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Morrisville State's Page, Boyd win first collegiate race

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Morrisville State College freshmen cross country runners, Stephanie Page (Nunda, NY) and Matt Boyd (Ilion, NY) each earned their first collegiate win, topping the field of five teams Saturday afternoon at Hilbert College in Hamburg.

Page posted the best time of the women’s race, finishing in first with a time of 22:10.68. Regina Laws (Uniondale, NY) posted a collegiate best time of 22:40.81, grabbing the third place finish. Lacey Nielson (Newberg, OR) finished in 12th place with a time of 26:01.69 for the women’s team.

D’Youville claimed the team title, followed by Hilbert in second. Morrisville, Medaille and Pitt-Bradford ran incomplete.

In the men’s race, Boyd ran a collegiate best 19:02.16 to claim the title, leading Morrisville State to their first collegiate team win. Four additional Mustangs finished in the top ten, Kurt Pfaffenberger (Warwick, NY) in third with a time of 19:34.54; Luke Murphy (Minetto, NY) in eighth at 21:16.90; Danny Hart (Brooklyn, NY) in ninth at 21:21.22 and Devin Conner (Rose, NY) in tenth with a time of 21:24.43.

Morrisville State claimed the team title with 31 points, followed by Pitt-Bradford with 42, Medaille with 62 and D’Youville with 94. Hilbert ran incomplete.

Morrisville State is on the road at RPI 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.