Deptford graduate Tyler Garland easily won his first conference title for Rowan University Sunday, running 14.37 to win the 110-meter high hurdles at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships at Stockton University in Galloway Township.
Garland finished more than half a second ahead of second-place Daniel Pfueger of The College of New Jersey, who was second in 14.99.
Garland, a sophomore, is ranked fourth nationally in NCAA Division 3 in the 110 highs with his 14.30 from a meet back in March in Orlando, Fla., in much better conditions.
Garland will race in the 400-meter intermediates later Sunday. He’s ranked No. 25 nationally. Senior teammate Chris Mesiano from Schalick is the No. 1 seed and ranked fourth nationally at 52.96 behind three runners from different Ohio colleges.
Garland is a transfer from Rowan College Gloucester County, where he was a JUCO All-America in the 110 highs.