EUGENE, Ore. (June 8, 2013) – Rutgers senior James Plummer (South Toms River, N.J.) earned First Team All-America status as he took fifth in the discus on Friday at the 2013 NCAA Track & Field Championship at the University of Oregon.
Plummer’s honor was the fourth All-America distinction for the Rutgers track & field programs this season. Earlier this week RU’s women’s 4x100 relay team earned second team honors while the women’s 4x400 relay squad and long jumper Asha Ruth (Bowie, Md.) were bestowed honorable mention status.
The senior Scarlet Knight threw for a distance of 60.70m (199’2”) on his first attempt and ended competition in fifth out of the field of 24 competitors.
Plummer caps off an incredible career for the Scarlet Knights with his NCAA performance. He was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Men’s Field Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCA) on Monday and leaves the RU program with not only the school record, but the BIG EAST Championship record as well. Plummer won the NCAA East Regional title by setting a new RU record at a distance of 61.27m (201’00”). In early May, the senior Scarlet Knight was named the BIG EAST Championships’ Most Outstanding Field Performer in capturing his third conference discus title and setting a new championship record. Plummer also won his third IC4A and Penn Relay discus titles during the outdoor season, in addition to being the top performer at the Georgia Spec Towns National Team Invitational and Fred Hardy Invite, where he set a new meet and facility record. Plummer was also a three-time BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week honoree.
Complete results from the NCAA Track & Field Championships are available at ncaa.com.
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