Alexis Jones Is First All-CACC Performer For Women's Track & Field

Alexis Jones is the first all-CACC performer in the history of Felician women's track & field. (Stockton Photo)
Alexis Jones is the first all-CACC performer in the history of Felician women's track & field. (Stockton Photo)

LAKEWOOD, N.J. – Felician University junior Alexis Jones (Clayton, N.J./GCIT) attained all-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) status by finishing in second place in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the 2017 CACC Women's Outdoor Track & Field Championship meet, hosted by Georgian Court University on Sunday. Jones is the first Golden Falcon to be named all-conference in the three-year history of the Felician program.

Felician placed tenth as a team, scoring 23 points. The Golden Falcons produced points in seven different events. Jones led the way with 10 points.

The top two finishers in each event on Sunday were awarded all-CACC status. Jones broke her own school record in the steeplechase, ending as the runner-up in 13 minutes, 17.48 seconds. The second place result was  good for eight points. Jones also scored two points in the 5,000-meter run, finishing seventh in 21:11.01

Felician set two other program records on the day. Senior Sabrina Roldan (Woodbridge, N.J./Woodbridge) eclipsed her own mark in the 1,500 meters, running a 5:05.25 to finish fifth and tally four points. Freshman Orquidea Maldonado (Newark, N.J./Technology), while not scoring, ran 1:06.94 in the 400 meters and finished 16th. She broke the record of Giorvania LeRouge (1:08.16) from last year.

"There were definitely some bright spots out there," said second-year Felician head coach Rob DeCarlo Jr. "Setting three school records, Alexis getting all-conference, then coming back to score again in the 5,000, and Sabrina finishing her career on a high note were all positive memories. But overall, we expected more out of the team. Collectively we need to put this one behind us and continue to build our program."

Felician's other individual scorers were junior Kelly Murphy (Cinnaminson, N.J/Cinnaminson) and freshman Monika Dlugosz (Clifton, N.J./Clifton). Murphy was fifth in the steeplechase (15:24.42), while Dlugosz placed seventh in the shot put (9.80m).

The Golden Falcons also picked up points in both relay races. They ended seventh in the 4x100 meters and eighth in the 4x400.

Host Georgian Court won its fourth consecutive CACC championship with 222.5 points, 99 better than runner-up Bloomfield College.