VESTAL - The men's cross country team started the season in style over the weekend, finishing second in its own four-team invitational.
But the real star of the weekend was former Vestal High School standout Chris Gaube.
The grad student won the men's race and ran the eight-thousand meter course in the fourth-fastest time in the school's Division-1 era.
Gaube was named the America East runner of the week.
Another notable performance came from freshman Jeff Martinez.
The Johnson City grad placed sixth in his first race as a Bearcat.
The volleyball team hosted its first invitational since 2004 and celebrated by winning all three of its matches.
Setter Lindsay Mueller dished out 122 assists combined in the three games.
That performance earned her one of 11 spots nationwide on the Collegiate Volleyball Update top performers list and also the America East setter of the week award.
"The passing, the passing is what really helped," says Mueller. "Without the passing, I wouldn't have been able to set the sets that I did set so we executed really well with our passing. A lot better than we normally did, we picked it up a lot from the last two weekends."
"She gets to a lot of balls that maybe some other setters might not get to so she puts up a lot of balls that our hitters enjoy hitting," says head coach Glenn Kiriyama. "She really spread it out amongst all the hitters, got everyone involved and the hitters responded and had a good match."
The Bearcats have another big test this weekend in West Point at the Army Invitational.
On campus, I'm Justin Horowitz with this week's Bearcat Brief.