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 Invitational on Sept. 22. [caption id="attachment_24434" align="aligncenter" width="838"] Photo via SHU Athletics[/caption] Following closely behind Newgarden was Olivia Hernandez, who finished second overall at 18:25. Five more Pirates also finished within the top-10. Kassi Yocco came in fifth place (18:36), Emily Hernandez came in sixth place (18:37), and Cristina Fernandez finished eighth place (18:53). Gaby Vega (18:59) and Lauren Ginefra (19:05) rounded out the top-10 overall. On the men’s side, Jarod Moser led the way as the team finished fourth out of seven teams with a combined time of 2:14:00. Moser finished 10th overall with a time of 26:15 in the 8K race. Justin Allone finished 12th a time of 26:19 and Ryan McNeilly finished 20th with a time of 27:01. Both teams will return to action on Oct. 12, when they travel to the Bronx, N.Y. to compete in the Metropolitan Championship. Matthew Collins can be reached at email@example.com.
Women’s cross country shines again at NJIT Invitational