Seniors say goodbye as cross-country season comes to a close in Regional Championship
Nov18

Seniors say goodbye as cross-country season comes to a close in Regional Championship

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed in the 2017 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Championship which took place in Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. The meet represented the last competition for both teams of the season, and the final race in the careers of several Pirate runners. The women’s team finished with a total time of 1:38:12.30, two seconds ahead of New Jersey rivals Monmouth. The time was good enough...

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Rutkowski and Moser lead Pirates in Big East Championships
Oct29

Rutkowski and Moser lead Pirates in Big East Championships

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Big East Championships on Saturday morning in Kenosha, Wis. Taking on the best competition the conference has to offer, the women placed eighth out of the 10 competing schools, while the men settled for ninth out of nine. Christiana Rutkowski led the way for the women finishing 34th out of a field of 89 runners. Rutkowski had previously listed to The Setonian a top...

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Simon weaving sport into family tradition
Oct25

Simon weaving sport into family tradition

On the surface, the Simon family, led by current Seton Hall senior cross-country runner Jake Simon, seems like a typical running family. Three of the six Simon children are year-round runners and Jake’s father, Daniel, runs marathons as well. However, the story of how the Simon’s fell in love with running does not start on the track, but on the soccer field when Jake was in middle school. “I started running in sixth grade and it was...

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Keeping pace with Seton Hall Cross Country
Oct18

Keeping pace with Seton Hall Cross Country

The duration of a cross country season is like a race itself: slower times in the beginning allow for an increased and consistent pace toward the middle of the race, and then the final kick at the end toward the finish line. As the home stretch of the season approaches for Seton Hall’s men’s and women’s cross country teams, they look to finish their 2017 campaigns strong and maintain consistency in their race times. Both teams have...

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Regular season ends for cross-country with dual fifth place finishes at Metropolitan Championships
Oct13

Regular season ends for cross-country with dual fifth place finishes at Metropolitan Championships

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross-country teams ended their regular season this afternoon with the 2017 Metropolitan Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Both teams entered the meet off the back of three consecutive first place finishes, however, there would be no fourth straight win for either, as the two sides posted matching fifth place finishes. The women’s team competed in a field of 14 teams and 129...

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Pirates outrun the competition at Delaware Invitational
Oct08

Pirates outrun the competition at Delaware Invitational

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams both captured a third straight win, for the women their fourth on the year, in the Delaware Blue and Gold Invitational in Newark, Del. Eight schools competed in the six kilometer run which started the invitational, with the Pirates able to finish first with a total team time of 1:59:18. Four of the top five runners were from Seton Hall. Christina Rutkowski, who came into the day...

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‘Grit’ has led Rutkowski from injury plagued season to first-place finishes
Sep21

‘Grit’ has led Rutkowski from injury plagued season to first-place finishes

When the Seton Hall women’s cross country team began its 2015 campaign, it was without Christiana Rutkowski. She missed her sophomore season due to injury, and for the first time in her cross country career, she was unable to compete, to train, to do the thing she loves most: run. Rutkowski eventually fought her way back in time for the 2016 season, one that she was grateful to simply be a part of. “I didn’t have a great cross country...

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Men and women take first as cross country keeps on shining
Sep16

Men and women take first as cross country keeps on shining

Seton Hall’s cross-country team continued to run past the competition, finishing in first place at the NYIT Invitational for both the men’s and women’s races. With the win, the men were able to capture a third top-three finish on the season. In the 8K race that gave Seton Hall a meet victory, five Pirates finished in the top six, with nine placing in the top 14. Leading the swarm of Pirates was Jake Simon, who completed the near...

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Simon, Rutkowski have Cross Country teams off to fast start
Sep13

Simon, Rutkowski have Cross Country teams off to fast start

The Seton Hall cross country team raised the bar in the season-opening Monmouth Kick-off, in which both teams led by Jake Simon and Christiana Rutkowski, placed second, one spot higher than their finish in the same meet last year. After Monmouth, the Pirates traveled to Stony Brook where both teams took part in the Wolfie Invitational. Again improving on last year and again led by Rutkowski and Simon, the women’s team had a...

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Women’s cross country takes Wolfie Invitational
Sep10

Women’s cross country takes Wolfie Invitational

The Seton Hall women’s cross country team took home first place in the Wolfie Invitational at Stony Brook on Saturday, thanks to six of the eight Pirate runners finishing in the top-10. Christiana Rutkowski finished with a time of 17:44.68 in the 5K, which was the best time for any woman in the race. Olivia Hernandez also ran very good, coming in fifth place with a time of 18:39.64. Emily Johnson and Kiley Britten finished sixth and...

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Cross country takes silver in Monmouth Kick-off
Sep02

Cross country takes silver in Monmouth Kick-off

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams both took home silver in their opening match at the Monmouth Cross Country Kick-off.  The Pirates had the men’s and women’s leaders in individual time, as well as a total of five runners who finished inside the top-10. The women’s team had a total time of 1:14:55, just two seconds behind first place. Christiana Rutkowski led the Hall, and all women runners with a 4K time of 14:27.7,...

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Fall at the Hall: New athletic seasons starting up shortly
Jun19

Fall at the Hall: New athletic seasons starting up shortly

Even before school is in session for the fall semester, Seton Hall Athletics will be kicking off its 2017-18 campaign. With the fall sports season right around the corner, take a look at where each team stands heading into 2017: Women’s Soccer: Matt Lamb The Seton Hall women’s soccer team will return to the pitch in 2017 with higher expectations and opportunities to improve from last year’s season. The Pirates finished up last season...

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