Cross country struggles against tough competition in Big East Championship
Oct29

Cross country struggles against tough competition in Big East Championship

The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Big East Championship on Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Both teams struggled against tough, nationally-ranked competition, as the women’s team finished 10th while the men’s team finished ninth. The Georgetown men’s team retained its Big East crown, followed by Providence and Butler. The Providence women’s team edged out Villanova for its third consecutive...

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Cross country prepped for Big East Championship
Oct27

Cross country prepped for Big East Championship

The men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in the Big East Championship this Friday, Oct. 28 at Van Cortland Park in Bronx, N.Y. The Big East is filled with multiple top-notch teams, including three ranked in the top-10 in the country: Providence, Georgetown and Villanova. While the Pirates look to be heavy underdogs, they have multiple runners from both their men’s and women’s teams that will look to compete with the best...

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Blackburn’s competitive drive fuels academic success
Oct19

Blackburn’s competitive drive fuels academic success

The term “student-athlete” is quite literal; one is both a student and an athlete, and academics are to be taken just as seriously as athletics. Senior cross country runner Desyre Blackburn tries to encapsulate that definition with her time at Seton Hall. The Aloha, Ore. native has done more than make her mark running, as she is a co-captain this year under coach John Moon. She has also gotten heavily involved in several business and...

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Men and women’s cross country fall short at Lafayette
Oct16

Men and women’s cross country fall short at Lafayette

The Leopard Invitation at Lafayette College was a very important meet Saturday morning for both cross country teams, as they sought the opportunity to build some momentum before the Big East Championship. The Pirate men finished fourth out of seven, and the women’s team finished fourth out of five. For the women, three runners, senior Desyre Blackburn, sophomore Kiley Britten and junior Christiana Rutkowski all finished in the top-15...

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Men’s and women’s cross country compete at Metropolitan Championship
Oct08

Men’s and women’s cross country compete at Metropolitan Championship

Seton Hall’s men and women’s cross country teams participated in the Cross Country Metropolitan Championships this Friday, with the women finishing sixth and the men finishing fifth. The women’s cross country team finished six out of 11 teams, with an average time of 20:43 on the 5k course. Sophomore Kiley Britten led the team. She finished 21st out of 115 runners with an impressive time of 19:58.5. Britten improved her 5k time by...

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Only women race as heat cuts Delaware XC Invitational short
Sep10

Only women race as heat cuts Delaware XC Invitational short

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...

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SHU cross country runner talks impact of veganism
Sep07

SHU cross country runner talks impact of veganism

I cannot begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard, “Oh no, you must not be getting enough protein.” I am what most people today call vegan. This means I do not consume any animal products or animal by-products; no meat, fish, eggs or dairy. But, I am not just a vegan. I am a vegan athlete – a collegiate distance runner at Seton Hall. Being vegan for just over 13 months, I can confidently say it has been one of the best decisions...

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Both Seton Hall cross country teams place second at Monmouth Kickoff
Sep03

Both Seton Hall cross country teams place second at Monmouth Kickoff

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in second place at the 2016 Monmouth XC Kickoff Saturday.

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Ricci running his own business, cross country
Nov18

Ricci running his own business, cross country

  Whether it be his legs, his business or all over Seton Hall’s campus, the life of cross country standout Victor Ricci is a nonstop process of running. On top of being a full-time student, Ricci, who is in his junior year, runs a social media advertising business called Trend Pie. And if that was not enough to fill his workload, he also happens to be SHU’s top cross country runner. Ricci understands his workload is a bit heavier than...

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Cross country teams each finish in last at the Big East Championship
Nov01

Cross country teams each finish in last at the Big East Championship

  On Halloween, the Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams flew out to Mason, Ohio, to compete in the Big East Championship meet, where both finished in last place. Georgetown came in first during the men’s 8K. The Hoyas only had a total of 33 points and a total of five runners finishing in top 10. Providence came in first place during the women’s 6K. The Friars had a total of 26 points and four of their runners finished in...

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Cross Country prepares for Big East Championships
Oct28

Cross Country prepares for Big East Championships

  The Seton Hall cross country teams head to Mason, Ohio, this weekend to face a tough test at the Big East Championships. The men’s team is coming off a win in its last meet at the St. John’s Cross Country Fall Festival, while the women’s team heads to Ohio fresh off a second-place finish at St. John’s. The Pirates are going up against the likes of Villanova and Georgetown, whose men’s teams are each ranked in the top- three of the...

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Ricci finishes 23rd overall as cross country competes at the Metropolitan Championships
Oct10

Ricci finishes 23rd overall as cross country competes at the Metropolitan Championships

  The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the Metropolitan Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx on Friday, with the men’s team finishing seventh and the women’s team finishing ninth, each out of 14 teams. For the men, the Pirates were led by junior Victor Ricci, who finished 23rd overall out of 114 runners at the meet with a time of 27:31.4 at the five-mile course. Ricci recorded his second...

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