RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College junior Mike Secreti (Paramus, N.J./Paramus) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Cross-Country Runner of the Week for the period ending Oct. 4, the CACC announced today.
Secreti wins or shared the award for the second time this season and on the third occasion of his career. It is the first time, however, he has ever captured it outright.
The 5-foot-11, 145-pound Secreti was the top CACC men's finisher at the White Race at last Friday's Paul Short Run, hosted by Lehigh University. He finished 21st overall out of 308 entrants, completing 8,000 meters in a season-best time of 26 minutes, 41 seconds. The Golden Falcons finished 26th out of 39 in the team standings.
Secreti is a 2013 graduate of Paramus High.
Also on Monday, Felician sophomore women's soccer midfielder Amanda Nowak (Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst) was named to her sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician cross-country is guided by first-year head coach Rob DeCarlo Jr. of Saddle Brook. Secreti and the Golden Falcons are next in action on Oct. 16, when they travel to Nashua, N.H., for the Bruce Kirsh Cup, hosted by Franklin Pierce University.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.