Cross Country 2014 – Player Profile

Ken Fontal

Ken Fontal – 

Year: Sophomore

Major: Finance

Height: 5-8

Position: 

High School: Newark

Hometown: Newark, Del.

Awards: 2013: CACC Men's Rookie of the Year; All-CACC (5th); CACC Rookie of the Week (10/21); Wilmington Academic All-Star


Biography

2013: Competed in six of the eight races the men ran in 2013 as a true freshman – named CACC Rookie of the Year after finishing fifth at the CACC Championship – named All-CACC – best overall finish was fourth place at the 13th Annual WUXC Invite to open the season – placed fifth at the CACC Championships and eighth overall at the UD Invite – fastest 8K time came at the Princeton XC Invitational, finishing 147th overall in a time of 25:57 – finished 26th at Regionals (32:53.4) and 172nd at Nationals (33:31.00).

High School: Earned varsity letters in track and field at Newark High School –  Blue Hen Conference Team champions in 2013, runner-up individually in conference – second team All State XC 2013 – Division 1 XC States Runner-Up –  First team All State Indoor Track – 4 x 800m relay State Champion, in which state record was broken  – Honor roll student.

Personal: Ken Fontal – son of Joseph Jean Pierre and Marlene Jean Pierre – has a sister, Jennifer  – majoring in finance at Wilmington University –  “Never concede” is the best piece of advice he’s received – if he could be the head coach of a team for a year, he would want to coach the Newark High School Cross Country team – if he could change one rule about cross country, it would be to be able to with earphones in.