Rowan made quite an impressive statement in the 400-meter dash Sunday at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships.
Sophomore Francis Terry from Sterling High led a remarkable 1-2-3-4 sweep that generated 29 team points [10-8-6-5] as Rowan won its fourth straight team title, the Profs’ longest streak of outdoor NJAC team titles since they won 18 straight from 1975 through 1992 as Glassboro State.
And all four Rowan quarter-milers are South Jersey natives, two from Atlantic County and two from Camden County.
Terry won the are in 48.54, followed by freshman Justin Bishop of Mainland Regional in 49.07, freshman Hunter Barbieri from Egg Harbor Township in 49.20 and senior Jamil Jackson of Highland in 49.30.
Another freshman, Vincent Delle of Old Bridge, wasn’t far back, finishing sixth in 50.15, giving Rowan 32 total points in one event.
The Profs won the team title 277-135 over Stockton.
Later, Terry, Jackson, Bishop and Barbieri teamed up to easily win the 1,600-meter relay in 3:17.23. Rowan is ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division 3 in the 4-by-4 at 3:11.99.
Terry has run 48.22 this spring, and Jackson ran 48.81 last spring, but the two other times are PRs. Bishop lowered his from 49.74 to 49.07 and Barbieri from 50.03 to 49.20. Delle ran 49.65 earlier this spring.
Terry was also third in the 200.
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