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Page, Pfaffenberger lead Morrisville State cross country at Oswego Invite

OSWEGO, N.Y.– Morrisville State College freshmen, Stephanie Page (Nunda, NY) and Kurt Pfaffenberger (Warwick, NY) led the men’s and women’s cross country teams as the top finishers for the Mustangs at the Oswego State Invitational Saturday.

Page finished in 49th overall, running the 4500 meter course in 19:47. Regina Laws (Uniondale, NY) was the next Mustang to cross the finish line at 21:45 in 105th place. Jenna Patnott (Holland, MI) rounded out the women’s team with a 138th overall finish in 24:10.

In the men’s race, Pfaffenberger finished the 6k run in 59th overall with a time of 21:48. Matt Boyd (Ilion, NY) crossed the line in the 130th position with a time of 25:05. Patricio Whitton (Clinton, NY) was the third Mustang to finish, finishing with a time of 26:08 in 146th overall. Chyron Williamson (Niagara Falls, NY) finished 152nd at 26:55 while Luke Murphy (Minetto, NY) crossed in 27:50 in 155th position. Danny Hart (Brooklyn, NY) and Andrew Glover (Bronx, NY) rounded out the men’s scoring finishing 162nd and 163rd overall in 32:25 and 32:31 respectively.

The men finished 13th overall in team scoring. Houghton claimed the invite title, followed by RIT and SUNY Cortland in second and third overall.

Morrisville State ran against 14 additional colleges, including nationally ranked Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland.

The Mustangs will travel to Middlebury on Saturday.

Morrisville State enters its third year as a provisional member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2008. 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 75 bachelor and associate degrees and options. 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 offers associate degree programs in accounting, business, computer systems technology, office administration, liberal arts transfer, nursing, early childhood, criminal justice and human services to south central New York residents and employers. Students may also apply coursework to other associate or bachelor degrees at the main campus.