Lenape grad Kevin Lauer, a Rowan junior, continues closing in on Rowan’s indoor mile school record Monday evening at Ocean Breeze.
Lauer placed 3rd in the NJAC Championships in 4:14.81, lowering his PR from a 4:15.22 he ran just last week at Boston University. His indoor PR before late January was a 4:19.72 at the 2019 NJAC meet at Ocean Breeze.
Lauer’s time is fastest by a Rowan miler indoors since Kevin Veltre ran 4:12.30 at the 2018 NJAC meet, also at Ocean Breeze. Before that, Eric DuBois ran 4:14.57 at the 2012 NJAC meet at the Armory. Delsea graduate Sean Mick set the school record of 4:11.3 in 1997.
Rowan’s web site does not list an all-time top-10, but presumably Lauer’s time would land somewhere in the middle of that list.
Lauer’s indoor PR at Lenape was 4:25.79 in a meet at Ocean Breeze in the winter of 2018. He ran 4:18.96 outdoors at the 2017 Olympic Conference Championships at Washington Township.
On Monday’s New Jersey Athletic Conference Meet, Lauer came through the 400 in 64.42, the 800 in 2:08.60 and the 1,200 in 3:14.33 before turning on the jets and running his last two 200s in 30.25 and 30.23 for a final 400 of 60.48 and negative 800 splits of 2:08.60 and 2:06.21.
Chris Anderson of Ramapo and Ramsey High School won the race in 4:12.26, and Stockton’s Erik Ackerman from West Morris Central was 2nd in 4:13.75 with a final 400 of 59.83.