PROVIDENCE, R.I. Three schools have been represented in the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field weekly awards. Connecticut, DePaul, and Georgetown each had student-athletes cited by the conference office on Tuesday. Senior Tim Nedow of DePaul was named Men's Field Athlete of the Week for the fifth time this season, while Connecticut sophomores Ilva Bikanova and Natasha McLaren were named Women's Field Athletes of the Week. Georgetown junior Andrew Springer was named BIG EAST Men's Track Athlete of the Week, while Georgetown senior Emily Infeld earned BIG EAST Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors for the second time this season.
Nedow's 20.35-meter throw at the Iowa State Classic broke his own school record of 20.03 meters. His event-winning throw is also the best in the nation this season. His counted throws were measured at 19.04 meters, 19.24 meters, 19.62 meters, and 20.26 meters before he reached the 20.35-meter mark. No other competitor broke the 19-meter barrier as the second-place finisher notched a throw of 18.63 meters.
Bikanova and McLaren posted the exact same marks at the Boston University Valentine Invitational sharing first-place honors with jumps of 1.82 meters. They cleared the exact same heights faulting at the 1.82 meter mark twice before clearing it on the third attempt. Neither competitor was able to clear the 1.83 meter mark. The height stands as the ninth-best in the nation this season.
Springer posted a time of 7:53.69 in the 3,000-meter run at the Washington Husky Classic. The time is the best mark in the BIG EAST this season and ranks 17th nationally.
With a time of 9:00.13 in the 3,000-meter run Infeld broke Georgetown's school record, set in 1984, by more than six seconds. It is the top time in the BIG EAST this season and is the second-best time nationally.
The BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory in New York City on February 18 and 19.