Pioneer Men 2nd, Women 4th at Regionals

The Alfred State College men's cross country team finished 2nd out of nine teams at the Region III Championships while the women were 4th out of eight.

Ryan Demers (Mexico) led the blue & gold with a 7th place finish of the 8k course at Finger Lakes CC (29:00).  Frank Mastraccio (Rome Free) was 10th (29:03), Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda) was 15th (29:18), Isiah Whiting (Hamden, CT) was 18th (29:32).  Derek Snyder (Bath) was the 5th man finishing 29th (29:55).

SUNY Delhi won the regional title with 17 points followed by ASC's 73.  Mohawk Valley CC (90), Hudson Valley (100), Broome (143), Finger Lakes (155), Herkimer CCC (178), Onondaga (235) and North Country CC (244) all finished behind ASC.

Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) led the women with a 4th place finish.  She finished the 5k in 21:03.  Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) was 13th (21:52), Alison Hadley (Mt. Mercy) was 25th (24:33) and Zinta Rutins (Silver Spring, MD) was 31st (27:00).

Mohawk Valley won the women's title with a score of 29.  Delhi was 2nd (35), Broome 3rd (95), and ASC 4th (108).  Hudson Valley (123) and Finger Lakes (125) rounded out the scoring teams.

The Pioneers have two weeks before they head to the NJCAA Division III National Championships.