NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The Monroe College women’s cross country team had a showing to be proud of at the NJCAA Division I National Cross Country meet in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Saturday as they set new team and individual marks. The Mustangs placed 15th overall for the first time in the college’s history. Also, as a fait accompli for what has been a remarkable season to date, a pair of Monroe runners each finished in the top 5, as Susan Ejore placed third and Nokuthula Dlamini was fifth. This marked the first time in program history that a pair of runners placed in the top 5 at nationals.
Individually, The dynamic freshmen duo of Ejore (17:56.60) and Dlamini (18:11.39) finished in 3rd and 5th place out of a field of 282 runners. A couple of feats that earned them three First Team All -American Awards from the NJCAA, USATF and USTCCA, respectively.
Other finishers of note for Monroe included Jrenda Rivera (21:13.50), Shavon Fields (22:09.70), Princess Guwor (22:45.60), Tashay Roberts (23:42.70) and Dominique Swain (24:10.70. Complete results can be found HERE.
Coach Shirvon Greene shared his thoughts on the entire season and race, “Words can’t begin to express how proud and happy of these individuals I am. History was made and I am happy to share the success with these outstanding ladies. This was our main goal for this season and I must say we achieved it and more.”
The 2015 season was truly a remarkable one for the Monroe College women’s cross country team. The 2016 season cannot get here quickly enough.