Junior Anthony Salemo posted the fastest qualifying time in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles to lead a solid Rowan University contingent into the finals at the NCAA Division 3 track and field championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Salemo ran 52.22 to win the second of three sections and lead all qualifiers into Saturday’s finals.
Salemo also ran a leg on Rowan’s 1,600-meter relay team, which ran a season-best time and posted the third-fastest qualifying time.
In the 1,600-meter relay, Salemo, Marquis Tabb, Walter Victor and Jamil Jackson ran 3:12.67. Their previous fastest time this year was a 3:13.96.
Rowan’s 400-meter relay team ran 41.23 to advance to Saturday’s finals. The team of Dior Hightower, Jonathan Ramirez, Shai Mumford and David Benjamin posted the sixth-fastest qualifying time. The Profs’ time is only 5-100ths off their season-best of 41.18.
Junior Kevin Veltre easily got through to the steeplechase final with a 9:20.58 for third in the second section and an automatic qualifier. The top five in each of two races plus the next four-fastest advanced to Saturday’s championship race.
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