Check out this hot sprint double by Rowan freshman Jah’mere Beasley:
10.74 in the 100 and 21.30 in the 200.
Beasley, a Sterling graduate, won both dashes at the Bill Fritz Invitational on Rowan’s home track in Glassboro. Fritz is the legendary former Glassboro State and Rowan coach who led the Profs to five straight NCAA Division 3 track championships from 1980 through 1984.
Beasley ran a barely wind-aided (2.1) 10.74 in the trial sand then a wind-legal 10.80 in the final, outracing teammate Nana Agyemang, who was second in 10.97. Beasley’s previous collegiate 100 PR was a 10.88 earlier this month on the same track and his previous lifetime best was a 10,.81 at the 2019 New Balance nationals in Greensboro.
In the 200, Beasley outraced Nick DiMaria of Stevens, who was second in 21.55 in a fast race that saw four sprinters under 22 seconds. Agyemang, a freshman from Parsippany, was fourth in 21.96. Both of Ageymang’s times were PRs as well.
Beasley’s previous college best 200 was a 21.72 last weekend at West Chester (Pa.) University. He tied his lifetime best of 21.30 which he ran at the 2019 Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington.
The official results do not show any wind information.
Beasley’s 100 time is currently No. 11 in NCAA Division 3 and his 200 time is No. 2, behind only J.P. Vaught of Centre College of Danville, Ky., who ran 21.25 back on March 6 in a meet at Berry College in Mount Berry, Ga.
Beasley is closing in on school records in both sprints. Dior Hightower set the 100 record of 10.64 in the prelims of the Oscar Moore Invitational at Rowan in April of 2017 and Ali Ejaz set the 200 mark of 21.18 in 2012 in the prelims of the NCAA Championships in Claremont, Calif. (He ran 21.31 for fourth in the final).