Jessie Gardner and Matt Piper are Sunrise Conference XC Players of the Week
The Sunrise Conference of the NAIA announced today that Jessie Gardner (SR Hudson, NY) is the Player of the Week for Women's XC. Jessie won the women's 5K in 22:40 on the extremely hilly Southern Vermont College course. Jessie's win was the first ever for a Paul Smith's College runner at an Invitational.
Matt Piper (SO - MOrrisville, VT/People's Academy)is the men's Player of the Week from the Sunrise Conference. He is a Recreation, Adventure Travel & Ecotourism major. Piper placed fifth at the Southern Vermont College Moutaineer Invitational this past Saturday, leading the Paul Smith's College team to a second place finish.