Nine athletes with ties to the Alfred State College track and field teams will compete this week at the Empire State Games. The 2010 Summer Games will be held in Buffalo with most of the track events taking place at the University of Buffalo.
Five incoming Pioneers will be competing. Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson) will compete in the 400 and 800, Mark Canady (Rochester/Edison) will run the 100, Dre Johnson (Rochester/Edison) will race in the 200, and Marquis Johnson (Rochester/Edison) will compete in the 400 hurdles. Byron Jones (Niagara Falls) is also competing in the triple jump.
Current Pioneer, Pete Francia (Greece Olympia) will represent the Western team in the steeplechase while former Pioneers David Gross (Brockport), Wenley Louis (Irondequoit), and Andrew Omoregie (Rochester/Gates Chili) will also all compete. Gross in the shot put, Louis in the long jump, and Omoregie in the high jump and the 110 hurdles.
Track and Field competition begins on Thursday and runs Friday and Saturday. Results of the action can be found at: http://www.empirestategames.org/summer/