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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Fall at the Hall: Autumn action approaching
Jun19

Fall at the Hall: Autumn action approaching

Soon, school will be back in session, which means the beginning of what is to be a long year for Seton Hall Athletics. With the fall sports season right around the corner, take a look at where each team stands heading into 2018: Women’s Soccer: Nick Santoriello The Seton Hall women’s soccer team will hope to bounce back from a tough season last fall. Entering his fifth season at the helm, head coach Rick Stainton will look to improve...

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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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