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The Rutgers women’s track and field team will experience its greatest test of the season this weekend at the 2017 Big Ten Outdoor Championships hosted by Penn State at the Nittany Lion Outdoor Track in State College, Pennsylvania.After a trying, yet progressive outdoor regular season, the Scarlet Knights will attempt to stack up against their peers in the Big Ten, to include top competitors such as last year’s Big Ten Outdoor Champion Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State and host Penn State, who took the team title at the Big Ten Indoor Championships in late February.The championships will start with limited track events on Friday, May 12 and continue with full track and field events until the meet’s end on Sunday, May 12.At last season’s Big Ten Outdoor Championships, Rutgers placed 12th overall with 29 team points, just ahead of Illinois, who placed dead-last with 18.5 team points.The Knights saw a new school-record set in the 4x100-meter relay, as well as several personal-bests from track and field student-athletes.Rutgers’ 4x100-meter relay team, consisting of two since-graduated athletes and current student athletes junior Bria Saunders and sophomore Phyllis Gordon, earned a new school record of 44.66, good for fourth place.This year’s 4x100-meter squad, including junior Imani Beauliere and sophomore Nabiya Garret alongside Saunders and Gordon, earned a season-best of 46.73 at the Tennessee Dogwood Relays in early April.
What was a once a dream season has turned to dust for the Rutgers men's lacrosse team, as the team was once again on the outside looking in as the 17-team field was announced for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.For updates on the Rutgers men's lacrosse team, follow @griffinwhitmer and @TargumSports on Twitter.
For the graduating seniors of the Rutgers men's lacrosse team, many great -- and unique -- opportunities await them in their future.Have you every hear of a "yacht brokerage firm"? Because that is what midfielder Charlie Nicklaus wants to start up in the future.
As the 2017 season comes to a close, the Rutgers men’s golf team took a difficult loss at this year’s Big Ten Championship from April 28-30 by finishing in last with a final score of 892 (298-291-303). Junior team captain Matt Holuta led the Scarlet Knights by tying for 24th in a total score 217 (70-72-75).Illinois claimed the Big Ten title with a score 829 (269-279-281). Placing second and third respectively were Northwestern and Ohio State.Although Rutgers had a disappointing finish to conclude their spring season, the Knights had a strong start to their season by defeating both No. 2-seeded Michigan and No. 6-seeeded Ohio State at the Big Ten Match Play Championships in Palm Coast, Florida.Rutgers continued its momentum into the Colleton River Collegiate where the Knights finished fifth in the field.
Leading the Rutgers tennis team, Head Coach Hilary Ritchie, in her inaugural season led the team to two Big Ten wins over Penn State and Wisconsin and effectively changed the culture of the team in just one short season.
The Rutgers baseball team’s season is far from over. With two weeks of regular season games left and a potential bid for the Big Ten Tournament in the works, the Scarlet Knights (16-24, 5-6) are far from done.
The level of preparation any college track athlete goes through before and after the cry of the starting gunshot, is almost unimaginable.
It has been quite the year for the Rutgers women’s lacrosse team, such that the future looks brighter than it ever has since Rutgers joined the Big Ten.The Scarlet Knights finished the season with an 8-8 record, their best record and most wins since 2014, when the team went 9-9 in its last season in the Big East conference.
Heading into this season, the Rutgers softball team had middling expectations. The Scarlet Knights were coming off a season where they finished with a 24-33 record, went 8-15 in the Big Ten, and lost to Ohio State in the first round of the conference tournament.
Coming into its third year within the Big Ten conference, the Rutgers women’s track and field team had admittedly tempered expectations for the 2017 indoor and outdoor seasons.