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Morrisville State hunt seat qualifies 13 for regionals

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team placed seventh at the Hartwick College IHSA show, tallying 29 team points, qualifying three additional riders for the Regional IHSA championships later this month, qualifying a total of 13 riders for the show.

Pam McCarthy and Ashley Yardley qualified for regionals in the open equitation over fences and Kaelya Sommer in the open equitation on the flat classes.

Meghan Hathaway placed first in the novice equitation on the flat class and second in the novice equitation over fences while teammate Dayna Roberts placed second in novice equitation over fences. Nicole Brown placed second in open equitation over fences while teammate Aileen Courture placed second in advanced walk trot canter class.

Yardley, McCarthy and Sommer are joined by Rose Kerstanski in the intermediate equitation over fences; David Sookey, Suzannah Cornue and Kerstanski in the intermediate equitation on the flat class; Lauren Edie and Amanda Curto in the novice equitation over fences class; Edie in the novice equitation on the flat class; Amanda Corcoran and Kelly Hunter in the advanced walk trot canter class and Ashley Walkowiak in the walk trot class for the regional championships on March 31.

Morrisville State College offers more than 70 bachelor and associate degrees. 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 also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.