Braccio looks to add consistency in sophomore year
Oct08

Braccio looks to add consistency in sophomore year

In Arianna Braccio’s freshman season with the Pirates women’s cross country team, she established herself as one of the Hall’s most gifted female runners, clocking an 18:30 race at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Invitational.  Photo via SHU Athletics That time left her behind five others in the invitational meet. Braccio said that this was around the range she wanted to fall into but was not consistent enough for her to...

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BIG EAST postpones all Fall 2020 sports contests

Per Big East Conference press release, the conference has decided to postpone all sports contests for the upcoming Fall 2020 season. The decision to postpone the remaining in-conference games was made by the BIG EAST COVID-19 Task Force on Wednesday, August 12. #BIGEAST announcement on Fall Sports Full release: https://t.co/s2XbzEf08p pic.twitter.com/J7bPNWT2Te — BIG EAST Conference (@BIGEAST) August 12, 2020 The sports affected...

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Cristina Fernandez receives 2020 Student Servant Leader Award
Jul10

Cristina Fernandez receives 2020 Student Servant Leader Award

Three summers ago, Cristina Fernandez was preparing for her first year as a biology major and cross-country runner at Seton Hall. Her passion for medicine and helping others was the driving force behind her studies, and she wasted no time getting involved with clubs that shared similar passions. Fernandez joined the Seton Hall chapter of MEDLIFE her freshman year despite it only having about five members, but the chapter’s annual...

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Cross Country program continues to steer in the right direction
Dec05

Cross Country program continues to steer in the right direction

Seton Hall’s men’s and Women’s cross country teams have a lot to hope for, regardless of how results played out at the Big East Championships. On the women’s side, they finished last and had no runner in the top-50 times. Before the meet, Seton Hall had at least multiple top-25 finishers in every event this season. At the beginning of the season, head coach John Moon expected last year’s freshman sensation, Emma Newgarden, to have a...

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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 if 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....

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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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