Rowan’s Tyler Garland, a Deptford High graduate, continued his terrific sophomore season Wednesday afternoon with a PR in the high hurdles and the top qualifying time into the finals of the All-Atlantic Region Championships.
Garland ran a legal 14.28 on the SUNY Cortland track to lead all qualifiers into the finals.
Garland won the first of three heats by more than half a second over Oneonta freshman Nick Michalowski, who ran 14.88. The next-fastest qualifier was Eddie Mahana, a junior at St. John Fisher, who ran 14.39 in the third and final heat.
Garland’s time is No. 3 in NCAA Division 3.
His previous PR was 14.30 at a meet in Orlando back in March, but that was wind-aided. His previous wind-legal PR was a 14.31 at a different meet in Orlando in March.
Earlier this month, Garland won his second NJAC title in the highs. He’s also run as fast as 54.09 this spring in the 400 intermediates.
The All-Atlantic 110-meter finals at SUNY Cortland are scheduled for 1:10 p.m. Thursday.