Southern Regioinal’s Nick Nocco, Sterling’s Francis Terry, South Brunswick’s Nick Neville and Brick Memorial’s Kevin Veltre teamed up to shatter Rowan University’s distance medley school record at the All-Atlantic Region Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships at Ithaca’s Glazer Arena.
Rowan ran 9:58.72, getting under 10 minutes for the first time in school history indoors.
The previous school record was 10:03.46, set in 2016 at the Ocean Breeze track by Pat McCurry of Hammonton, Neville, Brandon Eldershaw of Jackson and Walter Victor of Gloucester County Tech.
The outdoor school record is a hand-timed 9:58.2 set by Anthony Stone, Willie Richardson, Tavo Rivera and James Boffa back in the Glassboro State days in 1981.
Nocco led off with a 3:05.48 for the 1,200, Terry followed with a 48.46 for 400, Neville split 1:52.43 to set up Veltre, who anchored in 4:12.37.
Rowan placed second to SUNY Geneseo, which got a 4:09.97 anchor from Isaac Garcia-Cassani to run 9:56.94.
Rowan’s time is No. 5 in NCAA Division 3 this year going into the NCAA Division 3 national championships at Naperville, Ill., next weekend.