Monica  Strain
Monica Strain


Castleton on Hudson, NY

High School:
Maple Hill


Track Starts Off On Right Foot At Great Dane Classic

Siena Opens Up Indoor Season


Cross Country Finishes Up Season At ECAC/IC4A Championship

Kibet & Forman Lead the Way for Siena


Cross Country Competes at NCAA Regionals

Men Finish 23rd, Women Finish 31st


Men Third, Women Seventh in Record Setting Day at MAAC Championship

Kibet and Forman Earn All-Conference Honors


Cross Country Finishes Regular Season at CCSU

Women Eighth, Men 12th at CCSU Mini-Meet


Cross Country at MAAC Championships (10/28/17)

Cross Country at MAAC Championships (10/28/17)


2017 Siena Cross Country/Track Photo Day

2017 Siena Cross Country/Track Photo Day


Cross Country at Monmouth Invitational (9/16/17)

Cross Country at Monmouth Invitational (9/16/17)

  • Four-time State Cross Country Qualifier
  • Three-time First Team All-State and one time All-State Third Team
  • Three-time First Team Patroon Conference All-Star
  • Section 2 Class D Sportsmanship Winner
  • Finished second at the Section 2 Cross Country Class D Championship
  • Fourth place at the NYS Cross Country Class D Championship
  • Broke the 1500m, 5K and 800m records
  • 1500m Independent League Champion for both indoor and outdoor
  • Four-time MVP for Cross Country
  • Part of National Honor Society
  • Named to the Principal's List as well as being Student Athlete of the Month
  • Daughter of Thomas and Joy Strain
  • Has an older brother Thomas and a twin sister Elizabeth
  • Twin sister is disabled and has made it her career to make an impact on her life
  • Major is currently biochemistry
    Nickname: Mon
    Major: Biochemistry
    Instagram Handle: monica_lynn63
    What I like most about Siena: The community atmosphere
    Another Siena sport I follow: Soccer
    My goal for this upcoming season: PR in the 5k and compete in MAACS
    My biggest fear: Not meeting my own expectations
    My hobbies are: adventuring the outdoors
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Australia
    If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I'd bring: Pasta Salad
    My biggest fan: My dad
    Best advice I've ever received: It's okay to fail; it's not okay to quit.
    Person I look up to the most: My sister
    Three words to describe me: Persistent, outgoing, and conscientious
    If I could meet anyone, it would be: Jenny Simpson
    When I'm not running, you can find me: Spending times with friends and family.
    My dream job: Chemical engineer for a pharmaceutical company
    If I could have any pet, I would have: Another cat.
    My dream car: Jeep Wrangler
    Future Plans: To be successful

    TV Show: Criminal Minds
    Class at Siena: Chemistry
    Vacation Spot: North Carolina
    Color: Blue
    Flavor of Ice Cream: Peanut butter
    App: Twitter/Instagram
    Animal: Cat
    Food: Pasta
    Pro Athlete: Jenny Simpson
    Song: Sweet Sarah