No. 11 Rowan snags consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference title
GLASSBORO, N.J. -- No. 11 Rowan took first place at the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) outdoor championships on Sunday at Coach Richard Wackar Stadium. It is the second year in a row the Profs captured the conference title.
The Profs won the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays with conference-record times of 47.48 and 3:50.18, respectively. The previous marks were 47.51 by TCNJ (2010) in the 4x100 and 3:53.35 by Montclair State (2011) in the 4x400. The Profs’ 4x100 time was also a school record (47.65, 1992). The 4x100 included Brianna Crofton, Shantel Beckford, Shailah Williams and Jamie Thompson. Crofton, Joyce Perry, Williams and Melirah Searcy were on the 4x400.
Williams won the 100 (12.17) and 200 (24.47) meters. Her time in the 200 meters broke the conference record of 24.56 that was held by New Jersey City’s Andrea Herbert (2006). She also improved on her school mark of 24.92 from earlier this season. Williams tied for fifth (5’ 0.25”, 1.53 meters) in the high jump.
Vanessa Wright ran a record-breaking time of 4:34.35 in the 1,500 meters. The old conference mark was 4:37.14 by TCNJ’s Michelle Wallace (2010). On Saturday, she was the 10,000-meters winner in 36:42.37, which was a NJAC record. Crofton won the 400 meters (56.82) and took third (25.26) in the 200 meters. Her time in the 400 meters was a school record (57.59), which was previously held by Searcy (2012).
Thompson had first places in the 100-meter hurdles (14.72) and long jump (7-8 3/4, 5.40 meters). She took second (1:03.45) in the 400-meter hurdles. Beckford won the triple jump with a school record of (11.42 meters). Jewel Brown held the record (11.37 meters). Beckford finished fifth (12.56) in the 100 meters. Jessica Carlson took second (15.17) in the 100-meter hurdles, while Searcy was third (1:03.78) in the 400-meter hurdles. Carlson had a fourth-place finish (10.95 meters) in the triple jump.
In the 400 meters, Brown was second (57.83) followed by Searcy in third (58.33). Brown came in second (10.99 meters) in the triple jump. Cristin Bettis took second (11:23.57) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and was fourth (18:52.63) in the 5,000 meters. Magan Kustera had a height 1.58 meters for third in the high jump.
Emily Spieker finished second (37.87 meters) in the discus and eighth (10.49 meters) in the shot put. Jess Lomonaco came in fifth (34.66 meters) in the discus and sixth (10.74 meters) in the shot put. Meghan Borz finished third (4:51.96) in the 1,500 meters and she was fifth (18:57.21) in the 5,000 meters.
Jessalynn Wright took third (2:16.82) in the 800 meters. Priscila Antuna finished fourth (12:07.52) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Perry had fifth-place finishes in the 100 hurdles (15.63) and 400 hurdles (1:05.30). Kelsey Lewis tied for fifth (1.53 meters) in the high jump. Tashay Wilson was fifth (26.02) in the 200 meters.