Storm Cast

Leavin’ their Mark
X.C. wins at Hofstra

The St John’s cross country team started its season off with a victory at the Hofstra Invitational 5K September 5 for the second straight year, placing seven runners in the top ten Division I runners.

The Red Storm took the meet, held in Bethpage State Park, with 18 points, as host Hofstra finished second with 46 points. NJIT finished third with 78 points.
Sophomore Aryon Trujillo led the team with a time of 19:58.42, cutting nearly 25 seconds off her time from last year.

Junior Sarah Sudbury and freshman Michelle Duffy were right behind Trujillo, finishing second and third with times of 20:08.91 and 20:15.84, respectively. Nicole Cocozza and Sarah Fry crossed the line in 20:36.09 and 20:47.37, taking fifth and seventh. Freshman Stephanie Barne clocked in at 20:48.96 to finish in eighth place, while senior Pamela Petruski shaved nearly a minute off of her time from last year to take ninth place
in 20:52.27.

Alex Bean was the eighth Red Storm runner to finish, making her eleventh overall in 21:01.71.

Thirteenth and fourteenth places were taken by juniors Lori Dougherty and Katrina Schaefer. Dougherty finished in 21:13.54 as Schaefer made a new personal best, bringing her previous best of 22:10.0 down to 21:29.94. Two more juniors, Kim Piard and René Cousins, took twenty-first and twenty-sixth.

The Red Storm’s next contest will be in the Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park Sept. 19.