Felician Sets Five Women's Track & Field Records At ESU

Felician University hurdler.
Shahiana Odies set both Felician hurdles records at East Stroudsburg on Apr. 21, 2018. (Stockton Photo)

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – The Felician University women's track & field team set five school records while competing at the All-American Meet, hosted by East Stroudsburg University on Saturday at Eiler-Martin Stadium. The event, which contained female entrants from 23 institutions and clubs, was not scored on a team basis.

Felician freshman Shahiana Odies (Vauxhall, N.J./Benedictine Academy) was involved in three of the new school standards. Individually, she set both Golden Falcon hurdles marks. Odies ran 17.29 seconds in the 100-meter hurdles, eclipsing her own record of 17.35 established on April 6. She finished 12th out of 25 entrants.

In the 400-meter hurdles, Odies placed 13th of 25 runners. But her time of 1:15.01 broke a nearly two-year old Felician record held by Amanda Nowak (1:18.20)

Odies also ran the third leg for the record-setting 4x100-meter relay team. The all-freshman Felician foursome of Jessica Herron (Roselle, N.J./St. Anthony-Jersey City), Aasiyah Alston (Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge), Odies and Neuchatel King (Atco, N.J./Hammonton) crossed the finish line in 52.69 seconds and finished ninth out of 12.

Elsewhere on the track, King ran a 13.45-second 100-meter dash, lowering her own Felician record and placing 24th out of 38. Freshman Kayla Hightower (Norfolk, Va./Camden [N.J.]) clocked in at 1:05.85 in the 400-meter run, bettering by more than a second the Golden Falcon standard held by teammate Orquidea Maldonado.

Felician's best individual placement on the day went to sophomore Jane Burgoyne (Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock), who was ninth of 16 in the 5,000-meter run (20:47.22). Freshman Sierra Epps (Somerset, N.J./Franklin) highlighted the Golden Falcon field-event performers with a 14th-place result in the triple jump at 8.79 meters (28 feet, 10 ¼ inches.).

Felician will enter a relay team into the Penn Relays for the first time in the four-year history of its program on Thursday, and will send its full squad to the Lions' Invitational, hosted by The College of New Jersey, on Friday and Saturday.