Colorado College's Maggie Harkins (Summit, Jr.) was named the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Runner of the Week for finishing seventh at the Colorado Springs Rust Buster Invitational last Saturday. She knocked out a personal best of 15:51 for 4,000 meters in a race that featured runners from Division 1, 2 and 3 schools. Yesterday, Harkins took seventh place overall and fourth among collegians in the Colorado College Invitational. The Villa Walsh Academy alum covered 6,000 meters in 24:09. Stephanie Bylander, running unaffiliated, was the winner in 22:45.
Drew's Steve Monteleone (Berkeley Heights, Jr.) finished second at yesterday's Cougar Classic in Dallas, Pennsylvania. Monteleone, a Gov. Livingston High grad, ran the 8,000-meter course in 27:57, which was bettered by only Misericordia's Frank Redmond, who needed 27:25.30.
Columbia's Samantha Casale Lee (New Providence, Sr.) got 34th place in yesterday's Brother John "Paddy" Doyle/Iona College Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Lee, a Summit High grad, was along in 23.08.90 for 6,000 meters. Kentucky's Chelsea Oswald ran a victorious 21:41.68.
Florida Tech's Stephanie Fonseca (New Providence, Jr.) finished 40th of 208 runners in yesterday's Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, Florida. Fonseca, who prepped at New Providence High, was caught in 19:03.90 for 5,000 meters. First place went to Jacksonville's Joane Pierre, who broke the tape in 17:33.50.
Colby's Michael Langley (Short Hills, Soph.) placed 53rd in the Pinelands Super Wave Race in New Gloucester, Maine yesterday. Langley, a Millburn High product, completed the course in 29:01. Bates' Noah Graboys led 70 other runners to the finish in 26:09.
Holy Cross' Stephen Madsen (New Providence, Jr.) got 58th place in the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational yesterday. Madsen, a product of New Providence High, completed 8,000 meters in 26:12. Keene State's Eric MacKnight was first home in 24:40.
Gettysburg's Emily Smith (Chatham, Soph.) finished 87th of 204 runners in the women's 4,000 meters at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational in Carlisle, Pennsylvania yesterday. Smith, who matriculated at Chatham High, was clocked in 17:01. Shippensburg's Neely Spence ran a winning 13:27.
Kenyon's Willy Friedlander (Short Hills, Fr.) was the 83rd runner to cross in yesterday's Calvin College Knight Invitational in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Friedlander, a Millburn High alum, ran 8,000 meters in 27:57.8. Leading the pack of 204 harriers was Calvin's Nick Kramer in 25:14.5.
Vanderbilt's Tomas Salazar (Summit, Soph.) came in 82nd in the Commodore Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee yesterday. Salazar, a Summit High product, ran 8,000 meters in 28:38.44. First place in the field of 141 runners went to Middle Tennessee State's Festus Chemaoi, who was along in 25:17.51.
Tom Fischer (Livingston, Jr.) earned credit for two touchdown passes yesterday, as Montclair State defeated Rowan, 26-7, at Sprague Field in Montclair. Fischer hit Byron Lewin with a pass good for a 10-yard gain, and then Lewin lateraled to Bobby Roesing, who scampered 35 yards into the end zone as the clock ran down to finish the first half. Late in the third quarter, Fischer connected with Lewin from 30 yards to put six points on the scoreboard. Vin Fischer (Livingston, Jr.) also contributed to the Red Hawks' air attack, catching one pass for an 18-yard gain. Tom Fischer completed 13 of 24 passes for 192 yards. He threw two picks and was sacked three times. Montclair State is now 2-0.
Alex Lachman (Livingston, Sr.) made one of two field goal attempts to help Johns Hopkins defeat Gettysburg, 29-21, on the road yesterday. Lachman, a Livingston High grad, converted a 24-yard attempt in the fourth quarter. He earlier missed on a try from 38 yards. He also averaged 52 yards a carry on six kickoffs. On the other side of the line of scrimmage, Gettysburg's Hugo Nolasco (Westfield, Fr.) appears to have made the transition to the college gridiron quite well. The cornerback out of Westfield High had a hand in seven tackles yesterday, six of which were on his own. He also broke up two Hopkins passes. Both teams left the field with 1-1 records.
Doug Van Orden (Madison, Soph.) caught two passes for 13 yards as FDU-Florham (2-0) edged The College of New Jersey, 24-23, in overtime on Friday evening in Madison. Joining the Madison High grad in an FDU jersey was John DiIorio (Westfield, Jr.), a Westfield High grad, who was credited with four assisted tackles. On the TCNJ side, James Siracusa (New Providence, Soph.) gained 20 yards on three receptions. Going the other way, Kevin Allgood (Chatham, Jr.) had eight tackles (one solo, seven assisted) for the Lions (0-2). Siracusa graduated from New Providence High, while Allgood prepped at Chatham High.
Matt Boyer (Berkeley Heights, Sr.) had four tackles, three of which were on his own, in Princeton's 35-22 loss to Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania yesterday. Boyer is a defensive lineman out of Governor Livingston High.
Franklin & Marshall defeated Dickinson, 35-26, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on Friday evening with defensive contributions from linebackers James Freeman (Millburn, Sr.) and Dylan Jagiello (Berkeley Heights, Soph.). Freeman, out of Millburn High, had four tackles (one solo), while Jagiello, who came out of Don Bosco Prep, had one solo stop. The Diplomats improved to 2-1 with the win.
Max Machado (Berkeley Heights, Fr.) recorded three tackles (two solo) to help Bryant to a 46-29 victory over Merrimack yesterday in Smithfield, R.I. Machado, a defensive back out of Gov. Livingston High, also intercepted one pass. Bryant is now 3-0.
Cowles Stewart (Westfield, Jr.) saw action in Akron's 47-10 loss to Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky last night and managed two solo tackles. Stewart, a former Westfield High stalwart, lines up at defensive tackle for the Zips, who are now 0-3.