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Morrisville State hunt seat team sixth; Roberts qualifies for regional championships

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team placed sixth Sunday afternoon at the Cornell University hunt seat intercollegiate horse show, tallying 29 team points.

Dayna Roberts (Watervliet, NY) qualified for the regional championships later this season, placing third in the novice equitation over fences class. Roberts also placed second in the novice on the flat.

Nicole Hallenback (Fonda, NY) had the lone first place for Morrisville, winning the blue ribbon in the novice equitation on the flat class.

Other second place finishes for the Mustangs were as follows: Brianne Elias (Baldwinsville, NY) in the open equitation on the flat class, Nicole Brown (Huntington Station, NY) in the open equitation over fences class, Abbey Wilcox (Clifton Park, NY) in the beginner walk trot canter class and Kim Palmer (Whitehall, NY) in the walk trot class.

Morrisville State returns to the riding arena on Saturday 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.