BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (May 27, 2011) – Rutgers senior sprinter Aaron Younger (Franklinville, N.J.) became the second Scarlet Knight to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships with his performance in the 400-meter hurdles Friday at the East Regional at Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex in Bloomington, Ind.
It marks the second time in his career that Younger will compete at the NCAA Outdoor Championships after he qualified in the 400-meter hurdles in 2010. At this season’s East Regional, Younger placed eighth in the semifinals with a time of 50.97 en route to earning a spot at the 2011 NCAA Championships on June 8 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Junior high jumper Adam Bergo (Plainfield, N.J.) also captured a place at the NCAA Championships with his performance on Thursday as he cleared a height of 7’ .25”, finishing tied for ninth as the top-12 advanced.
The three-day event wraps up on Saturday, May 28. The remaining Scarlet Knights at the East Regional include junior James Plummer (South Toms River, N.J.) in the discus, the men’s 4x400-meter relay, which features Younger, senior Kevin Brown (Woodbury, N.J.), junior Steve Werner (Newtown Sq, Pa.) and freshman Corey Caidenhead (Bergenfield, N.J.). On the women’s side, senior Natalie Clickett (Union City, Pa.) will compete in the discus and junior Alex Kelly (Florham Park, N.J.) in the javelin.