May 2009

Nine Inducted into Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society

Posted Date: Monday, May 4, 2009 - 07:54

The EOP (Educational Opportunity Program) staff at Alfred State College recently inducted nine students into the Chi Alpha Epsilon honor society.  Chi Alpha Epsilon recognizes the academic excellence achieved by those students admitted to college via developmental programs.  Full-time students who hold a 3.0 cumulative GPA (out of a possible 4.0) for two consecutive semesters and who were admitted to the college via developmental or higher education opportunity types of programs are eligible for membership.  Doreen Vance, EOP professional tutor and XAE adviser, commented that this is only our third induction ceremony and these nine students make it the largest class of new inductees.  Along with these nine students, Cathleen Engle, EOP adviser, was inducted into Chi Alpha Epsilon as an honorary member.   Dr. Jerri Drummond, director of multicultural affairs, served as the keynote speaker and outlined eight tips for success that she has used in her own life.  Though not an EOP student herself, Dr. Drummond mentioned how she has had to overcome obstacles in her life and has found these strategies to help her achieve a sense of accomplishment.  

New members of XAECongratulations go out to the following new members of XAE, pictured here, back row, l-r:   Maria E. Wood, Wellsville; Taia E. Jones, Syracuse; Angela J. Outman, Wellsville; Matia Senyonga, Buffalo; Mary Ann Carpenter, Belfast; back row, l-r: Ernest E. Cowell, Little Genesee; Cathleen Engle, Almond; Katie M. DeRigge, Elmira; Rechelle Brooks, Elmira. Missing from photo:  Katherine A. Clark, Alfred Station.


Professor Jonchhe Named Fulbright Grantee

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 06:24

Professor Yogendra (Yogi) JonchheAlfred State College Professor Yogendra (Yogi) Jonchhe, Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, has been selected as a Fulbright scholar grantee to Nepal.  He is the third Alfred State College professor in the 60-year history of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship program to receive this honor. (Earlier ASC recipients included Dr. Eunice Davis, Social and Behavioral Sciences Department, 1992-93; and Professor William D. Sheehan, Electrical Engineering Technology Department, 1991-92.)

Jonchhe's objective is to undertake a lecturing/research assignment with Kathmandu University in Nepal, from Aug. 1-Dec. 30, 2009.  In addition to teaching activities in the fields of mechanical, automotive, energy, and emissions, Jonchhe also plans to work in curriculum review and development; laboratory development; development of a 12+2 engineering science program at Kathmandu University for transfer to upper division engineering programs in U.S. institutions; development of study abroad programs for the students; development of transfer and articulation agreement programs with various U.S. institutions; develop a program encouraging the exchange of faculty, scholars, ideas, and research works; explore online course offerings; conduct  seminars, workshops, and talk programs; develop international collaborations with various institutions worldwide; advise on Faculty Senate governance, promotion, tenure, merit policies and procedures; explore applied research on appropriate technologies; explore an interlibrary loan program; and explore "Sister City" agreements.  

Jonchhe, a member of the Alfred State College faculty since 1982, received the SUNY (State University of New York) Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994 and was nominated for SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2008. In 1995, he was recognized by the National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).  In 1993, Jonchhe was the recipient of SAE International Teetor Educational Award. In 1991, Jonchhe was named the Outstanding SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Faculty Adviser.  In his homeland, he received the Mahendra-Ratna Award from His Majesty the King for outstanding academic performance.

Jonchhe has undertaken similar assignments abroad.  In 1996-97, he served as professor/consultant, Institute of Technology Tun Hussein Onn (ITTHO) Department of Mechanical Engineering, Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. This assignment was administered through Alfred State College under contract from MUCIA (Midwestern Universities Consortium in America) led by Purdue University with World Bank funding. The assignment involved teaching, laboratory, and curriculum development.

Additionally, Jonchhe also served in a similar capacity with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk Campus as a U.N. Consultant to the Engineering Education Project, Tribhuvan University, Nepal under UNDP TOKTEN (Transfer of Knowledge through Expatriate Nationals) Program in summer 1993.

In 1991, he led a group of faculty, staff, students, and community people on an educational tour to Moscow, Leningrad, and Finland.  Jonchhe speaks five languages fluently:  English, Russian, Hindi, Nepali, and Newari.  He has earned certification as a qualified interpreter from Russian into English.

