PISCATAWAY,N.J. (February 11, 2014) – Redshirt junior Corey Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) was named the American Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday, after recording the top long jump in the country and one of the top distances in the world.
Crawford leaped to a distance of 7.97m (26' 1¾"), to take first at the New Balance Invitational last Friday, in the top long jump mark among all Americans this indoor season and ninth in the world. Crawford’s mark set a new Rutgers record in the event, besting the previous mark and Crawford’s previous personal best of 7.79m (25’ 6¾) at the Princeton Invitational in early December.
The Scarlet Knights’ 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. Crawford solidly won the event, finishing .41m ahead of second place Braxton Drummond of Charleston Southern.
The Rutgers men’s indoor track and field team returns to action on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Rider/Lafayette Invitational and on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Millrose Games.
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