PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 18, 2014) – Rutgers redshirt junior Corey Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) was named a U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) First Team All-American for the 2014 indoor season based on his second place performance in the long jump at this past weekend’s NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. He becomes Rutgers’ third First Team All-American since 2010.
Crawford capped off a stellar indoor season as the national runner-up in the long jump at a distance of 8.01m (26' 3 ½"). The Scarlet Knight had led thru five rounds before Arkansas’ Jarrion Lawson managed to go 8.39m (27' 6 ½ “) for the title.
Crawford’s All-America honor already adds to his awards for this season that include Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA and the American Athletic Conference Field Indoor Performer of the Year.
Prior to the NCAA Championships, Crawford had posted a career best of 8.22m (26’11 ¾ ”) at the American Athletic Conference Championships, a distance that had topped NCAA charts, was tied for fifth in the world and tied for the best among all American jumpers this indoor season. That jump currently puts his name tied for sixth in the world.
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