patrick's Red Dragons will be without five of their top 7 from their 2nd place regional and 9th place national finishing teams last year, including XC-All American Andi Palen and 10k national qualifier Alanna Hollborn. Other losses include all-region runners Kate Ramsbotham, Erin McGrath, Katie Dylag and Brittany Brunetto. The team does return 2008 All-Region athletes in Lisa Holt and Alyson Dalton along with others that made significant improvements on the track. Newcomers will be lead by Heather Clancy, Alexis Fairbanks, Sarah Pick and transfer Sarah Lazarus.
4 6th Plattsburgh Jenny Schaffhouoser (8th at NCAA's in '08) leads a talented Cardinal squad this year. John Lynch's team will lose their #2, #5 & #7 runners in Martha Brown (All-Region '08), Jen Modzel, and Jen Taft. However, the team returns a number of solid performers that improved significantly since last track season including Stefanie Braun, Krystal Yernye, Coolleen Cotey and Julia Warren.
5 5th TCNJ 27th at NCAA's
The Lions lose a number of top performers to graduation, including '08 XC All-American Martine McGrath and T&F All-American Stephanie Herrick. This year's squad looks to be led by Michelle Wallace (11:03 Steeple) with sophomores Katie Nestor (2:16) and Claire Johnson (5:01i 1600) and 2007 All-Region performer Nicole Ullmeyer filling out the teams top spots. A talented freshmen class led by Cathy Goncalves (11:12 3200) and Rachel Morris (11:24 3200) should contribute to the team's depth.
6 4th Ithaca 29th at NCAA's
The Bombers lose 2008 All-American Lindsey Nandolski and #3-4, Kasey Currier, to graduation, but return five with national experience from their 4th place finish from the 2008 regional meet.
7 10th  NYU The Violets return all seven runners from their 10th place regional team, and look to be led by sophomores Joan Kanarkiewicz (17:06 5k, 4:32 1500), Paige Zelinsky (All-Region 2008) and Laura Santoski (10:34/18:09). A deep freshmen class looks to contribute immediately, lead by Hannah Satzke (5:03 1600), Kirsten Keller (top 25 XC Colorado) and Kerra Vicks.
8 9th Ithaca The Yellowjackets return all seven from last year's regional team, including individual NCAA qualifiers Sadie Gollub and Lauren Norton. Junior Megan O'Connor and freshmen Zarah Quinn look to add depth to the team.
9 7th Brockport The Golden Eagles lose top runner in Kelsey Conn (trans. - Syracuse), but it is still a young squad and has new coach at the helm in Brian Cole. (no report)
10 8th Hamilton Ellen Hull's Continentals return 5 of 7 from last year's eighth place team. Newcomers Tory Grieves and Rachel Cackett look to contribute immediately to offset the loss last year's top runner in Gen Flanders.