South Jersey alums Jah’mere Beasley, Jake Kolodziej and Treshan Stevenson led Rowan to the No. 1 1,600-meter relay performance this year in NCAA Division 3 over the weekend.
The Profs ran 3:15.19 – 2nd-fastest in school history – for second place at the Great Dane Classic Friday at Ocean Breeze in Staten Island, N.Y. Division 1 St. Joe’s won with a 3:14.73.
Beasley, a sophomore from Sterling, led off with a 50.85 split out the hole, with Kolodziej, a sophomore from Washington Township, splitting 48.32 on the second leg. Freshman Treshan Stevenson from Milville ran 48.88 on the third leg, and freshman Amara Conte from Ferris High in Jersey City anchored in 47.14, nearly catching St. Joe’s anchor Michael Brittingham.
It’s Rowan’s fastest time since 2018, when Cheris Mesiano of Schalick, Justin Bishop of Mainland Regional, Nick Neville from South Brunswick and Sterling’s Francis Terry ran 3:15.00 to place third at the NCAA Division 3 National Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
Second-fastest so far this year in NCAA Division 3 is a 3:17.56 by Loras College of Dubuque, Iowa, at the Spartan Invitational Saturday at the Chlapaty Rec Center on the University of Dubuque’s campus.
The College of New Jersey placed 5th in 3:19.12, with Shawnee’s Andrew Lodge leading off in 49.90 and Burlington Township’s Tyler Scott splitting 49.52 on the third leg. That time is No. 7 in Division 3.