Sterling graduate Jah’mere Beasley, a Rowan freshman, leads the South Jersey contingent to the NCAA Division 3 National Track Championships this weekend in North Carolina.
Beasley is entered in four events at the D-3 nationals, which begin Thursday at Irwin Belk Track on the North Carolina A&T campus in Greensboro.
He’s the No. 2 seed in the 100-meter dash with a qualifying time of 10.48 and the No. 4 seed in the 200 at 21.18. He’s also listed as one of the legs on Rowan’s 400-meter relay team, seeded 11th at 41.32, and 1,600-meter relay team, seeded 6th at 3:12.35.
On Thursday, the 4-by-1 trials are scheduled for 3:15 p.m., the 200 trials 5:10 p.m. and the 4-by-4 trials at 7:15 p.m. The 100 trials are set for 3:45 p.m. Friday and then on Friday the 4-by-1 final is at 12:15 p.m., the 100 final at 1:40 p.m., the 200 final at 2:50 p.m. and the 4-by-4 final at 4 p.m.
We’ll see which relays Beasley competes in. Rowan has the option of running different lineups in the trials and finals. But any way you line it up, it’s going to be a huge weekend for Beasley,
Here’s a look at all the South Jersey athletes scheduled to compete in Greensboro this weekend:
100-Meter Dash: Jah’mere Beasley [Sterling], Fr., Rowan, 10.48 [#2]
100-Meter Dash: Julian Pratt [Camden], Sr., Rowan, 10.63 [#17]
200-Meter Dash: Jah’mere Beasley [Sterling], Fr., Rowan, 21.18 [#4]
400-Meter Relay: Rowan [Nana Agyemang, Fr. (Parsippany), Jah’mere Beasley, Fr. (Sterling), Donovan Clement, Fr. (Deptford), Julian Pratt, Sr. (Camden)] 41.32 [#11]
1,600-Meter Relay: Rowan [Amara Conte, Fr (Ferris), Jah’mere Beasley, Fr. (Sterling), Justin Bishop, Jr. (Mainland Regional), Francis Terry, Jr. (Sterling)], 3:12.35 [#6]
High Jump: Hunter Daly [Florence], Jr., Stockton, 6-9 1/2 [#7]
Javelin: Edgar Rosa [Paulsboro], Rowan, 197-3 [#7]
Hammer Throw: Jude Misko [Cherry Hill East], Sr., Rutgers-Camden, 200-9 [#2]
Hammer Throw: Darren Wan [Egg Harbor Township], Sr., Stockton, 190-10 [#9]
Javelin: Isabelle Deal [Washington Twp.], Ursinus, 136-6 [#16]
1,600-Meter Relay: Amanda Demko [Shawnee], Fr., The College of New Jersey, 3:47.51 [#5]
And here’s an additional list of non-South Jersey athletes competing for South Jersey colleges at NCAAs:
Pole Vault: Keith Holland [Central Regional, Jr., Stockton, 4.95 [#5]
Long Jump: Nana Agyemang [Parsippany], Fr., Rowan, 7.54 [#2]
Long Jump: Ahmir Johnson [Wissahickon, Pa.], Fr., Rowan, 7.48 [#3]
Triple Jump: Ahmir Johnson [Wissahickon, Pa.], Fr., Rowan, 14.72 [#8]
Discus: Ian Bain [Northern Valley Regional], Rowan, 167-4 [#10]
Javelin: Dan McAleavey [Howell], Rowan, 204-7 [#3]
Javelin: Julio Lebron [Memorial West New York], Rowan, 193-6 [#13]
100-Meter Hurdles: Nicole Notaranni [South Brunswick], Rowan, 14.20 [#8]
Pole vault: Lauren Preston [Conrad Weiser], Stockton, 12-2 1/4 [#18]
You can find the meet schedule here: