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AU cross country teams compete at E8 championships
10/31/11

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - The Alfred University men’s and women’s cross country teams competed Saturday at the Empire 8 Conference championship meet in Saratoga Springs. The Alfred men placed seventh of seven teams competing while the Saxons women posted no team score.

Senior Ken Noll (Valatie, NY/Ichabod Crane) led the AU men, placing 10th on the eight-kilometer course in 26:52. With his performance, Noll earned Second Team Empire 8 all-conference honors. Senior Derek Denkenberger (Horseheads, NY/Horseheads) was 32nd (28:13) and freshman Jacob Gorke was 64th (32:18).

Senior Elisabeth Phillips-Jones (Watertown, MA/Watertown) was the Alfred women’s top runner, taking 17th in 19:40. Freshman Tracie Forrester (Gainesville, NY/Letchworth) was 25th (20:07) and junior Erin Johnstone (West Henrietta, NY/Rush Henrietta) was 43rd (21:03).

AU is in action next on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the NCAA Atlantic Region championship meet in Canton, NY.