Rutgers women’s track and field makes history

With the first week of the women’s track and field season in the books, Rutgers is unfamiliar territory. In the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association rankings, the Scarlet Knights were ranked No.22.

It marked the first time in program history that they were ranked in the top 25 in the indoor pool in program history.

Their success has partly been due to the talented trio of Chloe Timberg, Alicia Campbell and Alex Carlson. Over the weekend, Timberg set a school record in the pole vault for the third time this season. At the Collegiate Showdown in Boston, she recorded the No. 1 height in the country.


However, she was not the only one who made history. Campbell wrote herself into the record books by breaking a 25-year-old school record in the weight throw, recording a distance of 18.97m.

While Carlson did not set records like her teammates, she played a critical role. The New Jersey native put together a few nationally-ranked performances. She owns the fifth-fastest time in the 800-meter and ranks 12th in the 3,000-meter.

The Scarlet Knights will be back in action on January 26 for the Bob Pollock Invitational hosted by Boston University.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire