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Track and field teams make mark at modified meet in Wellsville
5/07/14

Members of the Alfred University men’s and women’s track and field teams helped the Wellsville Central School District run a track meet this week, as part of the teams’ community service initiative.

AU head track and field coach Bill Sortore said 18 members of the Saxon men’s and women’s teams were at Monday’s modified meet at the Wellsville track. They assisted with running the meet, including officiating various field events, and setting up for the hurdles events.

Sortore said the AU athletes also interacted with the competing athletes, offering them encouragement and cheering them on.

Alfred University’s varsity sports teams all participate in community service projects throughout the year and this was one of the cross country and track and field teams’ initiatives. Helping coordinate Monday’s event was Megan Crimmins, the coach for the Wellsville modified track and field team.

Crimmins is an Alfred University graduate, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2010. She was a four-year member of the Saxons’ cross country and track and field teams, setting a school record in the indoor mile. She is now an art teacher in the Wellsville Elementary School.