WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (April 6, 2013) – Senior Monroe Kerns (Jackson, N.J.) captured first in the 800m and freshman Rajee Dunbar (Arlington, Va.) took first in the 400m as the Rutgers men’s outdoor track & field team leads all teams at the Colonial Relays hosted by the College of William & Mary after the first day of competition.
The Scarlet Knights compiled 75 points in day one action to take the lead. Monmouth sits in second with 49.5 points followed by Bucknell in third with 49 points.
Kerns, who last week captured first in the 800m at the Fred Hardy Invitational, improved his time by nearly three seconds to log a time of 1:49.80 (BIG EAST & IC4A Qualifier).
Dunbar meanwhile took the top time in the 400m by crossing the finish line in a time of 48.90 (BIG EAST Qualifier), while teammate sophomore D’Andre Jordan (Brooklyn, N.Y.) took eighth to add the Scarlet Knight point total in a time of 49.48.
RU also added to its point total thanks to finishes in the 200m, 400m hurdles, and 1500m. Redshirt sophomore Corey Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) raced to a second place time in the 200m in 21.82 (BIG EAST Qualifier) and was followed by sophomore Kadeem Douse (Ewing, N.J.) in seventh with a time of 21.85 (BIG EAST Qualifier). Freshman Kyle Holder (Randolph, N.J.) captured eighth place in the 400m hurdles racing to a time of 54.58 (BIG EAST Qualifier), while junior Steve Burkholder (Marlton, N.J.) posted a fourth place time of 4:02.25 in the 1500m.
Additionally, Douse took second in the 100m preliminaries to advance to Saturday’s final. Douse clocked in a 10.66 for a BIG EAST and IC4A qualifying time.
The Scarlet Knights also had several notable marks in the field events including second place finishes in the shot put, javelin, high jump, and long jump.
Two-time BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week, senior James Plummer (South Toms River, N.J.), took second in the shot put with a distance of 16.37m (BIG EAST & IC4A Qualifier) and freshman Thomas Carr (Voorhees, N.J.) recorded 61.66m (BIG EAST & IC4A Qualifier) in the javelin for second. Senior Glenn Scheideler (Randolph, Va.) led a trio of Scarlet Knights in the high jump. Scheideler took second at a height of 1.99m (BIG EAST Qualifier), with freshman AJ Vance (Egg Harbor Twp, N.J.) in third at 1.99m (BIG EAST Qualifier), and freshman Ryan North (Mayetta, N.J.) in fourth at 1.94m. Crawford, who took second in the 200m, also took second in the long jump at a distance of 7.26m (BIG EAST Qualifier).
Action continues on Saturday in the Colonial Relays. Live updates are available at TribeAthletics.com.
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