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Morrisville State hunt seat reserve champion at Cornell

ITHACA, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College hunt seat equestrian team tallied 42 team points for reserve champion show honors at the Cornell University IHSA show held Saturday in Ithaca.

Emma Monte (East Rochester, NY) was high point rider for the show, placing first in both the novice equitation over fences and novice equitation on the flat classes, qualifying for regionals in the novice flat class. Monte’s performance helped the team move into second place overall in the region after the show.

Other blue ribbon finishes for the Mustangs were: Jill Featherly (Hilton, NY) in the open flat, Chelsea Stanbro (Buffalo, NY) in the intermediate over fences, Allison Soukup (Pine Bush, NY) in the advanced walk trot canter class and Breann Schwarting (Earlville, NY) in the walk trot class.

Soukup qualified for regionals in the advanced walk trot canter class.

Skidmore won the show with 45 team points, followed by Morrisville with 42 and Colgate with 40.

Morrisville State hosts shows on both Saturday and Sunday this upcoming weekend at the Fearon Road barn.

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.