Official logo for the 2016 E.J. Herrmann Invitational - A Race to the Finish

74th E.J. Herrmann Interscholastic Cross-Country Invitational

September 24, 2016 in T. R. Proctor Park.

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We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2016 E. J. Herrmann. Please consider participating in the 75th Diamond Celebration of the E. J. Herrmann Invitational on 30 September 2017.

Recently Updated for 2016

2016 Results
Boy's All-Time Top Times & Past Winners
Girl's All-Time Top Times & Past Winners
Winning teams and awards photos
Individual winners' photos

Additional Invitationals

The following schools, committed to run in the Herrmann, also host their own invitationals. We will provide pertinent information for invitationals hosted by schools that commit to participate in the Herrmann as soon as an online entry form is received.

September 3, 2016, Niskayuna XC Ekiden
September 3, 2016, South Jefferson Invitational
September 10, 2016, 22nd West Seneca Cross Country Invitational
September 10, 2016, Dave "Flash" Forbes Invitational
September 17, 2016, 39th Annual Fort Plain Cross Country Meet
September 17, 2016, New Hartford Invitational
October 1, 2016, Beaver River Invite
October 1, 2016, Whitesboro Invitational
October 8, 2016, RFA "Bill Coughlin" Invitational
October 8, 2016, Tartan Invitational
October 29, 2016, John Bernard (Adirondack) Invitational

Help Us Improve

The directors and race committee are always looking for suggestions to improve the quality of the E. J. Herrmann Interscholastic Cross-Country Invitational.

Runners, coaches, and spectators are encouraged to send their ideas to us by email at


The membership of the East Utica Optimist Club graciously extends a heartfelt appreciation to our generous sponsors for their assistance. Our sponsors ensure that the tradition of competitive interscholastic running provided by the E. J. Herrmann Invitational continues.

The Boilermaker Northern Safety City of Utica Utica City School District Oneida County Oneida County STOP-DWI Program
Cavo Builders' Supplies PJ Green JPJ Electronic Communications, Inc. Adirondack Bank DDS Motor Sports Branjen Realty Holdings LLC A.J. Sanfilippo's Marr-Logg Restaurant, 1130 Culver Ave, Utica, NY 13501, 315-797-7730 STEET TOYOTA SCION Leigh Baldwin and Co., Investment Brokers Rosario's Pizzeria Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre Pizza Classic CH Insurance Brokerage, Inc O'Scugnizzo's Pizzeria O'Scugnizzo's Pizzeria NBT Bank GPO Federal Creidt Union