The Stockton University women’s cross country team won the NJAC title recently, led by three South Jersey alums – senior Jessie Klenk of Sterling, sophomore Kiersten Clem of Eastern and senior Jamie Wun of Moorestown.
Klenk ran an all-course PR of 23:49 over 6,000 meters on Stockton’s home course in Galloway Township to place 2nd, Clem ran a PR 24:07 for 6th place and Wun ran 24:37 for 9th.
Stockton’s 5th runner was freshman Abigail Webb of Highland, who took 12th place with a 24:43, also an all-course PR for her.
Stockton edged The College of New Jersey 39-41 to win its second New Jersey Athletic Conference title and first since 2016.
TCNJ led 23-27 after four runners, but Webb was the key, finishing 21 seconds and six spots ahead of TCNJ’s fifth runner. Webb ran track at Highland but never ran cross country until she got to Stockton.
Rowan placed third with 71 points with five South Jersey high school alums scoring.
Senior Lyndsay Boyd of Pitman placed 4th in 24:00, sophomore Sha’Lynn Clarke of Glassboro ran 24:45 for 13th, freshman Anna Sasse of Williamstown was 15th in 24:49, junior Carley Tool from Seneca was 17th in 24:57 and Cinnaminson grad Madison Edwards, a junior, placed 22nd in 25:12.