Sophomore Jake Caruso was selected as National Athlete of the Week in NJCAA Division III by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Jake was the top NJCAA Division III competitor in a field mostly comprised of NCAA Division III athletes at the Bill Fritz Invitational 8K at Rowan University on September 16, with the former Eastern Regional athlete posting an eighth-place finish. The sophomore posted a time of 27:36.2 in a race that featured 161 athletes.
He turned in that solid performance despite humid conditions that affected the large field of runners throughout the meet. RCGC finished eighth overall in the team race.
"There was some really tough competition here plus everyone battled the heat," said Caruso. "It's early in the season, so this was a good test for us."
Photo: Jake Caruso (left) was named National Athlete of the Week by the USTFCCCA.