In his proposal, Jonchhe states, "I sincerely believe that I am familiar with the education system in Nepal as I grew up in Bhaktapur/Kathmandu Nepal, went to school and college in Nepal before I went to USSR for my engineering education and then returned to Nepal. I worked as technical teacher, Mechanical Training Center, Balaju under Tribhuvan University and Swiss Development Corporation in Nepal, 1972-73. Later I also worked in the Royal Nepal Army as a mechanical/automotive engineer while collaborating with university campuses to train the technicians for the Army and also being the member of Curriculum Committee of Institute of Engineering."

In the 29 years since Jonchhe settled in United States, he has visited Nepal frequently.  "I have never lost my affinity toward Nepal and Nepalese people and their culture. I have always considered myself the cultural ambassador both in Nepal and the USA. I can read, write, and communicate well with the people in Nepal, allowing me to be more effective in achieving my goals although the medium of instruction in higher education in Nepal is English for the most part.

"In the past, I have visited Kathmandu University several times informally and have been very impressed with the dedicated group of people and their progress and accomplishment in a short period of time. I have always tried to help them as a great well wisher."

Jonchhe has always been actively involved in ABET accreditation, Engineering Science External Review and Assessment processes; he was also involved in the Professional Examination Review Course offered for engineers.

Jonchhe was the recipient of the Outstanding Research Activities Award from SUNY, Colleges of Technology, and Research Council, based on his applied research activities such as involvement in Gleasman Stepless Geared Transmission research, development and testing, Electric Car Research Project, diesel fuel additives research, ethanol blended fuels research, biodiesel fuel analytical study, automotive emission research, and investigation of hydraulic turbines.  He was the first recipient of this award from Alfred State College in 1991. 

Jonchhe has been active with NYS Engineering Technology Association (NYSETA) for the last 25 years attending semi-annual meetings. Alfred State College hosted a very successful NYSETA meeting at Alfred State College in 2007 where he served on the host committee and was responsible for securing the keynote speaker, technical sessions, vendors, and industrial tours.

In November 2007 and October 2008, Jonchhe participated in the Interaction Program with Hubert Humphrey Scholars from various countries through the Cornell program, attending presentations and giving a tour of the Engineering Laboratory Facilities.

Regarding his goals for his Fulbright interlude, Jonchhe notes, "It will promote the spirit of global, international, and intercultural understanding, as well as fellowship as per the mission of Fulbright scholar program."

Jonchhe holds an intermediate of science degree from Amrit Science College, Nepal; a master of science degree in mechanical engineering (internal combustion engines) from People's Friendship University, Moscow; and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University.

He is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers International, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Engineering Education, and the Nepal Engineers' Association.

For 60 years, Fulbright scholars have been advising businesses, governments, and other organizations on a broad range of science and technology issues.  Since its creation in 1946, the goal of the exchange program has been to honor top scientists and promising young professionals by providing opportunities to conduct research and share their knowledge, while also serving a broader public interest - increasing mutual understanding among nations.


Williams Chosen for Freshman Advocate of the Year Award

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 06:42

Dr. John C. Williams receives his award.Alfred State College honored more than 250 students for their academic success and honored distinguished faculty members for excellence and commitment at its annual Honors Convocation.  Chosen this year for the Freshman Advocate of the Year Award, presented at the ceremony, and sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, was Dr. John C. Williams, of Alfred, associate professor and chair, Mechanical Engineering Department. The award is presented to the employee at Alfred State College who had a most positive influence on a student's freshman year at the College.

Williams was noted as a faculty member to whom students turn for assistance, whether it is in regard to an academic concern or a personal problem.

The nomination read, in part: "I was privileged enough to have Professor Williams [during my] first semester and I was overly impressed by his positive teaching attitude and his enthusiasm in the classroom.....His willingness to provide extra help to students in need is genuine. He knows his students by their first names. I feel that having him for a professor first semester got me off on the right foot and in the right direction so that I could enjoy my studies at Alfred State College."

Presentation of the award was made by Dr. Steven J. Tyrell, vice president for student affairs. 


Alfred State Ready to Host Track National Championships

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 11:21

Beginning on Wednesday athletes representing twenty-five NJCAA institutions will travel to Alfred State College to participate in the 2009 Outdoor Track & Field Championships.  The event will feature nearly 350 participants vying for both individual and team honors.

This is the fifth national championship hosted by Alfred State since 1994 (Cross Country in '94, '95, '06 and softball in '06).

