Women’s Cross Country team records best finish in four years

The cross country season open­er saw the women’s team place second at the ninth annual Mon­mouth Cross Country Kickoff for their best finish in four years.

Head coach John Moon said he was extremely pleased with the performance of both squads, par­ticularly the women.

Four runners on the women’s team finished in the top 20.

Senior Hughnique Rolle or, “Hughie,” as she’s called by her teammates, ran the best race for the Seton Hall finishing fifth over­all (14.44.7).

“I’d be happy for anyone to fin­ish top 10,” Moon said. “For her to finish fifth is really fantastic. I really expect her to be in the mix of some of the best runners in the Big East.”

Sophomore Mary Migton was the second Pirate to finish, com­ing in 13th place with a time of (15:22.0.) Rolle and Migton have finished 1-2 in every race they have ran together starting last sea­son.

Moon was said he was pleased with the two freshmen on the women’s side, Amanda Qua­glia, who finished in 16th place (15.30.2) and Alex Ryan who fin­ished 51st overall (16.39.8).

“We got an outstanding perfor­mance from our two freshmen on the women’s team,” Moon said. “I was extremely impressed.”

The men’s squad struggled; fin­ishing sixth in a seven team meet. However, Moon did not see any need for concern.

“The top three guys stepped it up,” Moon said. “But we still need to get the last two up to speed.” Moon said.

The “top three guys” to whom Moon is referring are senior Jar­ed Henko came in 24th overall (20.29.4), junior Carl Johnston finished 30th (20.44.1) and se­nior Cory Hellwin grabbed 41st (20.54.0.)

Both cross country teams return to action Saturday at the Hofstra Brick Stone Run in .

Gerard Gilberto can be reached at gerard.gilberto@stu­dent.shu.edu

Author: Staff Writer

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