The Alfred State men's outdoor track & field team had an excellent afternoon as they took top honors at the Alfred Invitational. The Pioneer men scored 202 total points to earn 1st place honors in the event that featured athletes from eight schools.
The Pioneers won four events on the day. Paul Kemsley (Lancaster) won the shot put with a throw of 13.62 m. and the discus with a toss of 47.76 m. Andrew Ruebenstahl (Washingtonville) won the 110 hurdles in 18.51 while the 4x100 relay team of Joe Richardson (Geneva), Jhamel Cohen (Brooklyn/South Shore), Eric Zamor (New York/Ramapo), and Chadwick Ekeigwe (Spring Valley/Ramapo) won in 45.34.
Ruebenstahl was also 2nd in the high jump (1.75 m) and 3rd in the pole vault (4.00 m), Dylan Perlino (Holland) was 2nd in the hammer throw (43.87 m) and 3rd in the discus (39.61 m), and Anders Presthus (Lansing) was 2nd in the discus (39.90 m) and 3rd in the hammer throw (42.60 m)
The Pioneers were followed by Alfred University (169.5), Buffalo State (89.5), Canisius (83), Daemen (47), St. Bonaventure (46), Roberts Wesleyan (36), and Penn State Behrend (8).
A trio of multi athletes will head to Hillsdale College on Thursday and Friday to compete in the Gina Relays while the rest of team is next in action on Saturday at St. John Fisher.