Mumford enjoys huge meet as Rowan rolls to 26th conference championship

Shai Mumford won a conference title in the 200-meter dash Sunday and destroyed his PR along the way.

Mumford, a Rowan University junior, won his second consecutive NJAC 200 title Sunday, and he did it in style, running 21.42 – a half-second PR!

Mumford, a graduate of West Deptford, had run 21.92 twice twice, both times last month — at a meet in Glassboro and a meet in Baltimore.

Mumford also anchored Rowan’s winning 400-meter relay team, which ran 41.68, and placed third in the 100 in 10.97 as part of a 1-2-3 Rowan sweep with Dior Hightower (10.82) and Julian Pratt (10.91).

In the 200, Mumford and Steven Jones went 1-2, with Jones also PRing with a 21.65. His previous PR was 22.18.

School record of 21.18 was set in the prelims of the 2012 NCAA Division 3 meet by Ali Ejaz, a Glassboro High graduate.

The times were aided by a 2.5-meters-per-second wind.

Mumford, a multiple sectional winner and Meet of Champions runner-up at 55 meters at West Deptford High (and also a 46-foot shot putter!!!), earned All-America status last year as part of Rowan’s fourth-place 400-meter relay team,

Rowan nearly tripled second-place Ramapo, finishing with a 332-118 edge in team scoring on its home track in Glassboro.



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