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SJU Men's Cross Country BIO
Dave Garton
Player Profile:
Dave Garton 1879158
Year: Senior
Hometown: Trappe, Pa.
High School: Perkiomen Valley
Personal Records
              
                                                                      
                            
         
Event Time Meet Course Location Year
5k
16:21.50 Blue/Gold Classic Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2016
6k 19:58.6 Friend Big 5 Belmont Plateau Philadelphia, Pa. 2014
8k 25:39.9 Rider Invitational Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2016


2017:
Raced twice... Opened season by running 27:13.2 for 8k at the Rider Invitational, placing 44th in a field of 79... Closed season with an 8k time of 28:16.0 at the Princeton Invitational.

2016: Raced four times, including three 8k races... Set new collegiate-best 8k time (25:39.9) for 39th in a field of 129 at the Rider Invitational... Finished 16th in a field of 86 to score as SJU's #2 runner in his final race of the season at the Lafayette Leopard Invitational 8k (26:56.2)... Added 8k performance in the open race of the Paul Short Run (26:09.0), placing 107th out of 504... Opened season with a collegiate-best 5k (16:21.50) for a 19th-place finish in a field of 62 at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational... Named to both the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for both semesters.

2015: Raced in one meet, the open race of the Paul Short Run 8k (27:27)... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters.

2014: Competed in six races and scored in five... One of four rookies to run at both the Atlantic 10 Championship and IC4A Championship and to score at IC4As... Placed 70th in the A-10 8k (26:20.01) and 112th in the five-mile run (28:05.8) at IC4As... Raced the Paul Short (26:45.6) and Princeton Invitational (26:01) 8k open races, placing 124th and 30th respectively... Led SJU with 12th-place finish in collegiate debut at the season-opening TCNJ Blue/Gold Classic 5k (16:26)... SJU's top rookie finisher with 37th-place finish at the Friend Big Five Invitational 6k (19:58.6 PR).. SJU's #1 runner at TCNJ and Princeton and #3 runner at Big Five and Paul Short... Named to both the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for both semesters.

High School/Personal: Three-time District 1 AAA medalist in 800m... Three-time state qualifier in 800m... Made finals as a sophomore and senior... 2014 All-Area First Team selection and state qualifier for cross country... Placed eighth in 800m at 2014 PIAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships... Set PRs in 800m and 1600m as a senior... Set school record in 4x8 (7:59.57) as a junior... Earned 12 varsity letters between cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track... Majoring in English.

 

 

 

 

 

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