With a lineup featuring three South Jersey alums, Rowan on Friday ran the 2nd-fastest 800-meter relay in NCAA Division 3 history.
But not a school record or a meet record.
Freshman Nana Agyemang from Parsippany, sophomore Jah’mere Beasley of Sterling, freshman Robert McKinney from Highland and freshman Isaiah Arzu from Rancocas Valley won the 4-by-200 at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships at Ocean Breeze in 1:27.88.
The only faster time in Division 3 history was turned in by a 2019 Rowan team of Glassboro’s Tyler Garland, West Deptford’s Shai Mumford, Dayquan Murray of Hammonton and Spencer Jarrett from Salem, who ran 1:27.69, also at the NJAC Championships and also on the banked 200-meter track in Staten Island.
The No. 3 time in Division 3 history also belongs to Rowan – that’s a 1:28.27 at the 2018 NJAC meet with Garland, Jonathan Ramirez of Memorial of West New York, Steven Jones of Kingsway and Mumford.
So Rowan now owns the three-fastest 800-meter relay times in NCAA Division 3 history.
The official splits don’t look quite right, and there is no split listed for the first 200. If we get correct splits we’ll post them!