Senior Hannah Vendetta and sophomore Alyssa Sanders, Rowan teammates and former Pitman High School teammates, finished 1-2 in the 1,500 Sunday in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships at Stockton University in Galloway Township.
Vendetta won the race in 4:47.01, Sanders was second in 4:50.02 and Moorestown graduate Natalie Cooper, a senior at The College of New Jersey, was third in 4:51.10, giving South Jersey a sweep of the top three places.
The conference title is Vendetta’s fourth. She also won the mile indoors the last two years and the 1,500 last spring.
The second-place finish is Sanders’ best ever in a conference meet. He was third in the 1,500 last spring.
Vendetta and Sanders ran at Pitman for legendary Matt Elmuccio, who won three Meet of Champions titles at 800 and 1,600 meters for Westfield in the late 1990s and anchored Westfield to the 1995 Penn Relays DMR title as a sophomore with a 4:11 anchor split.