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Curran, Richardson, and Gonzalez Shine at Houghton

Zach Curran prepares for a vault

Zach Curran (Williamson), Joe Richardson (Geneva), and Sophie Gonzalez led the Alfred State indoor track and field team as they wrapped up the 2017 portion of their season at the Houghton December Invitational. 

Curran won the pole vault competition with a leap of 4.60 m (15'1"). His leap is the 4th best in NCAA DIII thus far during the 2017-18 season and ties him for 3rd all-time in school history. Richardson was 2nd in the triple jump (12.78 m), 5th in the high jump (1.73 m), and 7th in the long jump (6.24).

Anders Presthus (Lansing) was 4th in the weight throw (14.45 m) and 5th in the shot put (13.69 m) while Eric Hulbert (Mexico) was 4th in the 5,000 (16:55.86). Caleb Boyce-Wright (Cheektowaga/John Kennedy) was 7th in the 800 (2:08.47), Conrad Kroll (Westtown/Minisink Valley) was 8th in the 1 mile (5:07.99), and Zack Goodwin (Poughkeepsie/FD Roosevelt) was 9th in the 60 hurdles (9.14).

The men's 4x400 relay team of Eric Zamor (New City/Ramapo), Nate Robertson (Hamburg), Alexander Vossler (Havelock, NC), and Boyce-Wright finished in 6th (3:43.22) while the 4x200 relay team of Goodwin, Marco Marrero (Dychman/City College) and Fidelis Olom, and Mandel Green finished in 11th (1:41.06)

Gonzalez was solid in both the 60 and 200 to lead the women's team. In the 60 she won her preliminary heat in a time of 8.14 which was 3rd fastest in the the prelims and 2nd fastest in school history. In the finals she finished 7th with a time of 8.22. In the 200, she finished 3rd overall with a time of 27.22.

The women's 4x400 relay team of Katherine Frascella (Franklinvile), Olivia Leonti (Port Byron), Cassandra Ryan (Gloversville), and Cassidy McCourt (Buffalo/Emerson) was 8th in 4:45.95.

The Pioneers are back in action on January 19th when they compete again at Houghton. The first event is slated for 4 p.m.

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