Senior Corey Crawford finished his stellar career at Rutgers last night with a 4th place finish in the Long Jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships.
Congratulations Corey Crawford! Now 4x First Team All-American finishes fourth in the long jump with a mark of 7.69m pic.twitter.com/hJxWHh6asg— Rutgers Men's TF/XC (@Rutgers_MensTF) June 9, 2016
Crawford's jump of 7.69m on his fourth jump of the competition propelled him up the leader board, after sitting in 17th place after his first two jumps. Although he fell short of his career best mark of 7.93m at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships in May, Crawford completed his best finish at any NCAA Championship event in his career. He previously finished in 6th place at the 2014 Outdoor Championships. Crawford ends his career being named a first team All-American for the fourth time. The recent Big Ten Medal of Honor winner for Rutgers leaves the banks with one of the most accomplished track careers in program history!
In addition, junior Jermaine Griffith barely missed qualifying for the 400m Final, but secured second team All-American status.
Big Ten Javelin champion Chris Mirabelli finished in 17th place at the NCAA Outdoor Championships, securing his second honorable mention All-American status of his career.
The men's 4X400m relay team failed to qualify for the Final, finishing in 15th place.
The men's side is officially done. Gabrielle Farquharson is the lone women's team participant and she will compete in three events tonight. They are the Long Jump, the 100m, and 200m, with all the events taking place within an hour of one another. For a full preview, click here.
Congratulations to all the Rutgers men's track and field members who participated in the NCAA Outdoor Championships. And to Corey Crawford, congrats on a tremendous career on the banks!