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Morrisville State cross country finishes season at SUNYAC's

GENESEO, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men’s and women’s team finished the 2008 season Saturday afternoon at the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships held at Letchworth Park in Geneseo.

In the field of 103 runners, Morrisville State’s Stephanie Page (Nunda, NY) ran the 6k race in 25:28, placing 63rd. Regina Laws (Uniondale, NY) finished 95th with a time of 28:12 while Lacey Nielson (Newberg, OR) finished the race with a time of 29:43, 99th position.

SUNY Geneseo were crowned SUNYAC team champions, tallying 26 team points. Cortland’s Andi Palen won the race with a time of 21:58.

On the men’s side, Kurt Pfaffenberger (Warwick, NY) finished the 8k race with a time of 28:08, placing 68th in the field of 125 runners. Matt Boyd (Ilion, NY) finished in 30:48, claiming the 110th position while Luke Murphy (Minetto, NY), Pat Whitton (Clinton, NY), Marcus Figaro (Rosedale, NY), Danny Hart (Brooklyn, NY) and Andrew Glover (Bronx, NY) finished 120th, 121st, 122nd, 123rd, and 124th respectively.

Seth DeBois won the race with a time of 25:00 leading Cortland to the SUNYAC championship title.

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.