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Pfaffenberger notches first win at Cazenovia

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – Morrisville State College freshman cross country runner, Kurt Pfaffenberger (Warwick, NY), earned his first collegiate win Saturday afternoon at the meet against Cazenovia College, held at The Farm in Cazenovia.

Pfaffenberger completed the three mile race in 17:45, nearly 30 seconds ahead of Cazenovia’s Gary Reisman, who finished second.

Cazenovia men won the race 21-35, securing the second, third, fourth, fifth and seventh place positions.

Morrisville’s Pfaffenberger was followed by Matt Boyd (Ilion, NY) in sixth with a time of 19:28, Luke Murphy (Minetto, NY) in eighth at 21:17, Pat Whitton (Clinton, NY) in ninth at 21:32 and Marcus Figero (Rosedale, NY) in 11th with a time of 22:26.

Morrisville State’s Regina Laws (Uniondale, NY) was top finisher for the Mustang women, with a time of 22:55, as both teams ran the race incomplete.

Morrisville State is on the road Saturday at SUNY Geneseo. The invitational begins at 11 a.m. in Geneseo.

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.