Record-Setting Weekend At Big Ten Indoor Championships

Record-Setting Weekend At Big Ten Indoor Championships

GENEVA, Ohio – Rutgers track and field turned in a banner day during the Saturday finals at the 2023 Big Ten Indoor Championships. The Scarlet Knights earned a combined eight medals as Nadale Buntin (200-meter) and Alex Carlson (3,000-meter) were crowned Big Ten Champions, bringing the gold medal total to five. In addition to the medal count, the Scarlet Knights also posted school records in a combined six events over the weekend.
Buntin was recognized with First Team All-Big Ten honors on the men’s side, while Carlson, Chloe Timberg and Kristina Tossas were the recipients of First Team All-Big Ten honors for the women.
“I’m very proud of our team,” said Bobby Farrell. “We had a lot of athletes step up. It was the best indoor Big Ten we’ve ever had with the most medals, podium finishes and school records. But this was just the next step, we’re capable of far more. The coaches know it and the student-athletes know it. I’m excited for this upcoming outdoor season because we have high expectations for what these teams can do.”
The women’s squad posted its best finish in program history, including scoring its highest point total with 45 points to finish ninth in the team standings. The men’s team collected 34.5 points to place 10th overall.

After crowning three Big Ten Champions on day one of competition, the Scarlet Knights returned with a pair of gold medals. Buntin captured the title in the 200-meter, running a school record time of 20.73. He also claimed sole possession of the Rutgers record in the 60-meter dash after tying the mark on Friday during the first round. In the Saturday final, he posted a podium finish as he placed fifth in 6.72.
Carlson gave the women their third Big Ten Champion of the weekend as she captured the title in the 3,000-meter. The school record holder in the event, Carlson led the entire field from start to finish, clocking a time of 9:17.18. She also finished runner up in the mile, adding to her individual medal count. Carlson placed second with a time of 4:36.75.

The Scarlet Knights received a pair of third-place finishes on each the men’s and women’s squads to total eight medals on the weekend. Chris Serrao broke the school record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.74 as he earned bronze in his freshman campaign.
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