PRINCETON, N.J. (May 11, 2013) – The Rutgers men’s outdoor track & field team began action at the IC4A Championships on Saturday with senior James Plummer (South Toms River, N.J.) capturing the IC4A title in the discus.
The Scarlet Knights stand in second place following day two action, which also saw RU captured points from senior Chris Wyckoff (Toms River, N.J.) in the pole vault and redshirt sophomore Corey Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) in the long jump. BYU holds a commanding first place lead with 56 points followed by Rutgers with 24 points. Bucknell stands right behind the Scarlet Knights in third with 21 points with Cornell in fourth with 20 points and Manhattan and Liberty tied for fifth with 19 points apiece.
Plummer, who captured the BIG EAST title last weekend, his third Penn Relays title two weeks ago and currently ranks fifth in the country, captured a distance of 58.35m. Plummer finished .72m ahead of second place Stephen Mozia of Cornell.
Crawford notched second place in the long jump. Leaping to a distance of 7.42m on his second attempt, Crawford was only .07m shy of first place.
In the pole vault, Wyckoff cleared the bar at height of 5.15m, tying his career best. Wyckoff also reached 5.15m in taking the Colonial Relay title in early April.
RU’s 4x800 team was also in action on Saturday and advanced to finals action on Sunday. The squad consisting of senior Monroe Kerns (Jackson, N.J.), sophomore Chris DeFabio (Millington, N.J), junior Steve Burkholder (Marlton, N.J.) and junior Curtis Richburg (West Orange, N.J.) combined for a time of 7:32.83.
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