Sterling’s Marquise Young of Rowan destroys PR, wins 110 highs at AARTFC Championships!!!!!!

Big race today for Sterling grad Marquise Young, who won the 110 highs with a personal-best time at the AARTFC Championships.

Young, a sophomore at Rowan, ran 14.37 Thursday and edged Brett Morse of SUNY Cortland by 1-100th of a second to win the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference meet at Moravian University in Bethlehem.

Young had just set a PR of 14.55 in the trials on Wednesday. Before this week, his PR was 14.57 from his win at the NJAC meet in Ewing last week. He had a PR of 14.98 as recently as late March.

That 14.37 was wind-legal with a 1.2-meters per second tailwind and moves Young up from No. 25 to No. 10 this year in NCAA Division 3.

Young and Morse were separated by only 1-100th of a second in Wednesdayt’s  trials also, Young leading all qualifiers at 14.55 and Morse running 14.56.

Next up for Young is the NCAA Division 3 Championships next week at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

This will be Young’s second trip to NCAA Division 3 nationals. He’s already an NCAA Division 3 national champ and All-America as a member of Rowan’s 1,600-meter relay team at indoor nationals in March in Winston-Salem, N.C., but he missed the high hurdles final indoors by 2-100ths of a second.

The 110-meter highs qualifying round is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. a week from Friday at SPIRE and the final is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday.

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