Syracuse, N.Y. - It's been a big week for defending cross-county Champions SUNY ESF. They are hosting their conference championship.

More than 350 of the nation's best collegiate cross country runners are here in town for the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Cross County National Championship.

"The Chamber of Commerce says the event will bring in about a half Million dollars," says ESF V.P. Bob French. "SUNY ESF has won back to back championships in cross-country and last year we decided to try and bring the event here."

The two day event is wrapping up Friday afternoon. The event will also make a return to Syracuse next year. The event will also return to Syracuse next year.