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.