RUTHERFORD, N.J. – High-school seniors Kornelia Jablonska (Garfield, N.J./Garfield), Alyssa Pompey (North Plainfield, N.J./North Plainfield) and Jasmine Renamé (Rockaway, N.J./Morris Hills) have signed national letters of intent to continue their women's track & field careers at Felician University, Felician head coach Rob DeCarlo Jr. announced today. The trio committed to Felician during the NCAA's recently-concluded early-signing period.
Felician, which is varsity only for the outdoor season, will compete in its fourth intercollegiate campaign in 2018, including its third guided by DeCarlo.
"All three of these young women fit what we are looking for as we build this program," DeCarlo said. "They exhibit talent, determination, positive attitudes, and a willingness to grow with us. We look forward to having a stronger program in 2018, an even more competitive group, including these three ladies, for 2019, and a program that contends for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference championship by 2020."
The 5-foot-10 Jablonska was an honorable-mention all-Bergen County honoree in the pentathlon as a junior at Garfield High. She is a three-time All-NJIC selection in cross-country for the Boilermakers, and intends to participate in that sport for Felician as well. She expects to major in biology and enroll in Felician's pre-physical therapy program.
"Kornelia has developed into a solid multi-event athlete," DeCarlo said. "With the ability to help us in cross-country as well as in several track & field events, she is an excellent all-around athlete for us to add. She will be looked to as a middle-distance/distance runner as well as a hurdler and jumper."
Pompey is a 5-foot-9 sprinter and high-jumper for North Plainfield High, where she also plays soccer. She runs independently on the AAU circuit as well. She will major in biology.
"Alyssa will help bolster our squad in the sprints and jumps, and as a long hurdler," DeCarlo said. "Her attitude and range of talents make her a student-athlete that (multi-event assistant) Coach (James) Pipkins and I are excited about having."
Renamé, 5-foot-3, has been a member of two NJAC championship teams as a thrower and middle-distance runner for Morris Hills High of Rockaway. A National Honor Society member, she also played soccer for the Scarlet Knights. She expects to major in communications.
"Jasmine has become a strong middle-distance runner with tremendous updside," DeCarlo said. "She has a bit of speed, solid mid-distance times, and can even throw the javelin. We anticipate developing Jasmine as a 400/800 runner and working on her technique and strength to improve her throwing marks."
The Golden Falcons are coming off a seven-meet 2017 outdoor season, including a 10th-place finish in the CACC Championships.