Five tireless women led Rowan to 6th NJAC title in last 8 years … Here’s how they did it!!!

The Rowan women got a bunch of massive performances this weekend in winning their six NJAC title in the last eight years.

Five women in particular came up huge for the Profs:

Hannah Vendetta, Myiah Sturdivant, Darielle Cross, Michelle Macauley and Aaniyah Robinson.

Those five combined to score 99 points — more than a third of Rowan’s total — as the Profs outscored The College of New Jersey 280-254 to win the 2019 team title at Stockton University’s Larry James Stadium in Galloway Township.

A 26-point win is very close in a meet with 19 events.

Here’s how they did it:

Vendetta won the 1,500 in 4:47.01, took second in the 800 in 2:19.32 and ran fifth in the 5,000 in 18:34.41.

Sturdivant won the 200 in 25.81 and the 400 in 57.39 and anchored winning 400-meter relay team (48.00) and ran on the second-place 1,600-meter relay team (4:07.58).

It’s pretty crazy that Macauley not only competed in the grueling seven-event, two-day heptathlon and placed second with 3,286 points, she also won the long jump at 18-1 3/4, placed in the high jump and even contested the triple jump! What a weekend!

Cross broke the school record and meet record in the hurdles trials with a 14.03, then took second in the final (14.52), third in the 100 (12.67) and fourth in the 200 (26.43) and also ran on the winning 4-by-1.

Robinson won the 100 in 12.30, placed second in the 200 in 25.88 and ran on the 4-by-100.

But that quintet got plenty of help.

Here are some of Rowan’s other standouts from this past weekend. And remember, times from Sunday don’t mean much since conditions were so bad.

Aspen McMillan, Senior South Brunswick (14 points): Won the 100 highs in 14.35, placed fifth in the 100 in 12.83 and ran on the 400-meter relay team.

Ashley Edwards, Freshman, Sayreville (14 points): Took fourth in the triple jump (34-8 1/2), second in the long jump (17-11 1/4) and eighth in the 100 hurdles (15.97).

Alyssa Sanders, Sophomore, Pitman (12 points): Ran second to teammate and high school teammate Vendetta in the 1,500 (4:50.02) and was seventh in the 800 (2:27.02) and 5,000 (18:49.38). How about that range!

Kari DiTonno, Junior, Livingston (11 points): Placed third in the high jump and fourth in the pole vault.

Dani Nicklas, Junior, Audubon (10 points): Won the intermediates in 1:05.09 and ran on the second-place 4-by-400.

Claire Incantalupo, Senior, Sparta (10 points): Ran fourth in both middle-distance races with 59.26 and 2:23.84 and ran a leg on the 4-by-400.

There are too many to mention here, but Chelsea Smith (freshman, Paulsboro) was fifth in the discus and hammer, Diane Ferraro (soph., South Plainfield) was fourth in the 1,500 and fifth in the 800, Makayla Taylor (freshman, Randolph) was fourth in the discus and fifth in the shot and Kierston Johnson (freshman, Oakcrest) was third in the 200 and eighth in the long jump

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