Rowan senior Kevin Veltre PR’d in the 3,000-meter steeplechase Thursday evening at the Penn Relays with a 9:07.35, sixth-fastest in NCAA Division 3 this year.
Veltre, the only NCAA Division 3 runner in the field, finished ninth out of 35 Division 1 runners. His previous season-best was a 9:13.14 earlier this month in Princeton. His previous PR was a 9:09.85 in a meet last May at Swarthmore.
Veltre ran within seven seconds of the Rowan school record of 9:00.13 set in 1984 by Oakcrest graduate Ron Deckert.
Two other runners with South Jersey ties were in the field. Louis Corgliano of Maryland via Hammonton ran 9:12.0 and Mike Ungvarsky of Duke via Cinnaminson ran 9:18.81.