The Rowan University women's track and field team won the New Jersey Athletic Conference championship Sunday.
Several local athletes had solid performances for the Profs, who hosted the two-day meet.
Jessica Carlson (Southern Regional) placed second in the 100-meter hurdles in 15.17 seconds and was fourth in the triple jump (35 feet, 11¼ inches).
The Profs fared well in distance events. Christin Bettis (Hammonton) was second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase (11 minutes, 23.57 seconds) and took fourth in the 5,000-meter run (18:52.63). Meaghan Borz (Buena Regional) took third in the 1,500 in 4:51.96. Priscila Antuna (Southern) finished fourth in the steeplechase (12:07.52).
Rowan's depth helped the Profs coast to a comfortable victory. Rowan outscored second-place The College of New Jersey 276-186.
TCNJ won the men's team title. Sophomore James O'Connor (Ocean City) was third in the high jump (6-4) for the Lions.
Also at the NJAC championships, Rutgers-Camden freshman Corin Chick (Cumberland Regional) placed ninth in a field of 25 competitors in the discus (107-8).
More track and field achievements
University of Oklahoma senior Tre Lathan (Egg Harbor Township) won the 110-meter hurdles in 13.7 seconds at the Big 12 Conference Track and Field Championship at Baylor University on Sunday. He also ran the leadoff leg for the 4x100 relay team that came in second place.
At the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship, Rider University freshman Darnell Charles (Oakcrest) tied for third in the 100-meter dash (11.2) and placed fourth in the triple jump (47-1½). Teammate Tom McLaughlin (Egg Harbor Township) anchored the winning 4x800 relay team that ran a meet-record 7:35.99.
Rowan University senior pitcher Steve Melchiorre (Hammonton) was named the NJAC Pitcher of the Week after strong outings in two conference tournament games. He struck out five in six shutout innings last Tuesday in a 13-0 win against Stockton and struck out 10 in eight innings of the Profs' 5-3 win over Ramapo for the NJAC title.
TCNJ sophomore Anthony Cocuzza (St. Augustine Prep) was named a NJAC honorable mention selection. He was 3-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to Kean University in the NJAC Tournament.
U.S. Navy rower Ted Baumgardner (St. Augustine Prep), Boston University's Matt Givens (Holy Spirit) and the University of Washington's Seamus Labrum (Holy Spirit) were each invited to attend the Men's Under-23 National Team Selection Camp to compete for a spot on the U.S. team in the Worlds Rowing U-23 Championships in July.
The University of Rhode Island women's team won the Atlantic-10 Conference title Sunday with help from coxswain Kristin Hudak (Holy Spirit) in the varsity-eight boat, coxswain Chelsea Paulin (Egg Harbor Township) and Anne Edwards (Mainland Regional) in the second varsity eight, and Michelle Forte (Oakcrest) and Kaitlyn Rupert (Ocean City) in the varsity four.
University of Oklahoma coxswain Jessica Hogan (Holy Spirit) helped the second varsity-eight boat to a second-place finish as the Sooners won the Big 12 Conference championship Sunday.
Temple University senior Paige O'Sullivan (Mainland) was named the 2013 John Noisette Award recipient, an honor awarded by the school to a student for leadership and innovation in the therapeutic recreation field.
Widener University sophomore Mackenzie Lindquist (Ocean City) was named a second-team All-Commonwealth Conference player Wednesday. She had 36 goals, 41 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers this season.
Georgian Court University freshman Melissa Williams (Egg Harbor Township) scored one goal and had two assists in the Lions' 15-14 triple overtime loss to Holy Family University in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference tournament semifinals last week. She finished the season with 32 goals and 13 assists.
Albright College sophomore Natalie Carlucci (Holy Spirit) was named a first-team All-Commonwealth Conference player. She batted a team-best .408 and led the squad in RBIs (31), hits (40) and runs scored (22). ... Albright junior catcher Hillary Rodriguez (Vineland), who hit .248 with seven RBIs, 12 runs and 26 hits, was an honorable mention selection.
Rowan junior Meagan Lee (Oakcrest) hit a two-run home run as the top-seeded Profs beat Kean 3-1 in an NJAC tournament game last Tuesday. ... In a 6-3 win against Stockton on Tuesday, Rowan's Alysa Romero (Vineland), Stephanie Labas (Millville) and Dana Cafone (Absegami) each hit a home run. ... LeAnne Miller (Vineland) earned the win in both games for Rowan, combining for 11 strikeouts in the victories.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute sophomore Jocilyn Rudisill (Absegami) was selected to the All-Liberty League first team. She doubled and scored in one game and laid down a sacrifice bunt that brought in a run in another as RPI won the Liberty tournament Sunday.
Kutztown University senior Maria Isgro (Absegami) went 3-for-5 with a home run in a 10-7 win in 10 innings over California University in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship game Saturday. ... Montclair State junior Nicole Brodbeck (Hammonton) hit an RBI double in a 4-2 win against TCNJ in an NJAC Tournament game Friday.
Chestnut Hill College's Carly DiGiovanni (Ocean City) was named the women's soccer team's Most Valuable Player at the school's annual athletic awards banquet on April 29. She led the CACC with 16 goals and 35 points.
Washington College junior Joel Novick (Middle Township) was named the men's tennis team MVP and was given the school's Elizabeth "Bo" Blanchard Memorial Sportsmanship Award for exemplifying enthusiasm, dedication and sportsmanship.
Alexandra Santoro (Holy Spirit) was named MVP of the West Chester University women's tennis team and posted wins a No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles with partner Nicole Nardi (Mainland) in her final collegiate match.
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