Charles Remillard paced O-State’s men with a 39th as he completed an 8K course in 26:05. Junior classmate Mike Didas had the same time but finished two spots back for Oneonta, which got a 42nd from senior Tom Haskins (26:05.02).
Freshman David Busby (60th, 26:22), senior Mitch Todorov (62nd, 26:26) and junior Bobby Gallant (79th, 26:42) also contributed to O-State’s seventh-place team finish, a program record that is two places better than the Red Dragons did in 2009.
Hartwick College and SUNY Cobleskill also competed at the regional championships.
Monica Prager, a junior, finished 65th in 23:05.2 to lead Hartwick’s women to 777 team points for 28th place.
Matt Loignon had the top men’s finish for Hartwick, placing 70th in 26:34.8. The Hawks’ men placed 24th with 712 points.
Freshman Taylor Tommell set a program record for Cobleskill’s women, finishing in 24:15.1 to place 141st. The North Eastern Athletic Conference champion Fighting Tigers had 1,089 for 34th place in the team standings.
Freshman Evan Quinones placed 20th in 25:37.5 for Cobleskill’s men, who had 712 points to tie for 24th in the team standings. Quinones is the first Cobleskill all-region selection and earned the top NEAC finish at a regional championship event.
On Sunday, Cobleskill announced that Quinones received one of seven at-large berths to the NCAA D-III Championships. The top seven runners in the regional field who are not affiliated with teams that qualify for the NCAAs earn at-large berths. Quinones received the last at-large bid out of the Atlantic Region.
Messiah 76, Hartwick 75
Hartwick blew a late 10-point lead Saturday en route to a loss in the championship game of the Homewood Suites Tournament at Messiah College.
Jared Suderley’s layup with 2:59 left gave the Hawks (1-1) a 71-61 lead. The Falcons (2-0) then closed with a 15-4 run for the victory. Brad Bolen scored the go-ahead point on a layup with 21 seconds left for Messiah.