The Rowan women made the trip to Boston to get a fast DMR time, and it sure paid off.
Rowan ran the No. 11 time in NCAA Division 3 this weekend in Boston, with two Pitman alums handling the two long legs.
Pitman’s Alyssa Sanders ran the leadoff 1,200, Timber Creek’s Myiah Sturdivant handled the 400, Claire Incantalupo from Sparta ran the 800 and Pitman’s Hannah Vendetta anchored.
Sanders led off in 3:44.1 to give Rowan the lead, Sturdivant split 58.4 to hold the lead, Incantalupo split 2:19.1 to maintain the lead and Vendetta anchored in 5:02.8 to give Rowan the win over Academy of Art of San Francisco, who placed second in 12:10.65.
Rowan ran 12:04.41 to win the event at the Boston University Last Chance Qualifier at the B.U. Tennis and Track Center. The Profs’ fastest previous time this season was a 12:17.01, also at a meet in Boston earlier this month. The school record is 11:49.15, set in 2012.
The top 12 teams qualify for the NCAA Division 3 national championships March 8-9 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston. The qualifying window closes on Saturday.
As of today, here are the top 12:
11:41.25 … MIT
11:42.60 … Williams
11:47.25 … Middlebury
11:50.34 … Brandeis
11:50.86 … Bates
11:52.52 … Coast Guard
11:53.14 … Bowdoin
11:55.02 … Johns Hopkins
12:01.74 … Tufts
12:03.56 … SUNY Geneseo
12:04.41 … Rowan
12:07.22 … Trine