Kerri Butler and Michelle crack top-10 as Red Storm post numerous personal bests.
Graduate Student Michelle Duffy leads Red Storm in return to Oakdale campus.
Head coach Jim Hurt leads young Red Storm squad that includes eight sophomores and graduate student Michelle Duffy.
13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.
As A Sophomore (2013): Competed twice for the Red Storm ... recorded a time of 17:58.76 for 4K in a 66th-place finish at the season-opening SJU-Hofstra Fall XC Festival (Sept. 7) ... placed 53rd overall in a time of 20:51.52 for 5K at the LIU Post Invitational (Sept. 15).
As A Freshman (2012): Competed only in track & field.
At Notre Dame Academy: Starred in track & field all four years ... graduated as the Notre Dame Academy record-holder in the 400-meters and 600-meters ... ranked 26th in the nation and 15th in the state in the 600-meters ... member of the distance medley relay team that became the first team in Staten Island to compete at the Penn Relays Championship of America in over a decade ... achieved the Eastern State Championship in the 400-meters in 2012 and the 4x400-meters ... named a Staten Island Advance All-Star in 2011 and 2012 ... honored as outdoor track & field Team MVP in 2010 ... ran on the 2011 Staten Island Cross Country Championship team.
Personal: Daughter of Alberto and Youree Garcia, both 1988 graduates of St. John's and members of the track & field program ... has three siblings, Brianne (16), Ariella (13) and Sofia (10) ... enjoys painting, reading and listening to music ... majoring in psychology with the goal of becoming a physical or occupational therapist ... chose to come to St. John's because of its well-rounded combination of academics, athletics and Vincentian values ... recruited by Fordham University, University of Albany, Monmouth University and Sacred Heart University.
Off the Track