RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Felician University women's track & field team will compete in the 2017 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Outdoor Championship meet on Sunday, May 7. The event will be hosted by Georgian Court University on its Lakewood, N.J., campus. The meet will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the shot put; track events will commence at 10 a.m.
Felician will be looking to improve on last year's ninth-place finish. The Golden Falcons, a third-year varsity intercollegiate program, are led by second-year head coach Rob DeCarlo Jr.
The top two finishers in each event will be named All-CACC. Directions to Georgian Court are available at http://www.gculions.com/sports/2009/8/28/gcudirections.aspx. The CACC Digital Network also plans to offer free live streaming video through CollegeTV Ticket.
"This meet is really about individual placements for us," DeCarlo said. "We want to see how everyone does in their events in comparison to the rest of the conference. I'm not as concerned with how many points we score."
Felician's strength appears to be in the field events, especially the throws. Freshman Monika Dlugosz (Clifton, N.J./Clifton) has set school records in the shot put, discus, and javelin, and is entered in all three on Sunday. Classmate Anna Piedel (Garfield, N.J./Garfield) is also a threat to score in the throws, and freshman Jasmine Bruton (Newark, N.J./Weequahic) is the Golden Falcons' top jumper.
On the track, freshman Arshlene Ceide (Roselle, N.J./Abraham Clark) has been Felician's steadiest sprinter, setting the school 100-meter record. The Golden Falcons also look for senior captains Kate Rohlser (Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional) (800m, 1,500m, 4x400m) and Sabrina Roldan (Woodbridge, N.J./Woodbridge) (1,500m) to produce uplifting endings to their careers.
"We're very happy with the progress of our freshman recruits and our walk-ons from other sports," DeCarlo said. "Everyone is improving. Now it is up to us to complete the season in a positive way."
The admission charge for the meet is $6 for adults and $3 for children, students (with ID) and senior citizens. Children age three years and under will be admitted free. Pets, smoking and other use of tobacco products, and the use of artificial noisemakers are PROHIBITED at the event.
The CACC Women's Track & Field Championship is in its fourth season. Georgian Court is the three-time defending champion. Results of the 2016 meet can be viewed at https://tomahawktiming.com/51-cacc-championships/.