Women's Cross-Country Shows Great Improvement At Holmdel

Freshman Katie Rohsler was Felician's No. 1 runner in Week 3 at Monmouth. (Steven R. Smith)
Freshman Katie Rohsler was Felician's No. 1 runner in Week 3 at Monmouth. (Steven R. Smith)

HOLMDEL, N.J. – The three members of the Felician College women's cross-country team who completed both the 2012 and 2013 Monmouth University Invitational at Holmdel Park showed tremendous improvement in this year's version, staged on Saturday morning.

Junior Andrea Sarracino (Wood-Ridge, N.J./St. Mary) took more than 90 seconds off of her 2012 time, running Saturday's 5,000 meter course in 22 minutes, 18 seconds. She placed 37th out of 71 runners in the open (non-Division I) division. Junior Lianne Rossi (Nutley, N.J./Nutley) shaved 3:03 from a year ago. Her 22:33 was good for 42nd place. Meanwhile, junior Samantha Kamphausen (East Rutherford, N.J./Becton) posted nearly a five-minute improvement with Saturday's time of 24:39 and 56th-place result.

True freshman Katie Rohsler (Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional) became the third runner in as many weeks to lead the Golden Falcon contingent. Rohsler traversed the challenging, hilly Holmdel course in 22:11 and placed 34th. Sophomore Michelle Camacho (Moonachie, N.J./Wood-Ridge), who missed last year's Monmouth meet, claimed the final Felician scoring position. Her 26:01 was good for 59th.

Felician ended up sixth out of eight schools in the open division team standings with 156 points. The Golden Falcons were 17 points behind fifth-place Ocean County College and 14 better than Union County College in seventh. The only other Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference member in the field, Georgian Court University, scored 124 points and finished fourth.

Amy Regan of runner-up Stevens Institute of Technology was the individual champion with a time of 18:41..

On the Division-I side, Rutgers University posted 36 points to best a five-team field. Rutgers' Paige Senatore ran an 18:43 and was the first D-I competitor across the finish line.