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Page leads Morrisville State women at SUNYIT Wildcat Invitational; Williams leads men

UTICA, N.Y. – Morrisville State College sophomore runner, Stephanie Page (Nunda, NY) finished second overall, to lead the women’s team to an overall fifth place finish at the SUNYIT Wildcat Cross Country Invitational Saturday morning in Utica. Page finished the 5k run with a time of 22:26.1.

Kelcie Degenfelder (Collins, NY) was the second Mustang to cross the finish line, placing 32nd overall with a time of 26:31.5 and was followed by Brittany Ellis (Camillus, NY) six seconds later in 34th position. Elizabeth Peck (Antwerp, NY) crossed in 37th position at 27:11.5 and Regina Laws (Uniondale, NY) completed the women’s scoring, finishing in 28:42.1, 43rd place.

William Smith College won the race with 46 team points, led by Elizabeth Mills who finished in first at 22:16.7.

The Morrisville State men’s team finished in 8th place in the 6k race, and was led by freshman Peyton Williams (Bronx, NY) who finished in 28th place overall with a time of 24:25.0.

Matt Benjamin (Chittenango, NY) crossed in 36th position at 25:17.3 followed by Carl Tausend (Cato, NY) in 48th at a time of 26:58. Devon Conner (Rose, NY) and Alfonso Dallas (Syracuse, NY) rounded out the men’s scoring, finishing in 55th and 56th place overall.

Morrisville State is on the road next Saturday at the SUNY Cobleskill Invitational.

Morrisville State begins active membership within the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III in 2009-10 and is eligible for NCAA Championship Tournament play.

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.