Syracuse sophomore and Deptford graduate Naseem Smith won the 110-meter hurdles at a recent meet at Cortland, N.Y., this weekend with a PR.
Smith ran 14.38 to win the Red Dragon Open at SUNY Cortland. That lowered his PR from 14.46, which he ran last March at a meet at Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla. He won this past weekend as well at a meet in Providence, R.I.
Smith has an indoor PR of 8.00 over the 60-meter highs, a time he achieved twice.
Smith’s time makes him No. 9 this year in the ACC, and he’s one of four South Jersey natives in the top-15: Miami junior Sincere Rhea from St. Augustine is No. 3 at 13.72, Syracuse junior Anthony Vazquez from Egg Harbor is No. 6 at 14.08, Smith is No. 9 and Syracuse sophomore Isaiah Lewis from Winslow is No. 15 at 14.96.
Syracuse will compete next weekend at the 127th annual Penn Relays at Franklin Field. The college men’s hurdles is scheduled for 3:20 p.m. Friday, although the fields are not listed on the Penn Relays’ site yet.
The ACC Championships are scheduled for May 11-13 in Raleigh, N.C.