Pioneers Track Finishes 3rd at Regionals
Both the Alfred State men's and women's indoor track & field team finished 3rd at the Region III Championships held in conjunction with the RIT Orange & Brown Invitational. The women scored 96 points while the men scored 86.
Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) led the Lady Pioneers with two 1st place performances. She won the 400 in 60.69 to establish a new school record. The previous record of 60.84 was established by Gwenn Brown in 1986. Murphy also won the 800 in 2:24.48.
Briana Dorsey (Rochester/School of the Arts) was a double-winner as well winning the 60 m (8.23) and the 200 m (26.88). Megan Votava (Alfred Almond) won the pole vault with a 2.60 m leap which is 2nd all-time in the record books. She also set a new school record in the 60 m hurdles (10.04) while finishing 3rd. Caitlyn Hotchkiss (Springville) earned a regional title in the 500 m finishing in 1:26.31.
The women's 4 x 400 relay team finished 2nd in 4:27.06.
On the men's side Shawn Charles (Rochester/Greece Olympia) was the lone event winner. He won the 60 m in 7.04. Jordan Friedman (W. Nyack/Clarkstown South) was 2nd in the pole vault (3.70 m), Alex Hewlett (Wellsville) was 2nd in the high jump (1.73 m), and Jayvon Larkin (Rochester/Wilson) was 2nd in the triple jump (13.55 m). Robert Howard (Syracuse/Nottingham) had a solid day throwing. He tossed the shot 13.62 m and the weight 13.13. His weight throw puts his name in the all-time Alfred State top ten.
The men's 4 x 400 relay team finished 2nd in 3:41.32.
SUNY Delhi won both the men's and women's title. In the men's standings, Delhi scored 206 followed by Mohawk Valley CC, 136, and Alfred State 86. On the women's side, Delhi had 161 points, MVCC 155, and Alfred State 95.