Sterling graduate Jah’mere Beasley, who earlier in the day helped Rowan qualify for the 400-meter relay final, qualified in a second event later Thursday at the NCAA Division 3 National Championships.
Beasley began the day at Irwin Belk Stadium in Greensboro, N.C., by running a leg on Rowan’s 4-by-1. You can read about that here. https://sjtrackblog.com/2021/05/27/with-3-s-j-sprinters-rowan-4×1-posts-5th-fastest-qualifying-time-at-ncaa-division-3-championships/
Then Beasley posted the 2nd-fastest qualifying time in the 200-meter dash with a wind-legal 21.33 (0.6) to win the second of three heats. J.P. Vaught of Centre College in Danville, Ky., was the fastest qualifier with a 21.11 with a 1.3 wind. Beasley has run as fast as 21.18 this year. Vaught is No. 1 in Division 3 at 21.06.
The top two finishers in each of three heats plus the next two-fastest times advanced to the eight-lane final, scheduled for 2:50 p.m. Saturday. The heat sheet is not yet available for some reason but should be posted here when it is. https://tf.deltatiming.com/ncaa/2021-ncaa-d3-outdoor-championships#d-2021-05-29
Beasley did not run on Rowan’s 4-by-4 team, which posted the 3rd-fastest qualifying time with a season-best 3:11.40 with freshman Amara Conte from Ferris High in Jersey City (47.81), sophomore Hunter Barbieri of Egg Harbor Township (49.45), junior Francis Terry of Sterling (46.61) and junior Justin Bishop of Mainland Regional (47.55). The Profs’ 4-by-4 will race in the final at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Beasley has only the 100 trials on Friday. He’s run 11.48 this year and shares the No. 2 seed with Seth Holden of Wisconsin-La Cross. Top seed is Derrick Jackson of the Knox College Prairie Fire in Galesburg, Ill. Jackson has run 10.45.
The 100 trials are scheduled for 3:45 p.m. Friday. Results should be posted here.