Athletic Director Kathy Feldman is looking forward to hosting this event.  "Alfred State College is honored to host the NJCAA Division III Track & Field Championship.  Some of the top NJCAA athletes from around the country will be competing and it will be exciting to watch them.  The new facility that Alfred State has built allows these athletes the chance to compete in one of the finest track & field complexes in the country."

After a practice day on Wednesday, the action begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday morning and will run all the way until 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.  In between 44 national championships will be won and two teams will earn the title of top programs in the country.

The field for the event features twelve athletes that earned All-American honors in individual events at the 2008 National Championships.  Both the men's defending national champion, Harper College, and the women's defending champion, Herkimer CCC, will be in the field for 2009.

Male Returning All-Americans 

Female Returning All-Americans

Ryan Asta: DuPage: Hammer Throw, Discus, & Shot Put 

Reaghan Bulkley: Alfred State: Long Jump 

Kurt Vowell: Herkmer: Long Jump 

Chantel Salamone: Herkimer: Triple Jump & 100 hurdles

Chris Mason: Delhi: 5,000 & 10,000 

Yanique Folkes: Middlesex: Triple Jump 

Darius Voss: Harper: Triple Jump 

Claudette Hetmeyer: Bronx: 400 & 800

Josh Schultheis: Delhi: 1,500 

Lauren Penc: Mohawk Valley: 200 & 400

Dan Benton: DuPage: 200 & 400

 

Joe Pruckno: 110 hurdles 

 

Colleges participating in the 2009 National Championships

Alfred State College

Bergen CC 

Bronx CC 

CC of Rhode Island 

Cumberland CC 

SUNY Delhi 

College of DuPage 

Erie CC 

Finger Lakes CC 

Gloucester County College 

Harper College 

Herkimer CCC 

Howard CC 

Kingsborough CC 

Middlesex CC 

Mohawk Valley CC 

Monroe College 

Montgomery College 

Nassau CC 

Northern Essex CC 

Prince George's CC 

Queensborough CC 

Roxbury CC 

Suffolk CCC-Grant Campus 

Thaddeus Stevens College 

Alfred State College athletes will be well represented in the national championships. 

  • - Schuyler Duross (Johnstown) is ranked1st in the decathlon.
  • - Dan Reynolds (Wayland Cohocton is ranked 1st in the pole vault. Teammate Alex Curran (Williamson)is ranked 2nd and Broncho Rollins (Ithaca) is tied for 3rd in the same event.
  • - John Sweeney (Barker) is ranked 2nd in the 10,000.
  • - Rod Streater (Burlington, NJ) is ranked 2nd in the high jump.
  • - Peter Francia (Greece Olympia) is ranked 2nd in the 3000 steeplechase.
  • - David Gross (Brockport) is ranked 2nd in the shot put.
  • - Wenley Louis (Irondequoit) is ranked 3rd in the long jump and 4th in the triple jump.
  • - Shawna McNeil (Hornell) is ranked 3rd in the heptathlon, 3rd in the high jump, and 5th in the 100 m hurdles.
  • - Heather Sears (Letchworth) is ranked 3rd in the pole vault.
  • - Bridget McMahon (Avoca) is ranked 3rd in the 1500.

Admission is $5 a day for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $1 for visiting students, and anyone under 12 is free.

To follow the action of the 2009 NJCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships visit: http://www.alfredstate.edu/athletics/2009-outdoor-track-and-field-nation...


25th Annual Honors Convocation

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 11:47

members of the stage partyAlfred State College student academic achievement was celebrated in April during the 25th annual Honors Convocation.  ASC President Dr. John M. Anderson welcomed the gathered students, families, faculty, and friends and congratulated them on their achievements.

Keynote speaker Jeffery McIntyre, president of Eagle Supply Co., LLC, a full-line supplier of inputs, parts, and supplies to dairy farmers and contact milk haulers, encouraged students to always do their best.

McIntyre, of Chittenango, a 1979 ornamental horticulture graduate of Alfred State College, has held a variety of positions in agriculture or related areas, including a long relationship with Agway, where he served as a store manager, a farm sales manager, and a district manager before moving into River Valley Enterprise, a wholly owned business unit of Agway, where he served as president.

In 1999, McIntyre founded Plum Point Ventures, Inc., a contract management and consulting business.

