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SJU Women's Cross Country BIO
Emily Bracken
Player Profile:
Emily Bracken 2830146
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: West Chester, Pa.
High School: Bishop Shanahan
Personal Records 
               
                                 
                                                                         
Event Time Meet Course Location Year
5k
18:35.6 TCNJ Blue/Gold Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2017
6k 22:41.7 Paul Short Run Goodman Campus Bethlehem, Pa. 2016
6.15k 23:26.5 Rider Invitational Rosedale Park Hopewell, N.J. 2016

2016 SJU Most Outstanding Freshman (shared award)

2017: Raced six times and scored in five meets, which included one championship race... Made the Atlantic 10 Championship and ECAC Championship rosters... Set a new collegiate-best time in the 5k... Scored in all four pre-championship races... Opened season with a collegiate-best 5k time of 18:35.6 to place 13th in a field of 68 at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational as SJU's #3 runner... Followed up with a 6k time of 23:29.8 to place eighth in a field of 59 at the Rider Invitational as SJU's #3 runner... Ran 22:50.9 for 6.04k to place ninth in a field of 87 as SJU's #4 runner, helping SJU to the team title... Ran season-best 6k time of 23:01.3 to place 61st in a field of 180 at the Princeton Invitational, finishing as SJU's #4 runner... Ran 19:35.2 for 5k at the Atlantic 10 Championship... Closed season with a 5k time of 19:11.7 to place 63rd in a field of 209 as SJU's #4 runner.

2016: Raced eight times and scored in her first five meets… One of six total Hawks and one of just two rookies to race in all three championship meets… Placed 96th in a field of 131 at the Atlantic 10 Championship, clocking in with an 5k time of 19:16.0 to cross as SJU's #7 finisher... Finished 161st in a field of 188 at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship with a 6k time of 24:09 to cross as SJU’s #7 runner… Capped season with a 48th-place finish at the ECAC Championship, covering the 5k in 20:20 in SJU’s final race of the fall… Ran collegiate-best 6k time (22:41.7) at the Paul Short Run, finishing as SJU’s #4 runner… Also raced the 6k at the Princeton Invitational (22:57.8) and Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational (24:05)… Finished as SJU’s #4 runner at Princeton and #5 runner at Harry Groves… Ran 23:26.5 for 6.15k at the Rider Invitational for 31st in a field of 122 to finish as SJU’s #5 runner… Opened collegiate cross country career with a season-best 5k time of 19:03.40 at the TCNJ Blue/Gold Invitational, good for third in a field of 54 for the meet’s top rookie performance as SJU’s #2 finisher... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters.

High School/Personal: 2015 state qualifier for cross country... Won the 2015 Bulldog Cross Country Invitational... Placed seventh as a senior and eighth as a junior at the Ches-Mont Cross Country Championship... Placed fourth in the 1600m at the 2016 District Championships... Competed at the 2016 State Championships in the 800m and 1600m as a senior... Raced the indoor and outdoor 1600m at the state meet as a junior... Three-time team MVP... Earned four varsity letters in cross country and four varsity letters in outdoor track... Uncle, Charles Bracken, was a three-time National Champion in rowing at Temple University and won the bronze medal in the heavy-weight quad with the 1984 USA rowing team... Majoring in marketing.

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