Women's Track & Field Set For B1G Outdoor Championships
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Rutgers women's outdoor track and field team makes its way to the University of Iowa, the host of the 2019 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships, competing at Francis X. Cretzmeyer Track on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. BIG TEN OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE Friday 5:55 p.m. - 400 Hurdles (Reanda Richards) 6:15 p.m. - Javelin (Kathryn Campbell, Alexa Gardner) 6:30 p.m. - 200m (Iyanla Kollock) 8:15 p.m. – 10,000m (Stephanie Mauer) Saturday 4:30 p.m. - Shot Put (Zyra Thomas, Jasmine Van Note) 4:35 p.m. - Long Jump (Oniesha Clarke, Gabriela Sanchez, Jacqueline Simmons) 4:45 p.m. - 100m (Oniesha Clarke, Iyanla Kollock) 5:55 p.m. - 800m (Jenna Sobieski, Brooke Riedy, Mackenzie Prezume) 6:45 p.m. – 3000m Steeplechase (Lou Mialhe) Sunday * Finals for those who advance 11:00 a.m. – Discus (Halia Rosemond) 12:30 p.m. - High Jump (Courteney Campbell, Rhonda Rogombe) 12:55 p.m. - 4 x 100m Relay 1:30 p.m. - Triple Jump (Zia Barr) 3:11 p.m. - 5000m (Olympia Martin) 3:45 p.m. - 4 x 400m Relay HOW TO WATCH FloSports via FloTrack will provide live coverage of the 2019 Big Ten Outdoor Championships. The link to join can be found here.
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BTN will air tape delay coverage of the Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. ET.
RECAPPING LAST TIME OUT – PENN RELAYS The Rutgers Sprint Medley Relay team of freshmen Iyanla Kollock, Ajae Alvarez-Tyler and Reanda Richards along with senior Jenna Sobieski set a new school record at the 125th running of the Penn Relays. The Scarlet Knight quartet finished in fourth place in the Championship of America with a new Rutgers benchmark of 3:48.63. The relay team clocked in five seconds faster than the previous record of 3:53.42 set at the Colonial Relays in 2014 by Asha Ruth, Gabrielle Farquharson, Ekene Ugboaja and Nicole Nicholas. Rutgers also garnered a first place result in the college high jump. The 2019 Metropolitan Indoor and Outdoor Champion, sophomore Courteney Campbell went over the bar at a height of 1.67m (5' 5.75") to take the title. Sobieksi and Richards, who helped set the sprint medley relay record, also raced with the 4x800m relay team joining freshmen Mackenzie Prezume and Brooke Riedy for sixth place with RU's top time of the season of 8:46.80 Richards also competed in the 400m hurdles and raced to a runner-up time in 57.78 in the event. Senior Oneisha Clarke qualified for the 100m championship. After qualifying with a season best time of 11.76 and finishing second in her opening heat, she finished seventh in the finals in a time of 11.89. Rutgers also had two top eight finishes in the jumps. Redshirt junior Rhonda Rogombe leapt to a height of 1.74m (5' 8.5") for fourth in the high jump, while Clarke reached a distance of 5.70m (18' 8.5") in the long jump. AROUND THE RANKINGS Rutgers is 11th in this week's USTFCCA Mid-Atlantic Regional Track & Field Rating Index. Freshman Reanda Richards' 400m hurdle time of 57.21 from the Florida Relays, the second fastest Rutgers time in history, is currently fourth in the nation, second in the East Region and tops the Big Ten. Redshirt junior Rhonda Rogombe's high jump of 1.78m (5' 10) at the Florida Relays, which was .01m off tying the Rutgers outdoor record, at the Florida Relays is currently 18th in the East Region and third in the Big Ten. Senior Jenna Sobieski's 800m time of 2:06.59 from the Florida Relays, the second fastest time in the RU record books, places her ninth in the Big Ten. Fellow high jumper, sophomore Courteney Campbell, 10th in the Big Ten with her leap of 1.75m (5' 8.75") occurring twice this season. Junior Kathryn Campbell, who won the Metropolitan Championship Outdoor title in the javelin with a throw 45.52m (149' 4"), lands in 10th in the Big Ten in the event entering the championships. LAST TIME AT BIG TEN OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS At last year's Big Ten Outdoor Championships, former Scarlet Knight Bryanna Grant set a new Rutgers triple jump record while current senior Oniesha Clarke qualified for the 100m finals. After being one of the top nine out of the preliminaries of the triple jump, Grant bested her outdoor mark for a fifth time this season with a new Scarlet Knight outdoor benchmark of 12.80m (42' 0") on her final takeoff to take fifth place. She resets the previous record of 12.57m (41' 3") captured by Kahimah Liverman at the Metropolitan Championships back on April 21, 2007 at Rutgers' home track. Clarke, meanwhile, reached the 100m finals with a new PR of 11.59 during the preliminaries, which marked the third fastest time in the event in the Scarlet Knight logs. She raced her way to the finish line in 11.66 in Sunday's final to finish in seventh. It was the junior Scarlet Knight's second Big Ten Championship finals appearances after placing fourth in the 60m at the indoor championship in March.