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Rutgers experiences mixed results in split weekend

The Metropolitan Championships might have been the peak for the Rutgers men’s track and field team this outdoor season. Although many of the same succeeding athletes made headline performances at either meets this weekend, many other event athletes did not have the same success rate.


Rutgers bounces back with first place at Metropolitan Championships

As if the Rutgers men’s track and field team needed a reminder or extra push of motivation after many weeks of weather obstacles and abrupt meet changes, the team reclaimed the Metropolitan Championship crown on their home soil after a disappointing “so close, yet so far” second place loss to Manhattan College in 2016. At the Bauer Track and Field Complex, the Scarlet Knights accomplished more than just broken records and nine title wins; they made a comeback from a “disappointing meet” at the Princeton Invitational last week and won back the team pride at their annual outdoor meet. With their natural touch to their own turf, the Knights went into this meet with a fresh level of intensity and provided the crowd with many exhilarating performances. Two Rutgers athletes, junior javelin thrower Christopher Mirabelli and senior jumper Emeka Eze, broke school records as well this past weekend. Mirabelli ended a javelin record drought of over 20 years, instilled by Christopher Sagnella back in 1996.


Rutgers men welcome Metropolitan Outdoor Championships to Piscataway

The Rutgers men’s track and field team are more than ready to perform in the sunny weather forecast this weekend at the Metropolitan Outdoor Championships, despite the unfortunate forces of nature that acted against them over the past couple of weeks. Not to mention, the Scarlet Knights will be bringing the competition to their home soil on Friday, April 14th, 2017, and splitting the team up on Saturday, April 15th between the Metropolitan Invitational and the Princeton Outdoor Invitational. According to forecasts, Piscataway is promising sunny and spring-like weather this week for our athletes to practice and compete in. After many traveling trip-ups, schedule changes and weather obstacles, the Scarlet Knights will be taking a break from traveling. Freshmen sprinter and jumper Perry Christie, who won the high jump event at the Colonial Relays, will also be experiencing his first outdoor home meet of his collegiate career. “Traveling is kind of stressful, but with the help of my academic advisors, tutors and coaches, I’m able to do it and it’s pretty cool,” Christie said. Christie is one of the more interesting athletes, his skills involving both short distance races and jumping events, totaling up to about five events during his indoor career.


Rutgers overcomes travel hiccups for strong weekend in New Jerey

Competing on a college level comes with a lot of dedication, sweat and even some surprises. The Rutgers men’s track and field team was abruptly faced with one this past weekend, as the the team was planning to split up between the Dogwood Relays at Tennessee and the Sam Howell Invitational at Princeton University. However, that did not go as planned. The Scarlet Knights were held from flying to Tennessee due to the inclement weather during those competition days, and were immediately sent back to compete at either the Sam Howell Invitational or Rider Invitational meets on short notice. Junior javelin thrower Chris Mirabelli has been faced with quite a few obstacles over the past few weeks.


Rutgers rides momentum into Tennessee Dogwood Relays, Sam Howell Invitational

With the consistent successes since the opening of the 2017 outdoor season, the Rutgers men’s track and field team continue riding in their momentum into both the Tennessee Dogwood Relays held in Knoxville, TN, and the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, NJ this upcoming weekend. In this rare occasion, the Scarlet Knights will be split up and competing in two separate meets.

Senior Jermaine Griffith earned All-American honors at NCAA Indoor Championships last week to wrap up his collegiate track career, as he will not compete in the outdoor season this spring.

Rutgers transitions into outdoor season

It has come time that the Rutgers track and field athletes unscrew their indoor spikes and gear up for the outdoor season. The men’s team had concluded their 2016-2017 indoor season last weekend at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Indoor Championships at College Station, Texas.

Sophomore Izaiah Brown has the second-fastest 400-meter time in the nation heading into the NCAA Championships this weekend.

Rutgers set for NCAAs, Brown eyes national title

There still remains two athletes who have not quite concluded their 2017 indoor season yet. Last week, the Rutgers men’s track and field team made some young and impressive moves during the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships in Boston, Massachusetts.

Senior Brendan Jaeger contributed to a second-place finish in the 4x800-meter final at the IC4A Championships this weekend.

Rutgers wraps up weekend at IC4A Championships

Just in time to turn the end of the indoor season around after many bottom tier results, the Rutgers men’s track and field athletes feasted on many deserving titles upon their performances this past weekend at the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America (IC4A) Championships in Boston, Massachusetts.

Senior sprinter Jermaine Griffith brings his indoor season to an end this weekend.

Rutgers deep in preparation for Big Ten Championships

All eyes on Geneva, Ohio. After many successful Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships over the years, Spire Institute still stands as the honored venue to host again this year from February 24-25, 2017, and the Scarlet Knights are in the midst of their preparation.

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