XC's Joe Varca is Region XV Athlete of the Month

XC's Joe Varca is Region XV Athlete of the Month

Joseph Varca capped his 2016 cross country season strong at the NJCAA DIII National Championship on November 12, placing 9th overall out of 182 runners with a time of 29:43.1 for the 8K course. As first-man on his team, he led Suffolk CC to the school's best-ever 2nd place team finish. The freshman crossed the finish line as the top-Region XV finisher and was named a 2nd-Team All-American.

The previous weekend, Varca prefaced his Nationals run with an All-Region 2nd place finish at the NJCAA DIII Region XV Championships on November 5th, covering the 8K course in 28:59.3, helping his Sharks to a team title.