In 2002, McIntyre became president of Eagle Supply Co., LLC, where he has oversight of the company's five businesses:  Eagle Buying Group, Dairy Farmers Buying Group, Dairy Direct, Empire Agri-Systems/Empire Farm Direct, and Eagle Fleet Direct.

The Union Endicott High School graduate serves as a lector at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Chittenango. He also serves on the NYS Fair Dairy Task Force, as a trustee on the Agway Foundation, and as a youth athletic coach in Chittenango.

Another facet of the ceremony was the presentation of the State University of New York (SUNY) 2009 Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence to winner Samuel Parent, Gouverneur, who was also among the 238 SUNY students honored at a reception in Albany in April where they received commemorative certificates and medallions suitable to be worn at commencement and other special events.

Parent, a senior in the baccalaureate-level electrical engineering technology program with a minor in computer engineering technology and information security, holds and maintains a grade point average (GPA) of 3.79 (out of a possible 4.0).

During his time at ASC, Parent has been involved in the Karate Club, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (vice president/secretary) ASC Student Chapter, SMET (School of Management and Engineering Technology) Student Advisory Council, and the Student Code of Conduct Committee.

Parent, a familiar name on ASC's Dean's List, was the recipient of a Millennium Scholarship from Alfred State, which required him to maintain a GPA higher than 3.5.

Additionally, Parent is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Tau Alpha Pi national honor societies.

Academics are not Parent's only strong suit; he also lends his talents to his adopted community, helping out at a local soup kitchen, as well as assisting his academic department during Open House activities, talking with prospective students about the program at ASC.

Parent also serves as a choir member, Eucharistic minister, and lector at St. Jude's, the local Catholic church.

Parent also served as a summer intern at the NY Power Authority helping engineers catch up on back work such as updating and modifying schematics for various electrical systems.

Parent, a 2005 graduate of Gouverneur High School, is the son of Susan and David Parent, Gouverneur.

Additionally, Tyrell presented the Freshman Advocate Award, sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs, which is given to the employee at Alfred State who had a most positive influence on a student's freshman year at the College. In addition to honoring ASC students, this year's Honors Convocation honored Dr. John C. Williams, associate professor and chair, Mechanical Engineering Department, as the recipient of the Freshman Advocate Award.

Williams was noted as a faculty member to whom students turn for assistance, whether it is in regard to an academic concern or a personal problem.

The nomination read, in part: "I was privileged enough to have Professor Williams [during my] first semester and I was overly impressed by his positive teaching attitude and his enthusiasm in the classroom.....His willingness to provide extra help to students in need is genuine. He knows his students by their first names. I feel that having him for a professor first semester got me off on the right foot and in the right direction so that I could enjoy my studies at Alfred State College."


Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day

Posted Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 12:10

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® DayAlfred State College employees once again participated in the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day in April.  This event is open to employees' children, grandchildren, grandsons, nieces, and nephews between the ages of nine and 15.  Participants enjoyed interactive learning activities, including career exploration; community service; job shadowing with the parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle; a campus tour; and some fun and games.  A complimentary lunch was provided for the children by ACES, the colleges dining and vending corporation. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day is designed to expand opportunities for girls and boys, expose them to what adults in their lives do during the work day, show them the value of their education, and give them an opportunity to share how they envision their future. It is intended to be more than a career day. Each year, workplaces and adults around the country recognize its benefits and participate in the program to support our nation's daughters and sons. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work® Day program was founded by the Ms. Foundation for Women to create an opportunity for girls and boys to share and communicate their expectations for the future.  Pictured here, l to r: Derek Bush, nephew of Dawn Linke, ASC instructional support specialist; Mathew Mayes, son of Deb Mayes, ASC staff assistant, Technology Services; Lisa Yates, associate professor, Nursing; and Austin Winans, son of Diane Winans, ASC payroll clerk.


Commencement Scheduled for May 17

Posted Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 04:47

Nearly 900 two-and four-year graduates, their families, professors, and friends will be on hand Sunday, May 17, at noon, as Alfred State College honors its 98th graduating class.

Presiding over the ceremony will be Dr. John M. Anderson, college president.

The ceremony will be held at McLane Center on the neighboring Alfred University campus. Graduates will need to use the tickets in their graduation packets for their families' admission.

