History was made on Saturday afternoon at the 2019 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Rutgers senior Izaiah Brown won his fourth consecutive title in the 400m, running a time of 45.82.
FOUR. STRAIGHT. B1G. TITLES! #RUMTF's Izaiah Brown claims gold in the #B1GTF 400m for the fourth consecutive season with a time of 45.82! Brown becomes the first Scarlet Knight to win four B1G titles in the same event! pic.twitter.com/p9xV2zYfIv— Rutgers Men's TF/XC (@RutgersMensTFXC) February 23, 2019
Brown is the only runner in program history to win four consecutive conference titles in one event. He ends his indoor career as the Big Ten and Rutgers record holder in the 400m from his 2017 time of 45.32. Brown also won the 400m Big Ten outdoor title in 2016 as a freshman.
Here are some highlights on how the rest of the Scarlet Knight athletes that competed at the Big Ten Championships this past weekend fared:
- In the same 400m, Taj Burgess finished in fourth place by a little more than a tenth of a second with personal best time of 46:49.
- The 4x400 relay men’s team of Brown, fellow senior Sterling Pierce, sophomore Taj Burgess, and freshman Christopher Jenkins broke the Rutgers indoor record with a time of 3:08.00. They missed a third place finish by a tenth of a second, finishing in fourth.
- Freshman A’Nan Bridgett finished in third place for the bronze medal in the long jump with a distance of 7.27m (23’ 10.25”).
- Junior Perry Christie finished fourth in the high jump with a distance of 2.13m (6’ 11.75).
- Senior Jenna Sobieski ran the second fastest 800m time in program history, finishing in 6th place with a personal best time of 2:07.73.
- Oniesha Clarke made the finals of the 60m for the second consecutive year, finishing in 8th place with a time of 7.60.
NOTE: The Big Ten Network will re-air highlights of the meet on Tuesday, Feb. 26 on 5:30 p.m. ET.
Up next for Rutgers track & field is the IC4A Championships this weekend on March 2-3 in Boston.