Sterling grad Jah’mere Beasley runs #1 200 time in NCAA Division 3, ties Rowan record!!!

Rowan freshman Jah’mere Beasley ran the fastest 200 in NCAA Division 3 this year Saturday in Glassboro.

And matched the school record along the way.

Beasley, a Sterling graduate, ran 21.18, and three other Rowan Profs dipped under 22 second as well.

Beasley, racing with a legal wind of +1.7, locked up with Ibrahim Ayorinde and Daniel Duncan of Princeton, Ayorinde winning in 20.88, Duncan clocking 21.06 and Beasley 21.18 at the Fast Times Before Finals at Rowan.

He bumped J.P. Vaught of Centre College in Danville, Ky., who previously held the No. 1 time in Division 3 at 21.25 from a meet at Mount Berry, Ga., back in March.

Beasley’s previous PR was a 21.30, which he ran on the same track last month. He also ran 21.30 at the 2019 Meet of Champions at Northern Burlington.

Beasley tied the school record set by Glassboro High graduate Ali Ejaz in 2012 in the prelims of the NCAA Championships in Claremont, Calif. (Ejaz ran 21.31 for fourth in the final).

https://www.rowanathletics.com/sports/2008/2/26/MTrackRecords.aspx?path=mtrack

His time is fastest by a New Jersey Athletic Conference sprinter in at least 10 years and probably much farther back, but those records aren’t available.

The meet record at the NJAC meet is 21.29, set in 2001 by Vineland High School graduate Robert Hargrove of William Paterson. 

https://njacsports.com/sports/2009/8/13/sidebar_425.aspx?path=motrack

Also under 22 for the Profs were another Sterling graduate, junior Francis Terry [21.77], junior Justin Bishop of Mainland Regional [21.79] and freshman Amara Conte of Ferris High in Jersey City [21.92].

This was Bishop’s first outdoor 200 in more than three years. He ran 22.60 in a meet at Rowan in April of 2018.

Terry and Conte ran in an earlier section than Beasley and Bishop, and their race was slightly wind-aided at 2.1. But they were PRs as well. Terry’s previous PR was 21.82 from a meet in Myrtle Beach, S.C., in April of 2018. This was Conte’s first collegiate 200. His PR at Ferris High was 22.87 at 2019 North 2 Group 3 sectionals at Middletown North.

Beasley tied the school record set by Glassboro High graduate Ali Ejaz in 2012 in the prelims of the NCAA Championships in Claremont, Calif. (Ejaz ran 21.31 for fourth in the final).

https://www.rowanathletics.com/sports/2008/2/26/MTrackRecords.aspx?path=mtrack

If you add up the four 200 times you get 1:26.66. The school record is 1:25.46, set by Rich Forbes, Keith Thomas, Ronald Moore and Willie Lawson at the 1985 Penn Relays, when the school was known as Glassboro State.

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