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Seven Pioneers earn All-American Honors in Outdoor Track & Field

Seven Pioneers earn All-American Honors in Outdoor Track & Field

4 x 100 Relay ChampsSeven members of the Alfred State College outdoor track & field team earned All-American honors at last weekend's NJCAA Division III National Championships. 

Najia McGee (Rochester/Edison) earned 1st team All-American status in two individual events and in the 4 x 100 relay.  McGee won the 100 m dash in 12.77 and the 200 m dash in 26.23.  She won the 100 m dash by .15 seconds and the 200 m dash by .20.  This follows her winning runs the weekend before at the Region III Championship.

McGee teamed with Reaghan Bulkley (Avoca), Caitlyn Peterson (Wayne), and Callie Ayers (Letchworth) in the winning 4 x 100 relay.  The team missed the NJCAA meet record by .8 second with a fast 50.65 time.  The second place team from Mohawk Valley CC came in at 51.83.

Bulkley also earned 2nd team All-American status in the long jump on day one of the championships.  Bulkley recorded a season best leap of 5.09 m to earn 2nd place.

Andrew OmoregieZak Williamson T&FHector CueroOn the men's side Andrew Omoregie (Gates Chili) and Zak Williamson (Rocky Point) each earned All-American status twice.  Omoregie won the high jump with a leap of 1.91 m and finished 2nd in the 110 m hurdles with a time of 14.90 while Williamson ran the 5,000 in 15:35.84 to earn 2nd and ran the 3,000 steeplechase in 9:54.84 to finish 2nd.  Both Omoregie and Williamson were All-American last year as freshmen.  Williamson has now been named All-American five times in his two years of competition at Alfred State (twice in cross country & three times in outdoor track & field).

Hector Cuero (Middletown) also earned All-American honors with a 2nd place finish in the 800 m.  Cuero ran a 1:57.29 to edge out Josh Schultheis (Delhi) by .02 for second place.  Cuero had entered the race seeded fourth after the preliminary round.

At the three day event, the Lady Pioneers finished 5th out of 17 teams and the men's team finished 6th out of 22 teams.