Sophomore runner journeys to nationals

December 6, 2016 George Tatoris 0

“I didn’t see that coming,” Cooper said.

Assistant coach Michael Walker was more surprised by the time frame in which she got to nationals.

“I could see it happening later on as a senior, so this is ahead of schedule from what I thought was possible,” Walker said.

Cooper previously played soccer, but did not enjoy it, so her mother suggested she try cross country. The new sport resonated with her.

Unfortunately, during junior and senior year of high school, fractures and shin problems prevented her from running.

Upon graduation, she chose to attend the College because her brother graduated from there, and if she wanted to continue to run, the cross country program was there, ready and waiting.
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Lions go for the distance at nationals

November 28, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

While many college students were preparing for Thanksgiving break and gearing up for final exams, the College’s men’s cross country team and sophomore Natalie Cooper of the women’s team had an exciting weekend in Louisville, Ky., competing in the 2016 Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19. The men’s Lions came in 30th place overall in the 8000-meter race and Cooper finished in the top 50 in the 6000-meter race, ahead of more than 200 of the nation’s most adept runners. […]

Lions trek to third-place finish at Regionals

November 15, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

The men’s cross country team, along with sophomore Natalie Cooper on the women’s team, have a long trip ahead for them on Saturday, Nov. 19, as they will travel to Louisville, Ky., for the NCAA Division III Championship. The men’s team received an at-large bid while Cooper qualified individually after a successful outing in the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships. […]

Lions dominate in NJAC Championship

November 1, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

While many were celebrating the College’s Homecoming and Halloween this weekend, the men and women of the College’s Cross Country teams were hard at work at the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) at Stockton University in southern New Jersey. […]

Freshmen give their all at Osprey Open

September 29, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

While many students at the College spent this past Saturday, Sept. 24, in Ewing, N.J., for Parent and Family Day, the men’s and women’s cross country teams spent it in Galloway Township, N.J. competing at the Osprey Open, which was hosted by Stockton University. […]

Lions step ahead at Blue/Gold

September 5, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

While Labor Day weekend marks rest and relaxation before the summer draws to a close, the College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams spent their weekend at the Blue/Gold Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 3.

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Cross country gets set

August 30, 2016 Signal Contributor 0

By Danielle Silvia Staff Writer As the fall season approaches, the College’s men’s and women’s cross country teams are ready to gear up for another great season. Both cross country teams are led by coach […]