Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Pennsville, N.J.
High School: Pennsville Memorial



  • Ran season-best 3k (11:42) in 15th Annual CCSU Mini Meet
  • Posted season-best 5k in 19:29 at UMass Dartmouth Cross Country Invitational 
  • Recorded season-best 6k (24:23) in Paul Short Gold

Before Holy Cross:

  • A two-year member of the varisty cross country team under head coach Geoff Shute 
  • Served as captain senior year
  • Was the Individual Salem County Champion in 2016
  • 5k personal best: 19:50.37
  • Named to the first team tri-county in 2015 and 2016, first team all state in 2016 and team MVP in 2016
  • Also competed in outdoor track and field (4x400m, 800m, 1600m, 3200m) and was on the varsity team for three years under Shute
  • Served as captain senior year 
  • Led the team to be Division Champions in 2016
  • Set the 4x400m record (2016), the 800m record (2016, 2017), the 1600m record (2017), the SMR record (2017) and DMR record (2016)
  • Named the NJSIAA Scholar Athlete banquet (2017), Tri-County scholar athlete (2017), team MVP (2016, 2017) and first team tri county (2016, 2017)
  • Was a four-year member of the indoor track and field team (800m, 1600m, 3200m, relays)
  • Member of the student council, National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society and executive committee


  • Daughter of John and Cynthia 
  • Has one sister (Mia) who is a member of the Crew team at Loyola University (Maryland)
  • Plans to major in chemistry

Gioia's Top Preformances

Year Time Event Meet
2017 11:42 3k 15th Annual CCSU Mini Meet (10/20)
2017 19:29 5k UMass Dartmouth Cross Country Invitational (9/16)
2017 24:23 6k Paul Short Gold (9/29)
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