Deptford High graduate Tyler Garland, only the No. 6 seed coming out of Friday’s trials, roared to a huge win in the 60-meter hurdles Saturday at the All-Atlantic Region Championships in Ithaca.
Garland, a Rowan sophomore, ran 8.45 in the trials, which left him racing out of lane 7 in the final. But he ran 8.33 in the final, winning by 2-100ths of a second over RIT sophomore Max Gloskey.
Garland was the state Group 3 champ in the 110-meter highs for Deptford in 2016. He competed for Rowan College at Gloucester County in 2017, where he was a JUCO All-America in the 110 highs, before arriving at Rowan last fall. With his PR of 8.24, he ranks 20th nationally in NCAA Division 3.
(Also, I love that @naseemsmith was the first person to retweet this blog post! With Garland and Smith, Deptford has built quite a hurdles reputation in recent years! Both are recent state Group 3 champs!)