RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College freshmen Mike Secreti (Paramus, N.J./Paramus) and Katie Rohsler (Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional) have been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Rookies of the Week for men's cross-country and women's cross-country, respectively, the CACC announced today. Both student-athletes were honored for the period ending Sept. 15.
Secreti wins the award for the second consecutive week. On Saturday, in just his second collegiate meet, he took first place in the non-Division I portion of the New Jersey Institute of Technology Classic at Branch Brook Park in Newark. He posted the 12th-fastest 8,000-meter time in Felician history, crossing the line in 26 minutes, 12 seconds. He won by a margin of 47 seconds over his nearest small-college competitor, teammate Tom Cooke (Clarksboro, N.J./Kingsway Regional).
Behind Secreti and Cooke, the Felician men took first place in the non-Division I team standings, besting five opponents. Secreti is a 2013 graduate of Paramus High.
Rohsler, also in her second career race, was Felician's No. 2 runner on the non-Division I women's side of Saturday's NJIT Classic. She finished 11th overall in 21:03, and led the Golden Falcons to second place in the team results.
Rohsler is the first member of Felician's women's cross-country team to win CACC Rookie of the Week honors since Meghan Corless in 2008. She is a 2013 graduate of Kittatinny Regional of Newton.
Also today, Felician junior Andrea Sarracino (Wood-Ridge, N.J./St. Mary-Rutherford) was selected to the CACC Women's Cross-Country Weekly Honor Roll after placing 10th at the NJIT Classic. More information is available at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/xc/2013-14/weeklyreports/20130916-XC-report.pdf.
Felician, a member of NCAA Division II, is guided by 12th-year head coach John Brennan. Secreti, Rohsler and the Golden Falcons next compete on Sept. 21 at the Monmouth University Invitational at Holmdel Park in Holmdel.