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Hawks Cross-Country Runner Lands Top Honors in Army Fitness Test

Senior Kristin St. Pierre finished first for women in the 12th Regiment Army physical fitness test
Photo by: Joint Base Lewis-McChord
ROTC members at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The participants were completing the 12th Regiment Army physical fitness test (APFT).

JOINT BASE LEWIS McCHORD, Wash. — Kristin St. Pierre, a psychology major and member of the cross-country team at Roger Williams University, finished first for women in the 12th Regiment Army physical fitness test (APFT) held July 7 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington.

St. Pierre, from Dracut, Mass., and Matthew Brown of Penn State University took first place for the female and male categories, respectively. Competing against 443 of their peers, Brown grabbed the top spot with a score of 381, while St. Pierre achieved the highest women’s score with a 369.

The APFT is broken down into three parts including the two-mile run, two-minute push-up and two-minute sit-up. Each cadet completes all three and then receives a score based on the Army’s APFT score chart.

Cadets must pass the APFT based on Army standards for age and gender in order to qualify for the Army. To pass the APFT, cadets must receive at least 60 points in each event.