Men's Track & Field Heads to Georgia's Spec Towns Invitational
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (April 10, 2014) - Coming off a second place finish at last weekend's Colonial Relays, the Rutgers men's track and field team returns to action at the Spec Towns Invitational hosted by the University of Georgia.
At the Colonial Relays last weekend, RU notched nine IC4A qualifying mark, including first place performances by the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams, freshman Jermaine Griffith (Hamilton, N.J.) in the 400m and senior Chris Wyckoff (Toms River, N.J.) in the pole vault.
At last year's Spec Towns Invitational, the Scarlet Knights brought home first place finishes in the pole vault, discus and long jump. Wyckoff, who last week took first at the Colonial Relays, was last season's Spec Towns Invite pole vault champion at a height of 4.90m and redshirt junior Corey Crawford (Oakland, N.J.) went the distance of 7.53m to take home the long jump title. Former Scarlet Knight James Plummer gave RU its third title of the invite with a discus throw of 58.89m.
Additionally, sophomore Thomas Carr (Voorhees, N.J.), who currently ranks 13th nationally and 10th in the East Region in the javelin, took fourth at last year's event at 58.57m.
Following this weekend's meet, the Rutgers men's track and field team returns to action at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton on April 18-19.
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