USTFCCCA Ranks Women's Cross Country 7th in Region

USTFCCCA Ranks Women's Cross Country 7th in Region

The St. Thomas Aquinas Women's Cross Country moved into the 7th spot in the East Region following both an individual win and a team win at the NJIT Highlander Challenge.  Senior Kristen Borriello was the individual winner of the 2017 NJIT Highlander Challenge. Borriello covered the 5K course at Branch Brook Park in 18:27, which is only seconds off the Spartan 5K record that she set in 2015.  Sophomore Aida Torpey also ran a great race finishing second overall.  Her time of 18:33 was a personal best by almost one minute.  Rebecca MacLeod, also a sophomore ran a personal record, finishing in 19:26 which was good for 8th place.  Senior Kara Santa Teresa was next for the Spartans in 18th place in 20:17.  Freshman Mary Dristle saw a big drop in time as she clocked a 21:40.  Sophomore Grace Carter was the sixth Spartan to cross the line in 22:21.  Rookie Kayla Cobelli also set a new personal best coming in at 22:47 in her second collegiate competition.  This was the teams second 1st place finish of the 2017 season.  The team will return to action in two weekas at the East Coast Conference Campionship hosted by NYIT.

EAST Region
Rank School Location Conference
Last Week
1 Stonehill Easton, Mass. Northeast-10
1
2 Assumption Worcester, Mass. Northeast-10
2
3 Roberts Wesleyan Chili, N.Y. East Coast
3
4 American International Springfield, Mass. Northeast-10
4
5 Merrimack North Andover, Mass. Northeast-10
5
6 Le Moyne Syracuse, N.Y. Northeast-10
6
7 St. Thomas Aquinas (N.Y.) Sparkill, N.Y. East Coast
8
8 Bentley Waltham, Mass. Northeast-10
9
9 Southern New Hampshire Manchester, N.H. Northeast-10
10
10 Daemen Amherst, N.Y. East Coast
NR

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