RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University junior Jake Thoden (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Cross-Country Co-Runner of the Week for the period ending Oct. 7, the CACC announced on Monday.
Thoden finished in 14th place out of 239 men's non-Division-I entrants at the Highlander Challenge, hosted by New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark on Oct. 6. He completed the 8,000-meter course at Branch Brook park in 26 minutes, 49 seconds, knocking 87 seconds off his previous season-best time. Thoden helped Felician to a sixth-place finish of 31 schools.
More information is available at http://caccathletics.org/sports/xc/2018-19/releases/108MPOW.
Thoden has been the Golden Falcons' top finisher in all five of their races this season. He is a 2016 graduate of Hillsborough High School. He transferred to Felician after two years at Raritan Valley Community College.
Thoden shared this week's award with Wilmington (Del.) University senior Mark Corrigan.
Additionally on Monday, Felician freshman Jorge Dutan (Hackensack, N.J./Hackensack) was named to the CACC's Weekly Honor Roll.
Felician is guided by first-year head coach Elson Smajlaj of North Bergen. Thoden, Dutan and the Golden Falcons are next in action on Saturday, when they travel to Kings Park, N.Y., for the St. Joseph's College Invitational.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,400 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 University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.