The Rowan men wrapped up the NCAA Division 3 National Championships by moving into the all-time Division 3 performance list in the 1,600-meter relay.
Rowan placed second in 3:10.06, which makes Rowan the 13th-fastest school in Division 3 history and is the 33rd-fastest time ever run by a D-3 school.
The team of John Owens from West Windsor-Plainsboro North, Nana Agyemang from Parsippany, Sterling’s Jah’mere Beasley and Amara Conte from Ferris High in Jersey City placed 2nd to Mount Union – Nick Sirianni’s alma mater – on the final day of the Division 3 Championships at SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.
Full splits are not available, but Beasley split 47.1 and Conte 47.3.
Rowan broke the school record of 3:10.56 set by Jayce Maxwell from Monsignor Donovan, Taylor Purdue from Highland Lakes, Ali Ejaz from Glassboro and Demetrius Rooks from Absegami when they won the national title in 2012 in Claremont, Calif.
Rowan’s time would have been fast enough to win the national title all but 11 times since the inception of the Division 3 championships in 1974.
Beasley also earned All-America honors in the 200 with a 6th-place finish in 21.22. He had run a PR 20.91 in the trials, No. 15 in Division 3 history.
Beasley also earned All-America in the 200 (3rd) and relay (1st) indoors, and last spring he was a triple All-America in the 200 (2nd), 400 relay (7th) an 4-by-4 (5th).
So with two full seasons to go in Glassboro he’s already a seven-time All-America.
Overall, Rowan placed 5th at nationals with 30 points.