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Morrisville State places three in top 10, take third at Hobart Invite

GENEVA, NY – The Morrisville State College men’s cross country team placed three runners in the top 10, finishing third overall with 94 team points at the Hobart Cross Country Invitational Saturday in Geneva.

Benjamin Sargrad (Manlius, NY), Austin Townsley (Horseheads, NY) and Tim Austin (Clifton Park, NY) finished fourth, sixth and tenth respectively to lead the men’s team in the 8k race. Sargrad crossed the finish line in 29:59, Townsley in 30:19 and Austin in 30:27.

Peyton Williams (Bronx, NY) crossed in 25th position with a time of 33:36 with Basil McKenzie (Brooklyn, NY) completing the men’s scoring with a 49th place finish in 37:24.

Hobart won the race with 51 team points, with SUNY ESF finishing in second with 77. Wells was fourth (104), Penn State Abington (150), Bryant and Stratton (201), Keuka (247) while Cazenovia was incomplete.

Elizabeth Peck (Antwerp, NY) was top finisher for the women’s team in the 6k race, crossing in 30th position with a time of 29:04. Regina Laws (Uniondale, NY) was 33rd with a time of 29:38, while Kelcie Degenfelder (Collins, NY) and Brittany Ellis (Camillus, NY) finished 42nd and 50th overall. Morrisville ran incomplete.

William and Smith won the invitational.

Morrisville State is on the road next Saturday at the Houghton College Invitational.

Morrisville State College offers more than 80 bachelor and associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine.

The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.