The Rutgers men's track & field team, fresh off the Big Ten Championships last weekend, had multiple qualifiers announced today for next weekend's NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, Florida.
They will be led by Big Ten Freshman of the Year Izaiah Brown, who won the conference title in the 400m last weekend. He broke the all-time Rutgers record with a time of 45.27 seconds. You can watch his record breaking and title winning run here:
Corey Crawford won the Outdoor Long Jump title last weekend and is a three-time all-american in the event. His winning leap of 7.93m was also a school record. Crawford is looking to return to the NCAA Championships, where he placed 6th in 2014. Crawford won the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor for Rutgers, given to a graduating male and female athlete from each school who excelled in their sport and in the classroom during their collegiate career.
Big Ten Javelin champion Chris Mirabelli is one of three Rutgers athletes that qualified for the event at the Regionals next weekend. He will be joined by Greg Harnett and Matthew Krezmer.
Overall, Rutgers finished in 9th place at the Big Ten Outdoor championships and you can read all the details here.
To read about all of the Rutgers qualifiers from the men's team, click here. The full list of qualifiers for the NCAA East Regional can be viewed here. They will be competing to qualify for the NCAA Championships taking place at University of Oregon, nicknamed Tracktown, USA at legendary Hayward Field on June 8-11. The Ducks program own multiple national championships and are most famous for former head coach Bill Bowerman, co-founder of Nike, and seven-time NCAA champion Steve Prefontaine.
Good luck to the Rutgers men's track & field team in their quest to qualify for the NCAA Championships.