Michele Macauley competes at the NJAC Championships at Ocean Breeze 2/19/18. Photo/ Rowan Athletics.

Track season never ends.

With the completion of a successful cross country season that saw Rowan capture the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) title and earn a top half finish at the Atlantic Regional, it is now time for the start of the indoor track season. Rowan will be looking to improve on last year’s second place finish in the NJAC championships.

As always with a “Ringo” Adamson coached team, the first meet is so vital for him.

“The first one we’re going into here, I do this every year,” Adamson said. “It’s a big revved up time trials for all of them. Basically all I’m looking for to see is at this stage early what kind of condition they are in. It’s like taking an early quiz, give me an idea [of where they are] and then I’ll go back into planning from there.”

When asked to identify an area of strength of this upcoming Rowan team, Adamson could not settle on just one area of potential dominance for the squad.

“We’re pretty rounded all over. This is a complete team,” Adamson said.

He did point out Rowan’s proficiency in the sprints.

“We’ve always been a beast in our sprinting and hurdling,” Adamson said.

He highlighted senior hurdler Darielle Cross as a top performer to watch out for.

Of course the distance runners for Rowan cannot be overlooked after cross country took first in NJACs this fall.

“I think [cross country is] going to help us carry over to winter track,” said junior Alyssa Sanders. “I mean I think it helps that the mindsets in the team. It helps motivates us to win NJACs just because we won it for cross country.”

Rowan’s first indoor track meet will be Saturday, Dec. 7 at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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