The Alfred State College track & field team competed in adverse conditions at the SUNY Brockport Invitational. Abbey Benton (Frewsburg) led the way by qualifying for the NJCAA Division III National Championships in the 10,000 m with a run of 43:40.91.
The women's 4 x 400 relay team of Tara Noble (Rochester/Marshall), Tara Murphy (Rochester/Wilson), Jessica Stewart (Bronx/Herbert Lehman), and Briana Dorsey (Rochester/School of the Arts) won in 4:26.67. Dorsey was 2nd in the triple jump (9.96 m), Holli Pierce (Livonia) was 3rd in the triple jump (9.82 m), and Pam Breedlove (Rochester/East) was 4th in the triple jump (9.59 m) and 7th in the long jump (4.48 m).
The men's 4 x 400 relay team of Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda), Russel Yerger-Moe (Wales Center/Iroquois), Isiah Whiting (Hamden, CT), and Jordan Friedman (Clarkstown South) finished 2nd in 3:52.24.
James Courte (Brewster) was 2nd in the triple jump (12.61 m) and 5th in the long jump (6.10 m), Whiting was 4th in the 800 (2:01.38), Brandon Pinkins (Rochester/East) was 5th in the triple jump (11.69 m), and Chris Grey (Tri-Valley) was 5th in the hammer throw (39.58 m). Marcquis Johnson-Broughton (Rochester/Edison) was 6th in the 400 hurdle (60.06) and Richard McCall (Spotswood, NJ) was 8th in the javelin (38.14 m).
The Pioneers wrap up the regular season next weekened when they travel to SUNY Geneseo on Saturday.