Runners put best foot forward

Printer-friendly version Posted Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:00

A group of Pioneer athletes stepped up in a big way recently in order to help make a fellow competitor’s dream come true.

After competing in their scheduled ECAC Championship events on Friday, five members of the Alfred State women’s indoor track and field team found out that the women’s 1-mile run on Saturday was going to be canceled due to lack of qualifiers in the event. This meant that fellow competitor Grace Galligan of Franciscan University would not be able to compete in her signature event, which she needed in order to qualify for the NCAA’s.

As a result, the five ASC student athletes, Veronica Dailey, Katherine Frascella, Emily Brigman, Marissa Sly, and Julia Yanarella, stepped up to compete on Saturday so that Galligan could partake in the race, which she ended up winning.

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Indoor Track and Field Athletes
From left to right: Katherine Frascella, Emily Brigman, Franciscan University's Grace Galligan, Veronica Dailey, Marissa Sly, and Julia Yanarella.