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Men finish 9th, Women 10th at Track Nationals

The Alfred State men's outdoor track & field team finished 9th while the women finished tied for 10th at the NJCAA Division III National Championships in Columbia, MD.

The Alfred State men's outdoor track & field team finished 9th while the women finished tied for 10th at the NJCAA Division III National Championships in Columbia, MD.

In final day action, Carey Crooker (Addison) finished 2nd in the 800 in 2:30.21 while Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) was 3rd in the men's 800 race (1:58.79).

Bridget McMahon (Avoca) was 4th in the 1,500 m (5:22.55), John Sweeney (Barker) was 5th in the 5,000 (16:21.47), Joe Seitz (Williamsville) was 7th in the 5,000 (16:33.81), and Pam Breedlove (Rochester/East) was 8th in the 100 (13.52).

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Men 5th, Women 7th at Track Nationals after Day 2

The Alfred State College men's outdoor track & field team is sitting in 5th place while the women are in 7th after day two of competition at the NJCAA Division III National Championships at Howard (Columbia, MD) CC.

The Alfred State College men's outdoor track & field team is sitting in 5th place while the women are in 7th after day two of competition at the NJCAA Division III National Championships at Howard (Columbia, MD) CC.

Pete Francia (Greece Olympia) was the lone Pioneer to place on the day that featured mostly preliminary races.  Francia was 4th in the 3,000 m steeplechase with a season best run of 10:02.89.

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Pioneers in 2nd after Day One of Nationals

The Alfred State men's outdoor track & field team sits in 2nd place after day one of the NJCAA Division III National Championships at Howard (MD) CC.  The Pioneers have 27 points and trail only the College of DuPage's (IL) 45 points.

The Alfred State men's outdoor track & field team sits in 2nd place after day one of the NJCAA Division III National Championships at Howard (MD) CC.  The Pioneers have 27 points and trail only the College of DuPage's (IL) 45 points.

John Sweeney (Barker) and Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) led the way for the Pioneers with strong performances in the 10,000.  Sweeney was 2nd with a time of 34:09.89 while Seitz was 3rd in 35:37.96.

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Women's 4x800 Wins National Championship

The Alfred State women's 4 x 800 relay team raced to the NJCAA Division III National Championship on Thursday afternoon.  Bridget McMahon (Avoca), Kelsey Wissert (Scio), Pam Breedlove (Rochester/East), and Carey Crooker (Addison) came from behind to win in a time of 10:17.56.

National ChampsThe Alfred State women's 4 x 800 relay team raced to the NJCAA Division III National Championship on Thursday afternoon.  Bridget McMahon (Avoca), Kelsey Wissert (Scio), Pam Breedlove (Rochester/East), and Carey Crooker (Addison) came from behind to win in a time of 10:17.56.

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Athletic Department Hands Out End of Year Awards

The Alfred State College athletic department presented their annual end-of-year athletic awards during a ceremony held at the Lake Lodge on May 3rd.  The athlete of the year, sportsmanship, leadership, academic, and William Havens awards were presented.

The Alfred State College athletic department presented their annual end-of-year athletic awards during a ceremony held at the Lake Lodge on May 3rd.  The athlete of the year, sportsmanship, leadership, academic, and William Havens awards were presented.

Senior Athlete of the Year: Brittney Brooks (Elmira Free) & Neil Wilson (Ft. Worth, TX)

Track Teams Finish 4th at Regionals

Both the Alfred State College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams finished 4th at the 2010 Region III Championships. 

Both the Alfred State College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams finished 4th at the 2010 Region III Championships. 

Eddie Sparks (Horseheads), John Sweeney (Barker) and Carey Crooker (Addison) claimed Region III titles.  Sparks won the pole vault with a leap of 4.14 m, Sweeney won the 5,000 m (16:22.99), and Crooker won the 800 m in 2:24.73. 

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Women's 4x800 Wins Regional Title

The women's 4 x 800 relay team won a regional championship on Friday in day one of the Region III Championships held at SUNY Delhi.

The women's 4 x 800 relay team won a regional championship on Friday in day one of the Region III Championships held at SUNY Delhi.

The team of Bridget McMahon (Avoca), Kelsey Wissert (Scio), Yakima Williams (Brooklyn/Franklin Lane), and Carey Crooker (Addison) won the 4x800 in a time of 10:27.6

Emily Johns (Bath) was 2nd in the high jump (1.45 m) while Emily Fields (Red Creek) was 2nd in the hammer throw (34.44 m) and 4th in the discus (28.54).

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Pioneers Ranked #9 in Latest Track Poll

The Alfred State outdoor track & field team will head into the Region III Championships this weekend ranked #9 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.

The Alfred State outdoor track & field team will head into the Region III Championships this weekend ranked #9 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.

Alfred State is one of four Region III teams in the men's poll and one of five on in the women's poll.  SUNY Delhi is ranked #1 on the men's side while Mohawk Valley CC is top ranked in the women's poll.

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Sparks 4th, Hicky 8th at Region III Decathlon

Alfred State's Eddie Sparks (Horseheads) and Steven Hickey (Rochester/Aquinas) earned the Pioneers six points at the Region III decathlon championships the past two days.  Sparks finished 4th in the competition while Hickey was 8th.

Alfred State's Eddie Sparks (Horseheads) and Steven Hickey (Rochester/Aquinas) earned the Pioneers six points at the Region III decathlon championships the past two days.  Sparks finished 4th in the competition while Hickey was 8th.

Sparks' best performance was in the 100 m dash where he earned 703 points with a time of 11.50.  He also earned 559 points in the 110 hurdles (17.40), 517 points in the pole vault (3.63 m), and 490 points in the long jump (5.54 m).  Sparks finished the ten events with 4,525 points.

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Men's 4x400 Qualifies for Nationals

The Alfred State 4 x 400 relay team qualified for the NJCAA Division III National Championships with a strong performance at the SUNY G Invitational at Geneseo on Saturday.

The Alfred State 4 x 400 relay team qualified for the NJCAA Division III National Championships with a strong performance at the SUNY G Invitational at Geneseo on Saturday. 

Kris Heidrick (Allegany Limestone), Ian Marshall (DeWitt Clinton), Brandon Lewis (Red Creek), and Jeff Harris (Saunders Trade & Tech) combined in the 4x400 relay to finish 6th overall.  Their time of 3:32.34 earned them a spot at nationals.

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