ALBANO AND BERGER CLAIM CROSS COUNRY WEEKLY AWARDS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Rob Albano of Felician College and Justine Berger of Georgian Court University have claimed the first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) cross country weekly awards of the 2010 season as a result of their performance last weekend. Abby Kearns of the University of the Sciences picked up Rookie of the Week honors.
Albano, a sophomore from Pompton Plains, N.J., led Felician to a second place finish at the Delaware Valley Invitational by crossing the line in second place with an 8k time of 26:48.58.
Berger, a sophomore from Middletown, N.J., ran a 4k time of 15:47.5 to place 20th at the Monmouth Invitational against many Division I competitors.
Kearns, a freshman from Scranton, Pa., placed 39th at the Delaware Valley Invitational, clocking a 26:17.40 for the 6k course. She was the third finisher for the team.
Sharron Fetters, Nyack (Sr., Levittown, PA) - Led Nyack at the Vassar Invite by placing 10th in 20:57.
Fred Tuwei, Holy Family (Sr., Nairobi, Kenya) - Placed first in a meet vs. Cheyney with a 5k time of 17:05.
Felician - The Felician men, ranked 9th regionally, placed three runners in the top 10 out of 208 entrants at Saturday’s Delaware Valley Invitational. The Golden Falcons placed second behind Messiah College out of 22 teams. Sophomore Rob Albano was second in 26:48, followed by sophomore Taylor Trumbetti (7th, 27:40) and junior James Vander Wiele (10th, 27:58).
Georgian Court - Sophomore Justine Berger has been the Lions’ top finisher in every one of her collegiate meets (nine total).
USP - The USP men opened the 2010 season with a seventh place finish at the Delaware Valley Invitational. The Devils first five finishers completing the race in under 30 minutes, the first time in the nine years that the school has run at Delaware Valley that a Devils squad has done so. Sciences’ top five finishers were just 62.78 seconds apart, second amongst the top 10 teams with only West Chester’s top five recording a smaller gap, 61.35 seconds apart. The USP women opened the season with an eighth place finish at the DVC Invitational. Freshman Abby Kearns made her collegiate debut, turning in the fastest time by a Devils runner at DVC since the 2004 season. Sciences had a 1-5 gap of just 2:11 for the race, with the top three runners finishing just 10 seconds apart.