First-year CIA student-athlete Orel Anbar (Encinitas, CA) won the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Cross Country Championship race at Annandale-on-Hudson, NY on October 20. Anbar, a two-time HVIAC Runner of the Week this season, completed the eight-kilometer (five-mile) course in 27:04, 12 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
As a team, the Steels finished a strong third, behind Yeshiva University and Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
This marks the fourth straight year that the CIA has had an individual champion in the conference’s cross country championships. Jackie DeGrandpre ’13 won the women’s race each of the past three seasons.