The Jersey Way
Using a balanced attack — winning 10 of the 12 running events — the Rowan Profs claimed their first New Jersey Athletic Conference women's indoor title on Friday at The Armory in New York City while the men of The College of New Jersey just continue to roll up titles.
Racking up 204 points to Ramapo's 166, Rowan pulled off a bit of a stunner if you use the national rankings of the USTFCCCA as a guide. Even with Anita Rogers of the ninth-ranked Roadrunners winning three individual crowns (60m, long jump, triple jump), Rowan tallied 100 points in track victories alone.
Here was the champion roll call: Shailah Williams in the 200m (25.83), Brianna Crofton in the 400m (57.00), Melirah Searcy in the 800m (2:18.07), Vanessa Wright in both the mile (5:01.29) and 3k (10:21.76), Megan Borz in the 5k (18:08.45) and Jamie Thompson in the 60m hurdles (9.10). The Profs also won the 4x200m, 4x400m and distance medley relays.
On the men's side, TCNJ made it 16-for-16 at the NJAC indoor championships. The Lions — who outpointed Ramapo, 191 to 165 1/2, have never known the taste of defeat. Strangely, there was only a single individual champion for TCNJ — Steve D'Aiutolo in the triple jump — but the Lions did claim the 4x400m, 4x800m and distance medley relays.