HOPEWELL, N.J. – The Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad put five Hawks in the top 10 to turn in a second-place team finish in a field of five squads at the Rider Invitational 6k on Friday evening. Temple took the 1-5 spots to win the race (15 points), followed by Saint Joseph's (40), Rider (87), LIU Brooklyn (115), and Niagara (139).

Paced by a 6:14.1 mile time, junior Lindsey Oremus led all Hawks with a time of 23:14.9, good for a sixth-place finish in a field of 59 racers. Oremus has now led the Hawks in 15 of 17 races over her career.

Junior Lucy Harmon destroyed her previous 6k PR by over an entire minute (1:15.2) to cross in seventh, while sophomore Emily Bracken (23:29.8) followed up in eighth.

Senior Cassidy Weimer (9th, 23:34.9) and graduate student Sydney Coughlin (10th, 23:39.7) rounded out the scoring and locked down the second-place team finish for the Hawks.

Junior Britton Gagliardi (23:51.8) and freshman Abigail Silva (23:59.5 PR) turned in 12th- and 13th-place finishes, respectively, to finish at SJU's #6 and #7 runners.

Saint Joseph's will take a weekend off from competition before splitting up for a pair of races the following weekend. Select Hawks will race the Paul Short Run on Friday, September 29, to be held on Lehigh University's Goodman Campus in Bethlehem, Pa. beginning at 10:15 a.m. Additional Hawks will race the George Mason Invitational on Saturday, September 30, to be hosted by George Mason University at the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Va. beginning at 10:00 a.m.; this race will give the Hawks an opportunity to race the course of the upcoming 2017 Atlantic 10 Championship.

MEET NOTES: Freshman Kayla Martin (49th, 28:17.4) made her collegiate debut.