Simonetti Will Run at NCAA National Championships at Southern Indiana

Andrew Piotrowski
Andrew Piotrowski

Boston, MA- It was a history-making day at the NCAA Division II Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships in Boston as Philadelphia University sophomore runner Sarah Simonetti (Perkasie, PA/ Pennridge) finished fifth overall in the women's 6K in 22:52 to become the first PhilaU XC runner to ever advance to the NCAA National Championships, which will be held on Sunday (11/21) at Southern Indiana University. 

Simonetti also clinched a spot on the NCAA East All-Regional Team for the second year in a row, which goes to the top 15 runners for both the men and women. 

Simonetti paced the women's team to a fifth-overall team finish, as fellow sophomore Anjelica DiNucci (Baltimore, MD/ Dulaney) took 21st in 23:59. 

On the men's side, PhilaU took eighth overall as senior Andrew Piotrowski (Warminster, PA/ William Tennant) led his squad taking 30th place in 33:30, with the next closest Ram being senior Shawn D'Andrea (Blackwood, NJ/ Paul VI) who took 34th in 33:38.