Bridgeton’s Shamar Love, Sterling’s Jah’mere Beasley and Kingsway’s Evan Corcoran led Rowan to a school-record 40.36 in the 400-meter relay trials Thursday afternoon at the NCAA Division 3 National Championships.
Love and Beasley ran the first two legs for the Profs, Parsippany’s Nana Agyemang ran 3rd, and Corcoran anchored for Rowan, who posted the 2nd-fastest qualifying time at St. John Fisher University in Rochester, N.Y.
The top two finishers in each of two heats plus the next-four-fastest times advanced to the final, which is scheduled for 12:55 p.m. Saturday.
Rowan’s time is 20th-fastest in NCAA Division 3 history and the Profs are the 9th-fastest D-3 school ever in the event.
The previous school record was 40.37 from just last week at the AARTFC Championships in Selinsgrove, Pa., with the same lineup.
Wisconsin-La Crosse ran 39.86, which broke the NCAA Division 3 record of 39.95 set by New Jersey City College at the 2006 Penn Relays. Leadoff on that team was Winslow graduate Anthony Miles. La Crosse broke the meet record of 40.01 set in 2016 by Wesley of Dover, Del.