The women’s cross country team defended their NJCAA Region 8 Championship at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee on Friday, October 25. The Bobcats held off a tough Daytona Beach State squad to win their fourth straight crown. Standout Olivia D’Angelo was named “Runner of the Year” after winning the race for the second consecutive year in 19:53. Teammate Isabel Oliveto finished second in 20:12. Other top runners included Grace D’Angelo (7th, 21:23); Katerina Dobkowski (10th, 21:32); Avery Mayer (12th, 22:02); Jordyn Avers (12th, 22:06); and Brenna Moran (13th, 22:30).
Jacki Wachtel was named “Coach of the Year”. The team will host the Run with the Bobcats 5K on Sunday, November 3, at 8:00 a.m. and then travel to Albuquerque, NM for the NJCAA D1 National 5K Championship to be held on November 9.