With three legs from South Jersey, Rowan ran this year’s fastest 400-meter relay in NCAA Division 3 Saturday at Princeton.
Sophomore Shamar Love from Bridgeton, freshman Evan Corcoran from Kingsway and sophomore Jah’mere Beasley from Sterling were joined by junior anchor Nana Agyemang of Parsippany on the Rowan quartet that ran 40.84 at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton’s Weaver Stadium.
Princeton won the 4-by-1 in 40.31 with Lumberton’s Greg Foster leading off. The meet was cancelled because of bad weather soon after the race.
Rowan came up just 2-100ths of a second shy of the school record of 40.82 run by Ed Fortune from Queens, N.Y., Millville’s Matt Davis, Highland’s Jorge Santiago and Camden’s Tyree Jackson at the 2003 NCAA Division 3 Championships in Canton, N.Y.
Two other Division 3 schools have run under 41 seconds this spring. Redlands (Calif.) ran 40.91 in a meet last weekend in Claremont, Calif., and Shenandoah of Winchster, Va., ran 40.98 Saturday in a meet in Lynchburg, Va.
Rowan is scheduled to compete in two meets next weekend – one at the University of South Carolian and one at Widener.