The Alfred State women's cross country team raced to the American Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship at the SUNY Delhi Golf Course on Saturday morning. The Pioneers scored a 27 to finish 11 points ahead of Delhi.
Lindsey Thiel (Liverpool) finished 2nd overall on the 6k course. She finished in 25:52.6 just 13 seconds behind race winner Megan Knorr (Valley Forge). Olivia Leonti (Port Byron) was 3rd in 26:35, Katherine Frascella (Franklinville) was 4th in 26:53.4, Cassidy McCourt (Buffalo/Emerson) was 7th in 27:49.9, and Emily Brigman (Lancaster) rounded out the Pioneer top five with a 17th place finish in 30:39.4. Cassandra Ryan (Gloversville) was 18th (30:53.5), Betsy Butlak (Angola/Lake Shore) was 25th (33:53.5), and Holly Fiore (Niagara Falls) was 26th (33:54.7).
The Pioneers scored a 27 to win the meet. Delhi was 2nd with 38, SUNY Canton 3rd with 81, and Mills (CA) was 4th with 85. Finlandia (MI) and Valley Forge did not field a complete team. 37 runners finished the first ever ACAA Championship race.
Thiel, Leonti, Frascella, and McCourt earned 1st team All-ACAA with their finishes.