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.