Swimming and Diving eager to return to championship caliber levels
Oct02

Swimming and Diving eager to return to championship caliber levels

In the Big East championships last year, respectively, the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams are aiming to improve their performances after historical seasons. The men, who took the Big East crown in 2018 to become back-to-back conference champions have only eight swimmers on the roster from their championship unit. That’s the same amount of freshman who will race for the first time this year for the Pirates. The surplus of...

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Despite grueling summer schedule, Yocco emerges as star for Pirates
Oct02

Despite grueling summer schedule, Yocco emerges as star for Pirates

Cross country is arguably the least publicized sport at Seton Hall but also among the most difficult because of its grueling schedule. While meets take place with little fanfare, long training runs and the need to stay in top physical condition in addition, to keeping up with homework and classes puts cross country’s difficulty on par with any other Seton Hall sport. For senior cross-country runner Kassi Yocco, this difficulty was...

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Cross country welcomes another freshman sensation
Sep25

Cross country welcomes another freshman sensation

The Seton Hall women’s cross country team was paced by its underclassmen for much of last year, primarily with one freshman who finished first among the Pirates in several meets. Sophomore Emma Newgarden was not expected to lead runners in just her first season. The Staten Island, N.Y. native had endless stamina in the 2018-19 season, as she cruised to first place finishes at the Cappy Anderson Invitational and the NJIT Invitational...

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Seton Hall’s longest-tenured coach remains motivated
Sep04

Seton Hall’s longest-tenured coach remains motivated

Before turning Seton Hall into a national force, cross country coach John Moon sat behind a desk and inspired others in another way. For seven years, Moon was a high school teacher and although he was loved by many, he felt as his passion was elsewhere. The track and field program at Rahway High School won a state title every year that Moon coached. “When I first came here, I was an administrator, but it just wasn’t me,” Moon said. “I...

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Freshman sensation and senior star reflect on cross country season
Apr24

Freshman sensation and senior star reflect on cross country season

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams have enjoyed quality seasons, as one has been paced by a well-versed senior peaking at the right time and the other has been led by a freshman who consistently reaches podium finishes. The former, Jarod Moser, lacked the confidence to do well in races earlier on in his career. Head coach John Moon saw something him that changed his in-race mentality. “Coming into my sophomore year,...

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Cross country season ends in success for men and women
Dec06

Cross country season ends in success for men and women

The IC4A Coaches Race on Nov. 17 was the last event for the cross country program on the season, as the women’s side placed four competitors in the top-10, while the men placed two in the top-20. The race was held at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, a site that the Pirates travel to at least two times a year. Although the team has the experience for the path, snow caused a restructuring of the race. According to Jarod Moser, the...

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Undersized and overlooked: cross country poised to make noise in the Big East Championship
Oct25

Undersized and overlooked: cross country poised to make noise in the Big East Championship

Despite being one of 30 Div. I programs to have a cross-country program and not track and field, the revitalized Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams look to finish with the highest scores in school history. “This year, we’ll probably finish with the highest score ever for women’s cross country in Seton Hall history,” head coach John Moon boasted. “They’ve been just that good.” The landscape of the women’s team, who...

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Women’s cross country shines again at NJIT Invitational
Oct08

Women’s cross country shines again at NJIT Invitational

This past weekend, the Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams had successful outings at the NJIT Invitational. The women’s team dominated the competition, finishing first with a total time of 1:32:44, which was four minutes faster than the second place team, Wagner. Emma Newgarden won the individual title finishing the 5K race in 18:13. This is Newgarden’s second consecutive individual title, as she won at the Cappy Anderson...

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Pirates primed to peak at the perfect time of the season
Sep26

Pirates primed to peak at the perfect time of the season

Timing is everything in long distance running: knowing how to pace yourself for each mile, knowing when to add the final kick in at the end and knowing how to maintain consistency throughout the season. Given the Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams’ personal successes in the first four meets, both are on pace to peak at the right time of the season when championship meets come around at the end of October. Emma Newgarden...

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Underclassmen performances lead the way for cross country
Sep26

Underclassmen performances lead the way for cross country

Seton Hall cross country head coach John Moon can rightfully be optimistic about the future due to the tremendous efforts by the young but talented freshmen and sophomores on his team. Just as recently as the UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational on Sept. 22, the women came away with a victory as Emma Newgarden secured the fastest overall time at the meet. The freshman standout has felt the physical adjustment of running at the collegiate...

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Pirates dominate at weekend tournament
Sep25

Pirates dominate at weekend tournament

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams each came out victorious at last weekend’s Cappy Anderson Invitational in Princess Anne, Md. Both squads showed dominance in their fields, headed by Jesse Southard on the men’s side, who blazed through the 8K run with a time of 26:36.30. Emma Newgarden was the star for the women’s team, as her first place finish led the way for a Pirates squad that saw six top-10 finishers. Sisters...

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Pirates put together solid performance at Embry-Riddle Invitational
Sep17

Pirates put together solid performance at Embry-Riddle Invitational

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the Embry-Riddle Invitational in Daytona Beach, Fla. on Sunday, finishing in sixth place and first place respectively. The women’s team dominated with four runners finishing in the top ten and earning a final score of 50 overall. Emma Newgarden placed at the top of the team with a time of 20:00.3, followed by Olivia Hernandez, Emily Hernandez, and Kassi Yocco. Newgarden,...

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