Rowan’s John Owens, Treshan Stevenson, Marquise Young and Joe DeVito swept the top four spots in the 400-meter hurdles Monday on Day 2 of the NJAC Championships in Ewing.
Owens, a senior from West Windsor-Plainsboro North, won the race with a personal-best 52.98; Stevenson, a freshman from Millville, was 2nd with a PR 53.24; Young, a junior from Sterling, placed 3rd with a PR 54.16; and DeVito, a junior from Jackson Liberty, took 4th with a near-PR of 54.19.
That’s 29 of a possible 39 points in the intermediates on the Profs’ way to their 7th straight New Jersey Athletic Conference team title.
Those four now rank No. 7, 10, 28 and 29 in all of NCAA Division 3 for top-ranked Rowan.
Owens’ previous PR was a 53.50 just two weeks ago on the same track. Stevenson lowered his PR from 53.94 in the same meet as Owens. Young shaved nearly 2 ½ seconds off his previous PR of 57.23 from Baltimore last month. And DeVito ran just 5-100ths of a second off his PR of 54.14 from last year’s NJAC meet.
Owens, Young and Stevenson also ran on Rowan’s winning 1,600-meter relay team, which ran 3:15.30. They were joined by Washington Township’s Jake Kolodziej, who also won the 800.
Young also won the 110-meter highs with a personal-best 14.57, which is No. 21 in Division 3.
His previous PR was 14.70 in Auburn last month. He’s run more than half a second over the 42-inch hurdles in college than he ran over the 39-inch barriers in high school, where he had a 15.10 PR.