The Alfred State College men's outdoor track and field team is ranked #1 in the first NJCAA Division III poll of the 2009 season. The women are currently ranked #3.
The men have a strong start to the 2009 outdoor season coming off a Region III Championship indoor season. The Pioneers finished 2nd out of ten teams at the Howard (MD) CC Dragon Invitational and then won the ASC Quad meet this past Friday.
Bergen (NJ) CC, Harper (IL) College, SUNY Delhi, and Gloucester (NJ) County College trail the Pioneers in the national poll.
The women also have had a fast start finishing 3rd at the HCC Dragon Invitational out of eight teams and winning the ASC Quad this past Friday.
Mohawk Valley CC leads the women's poll followed by Kingsborough CC, ASC, Erie CC, and Gloucester County College.
Both the men and women will look to continue their success this weekend when they travel to the University of Rochester Invitational. Action is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. and will feature mostly NCAA Division III competition.