Graduate student standout Elaine Estes led all Hawks with a 45th-place individual finish to lead the Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad to a 22nd-place team showing in a field of 31 at the 2019 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship, held at Lehigh University's Goodman Campus on Friday morning. With an average 6k time of 22:31, the Hawks totaled 608 points to miss a top-20 finish by just 23 points.
The Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad will head to the 2019 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship this Friday, November 15. The 6k race is slated to begin at 11:00 a.m. at Lehigh University's Goodman Campus in Bethlehem, Pa. SJU's top seven finishers from the 2019 Atlantic 10 Championship will represent the Hawks at the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship: graduate student Elaine Estes (8th), seniors Samantha Mayers (67th) and Emily Schaeffer (78th), senior captains Emily Bracken (82nd) and Meridith Twomey (86th), and juniors Morgan Patten (89th) and Abigail Silva (97th).
Saturday morning was a tale of what can happen when you set your mind to a goal and work consistently and unwaveringly to reach it. The tale begins and ends with graduate student Elaine Estes, a former walk-on who crossed the finish line as the eighth-fastest runner in the Atlantic 10 on Saturday morning.
The Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad is set to race the 2019 Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championship this Saturday, November 2. Hosted by George Mason University at the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Va., the 5k race is set for 10:50 a.m. The 10 Hawks selected to represent SJU at the 2019 A-10 Cross Country Championship are graduate student Elaine Estes, seniors Emily Bracken (captain), Samantha Mayers, Abigail McGann, Emily Schaeffer, and Meridith Twomey (captain), juniors Alexa Gostovich, Morgan Patten, and Abigail Silva, and freshman Olivia Wojtowicz.
Sophomore Shannon Addario placed 25th to lead the Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad at the Lafayette Leopard Invitational, held at Lafayette's Metzgar Fields on Saturday morning. The Hawks accumulated 136 points and an average 6k time of 25:07 en route to a fifth-place team finish in a field of five. This was SJU's second race in as many days, as additional Hawks raced the Penn State National Invitational on Friday morning.
Graduate student Elaine Estes led the Hawks for the fifth time this season as the Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad placed 14th in a field of 16 teams at the Penn State National Invitational, held at PSU's Blue/White Golf Course on Friday morning. The Hawks accumulated 359 points in the 6k race in a high-level field.
Last year, Elaine Estes stepped onto her all-time favorite course, at Lehigh University's Goodman Campus, and had one individual goal: to go sub-22:00 for the first time in her career. She did that, clocking in at 21:59.5. Fast forward a year, and Estes completed Saturday morning's 6k Gold Race in a time of 21:14.4, numbers that speak to her commitment to improving every time race day comes.
The Saint Joseph's women's cross country program is set for one of the nation's premier cross country events, the 46th Annual Paul Short Run this Saturday, October 5. The women's 6k Open Race will begin at 10:15 a.m. while the 44-team field 6k Gold Race is slated for 11:45 a.m., to be held at Lehigh University's Goodman Campus.
Kristin Andrews '11 (Manalapan, N.J.), Sarah Conway '03 (Newark, Del.), Mike DiDio '06 (Churchville, Pa.) and Jerry Puryear '04 (Arlington, Va.) will be enshrined in the Saint Joseph's University Track Hall of Fame during the program's Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner on Saturday, October 12 at Drexelbrook in Drexel Hill, Pa.
After winning the 2019 Delaware Invitational individual title and leading the Hawks to a runner-up team finish on Saturday morning, Saint Joseph's graduate student Elaine Estes has been selected the Atlantic 10 Co-Performer of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday afternoon. The honor marks the second of both her collegiate career and season, also earning the honor after winning the season-opening 2019 Monmouth Kick-Off Invitational back in September.
For the second time in three races, Elaine Estes took home the 'W' as the graduate student won the 2019 Delaware Invitational at White Clay Creek State Park on Saturday morning. With an average 6k team time of 24:04 and 36 combined points, the Hawks placed second as a squad.
Graduate student Elaine Estes placed second in a field of 73 racers to lead the Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad to a fifth-place team finish in a field of seven at the 2019 George Mason Invitational on Friday evening. The Hawks averaged 19:16 over 5k en route to a 96-point performance.