Rowan senior Bobby Cooks ran a personal best and the fastest 110-meter hurdles time this year in NCAA Division 3 Thursday with a 14.05 to win the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Championships at Brockport, N.Y.
Cooks edged top-ranked Peter Girardi of St. John Fisher, who entered the day ranked No. 1 in Division 3 at 14.21 to Cooks’ 14.24.
Cooks, from McArthur High School in Pembroke Pines, Fla., broke his personal best of 14.09, set last spring at the NCC Gregory Final Qualifier in Naperville, Ill., as a junior at Aurora College in Illinois.
Cooks was the Division 3 runner-up indoors, finishing 4-100ths of a second behind Mount Union’s Mason Plant. He is ranked sixth in D-3 this spring at 14.33.
The race Thursday at SUNY Brockport produced the three-fastest times in NCAA Division 3 this year.
Behind Cooks, Girardi ran 14.08 and Storm Malone of SUNY Cortland of 14.12.