Women's Track & Field Records Fall At Lehigh Games

Sylvia Bialy set a PR in the 1,500 meters at the Lehigh Games on Apr. 30, 2016. (Stockton Photo)
Sylvia Bialy set a PR in the 1,500 meters at the Lehigh Games on Apr. 30, 2016. (Stockton Photo)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Participating in their first collegiate women's track & field meet, Felician University freshmen Remi Iwelu (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) and Hannah Johnson (Jersey City, N.J./Saint Dominic Academy) established school records during the Lehigh University games, held Saturday on Lehigh's Goodman Campus.

Felician broke three program records on Saturday and established another. Junior Kate Rohsler (Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional) shaved more than two seconds off of her own school standard in the 800-meter run, and for the first time in the two-year history of their program, the Golden Falcons participated in a relay.

The meet, which contained 10 women's teams from all three NCAA divisions, was not scored on a team basis.

Johnson ran the 100-meter dash in 14.41 seconds. She bested the previous Felician record of 14.87, set by Giorvania LeRouge (Elizabeth, N.J./Elizabeth) on Apr. 1. Johnson placed 21st out of 25 entries on the day.

Iwelu threw the shot put 8.03 meters, bettering the Golden Falcon standard of 7.36 meters held by teammate Taylor Parker (Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo). She finished 23rd out of 28. Iwelu was also 24th in the 100 meters in 15.02. Both Johnson and Iwelu are scholarship basketball players at Felician.

Rohsler finished 28th of 38 in the 800. Her time of 2:31.58 beat her record of 2:34.29 set on Apr. 1.

Felician entered LeRouge, sophomore Melissa Gallo (Lyndhurst, N.J./Queen of Peace), Parker and Johnson in the 4x100-meter relay, and the quartet posted a time of 55.78 seconds.

Senior Sylvia Bialy (Lodi, N.J./Lodi) set a personal record in the 1,500 meters with a time of 5:43.86. She finished 48th of 50 entrants.

Felician will participate in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship at Georgian Court University on Sunday.