BIG EAST Conference Captures Two Men's Titles at the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships




The BIG EAST Conference captured two NCAA Championships on the men's side last weekend.
Senior hurdler Jarret Eaton became the first Syracuse track & field individual NCAA champion on Saturday night in Nampa, Idaho by capturing the 60-meter hurdle championship at Jackson's Indoor Track. Eaton, with a time of 7.54 seconds, won the event by 0.01 seconds to complete an undefeated season.

Eaton, running out of the fifth lane, battled Miami's Devon Hill and LSU's Barret Nugent throughout the contest, who each finished with a time of 7.55 seconds, before ultimately edging both athletes and leaning across the finish.
Eaton, who was named the United States Track & Field and Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Northeast Region Male Track Athlete of the Year on Mar. 5, ran the fastest 60-meter hurdle time in the nation this season at 7.49 seconds.
Notre Dame won the distance medley relay title as the team of Johnathan ShawelChris GiestingRandall Babb and Jeremy Rae etched their name in Notre Dame track and field history The foursome brought home the school's first indoor relay title, finishing in 9:35.48.