Sterling graduates Jah’mere Beasley and Marquise Young ran the middle splits as Rowan ran the fastest 1,600-meter relay in NCAA Division 3 history this past weekend.
Rowan ran 3:10.09 at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University. The Profs placed a close 2nd to Princeton, which ran 3:10.01, but they shattered the all-time Division 3 record by more than a second.
Parsippany’s Nana Agyemang led off for Rowan and James Ferris grad Amara Conte anchored.
The previous D-3 record was 3:11.10 by Bobby Young, Milton Williams, Jeff Jasmin and Augustine Schmader of Lincoln at the 2004 IC4A Championships at Boston University.
For the Profs, Agyemang led off in 48.03, Beasley split 47.82, Young ran 47.17 and Conte anchored in 47.10.
Rowan’s previous indoor school record was 3:12.80 on the same track last year with Charlie Serrano-Juarez, Agyemang, Beasley and Conte last February
Rowan ran 3:10.09 and placed 2nd to Princeton in the 4-by-4. No splits available, but Jah’mere Beasley and Marquise Young ran the middle splits.
The Profs’ time is No. 23 in the U.S. this year and No. 45 in the world.