Stephanie Gerland
Stephanie  Gerland

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Garden City, N.Y.

High School:
Garden City

Freshman (2016-17): Posted top-10 finishes in three races during the fall season, including a third-place finish in the 5K at the NYIT Invite (20:33.45) … Followed that up with a personal-best 5K time at the Metropolitan Championships in October (20:30.80) … Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

Before St. John’s: Six-year member of the Garden City High School XC and track teams … captained her high school team in 2015-16 … ran cross country and the 1,500-meter and 3K races … holds the Garden City High School record for 5K in both track and XC … named the most outstanding runner in 2013, 2014, 2016 … was the Nassau County Runner of the Year in XC in 2012, 2013, 2014 … member of the Newsday All-Long Island XC Team in 2012, 2013 and 2014 … was a member of four XC country championship teams and five track & field county championship teams … received All-State honors in XC in 2012, 2013 and 2014 … was All-County in XC and Track from 2011-2016. 

Personal: Daughter of Irene and Roger Gerland … has one sister, Jen (19) who attends Duquesne … plans to major in accounting at St. John’s … grandfather Stan Derby attended St. John’s … hobbies include running, swimming, biking, and watching running videos … volunteers at a food pantry in Hempstead … lists her mom as the most influential person in her athletic career … came to St. John’s because of the “amazing campus and incredible coaches/teammates.”

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