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Joseph Martinelli
Joseph  Martinelli

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Branchburg, N.J.

High School:
Somerville


08/30/2013

2013 Men's Cross Country Preview

With three captains leading an abundance of talented newcomers, the SHU men look to put their stamp on 2013

2013: Made seven appearances throughout the fall...Began the season with a top-30 finish at the Monmouth XC Kickoff, completing the 6K course in 23:02.0 (8/31)...Turned in a 38th-place effort at the St. John's-Hofstra Fall Festival with a 5K time of 31:32.79 (9/7)...Placed a season-best 25th among all Division I runners at the Delaware Invitational with a time of 30:50.80 (8K, 9/14)...Completed eight kilometers at the UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational in 32:53.81 (9/21)...Clocked in at 31:32.79 at the 8K Metropolitan Championships (10/11)...Contributed an 8K time of 30:58.24 at the Leopard Invitational (10/19)...Finished the season with a 5-mile time of 31:24.50 at the IC4A Championships (11/23)

2012: Competed in eight out of nine races for the Pirates... Ran best 5K time of 19.12.62 at the Hofstra Brick Stone Run... Ran best 6K time of 21.38.3 at the Monmouth XC Kickoff... Ran best 8K time of 30.11.91 at the UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational... Turned in a BIG EAST Championship time of 33.33.44 at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y.

High School/Personal: Three-year varsity letterwinner in cross country and track & field at Somerville High School... Cross country team captain as a senior... Personal best track times include 10:26 in the 3,200-meter and 2:08 in 800-meter... Helped lead Somerville track team to a Skyland Conference Raritan Division Championship and a third-place finish in Somerset County in 2012... During senior cross country season Somerset placed third at the Somerset County Championships, fifth in the New Jersey North 2 Group 3 Sectionals and 18th at the New Jersey Group 3 State Championships... Majoring in secondary education and biology... Born Nov. 4, 1993.
PERSONAL BESTS
6K 21:38.3 Monmouth XC Kickoff 9/1/12
8K 30:11.91 UMES Cappy Anderson Invite 9/15/12
10K
5-Mile 30:26.73 Leopard Invitational 10/13/12