Men 6th, Women 11th at Houghton Invite

The Alfred State men's cross country team finished 6th out of 14 teams while the women were 11th out of 13 teams at the Houghton College Invitational.

The men scored a 160 to earn 6th place.  They trailed RIT's 44, Brockport's 64, Indiana Wesleyan's 64, Oswego's 135, and Houghton's 154.  NJCAA schools FLCC scored a 302 and North Country CC did not run a full team.  146 total runners finished the course.

Ryan Demers (Mexico) led ASC with a 25th place finish.  He crossed the 8k finish line in 26:47.63.  Joe Seitz (Williamsville North) was 32nd (27:04.72), Frank Mastraccio (Rome Free) was 33rd (27:04.90), and Brandon Lewis (Red Creek) was 39th (27:16.78).  Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) rounded out the top five with a 51st place finish (27:23.00). 

The Lady Pioneers scored a 317 to earn an 11th place finish.  Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) was the top finisher.  She finished 37th in 19:27.44.  Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) finished in 85th (20:41.81).  146 females finished the race.

ASC has a week off before heading to Rochester on October 9th to compete in the Nazareth College Invitational.