PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (April 25, 2014) – Redshirt junior Corey Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) claimed the long jump title at the 120th running of the Penn Relays on Friday setting a new Rutgers record at a distance of 7.90m (25’ 11”).
Crawford’s mark puts his name fourth nationally and he remains third in the East Region.
It is the second time this outdoor season Crawford has reset the RU benchmark. He previously reached 7.80m (25’ 7 ¼”) at the Spec Towns Invitational at the University of Georgia back on April 15.
"It was a good feeling. I came to the relays in high school and finished second. I came back focused on winning the watch and I am definitely pleased that I did," said Crawford following his record setting performance.
Crawford also joined junior D’Andre Jordan (Brooklyn, N.Y.), sophomore Rajee Dunbar (Arlington, Va.) and freshman Jermaine Griffith (Hamilton, N.J.) in the opening heat of the 4x400 relay. The Scarlet Knights placed 34th overall, racing to a time of 3:15.30
Action at the Penn Relays continues on Saturday with sophomore Thomas Carr (Voorhees, N.J.) and freshman Matthew Krezmer (Montoursville, Pa.) competing in the javelin.
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