Connecticut Sweeps BIG EAST Field Honors for Week 3

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Connecticut senior Victoria Flowers and sophomore Cory Duggan led the Huskies to a sweep of the BIG EAST Field weekly awards thanks to several impressive performances at the Great Dane Classic on Jan. 18. Notre Dame sophomore Chris Giestling was named BIG EAST Men's Track Athlete of the Week and Villanova senior Emily Lipari earned BIG EAST Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors.

 

Flowers took victories in the weight throw and shot put for the second consecutive week to earn BIG EAST Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors. On Jan. 18, the senior threw 20.52m in the weight throw and 16.20m in the shot put at the Great Dane Classic at the Armory in New York, N.Y. Flowers currently ranks first in the league and sixth nationally in the weight throw. She ranks second in the league and 11th nationally in the shot put.

 

Also at the Great Dane Classic, Villanova's Emily Lipari won the 3,000-meter run in 9:20.07 to be named BIG EAST Women's Track Athlete of the Week. The 2012 BIG EAST cross country individual champion registered a career-best time, and beat the competition by nearly nine seconds. Her time was also a Great Dane Classic record. Lipari's time ranks first in the league and fifth in the nation.

 

Notre Dame's Chris Giestling was named BIG EAST Men's Track Athlete of the Week after finishing first in three events at the Notre Dame Invitational. The sophomore won the 200m (21.69), 500m (1:03.17) and ran the second leg of the winning 4x400m relay. Giestling's time in the 500m ranks first in the league, while the 4x400m ranks 15th in the nation. The sophomore is also ranked first in the 200m and second in the 400m in the BIG EAST.  

 

Connecticut's Cory Duggan pole vaulted to a third-place finish at the Great Dane Classic to earn BIG EAST Men's Field Athlete of the Week honors. The junior recorded a mark of 4.95m, which ranks fourth in the league.

 

According to the NCAA, "qualification to the [NCAA] championships is based on the descending-order list for the season...for each individual event contested, the top 16 declared student-athletes will be accepted into the competition. For each relay contested, the top 12 relay teams will be accepted into the competition...There are no qualifying standards for the championships season."

 

The BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place Feb. 16-17 at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio.

 

BIG EAST Track & Field News and Notes

  •  Villanova dominated at the Great Dane Classic at the Armory on Jan. 18.

o    Sophomore Tom Trainer won the 5,000-meter run in 14:33.16

o    Sophomore Rob Denault won the 3,000m run in 8:15.73

o    Senior Emily Lipari won the 3,000m run in 9:20.07

o    Sophomore Alexandra Wasik won the pole vault with a mark of 3.95m

  •  Cincinnati freshmen register wins

o    Bearcats freshmen Erika Hurd and Kenya Woodall racked up two first-place finishes at the Gladstein Invitational at Indiana University

o    Woodall won the 400m in 56.70

o    Hurd won the high jump with a mark of 1.76m

  •  DePaul sophomore Jazmyne Durrah set a school record in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational

o    Durrah threw 18.65m to finish second

o    Her toss beat the previous DePaul record of 18.49m

 

Below is a list of the top marks in BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field:

 

Event

Men

Women

60m

Jihaad Howard, SU - 6.83

Margret Harris, UofL - 7.38

60h

Tashaun Hill, Pitt - 7.96

Kaila Barber, ND -8.32

200m

Chris Giestling, ND - 21.69

Arieonna Bailey, USF - 24.34

400m

Patrick Feeney, ND -46.96

Michelle Brown, ND -54.59

500m

Chris Giestling, ND - 1:03.17

Claire Mooney, STJ - 1:13.26

800m

Otniel Teixeira, USF - 1:53.54

Angel Piccirillo, VU - 2:09.44

1000m

Billy Ledder, GU - 2:25.21

Kelsey Margey, VU - 2:43.89

Mile

Bobby Peavey, GU - 4:07.91

Rachel Schneider, GU - 4:44.37

3,000m

Robert Denault, VU - 8:15.73

Emily Lipari, VU - 9:20.07

5,000m

Bobby Peavey, GU - 14:23.30

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4x400m Relay

Pittsburgh - 3:11.00

Pittsburgh - 3:40.10

4x800m Relay

Connecticut - 7:41.59

Villanova - 8:49.07

Distance Medley Relay

Connecticut - 9:59.06

Rutgers - 12:05.38

High Jump

Noel James, UConn - 2.14m

Michelle Kinsella, UofL -1.85m

Pole Vault

Chris Wyckoff, RU - 5.12m

MacKenzie Fields, UC - 4.10m

Long Jump

Corey Crawford, RU -7.60m

Kaila Barber, ND - 6.12m

Triple Jump

Kevin Bostick, RU - 15.25m

Marqueshia Stallworth, USF - 12.45m

Shot Put

Eric Masington, UConn - 17.87

Khadija Abdullah, UofL - 16.80m

Weight Throw

Jared Thomas, USF - 19.75m

Victoria Flowers, UConn - 20.84m

 

 

 

Pentathlon

-

Kaitlyn Good, UC - 3,907 pts.

Heptathlon

Jesse Chapman, UConn - 5,228 pts.

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The Week Ahead:

 

Thu.

24

Rutgers

Metropolitan Champs

New York, N.Y.

M/W

Fri.

25

Cincinnati

Rod McCravy Invite

Lexington, Ky.

M/W

 

 

DePaul

Spire Open

Geneva, Ohio

M/W

 

 

Louisville

 

 

M/W

 

 

Connecticut

Terrier Invite

Boston, Mass.

M/W

 

 

Providence

 

 

M/W

 

 

Syracuse

 

 

M/W

 

 

Louisville

IU Relays

Bloomington, Ind.

M/W

 

 

Notre Dame

 

 

M/W

 

 

Marquette

Bill Gergan Invite

Ames, Iowa

M/W

 

 

Georgetown

Penn State Invite

State College, Pa.

M/W

 

 

Pittsburgh

 

 

M/W

 

 

Syracuse

 

 

M/W

 

 

Villanova

 

 

M/W