The Syracuse Orange cross-country teams are headed to Penn State this weekend to compete in the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational, and we continue our individual previews. Today we look at Paige Stoner and Adam Palamar two experienced runners who are new to Syracuse cross country this Fall.
Name: Paige Stoner
Hometown: Pottsbulle, PA
Transfer from Lipscomb University
Atlantic Sun Championships- 11th place
Greater Louisville Classic- 50th place
Coast-to-Coast Battle- 31st place
Commodore Classic- 24th place
Belmont Opener- 9th place
Margo Malone says:
Paige has been a great addition to the program after transferring to Syracuse last Spring. Her positive attitude and work ethic has made an immediate impact. After a summer of miles, Paige is ready to show her strength on the XC course.
Paige’s 3rd place finish in the opening meet last weekend shows that she’s ready to make an impact for Syracuse this fall. In her two seasons at Lipscomb she finished 2nd and 11th at the Atlantic Sun Cross Country Championships, so she’s bringing experience in big races to the Orange. She was part of a winning program there, so she can be another asset to the young Syracuse team.
Name: Adam Palamar
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Transfer from Tulsa
2015 Performances: Did not officially run for Syracuse but placed 1st in the 5k race at the Coast-to-Coast Battle with a time of 15:01
Martin Hehir says:
Palamar has really thrived at Syracuse after arriving from Tulsa last year. He stayed injury free and had arguably his best year ever. While cross country served more as a time to get acclimated to his new training and school last year, he has shown he has the strength and talent to produce big results on the xc course this upcoming season.
Adam didn’t compete for SU in 2015, but he did win the 5k race at the Coast-to-Coast Battle while running attached. While primarily known for his success on the track in the 1500m/mile, Adam has XC experience- two years ago he finished 20th at the Midwest Regional for Tulsa. In his first year at Syracuse, Palamar was an All-American in indoor and outdoor track in 2016 and his speed can help the Orange this Fall. While it’s hard to project where he’ll fall in the Syracuse lineup, if Adam emerges as a strong XC runner, he could be a difference maker in November.