BRONX, N.Y. (February 8, 2014) – Rutgers' Corey Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) not only set a new school record in the long jump, but also jumped to the top distance among all American competitors this indoor season and put his name ninth in the world.
Crawford, a redshirt junior, captured a mark of 7.97m at the New Balance Invitational on Friday at the NYC Armory, besting his previous personal best and previous school record of 7.79m set at Princeton’s New Year’s Invitational in early December.
The mark is the best among all NCAA Division I athletes by .10m, while worldwide only 12 other athletes have reached a further distance this indoor season. Aleksandr Menkov of Russia currently leads the pack in the international standings at 8.30m.
Crawford solidly won the event, finishing .41m ahead of second place Braxton Drummond of Charleston Southern.
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