Terrific collegiate debut for Kingsways’ Evan Corcoran, who not only ran a hot 200 but ran a leg on a fast early 4-by-4 for Rowan at the Fastrack Season Opener at Ocean Breeze.
Corcoran, who ran 10.55 and 21.62 last spring and was the state Group 4 champ in both sprints, won the 200 in 21.73 – a massive indoor PR – and ran second leg on Rowan’s 3:16.82 relay team, which won by more than five seconds.
Corcoran won the 200 by a whopping 39-100ths of a second over Cameron Summers of Stevenson of Owings Mills, Md. His time is fastest by a D-3 freshman since NCAA Division 3 champ Kai Cole (who’s now at Norfolk State) of Wesley College in Dover, Del. (now part of Delaware State) ran 21.40 at Boston University in 2019.
Corcoran has run a bit faster outdoors, but this was his by far his fastest indoor time ever. Corcoran’s high school indoor PR was 22.28 from the prelims of the Emerging Elite event at the Nike Indoor Nationals at Ocean Breeze this past March.
His time is fastest indoors by a Rowan sprinter in at least 10 years and only 17-100ths of a second off the school record of 21.56 set by Rich Dixon at the 1999 New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships, which were most likely also at the Armory.
On the 4-by-4, Nana Agyemang led off with a 48.70 split, Corcoran split 48.47, Sterling’s Jah’mere Beasley split 49.51 and Amara Conte anchored in 50.14. Rowan won by more than five seconds over St. Joe’s, which was second in 3:21.97.
Rowan won the NCAA Division 3 title in the 4-by-4 last winter with a 3:16.56 after setting a school record of 3:12.80 with Agyemang, Beasley and Conte joined by Charlie Serrano-Juarez.