April 22, 2014
NEW YORK - Four student-athletes from four different schools picked up BIG EAST Weekly Track and Field honors from the conference Tuesday. Georgetown redshirt freshman Darren Fahy was named the Men's Track Athlete of the Week, while Butler junior Mara Olson collected the women's honor after making her first appearance of the outdoor season.
Marquette senior Carlye Schuh grabbed the Women's Field Athlete of the Week nod opposite Xavier's John Kolibab. The junior Musketeer was named to the men's award.
BIG EAST Men's Track Athlete of the Week
DARREN FAHY, GEORGETOWN R-Fr., Carlsbad, Calif.
Fahy took over the No. 1 time in the BIG EAST this spring in the 3,000-meter steeplechase when he was the top collegiate finisher at the Larry Ellis Invitational last weekend in 8:43.12. The redshirt freshman sits fifth in the nation and third in the east region.
BIG EAST Women's Track Athlete of the Week
MARA OLSON, BUTLER Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.
Olson, running her first outdoor race of the season, placed 11th in the Elite Women's 5,000 Meter Invitational race at the Mt. SAC Relays last weekend. She raced a personal-best 15:47.14, just under four seconds off the school record, while moving into second in the BIG EAST and 11th nationally in the event.
BIG EAST Men's Field Athlete of the Week
JOHN KOLIBAB, XAVIER Jr., Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Kolibab competed at the Beach Invitational at Long Beach State over the weekend and finished fifth in the high jump with a mark of 2.00 meters.
BIG EAST Women's Field Athlete of the Week
BIG EAST Notebook
CARLYE SCHUH, MARQUETTE Sr., Appleton, Wis.
It was another stellar week for Schuh, who placed sixth in the long jump at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. She posted a top distance of 6.06 meters, giving her the leading mark in the BIG EAST. Schuh also added a 10th-place showing in in the triple jump Saturday at the Beach Invitational to move into third in the conference at 11.75 meters, and added a 14th-place showing in the women's 100-meter dash (12.28).
Xavier senior Clare Fischer ran the Elite section of the 10,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays, finishing 10th in 34:21.21. Her time is second in the BIG EAST and 41st in the nation.
Marquette sophomore Kellie Greenwood recorded the BIG EAST's fastest time in the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Bryan Clay Invite on Friday. She set a new personal best in 10:46.68, giving her the fifth-fastest time in school history. She added another personal-best time of 17:04.40 in the 5,000 meters at the Beach Invite Saturday.
Georgetown graduate student Amanda Kimbers won the 200-meter dash and led off the Hoyas' victorious 4x400 relay at the Larry Ellis Invite at Princeton. She ran a season-best 23.66 in the 200, giving her the BIG EAST's best time.
A busy week is on tap with the famed Penn Relays taking place at Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus beginning Thursday. Georgetown, Providence, St. John's, Villanova and Xavier are scheduled to compete.
Butler and Marquette are slated to compete at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa later this week.
The Redhawk Invite awaits Xavier Sunday, while Providence also has plans to compete at the Brown Invite.
Georgetown had a banner showing in the men's steeplechase at the Larry Ellis Invite. In addition to Fahy's winning time that now sits fifth nationally, Matthew Howard moved into seventh in the country (8:47.02) and Dylan Sorenson (8:47.07) is eighth.
Villanova's Emily Lipari leads the BIG EAST with the fastest times to date in the 800 meters (2:06.05) and the 1,500 (4:20.35). Both sit within the nation's top 25.
Sarah Collins' 5,000-meter time at the Stanford Invitational has held up well. Two weeks after the event she still leads the BIG EAST and is fourth in the nation (15:31.03).