RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College freshman Mike Secreti (Paramus, N.J./Paramus) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men's Cross-Country Rookie of the for the period ending Sept. 8, the CACC announced on Monday. Secreti was honored as part of the first set of weekly awards handed out by the CACC for the 2013-13 academic year.
Secreti made his collegiate debut on Saturday at the Fordham University Fiasco at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. He finished in ninth place out of 69 non-Division I runners, turning in a five-mile time of 27 minutes, 53 seconds. He was the first member of the Golden Falcons to cross the finish line.
Secreti's time ranks 21st on Felician's all-time list for five mile races. He came within 20 seconds of the school course record. He is the first Golden Falcon male runner in four years to win the CACC Rookie of the Week award. Rob Albano was chosen five times in 2009.
Secreti is a 2013 graduate of Paramus High.
More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/xc/2013-14/weeklyreports/20130906-XC-report.pdf.
Felician, a member of NCAA Division II, is guided by 12th-year head coach John Brennan. Secreti and the Golden Falcons next compete on Sept. 14 at the NJIT Classic, to be hosted by New Jersey Institute of Technology at Branch Brook Park in Newark.