From Press staff reports
Jillian Smith (Southern Regional) was part of the University of Michigan's distance medley relay team that clocked the fastest time in the nation this year en route to winning the race at the Notre Dame Alex Wilson Invitational.
Smith, a senior who ran the 800 meters, joined Rebecca Addison (1,200), Maya Long (400) and Amanda Eccleston (mile) for the first time this season to finish in 10 minutes, 56.66 seconds, which also topped the previous school record of 11:01.51. That time was set by fellow Southern alum Danielle Tauro, Serita Williams, Geena Gall and Nicole Edwards in 2008.
Meghan Borz (Buena Regional) was named to the New Jersey Athletic Conference first team for winning the 5,000 meters at the conference championships in 18:08.45 and honorable mention for finishing third in the 3,000 meters (10:29.40).
Lisa Jones (Oakcrest) was part of the first-team distance medley relay (12:50.04).
Jessica Carlson (Southern) was named honorable mention for her third-place finish in the triple jump (36-5.75).
Men's outdoor track
Gloucester County College's Pat McCurry (Hammonton) took first in the 800-meter run in 2:04.16, while Blake Ballas (Hammonton) was 10th in the hammer throw (99 feet, 2 inches) and fifth in the javelin (137-11) at the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet in Salisbury, Md. Gloucester was second in the team scoring with 71 points, behind Salisbury with 330. McCurry also ran the third leg of the Roadrunners' fifth-place 4x400 relay in 3:44.91.
In a three-game sweep against Coppin State, New Jersey Institute of Technology's Ed Charlton (St. Augustine Prep) went 5-for-11 with a double, triple, four runs scored, five RBIs, three walks and three steals. He is batting .355.
The College of New Jersey's Anthony Cocuzza (St. Augustine Prep) had a hit and a run scored in a 10-8 loss to SUNY Oswego. In an 8-6 win against Immaculata, Cocuzza was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Rowan senior Steven Melchiorre (Hammonton) picked up a 7-1 win over Oneonta with three hits and nine strikeouts in six innings.
Rowan senior LeAnne Miller (Vineland) earned her first win of the season, a 9-2 decision over Neumann University. Miller pitched two scoreless innings in relief with two strikeouts and one hit. Freshman Dana Cafone (Absegami) was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while senior Stephanie Labas (Millville) contributed with two hits and a run scored. Miller (2-1) picked up her second win of the season with a 4-0 win over William Peace University. She recorded 10 strikeouts.
Miller was named NJAC Pitcher of the Week after recording a 0.00 earned-run average while striking out 14 in 12 combined innings during three appearances for the Profs.
Cafone was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and Meagan Lee (Oakcrest) had one hit and an RBI. In a 7-3 win over Wilkes University at the Virginian Wesleyan College Beach Blast, Labas hit a solo homer and scored three runs, while Lee had two hits and a run scored.
Miller took a 7-2 loss in a March 5 game against Haverford. She scattered five hits and gave up two unearned runs. Lee was 2-for-4 with a double.
In the second game, Labas was 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored.
Sophomore Jeff White (Middle Township) registered four goals and an assist for Lees-McRae in a 14-9 loss to Shorter. White recorded all three of Lees-McRae's goals in a 18-3 loss to unbeaten Limestone.
TCNJ senior Alex Spark (Southern Regional) netted nine goals in a 19-6 victory over FDU-Florham. Spark scored three straight goals in the opening half to give the Lions a 4-0 lead.
Spark was chosen the NJAC offensive player of the week after tying her own school record with nine goals scored in a single game.
In addition, Spark went 3-for-3 on free position attempts, while adding three draw controls and three ground balls. She leads the conference in goals scored per game at 9.0.
Spark also scored four goals and two assists in a 17-2 win over Kean. Freshman Megan Devlin (Ocean City) scored her first collegiate goal.
Lynchburg College sophomore Melissa Drinkard (Ocean City) lost a singles match 6-3 6-3 but won 8-0 at first doubles with partner Betsy Stipa in a 7-1 win over Averett.
Paige Frost (Holy Spirit) earned a straight-set victory (6-2, 6-2) at fourth singles as Stonehill College defeated Aquinas 8-1. She also recorded a point (7-5, 6-4) in a 5-4 loss to Coe College.
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