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Platt and Rusek Earn All-American Honors
Jedadiah Platt (Appleton/Barker) and Jordan Rusek (Buffalo/Williamsville East) earned NJCAA DIII All-American honors following their top-15 finishes at the National Championships. Platt and Rusek were the top two runners for Alfred State all season long.
Platt finished the National Championship in 10th place to earn 2nd team honors. He finished the five mile course in 28:56 (average of 5:48 per mile). Earlier in the season he raced to 1st team All-Region honors with a 5th place finish.
Rusek raced to honorable mention honors at the National Championship with a 13th place finish. He crossed the finish line in 29:10 averaging 5:50 per mile. At regionals, he earned 2nd team All-Region honors with a 10th place finish.
The Pioneer men finished tied for 5th overall in the team competition after spending most of the season ranked in the top-8 in the NJCAA Division III poll.
Platt and Rusek are the first two NJCAA All-Americans for Alfred State during the 2012-13 school year.