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Pioneers Finish 2nd at CSAC Championships

CSAC Championships

The Alfred State men's track & field team had a successful debut at the Colonial States Athletic Conference Championships over the weekend. The Pioneers finished the two-day event in 2nd place with 148 points.

Jacob Wadsworth (Dansville) and Paul Kemsley (Lancaster) led the way for the team en route to earning top honors for the meet. 

  • Wadworth was named Track Athlete of the Year after finishing in the top three of six individual events. He won the 400 hurdles in 58.70 and the long jump with a leap of 6.66 m. He was 2nd in the 110 hurdles (16.38) and the high jump (1.86 m) and 3rd in the 100 (11.18) and the 200 (22.64).
  • Kemsley was named Field Athlete of the Year after winning the discus with a throw of 43.18 m and finishing 2nd in the shot put (14.28 m). This came a day after finishing 2nd in the hammer throw (42.55 m).

Other top performances included:

  • In the high jump Jesse Johnson and Zion Ponder tied for 3rd with a leap of 1.81 m while Derek Stein was 5th (1.76 m). 
  • Austin Demberg (Minisink Valley) was 3rd in the steeplechase (10:54.24).
  • Collin Stauffer (Leroy) was 4th in the long jump (6.18 m) and 5th in the 100 (11.39).
  • Jacob Drew (Corning Painted Post) had a busy day as he was 5th in the 800 (2:02.25), 5th in the steeplechase (11:43.46), and 6th in the 400 hurdles (1:04.73).
  • Cameron Howard (Brockport) was 6th in the 100 (11.58).

The 4x100 relay team of Wadsworth, Howard, Stauffer, and Stein was 3rd in 44.45 while the 4x400 relay team of Mandel Green (Eastridge), Wadsworth, Drew, and Demberg was 4th (3:37.02).

Penn State Behrend took home the team title with 269 points followed by Alfred State's 148. Franciscan (OH) wad 3rd (106) and Keystone 4th (84).

The Pioneers will next head to the ECAC Championships on May 15-16.