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Thone Leads Swimmers at Herkimer

Danielle Thone (Wappingers Falls/Roy Ketcham) won three events to lead the Alfred State swim team at the Herkimer CCC Fall Invitational. The Pioneer men finished 4th while the women finished 5th in the competition.

Danielle Thone (Wappingers Falls/Roy Ketcham) won three events to lead the Alfred State swim team at the Herkimer CCC Fall Invitational.  The Pioneer men finished 4th while the women finished 5th in the competition.

Thone won the 50 free (27.18), the 100 free (59.74), and the 200 butterfly (2:34.08) to pace the Lady Pioneers.  Christy Dodd (Windsor) was 2nd in the 200 free (2:16.84) and the 200 back (2:30.05), and 4th in the 100 free (1:02.83). 

Sanjay Raman (Owego Free) won the 50 free (23.52) and was 2nd in the 200 butterfly (2:27.37).  He also teamed wit

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Swimmers Compete at Monroe Double Dual

For the second week in a row the Alfred State men's swimming team split a WNYAC double dual match. The Pioneers defeated Mercyhurst North East 89-31 but fell 117-46 to Monroe CC. In the women's competition, Alfred fell 113-28 to Monroe and 68-46 to Mercyhurst NE.

For the second week in a row the Alfred State men's swimming team split a WNYAC double dual match.  The Pioneers defeated Mercyhurst North East 89-31 but fell 117-46 to Monroe CC.  In the women's competition, Alfred fell 113-28 to Monroe and 68-46 to Mercyhurst NE.

Christy Dodd (Windsor) was the lone Pioneer to win event.  She won the 100 back in 1:09.86.  Dodd was also 2nd in the 200 IM (2:42.08).  Danielle Thone (Wappingers Falls/Roy Ketcham) was 2nd in the 50 free (27.54) and 3rd in the 100 fly (1:07.11).

Sanjay Raman (Owego Free) was

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Men Split at Genesee

The Alfred State men's swimming team split a WNYAC double-dual on Wednesday evening. The Pioneers fell 48-46 to Genesee CC but defeated Mercyhurst North East 58-17. The women's team fell 44-16 to Genesee and 45-14 to Mercyhurst North East.

The Alfred State men's swimming team split a WNYAC double-dual on Wednesday evening.  The Pioneers fell 48-46 to Genesee CC but defeated Mercyhurst North East 58-17.  The women's team fell 44-16 to Genesee and 45-14 to Mercyhurst North East.

Troy Wagner (Niagara Wheatfield), Dylan Tiefenthaler (Owego Free), Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton) and Tyler Easterbrook (Bath Haverling) won the 200 medley relay (1:52.46) while Wagner, Jake Drew (Victor) Easterbrook, and Kalem Chambliss (Alfred Almond) won the 400 free relay.

McDowell won the 50 free in 25.50 while Tiefen

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Swimming Dives into New Season

The Alfred State swimming team dove into the 2012-13 season at the Genesee CC Harvest Invitational. The men's team 3rd while the women finished 4th.

The Alfred State swimming team dove into the 2012-13 season at the Genesee CC Harvest Invitational.  The men's team 3rd while the women finished 4th.

The Pioneers won three relays and three individual events in the meet that featured athletes from five schools. 

The men's 200 medley relay team of Troy Wagner (Niagara Wheatfield), Dylan Tiefenthaler (Owego Free), Sanjay Raman (Owego Free), and Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton) won in 1:49.78.  The same quartet won the 200 free relay in 1:38.24.  The women's 200 free relay team of Christine Dodd (Windsor), Kar

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Pioneers Finish 12th at Nationals

The Alfred State men's swimming team wrapped up the 2012 NJCAA National Championships in 12th place.  The Pioneers scored 230 points in the four-day national event held at Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, FL.

The Alfred State men's swimming team wrapped up the 2012 NJCAA National Championships in 12th place.  The Pioneers scored 230 points in the four-day national event held at Indian River State College in Ft. Pierce, FL.

The 400 free relay team of Jake Giglio (Hornell), Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton), Mark Pendleton (Beacon), and Josh Stellrecht (Oakfield Alabama) finished 12th in the final event of the championships.  They touched the pad at 3:30.70.

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Pioneers Remain 11th at Swim Nationals

The Alfred State men's swimming team remains in 11th place after the third day of competition at the NJCAA National Championships. The Pioneers have 164 points heading into the final day of events on Saturday.

The Alfred State men's swimming team remains in 11th place after the third day of competition at the NJCAA National Championships.  The Pioneers have 164 points heading into the final day of events on Saturday.

The 200 medley relay team of Tyler Sherwood (Elmira Southside), Mark Pendleton (Beacon), Jake Giglio (Hornell), and Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton) finished 11th in 1:45.76.

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Swimmers 11th after Day Two of Nationals

The Alfred State men's swimming team has earned 105 points after two days at the NJCAA National Championships.  The 105 poiints puts the Pioneers in 11th out of 14 teams that have earned points.

The Alfred State men's swimming team has earned 105 points after two days at the NJCAA National Championships.  The 105 poiints puts the Pioneers in 11th out of 14 teams that have earned points.

The 200 free relay team of Jake Giglio (Hornell), Tyler Sherwood (Elmira Southside), Josh Stellrecht (Oakfield Alabama), and Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton) earned 9th with a swim of 1:34.29.

Mark Pendleton (Beacon) earned points for the team with a 24th place finish in the 200 IM (2:12.80).

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Pioneers Dive into Nationals

The Alfred State men's swimming team began competition at the 2012 NJCAA National Championships with a 10th place finish in the 400 medley relay and a 12th place finish in the 800 free relay

The Alfred State men's swimming team began competition at the 2012 NJCAA National Championships with a 10th place finish in the 400 medley relay and a 12th place finish in the 800 free relay

Tyler Sherwood (Elmira Southside), Mark Pendleton (Beacon), Josh McDowell (Wayland Cohocton), and Josh Stellrecht (Oakfield Alabama) combined to swim a 3:59.02 in the 400 Medley Relay to earn 10th.

Jake Giglio (Hornell) combined with Stellrecht, Sherwood, and Pendleton to swim a 7:59.74 in the 800 free relay to earn 12th.

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NCAA grants exploratory status to Alfred State

The NCAA Division III membership committee announced this week that it has granted exploratory status to the Alfred State athletic program. Alfred State submitted the NCAA application in January.

The NCAA Division III membership committee announced this week that it has granted exploratory status to the Alfred State athletic program.  Alfred State submitted the NCAA application in January.

 “Moving to NCAA is a natural evolution in creating a four-year college environment at Alfred State. We are excited about the prospects of having our athletes compete for four years wearing the blue & gold,”  said Alfred State President, John Anderson.

Votava and Giglio Named Athletes of the Week

Indoor track athlete Megan Votava (Alfred Almond) and swimmer Jake Giglio (Hornell) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week by the SID office.

Indoor track athlete Megan Votava (Alfred Almond) and swimmer Jake Giglio (Hornell) have been named the Alfred State athletes of the week by the SID office.

Votava had a solid showing at the Region III Championships on Friday.  She won the pole vault with a 2.60 m leap which established her with the 2nd best all-time mark in the record books.  She also set a new school record in the 60 m hurdles (10.04) while finishing 3rd.

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