The 2009 student speaker will be Tracey Parks, Fillmore, who is scheduled to receive her associate in applied science degree in nursing at the May 17 ceremony.  She is also one of the four Paul B Orvis Award for Excellence winners. This award is presented to the outstanding two-year graduates in each of the college's schools of study, as well as to a baccalaureate graduate. The award honors Paul B. Orvis, a former president of Alfred State and State University of New York dean for two-year colleges.  Recipients must meet four criteria:  service, leadership, character, and scholarship.  Faculty, staff, and fellow students appraise the first three.  Scholarship is determined by an analysis of the student's academic standing in comparison to other students in the academic area. 

Parks is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a recipient of the Robert J. Love Award, the Hunter Family Scholarship, and a Salvation Army Scholarship.  She has maintained a 4.0 grade point average (out of a possible 4.0).  This non-traditional student (she holds a BA from Houghton College in psychology and art, holds certifications in dispute resolution and heavy equipment operation, and a NYS hairdressing license) worked as a paralegal and serves as a literacy volunteer.  She is the daughter of Hudson and Mary Jane Parks, Caneadea.

Giving the welcome from students is Adam Nash, a senior in the surveying engineering technology program.  Nash was born and raised in Barneveld, graduating from Holland Patent High School in 2005.  He has been a member of the swim team and the club hockey team at ASC.  He has also held the position of the president of the Surveying Club, president of Braddon Hall Council, Student Senate Student Activities chair, and APB honorary board member. For the past year, he has served as the Student Senate president and co-captain of the club hockey team.

This year, an honorary doctor of humane letters degree will be conferred upon B. Thomas Golisano, a 1962 graduate of Alfred State College, who will also address the students.

Golisano, a self-made billionaire, is widely known for his business acumen, his philanthropy, and his interest in government, particularly that of New York State.

Golisano founded Paychex in 1971 with $3,000 and an idea about how to make payroll outsourcing easy and affordable for small businesses; he is chairman of the Board of the Company. Until October 2004, he served as president and chief executive officer.  Paychex began with one employee and 40 clients. Today, Paychex serves more than 500,000 clients from over 100 locations across the United States and employs more than 12,000 people.

Paychex and Golisano have received numerous national honors over the years. In 2009, the company was recognized for a sixth year by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" in America.   Paychex has also been recognized by Training magazine as one of the top 100 training organizations in the country, FORTUNE has named Paychex one of the most admired companies in the country, and Forbes honored Paychex as one of the best-managed companies in America.

The Irondequoit native is a member of the board of directors of several private companies, and he serves on the board of trustees of the Rochester Institute of Technology. He owns the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. Golisano has served as a member of the board of directors of numerous non-profit organizations, and founded the B. Thomas Golisano Foundation in 1986 to provide grants to organizations serving persons with disabilities.

Golisano has also made major donations to leading health care and educational centers.  Golisano has also been a major underwriter of former President William Clinton's Global Initiative.

The Alfred State College alumnus has served on the college's Development Fund Board as an honorary member and was a sponsor of the ASC Entrepreneurship Program, established in 1998.

Golisano is a founder of the Independence Party of New York State and has run for governor of New York as that party's candidate three times. In 2008, Golisano formed a PAC called Responsible New York, to support candidates for the New York state legislature. The goal of Responsible New York is to guide true political reform in the state and to return government to the people.

Stephen B. Richard, an instructor in the Building Trades Department at Alfred State College and pastor of Chenunda Creek Fellowship Church, will give the invocation and benediction.


Shell of Workforce Development Center Completed

Posted Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 04:59

Construction Workforce Development CenterSupporters of Alfred State College gathered at the School of Applied Technology campus recently to celebrate the completion of Phase I of the The Educational Foundation which owns the Wellsville campus site rents the campus to Alfred State and receives no state funds from SUNY or the Construction Fund. The new facility has been completely funded through grants and donations thus far. The facility has received private donations from 42 different organizations, companies and individuals including 27 alumni and the Alfred State College Alumni Association.

"Every donation from $20 to $100,000 does and has made a difference," noted Clark. "There is still a need to raise funds for this project which will allow Alfred State students to complete the interior and continue the tradition of work-ready graduates."  

To support and contribute to the Construction Workforce Development Center, please use our clarkcr@alfredstate.edu or (607) 587-3102. 


