Three Cinnaminson graduates helped the Rowan women sweep the season-opening Stockton University Short Course XC Opener over the weekend in Galloway Township.
Rowan swept the top six spots in team scoring for a perfect 15 points, and former Cinnaminson runners took three of the top four spots.
Junior Alyssa Sanders from Pitman was the overall winner, covering the 5,000-meter course in 19:25.
Then came three straight former Pirates — sophomores Madison Edwards in 19:47 and Haley Adams in 20:18 and then freshman Emily Rooney, who never ran XC in high school, took fourth in 20:25 in what presumably was her first lifetime XC race.
Sophomore Gina Capone of Bordentown (20:40) and freshman Sha’Lynn Clarke from Glassboro (20:43) finished the 1-6 sweep for the Profs.
Stockton was led by junior Jamie Won of Moorestown, who placed seventh in 20:43. Sophomore Jessie Klenk of Sterling was ninth.
In the men’s race, senior Anthony Caruso of Eastern Regional placed third in 19:56, sophomore Kevin Lauer of Lenape was fifth in 20:00 and junior Michael Onu from Cherry Hill East was eighth in 20:07 as Rowan — ranked No. 9 in NCAA Division 3 Atlantic Region — won the team title 18-48 over second-place Stockton.
Brandon Diaz and Dario Epifania, two freshmen who were teammates at South Brunswick, ran 1-2 for the Profs in 19:53 and 19:55.
Stockton was led by junior Daniel Do out of Absegami, who placed fourth in 20:00, a fraction ahead of Lauer.