Sophomore Alexa Gostovich, freshman Victoria Sheldon, and sophomore Samantha Mayers turned in top-35 individual finishes as the Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad placed sixth in a field of six teams at the 2018 Haverford Main Line Invitational on Friday afternoon. SJU, racing Hawks that didn't compete at the Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational last Friday, accumulated 148 points with a spread of 58.9 seconds for the three-mile race at the Haverford College Alumni Cross Country Course.
Saint Joseph's senior standout Lindsey Oremus has been selected the Atlantic 10 Women's Cross Country Co-Performer of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. Oremus led the Hawks with a 30th-place individual finish in a field of 127 runners at the 2018 Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational, held at Penn State's Blue-White Golf Course on Friday evening.
The Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad has broken into the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) NCAA Division I Cross Country Regional Rankings for the Mid-Atlantic Region, it was announced on Monday afternoon. The Hawks earned the 15th spot on the 15-member list of ranked teams for Week 1 and earn a top-15 ranking for the first time since the 2016 Week 3 poll.
The Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad raced at a high level against nationally-ranked competition en route to a sixth-place team finish in a field of 10 squads at the 2018 Penn State Spiked Shoe Invitational on Friday evening. The Hawks crossed PSU's Blue-White Golf Course in an average 6k time of 22:46 and a 45-second spread for 204 points on the evening.
Three Hawks finished in the top five of the junior/senior 4k as the Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad opened the 2018 campaign with a team victory at the 2018 Monmouth Kick-Off Invitational at Lincroft Park on Saturday morning. Paced by a 5:44.9 mile average, senior Lindsey Oremus led the way with a second-place finish, clocking in with a collegiate-best time of 14:29.9.
Some years, there's the talent. Some years, there's the experience. Some years, there's the depth. And some years, the timing matches up and a team finds itself with all three. For example... this year's Hawks. Predicted to finish 10th at the 2018 Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championship in this fall's preseason poll, fourth-year head coach Melody O'Reilly welcomes the challenge of being the underdog, because she knows what this year's underdog team can accomplish.
The 2018 Saint Joseph's women's cross country team has been predicted to finish 10th in a field of 14 squads at this year's Atlantic 10 Women's Cross Country Championship, according to the conference's preseason poll released on Wednesday afternoon.
Location: Philadelphia, Pa. Founded: 1851 Enrollment: 4,688 Denomination: Roman Catholic (Jesuit) Nickname: Hawks Colors: Crimson and Gray Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Atlantic 10 Home Course: Belmont Plateau, Fairmount Park, Kevin Quinn '62 Track University President: Mark C. Reed, Ed.D. Athletic Director: Jill Bodensteiner Athletic Department Phone: (610) 660-1707 2017 Atlantic 10 Finish: 10th 2017 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Finish: 13th 2017 ECAC Finish: 5th 2018 Roster Total: 35 2018 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 23/6 2018 Newcomers: 12 (10 true freshmen, one redshirt freshman, one junior addition from track and field roster) Head Coach (alma mater): Melody O'Reilly (Arkansas '82) - 4th season Assistant Coach: Teddy Meyers (Saint Joseph's '07) - 4th season Women's Cross Country Office: (610) 660-1731 Women's Cross Country Contact: Nikki Philpot E-Mail: email@example.com Office Phone: (610) 660-2601 Athletics Website: www.sjuhawks.com Women's Cross Country Facebook: /SJUXCTF Women's Cross Country Twitter: @SJUHawks_WTXC
Saint Joseph's men's head coach and administrator of cross country and track and field Mike Glavin and women's cross country head coach Melody O'Reilly have announced the identical 2018 fall schedules for both the men's and women's cross country squads. SJU will compete in six regular-season meets prior to the start of championship season, which will run from October 27 through November 17.
Longtime Hawk great Kevin Quinn '62 will be inducted into the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 25 at the Belmont Plateau in Fairmount Park.