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


2019 Outdoor (Sophomore):

  • Had a personal best in the 800 meters, running a time of 2:26.91 at the Holy Cross Invitational (4/20).
  • Had a personal best in the 1,500 meters of 5:11.53 at the Black & Gold Invitational (3/29).

2018-2019 Indoor (Sophomore):

  • Had a personal best in the mile vs. UNH, running a 5:40.31 (1/19).


  • Competed in the indoor 800m and outdoor 800m and 1500m events. 
  • Posted season-best time in the indoor 800m (2:35.15) at the New Hampshire vs Holy Cross meet.
  • Recorded season-best times in the outdoor 800m (2:28.12) at the Holy Cross Invitational and in the 1500m (5:19.16) at the UNH Season Opener.

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).
  • Majoring in biology.

Gioia's Top Performances

Year Event Time Meet (Date)
2019 800m (outdoor) 2:26.91 Holy Cross Invitational (4/20)
2019 1500m (outdoor) 5:11.53 Black & Gold Invitational (3/29)
2019 Mile (indoor) 5:40.31 UNH vs Holy Cross (1/19)
2018 800m (indoor) 2:35.15 UNH vs Holy Cross (1/20)
2018 800m (outdoor) 2:28.12 Holy Cross Invitational (4/21)
2018 1500m (outdoor) 5:19.16 UNH Season Opener (4/7)
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