In his first college meet, Jah’mere Beasley had to run the 100 into a 3.1-mph wind and the 200 into a 4.6-mph wind.
On Saturday, he had the wind at his back and the result was a fast double win for the Rowan freshman out of Sterling High School in the Oscar Moore Invitational in Glassboro.
Beasley won the 100 in 10.86 and the 200 in 21.93, and while both marks were wind-aided – 2.3 for the 100 and 2.2 for the 200 – , he did have a wind-legal 10.95 in the 100 (1.8).
Beasley had PRs of 10.81 and 21.30, both from the 2019 Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington, which was his last meet until last weekend.
Beasley won the 100 by 6-100ths of a second over Da’avionce Rodriguez of Lincoln, who ran 10.92, and won the 200 by 12-100ths of a second over Nick DiMaria of Stevens Institute, who ran 22.05.
His times rank No. 20 in NCAA Division 3 in the 100 and No. 14 in the 200. The school records are 10.64 in the 100, set in 2017 by Dior Hightower of Paul VI in the trials of the 2017 Oscar Moore Invite, and 21.18 in the 200, set by Ali Ejaz of Glassboro High in the prelims of the 2012 NCAA Division 3 Championships in Claremont, Calif.