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Morrisville State hunt seat team third, Roberts ties for high point rider of show

OTEGO, N.Y. – Morrisville State’s Dayna Roberts (Watervliet, NY), Cassie DeVoe (Owasco, NY) and Kim Palmer (Whitehall, NY) each posted a first place showing to lead the hunt seat equestrian team to a third place overall finish at the Hartwick Show on Saturday.

Roberts tied for high point rider of the show and qualified for the IHSA Regional Championships with her first place finish in the novice equitation on the flat. She also posted a first in the intermediate equitation over fences class.

DeVoe placed first in novice equitation over fences while Palmer was the ribbon winner in the walk trot class.

Erika Attoma (Hilton, NY) registered a second place finish in the intermediate equitation over fences class while Katie Lyons (Guilderland, NY) took second in novice equitation over fences. Amanda Neimann (Youngsville, NY) and Abbey Wilcox (Clifton Park, NY) each tallied second place in the advanced walk trot canter class.

Amanda Curto (Nazareth, PA) also qualified for regionals in the intermediate equitation over fences class.

Skidmore won the show with 45 points, followed by Cornell with 43 and Morrisville State with 35.

Morrisville State will return to the riding arena on March 29 at Skidmore for the IHSA Regional Championships.

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.