Only women race as heat cuts Delaware XC Invitational short

Photo via SHU Athletics

Photo via SHU Athletics

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Newark, Del., on Saturday for the Delaware Cross Country Invitational, but only the women participated.

The men’s race was canceled due to excessive heat, following the women’s turn.

It was only 81 degrees, but humidity made it feel like 91. The Pirates had a tough time in the harsh conditions, ranking outside the top six teams once the day was finished. Junior Emily Johnson had the best time for the Pirates, as she finished 14th out of 100 runners with a time of 24:47.93. Directly behind her in 15th place was sophomore Kiley Britten, who finished the 6K run with a time of 24:57.07.

Freshman Kassandra Yocco came across the line in 25th in her second collegiate race with a time of 25:40.23. Yocco has gotten off to a good start with the Pirates after finishing in 15th at last week’s 4k Monmouth Invitational.

Sophomore Olivia Gregorio rounded it out for the Pirates, as she was just able to finish in the top half of the group. Gregorio came in 47th place with a time of 27:35.83.

Towson came out of the invitational on top, finishing the day with 19 points. The Tigers had six runners in the top-10, including each of the top-2 finishers. Host school Delaware finished in second place with 43 points, followed by Elizabethtown, who finished in third with 80 points.

Both the men’s and women’s Pirate cross country teams will head down to Daytona Beach, Fla., next weekend to take on Embry Riddle. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

Matt Ambrose can be reached at and on Twitter @mambrose97.

Author: Staff Writer

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