• Learn about CIA NY's college cross country team
  • CIA Cross Country

    The cross country program was launched in 2007, when Mike Murphy led the team in three meets over the course of the season. Lowell Fisher became head coach the following season, and the CIA Steels doubled its total races, competing six times. Coach Murphy returned to take the helm of the team in 2013 and in 2016 Frank Risole became the new coach.

    Team Highlights:

    • 2008: Women’s team finished in second place at the conference championship. Caroline Dacko captured first place out of 45 runners.
    • 2010–2012: Three consecutive HVIAC championships for the women’s team.
    • 2011: Had three of the top four runners at the conference championship—individual champion Jackie DeGrandpre, second-place finisher Brittany Ronan, and fourth-place winner Samantha Carlucci.
    • 2012: Strongest season collectively in the history of the program. The women’s championship team placed three runners in the top five, and the CIA men finished in second place. Lowell Fisher was named both men’s and women’s Coach of the Year in the conference.
    • 2013: Men finished in third place at the conference championship, and freshman Orel Anbar captured the individual title, a first for a CIA male runner.
    • 2015: The men’s team again took third place, while the women finished fourth. CIA runners Jon Allmond and Ellie Crampton were named to the HVIAC all-conference team.
    • 2016: Frank Risole takes the reins as the third men’s and women’s cross country coach.