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Morrisville State men take third at NEAC Cross Country Championships, women fourth

READING, Pa. –Morrisville State College had three place in the top 20 at the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championships as the men’s team claimed the third overall team finish Saturday afternoon at Penn State Berks in Reading, Pennsylvania. The women’s team finished fourth overall behind two top 20 finishes.

Sophomore Austin Townsley (Horseheads, NY) led the Mustangs with a sixth place individual finish, crossing the finish line in 28:46. Freshman Ben Sargrad (Manlius, NY) crossed in 13th position with a time of 29:48 and senior Tim Austen (Clifton Park, NY) followed with a 17th place finish in 30:11.

Peyton Williams (Bronx, NY) and Carl Tausend (Cato, NY) rounded out Mustang team scoring with 32nd and 40th individual finishes.

SUNY IT won the championship posting 32 team points, followed by Cobleskill with 45, Morrisville with 108, Penn State Berks 129, Wells 132, Penn State Abington 137, Penn State Harrisburg 179, Cazenovia 205, and Keuka 226.

On the women’s side, senior Regina Laws (Uniondale, NY) posted a time of 22:19, crossing the line in 10th position to lead the women’s team to the fourth overall team finish. Junior Stephanie Page (Nunda, NY) followed with a time of 22:55, posting a 17th overall finish as teammates Elizabeth Peck (Antwerp, NY), Kelcie Degenfelder (Collins, NY) and Brittany Ellis (Camillus, NY) crossed in 30th, 35th and 38th position respectively to round out Mustang scoring.

Cobleskill won the championship with 32 team points, followed by Cazenovia with 90, Keuka 108, Morrisville 130, Harrisburg 136, Berks 144, Abington 158, Wells 165, and SUNY IT 185.

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.