The Alfred State men's outdoor track & field team registered eight victories and 18 top two finishes at the Alfred Invitational in a consistent cold rain at Pioneer Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
Jonathan Banks (Buffalo/Cheektowaga) won a pair of events and finished 2nd in another. He won the shot put with a toss of 11.18 m and the hammer throw with a distance of 33.07 m. He finished 2nd in the discus with a toss of 28.75 finishing just behind teammate Bryce Chapman (Geneseo) who won with a mark of 29.71 m. Chapman finished 2nd in the hammer (32.11 m) while Ryan Mattison (Brockport) was 2nd in the shot (10.15 m).
Jacob Wadsworth (Dansville) and Collin Stauffer (LeRoy) both earned 1st and 2nd place finishes. Wadsworth won the 110 hurdles (17.43) and was 2nd in the high jump (1.82 m) while Stauffer won the long jump (5.79 m) and was 2nd in the triple jump (12.27 m). The pair also teamed with Cameron Howard (Brockport) and Derek Stein to win the 4x100 in 45.86.
Jacob Drew (Corning Painted Post) won the 400 hurdles (1:06.76) and was 2nd in the steeplechase (11:30.19), Austin Demberg (Minisink Valley) won the steeplechase in 11:18.25, and Zion Ponder won the high jump with a leap of 1.82 m.
The Pioneers competed with athletes from Alfred University, Niagara, St. Bonaventure, and Hilbert in the event.
The team returns to action on Saturday at the Penn State Behrend Invitational.
Dual Meet Scores:
Alfred State 94 Alfred University 55
St. Bonaventure 29 Hilbert 2
Niagara 13 Hilbert 5
Alfred State 103 St. Bonaventure 28
Alfred State 108 Niagara 10
Alfred State 110 Hilbert 3
Alfred University 75 St. Bonaventure 27
Alfred University 78 Niagara 11
Aflred University 78 Hilbert 3
St. Bonaventure 26 Niagara 9