The Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championship take place on Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio. Here is a preview of what to look for from a Rutgers perspective, as well as how to watch the event and follow live results.
A top contender for Rutgers include Oniesha Clarke, who is currently ranked 5th in the Big Ten in the 60 meters event. Clarke won that event at the Metropolitan Indoor Championship back in the beginning of February. However, her season best time of 7.44 seconds came in January at the Towson Tiger Invitational. It was the third fastest time in program history. In addition, Clarke is currently ranked 12th in the Big Ten at the Long Jump. She also won that event at the Metropolitan Indoor Championship, where Clarke delivered a personal best performance of 18 feet, 11.75 inches (5.78 meters).
Other athletes of note competing this weekend include the program’s record holder in the triple jump, Bryanna Grant. She won her third straight Metropolitan Indoor Championship this month and is currently ranked 10th in the conference, which is where she finished the past two years at the Big Ten Indoor Championship.
The women’s team will look to improve upon their 2017 results at this event, when they had two top ten individual performances and eight individual season bests.
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Junior Izaiah Brown will look to win his third consecutive Big Ten Indoor title in the 400 meters. He set the conference record with a time of 45.32 in winning the title last year. The 4x400 relay team gives Rutgers another chance to produce a title, as the team of just won the SPIRE Institute Invitational earlier this month.
Another title contender is sophomore Tobi Tella, who has peformed well during the Indoor season in both the triple jump and long jump.
All of the action will be aired via FloTrack from this link and BTN Plus, which you can click on the links for each day for a live stream of championships: Friday and Saturday. For a full meet schedule, click here. To check live results online, click here.
Good luck to all of the athletes of Rutgers competing in this weekend’s Big Ten Indoor Championship.