HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (November 9, 2019) – The 2019 Sun Conference Cross Country Championships took place on Saturday with three members of the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) cross country team taking part in the competition.
"This year's cross-country country championship was great exposure for the competing athletes," Head Coach Yanique Booth said. "They showed grit and that is very important to see. They are all freshman and the 8k is quite new to them. I do feel cross country prepared them mentally for the track and field season. They are also 400 meters track and field runners and the goals was to build their endurance for track and field season. I am quite pleased with the performance and am looking ahead for track season."
Held at the Hardeeville School Complex course near host school USC-Beaufort, JWU's Javon St. Firmin placed 74th with a time of 33.43.4 followed by Marlon Deetjen, who placed 79th with a time of 34:02.8. Jasen Santerre rounded out the Wildcat results with a time of 39:28.9 (87th place).
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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