BOSTON – Felician College freshman Sabrina Roldan (Woodbridge, N.J./Woodbridge) set a school course record and placed 72nd overall at the 2013 NCAA Division II East Regional Women's Cross-Country Championship, hosted by Stonehill College on Sunday afternoon at Franklin Park. Felician placed 22nd out of 26 teams in the event.
The Regional race is run on a 6,000-meter course, a kilometer longer than most regular-season meets. Roldan completed the course in 24 minutes, 57 seconds, for the eighth-fastest 6K in the 14-year history of the Felician program. She crossed the line nearly two minutes ahead of her closest teammate.
Roldan eclipsed by 31 seconds the previous Felician Franklin Park record, set by Sarah Root at the 2007 Regional. The overall Golden Falcon mark for 6,000 meters is 23:28, held by Toni Fowler.
Felician's next three scorers came in within two seconds of each other. Junior Sylvia Bialy (Lodi, N.J./Lodi) was 134th out of the 181 competitors with a time of 26:48.1. She finished almost simultaneously with teammate Katie Rohsler (Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional), who was 135th in 26:48.8. Right behind in 136th was another Golden Falcon, junior Andrea Sarracino (Wood-Ridge, N.J./St. Mary) (26:50).
Junior Lianne Rossi (Nutley, N.J./Nutley) completed the Felician scoring, placing 157th in 28:13.
Felician's 604 points were nine behind 21st-place New York Institute of Technology , and 74 better than Queens (N.Y.) College in 23rd. The Golden Falcons were fourth-best out of seven Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) members in attendance.
The host Skyhawks won the Regional championship with 57 points. Stonehill, Bentley University (105), and Merrimack College (149) captured the three team berths to the NCAA Nationals from the East.
Bentley junior Tara Dooley was the individual champion with a time of 21:19.