Rowan freshman Jah’mere Beasley, a Sterling graduate, ran a fast wind-legal 200 Saturday in a meet at West Chester University’s Farrell Stadium.
Beasley ran 21.72 into a 0.1 meters-per-second headwind, leading a 1-2 Rowan finish with freshman teammate Nana Ageymang, who was second in 22.44.
Beasley, who already ranks No. 1 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference with a 10.86 100 from last weekend (and a 10.95 with legal wind), now ranks No. 1 in the 200 as well. Nobody else in the NJAC is under 22 seconds.
His 200 time is No. 8 in NCAA Division 3 and No. 2 among Division 3 freshmen, behind only Jayden Sloan of McMurry University of Abilene, Texas, who ran 21.67 at the Incarnate Word Invitational in San Antonio this past weekend.
Sloan also ran a leg on McMurry’s 3:15.13 4-by-4 team, which is the only Division 3 school in the country that’s run faster than Rowan’s 3:15.86.
Beasley has lifetime best of 21.30 from the 2019 Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington. This is the earliest in any season he’s ever run under 22 seconds.