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Morrisville State's hunt seat team reserve champion

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat team tallied 37 team points earning reserve champion honors for the first of two shows on the weekend in Morrisville. Albany was show champion with 39 points.

Amanda Curto (Nazareth, PA) placed first in both the intermediate equitation over fences and novice equitation on the flat classes to earn reserve high point rider honors on Saturday.

David Sookey (Adams, MA) and Erika Attoma (Hilton, NY) qualified for regionals in the novice equitation over fences class, placing second and fourth respectively.

Aileen Couture (Ithaca, NY) placed first in the advanced walk trot canter class, also qualifying for the regional championships held later this year.

Other top finishers for the Mustangs were: Sarah Lowe (Central Islip, NY) second in the open equitation over fences class; Cassie DeVoe (Owasco, NY) first in novice equitation over fences; Dayna Roberts (Watervliet, NY) second in novice equitation over fences; and Amanda Niemann (Youngsville, NY) second in the advanced walk trot canter class.

In the second of the weekend shows, Morrisville State tallied 22 team points for the seventh place finish.

Brooke Torreulla (Hartwick, NY) was the top finisher for the Mustangs, placing first in the novice equitation on the flat class while teammates Meghan Hathaway (Cortland, NY) and Roberts recorded second place finishes in the intermediate equitation over fences, intermediate equitation on the flat and novice equitation over fences classes, respectively.

Morrisville State returns to the riding arenas on Saturday, December 1st at Skidmore College.

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.