Web Programming II Class Launched New Allegany County Fair Web Site

Posted Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 09:47

Web Programming II class with Martha RobertsAlfred State College students enrolled in Assistant Professor Evan Enke's Web Programming II class recently launched a new Allegany County Fair Web site which they developed and implemented (www.alleganycountyfair.org) at the request of Martha Roberts, president and manager of the Allegany County Fair.  The site went live May 6, 2009.  Students involved in the project included Pierce Sams, East Rochester; Sean  McColgan, Margaretville; Michael Quinlan, Hornell; Dionne Fowler, Bronx; Anil Patel, Hornell; Jonathan Brainard, Copake; and David Brown, Bath.  Pictured here, standing: Brown, Brainard, and Sams, acquaint Roberts with the new site while Fowler (right) looks on.


Pioneer Men Lead After Day One of Nationals, Women 8th

Posted Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 14:40

The Alfred State College men's track and field team leads after day one of the 2009 NJCAA Division III National Championships held at Pioneer Stadium.  The Pioneers scored 52 first day points and lead 2nd place Harper College (IL) by 13 points.  On the women's side, the Lady Pioneers have earned 7th points.

Alex Curran (Williamson) and Wenley Louis (Irondequoit) won national championships for the blue and gold. 

  • Curran won the pole vault with a leap of 4.32 m.  He finished ahead of teammate Dan Reynolds (Wayland Cohocton) based on the number of misses.  Reynolds also cleared 4.32.  Broncho Rollins (Ithaca) completed the 1-2-3 sweep for ASC with a leap of 4.17 m.
  • Louis edged out Justin Lawrence (College of DuPage) by .02 m to win the long jump.  Louis winning jump measured 7.10 m.

John Sweeney (Barker) earned All-American honors in the 10,000 m with a 2nd place finish in the race.  He crossed the finish line in 34:27.89.

David Gross (Brockport) finished 4th and set a new Alfred State record in the hammer throw with a toss of 48.18 m.  The men's 4 x 800 relay team of Hector Cuero (Middletown), Brian Zintel (Letchworth), Matt Owlett (Alfred Almond), and Logan Drummer (Pioneer) finished in 4th with a run of 8:08.27.

On the women's side Lindsey Johnson (Dansville) finished 5th in the hammer throw (31.31 m) while Allyne O'Hearn (Pelham, NH/Hornell) finished 6th in the 10,000 m (46:38.24).

Alfred State's Schuyler Duross (Johnstown) and Shawna McNeil (Hornell) each lead after day one of the multi event. 

  • Duross has a 51 point lead over Aaron Ryan of Erie CC after earning 3,093 points in the first five events of the decathlon.  He had the top time in the 100 m (11.91) and the 400 m dash (51.95).  Duross was 2nd in the long jump (5.99 m), the shot put (9.13 m), and the high jump (1.86 m)
  • McNeil accumulated 2,302 points in the first four events of the heptathlon.  She leads 2nd place Chantal Salamone (Herkimer CCC) by 108 points.  McNeil had the top performance in the high jump (1.54 m) and the second best performances in the 100 m hurdles (16.53) and the shot put (8.60 m).

One NJCAA Track & Field Championship record was broken by Harper College's Ryan Asta in the hammer throw.  He set a new standard with a toss of 52.93 m.

Action continues tomorrow all day beginning at 9 a.m. with the second day of the decathlon and heptathlon.  Field events begin at 1 p.m. and running events at 2:45 p.m.

Full results and more information about the national championships can be found at: http://www.alfredstate.edu/athletics/2009-outdoor-track-and-field-nation...

  Women - Team Rankings - 4 Events Scored
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    1) Mohawk Valley CC    33        2) Gloucester County College  26  
    3) DuPage                      23        4) Harper College             17  
    5) Herkimer County CC12        6) Roxbury CC                 10  
    7) Erie                               8        8) Alfred State                7  
    9) Delhi                             6       10) Finger Lakes CC             5  
   11) Monroe College         4       11) Queensborough CC            4  
   13) Middlesex CC            1                                          
 
                     Men - Team Rankings - 5 Events Scored
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    1) Alfred State                52        2) Harper College         39  
    3) Delhi                           31        4) DuPage                     24  
    5) Mohawk Valley CC   13        6) Erie                            10  
    7) Middlesex CC            8         8) Cumberland CC         4  
    9) Monroe College         3         9) Queensborough CC   3  
   11) Howard CC               2        11) Bronx CC                    2  
   11) Suffolk County CC   2         14) Bergen CC                 1  
   14) Kingsborough CC    1                                 


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