Old Westbury, N.Y.-The University of Bridgeport men's and women's cross country teams opened their 2016 seasons on Saturday morning at the NYIT Invitational on Long Island. The UB men tiedfor third place points in their division; while the Bridgeport women took fourth place in its grouping.
The top finisher for the Bridgeport men was junior Norman Clayton (Bronx. N.Y.), who covered the 8K course in time of 31.21.49 which took ninth place.
For the Purple Knights' women, graduate student, Alina Sotnikova (Riga, Latvia) was the team's top runner finishing the 5K course in a time of 24:02.06, good for 11th place.
Next Saturday, the UB cross country teams return to action at the Father Leeber Invitational hosted by Fairfield University.