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Morrisville State College hunt seat places seventh

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team placed seventh overall at the Cornell University show, tallying 27 team points.

Morrisville State’s Amanda Curto (Nazareth, PA) tied for reserve high point rider, earning first place in the intermediate equitation over fences and second place in the novice equitation on the flat classes.

In addition to Curto’s top finish, Morrisville State’s David Sookey (Adams, MA) and Dayna Roberts (Watervliet, NY) each placed first in the novice equitation over fences class. Roberts also placed fourth in the novice equitation on the flat.

Kim Palmer (Whitehall, NY) placed second in the walk trot class while Ashley Yardley (Mexico, NY) took second in open equitation over fences.

Skidmore won the competition with 45 team points.

Morrisville State hosts a double show this Saturday and Sunday at the riding arenas on Fearon Road.

Morrisville State enters its second year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2007. Upon successful completion of the provisional period, Morrisville State will be a candidate for full accreditation as a member of the NCAA.

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.