Rutgers senior Corey Crawford swept the Big Ten long jump titles this season, winning the outdoor competition yesterday. Crawford has missed most of the outdoor season due to injury, but finished in second place at the Penn Relays two weeks ago. He peaked at the right time, blowing away the rest of the field. The winning jump set a program record at 7.93m, the longest of Crawford's outdoor career. The jump was well ahead of second place finisher Zach Bazile of Ohio State, who leaped for 7.65m. Crawford won the Big Ten Indoor long jump title earlier this year.
Corey Crawford wins Big Ten LJ with school record leap 7.93m (26'0")!! pic.twitter.com/E2zDXii5RN— Coach Bob Farrell (@CoachFarrell_RU) May 14, 2016
Crawford is fresh off winning the Big Ten Medal of Honor for Rutgers, and is already a 3-time All-American before this outdoor season. He has had a tremendous career and wish him well in his quest to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in June. The first step is the NCAA Regionals, which take place at the end of May. Crawford finished sixth in the long jump at 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships and finished eighth in this past winter's NCAA Indoor Championships.