Director of Athletics, Gerald Oswald announced that the St. Thomas Aquinas College men’s and women’s track and field programs will merge their leadership structure with the cross country programs and be led by one single coaching staff.
Upon completion of the 2019 outdoor track and field season, the two programs will be led by Head Coach Lorne Marcus and his coaching staff.
Junior Aidan Russell was named to the All-Conference First Team in men's cross country for his performance at the East Coast Conference Championships on Saturday. Juniors trio Rebecca MacLeod, Aida Torpey and Laura Herbes were name to the All-Conference Second Team.
Both Spartan cross country teams remain in the USTFCCCA Regional rankings following solid finishes in the Hudson Valley Invitational. The women's team dropped two spots to #8, while the men held steady at #10.
On Saturday, the St. Thomas Aquinas College cross country program hosted the Spartan Alumni Run. This 5K race at Tallman Mountain State Park is an annual event that units the past and present Spartan runners.
In week 4 of the USTFCCCA polls, both cross country teams jumped back into the East Regional polls. The women came in at #6 after being unranked the prior week, while the men re-entered the poll at #10.
The St. Thomas Aquinas College cross country program traveled to Rochester, NY to compete in the Harry F. Anderson Invitational. The race was a great opportunity to race the course they will see at the conference championship in Early November which will be hosted by Roberts Wesleyan College.
The St. Thomas Aquinas College Men's & Women's Cross Country teams began the 2018 season at the National Catholic Invitational in South Bend, Indiana. The race, which was hosted by the University of Notre Dame, consisted of a strong field of Division I, II and III teams.
The East Coast Conference has released the 2018 Preseason Poll and the St. Thomas Aquinas College Spartans have been chosen to finish 2nd. In the USTFCCCA East Region Preseason Poll, the Spartans landed at #9 for the 2018 season.
Spartan junior Aida Torpey has been named the Preseason Runner of the Year by the East Coast Conference. Torpey was a key factor in the teams 2017 2nd place ECC finish and 7th place finish in the East Region.
Senior Kristen Borriello has been named the East Coast Conference Runer of the Week for the second consecutive week, while freshman Nick Martello was tabbed Rookie of the Week for the 3rd time this season.
Senior women's cross country runner Kristen Borriello and sophomore men's cross country runner Robert Guidicipietro have been chosen as the East Coast Conference Runners of the Week after strong races at the Paul Short Invitational.
The St. Thomas Aquinas College cross country competed at the 44th Annual Paul Short Invitational. The Paul Short Run is the largest intercollegiate cross country meet in the nation where approximately 6,000 athletes from nearly 450 colleges and high schools competed this year.