PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 2, 2014) – The Rutgers men’s outdoor track and field team is back in action this weekend at the Colonial Relays hosted by the College of William & Mary.
The Scarlet Knights are the defending Colonial Relay champions, who last year picked up three field event titles along with first place times in the 4x200 relay, 100m, 400m and 800m.
On the track, sophomore Kadeem Douse (Ewing, N.J.) captured the 100m title (10.80) while the 4x200 squad of junior D’Andre Jordan (Brooklyn, N.Y.), sophomore Rajee Dunbar (Arlington, Va.), sophomore Emeka Eze (Sayreville, N.J.), and redshirt junior Cory Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) won the event in a time of 1:26.13. Dunbar also logged a first place finish in the 400m (48.90) along with former Scarlet Knight Monroe Kearns picking up the 800m title.
In the field, current senior Chris Wyckoff (Toms River, N.J.) cleared 5.15m to take home the pole vault title, while former Scarlet Knights Kevin Bostick and James Plummer won the triple jump and discus respectively.
RU is coming off 18 top 10 placements and three IC4A qualifying marks at last weekend’s Fred Hardy Invitational at the University of Richmond.
Sophomore Thomas Carr (Voorhees, N.J.) won the javelin, throwing for a distance of 67.32m, a mark that was .04m off the meet record.
Also earning IC4A qualifying marks were Wyckoff with a second place finish in the pole vault (5.10m) and freshman Bryan Pearson (Mount Bethel, Pa.) in the discus (48.61m) for fourth.
Following the Colonial Relays, the Scarlet Knight men’s track and field team will travel to Georgia’s SpecTown Invitational on April 11-12.
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