Rowan junior Aspen McMillan opened her season with the fastest time in the country in the 60-meter hurdles.
McMillan ran the fastest early time in NCAA Division 1 according to the Direct Athletics data base when she won the high hurdles Friday at the Lehigh Fast Times Before Finals Invitational at Rauch Fieldhouse in Bethlehem.
(Rauch Fieldhouse is also where the Eagles used to practice when it rained when they held training camp at Lehigh from 1996 through 2012.)
McMillan equalled her PR of 8.90 to win the final after cruising to a 9.19 qualifier in the trials. Jocelyn Anderson of Montclair State out of Monmouth Regional was second in the final in 9.11
McMillan, a graduate of South Brunswick High School, matched her PR of 8.90 set at NCAA Division 3 nationals in March in Grinnell, Iowa, nearly two years ago. McMillan placed 11th the last two years in the 100-meter hurdles at NCAA Division 3 nationals. She earned All-America honors in 2016 by running a leg on Rowan’s third-place 400-meter relay team.