Cincinnati, Notre Dame, Providence and USF Share BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Weekly Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Four BIG EAST track & field athletes ranked in the top-10 nationally earned BIG EAST outdoor track & field weekly honors. Cincinnati's Mackenzie Fields was named BIG EAST Women's Field Athlete of the Week. Providence's Emily Sisson earned BIG EAST women's track honors and Notre Dame's Jeremy Rae took the men's track award. USF freshman Matthew O'Neal was named BIG EAST Men's Field Athlete of the Week.

 

Fields won her fourth BIG EAST women's field honor of the 2012-13 season with a first-place finish in the pole vault at the Jesse Owens Track Classic. The senior broke a 10 year-old meet record and tied the facility record with her mark of 4.35m. Fields is ranked first in the league by more than a foot and is tied for fourth nationally.

 

Sisson took BIG EAST women's track honors with an 8th-place finish in the 5,000m at Mt. Sac Relays. The junior's time of 15:39.80 ranks first in the league, second in the region and fifth nationally. Seven of the top-10 5,000m times in the country were run at Mt. Sac Relays last weekend.

 

Rae was named BIG EAST Men's Track Athlete of the Week with a fourth-place finish in the 1,500m at Mt. Sac Relays. The senior ranks first in the league and seventh nationally in the 1,500m.

 

O'Neal recorded a mark of 16.10m in the triple jump at the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational. The freshman finished second in the event and set a USF program record. O'Neal is ranked first in the conference and tied for third nationally. O'Neal is one of two freshman ranked in the top-20 nationally in the men's triple jump.

 

League teams are less than two weeks away from the 2013 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Rutgers will host the conference championships in Piscataway, N.J., May 3-5.

 

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

 

Event

Men

Women

100m

Kevin Bell, USF - 10.48

Tylia Gillon, RU - 11.48

200m

Patrick Feeney, ND - 20.96

Aireonna Bailey, USF - 23.23

400m

Carvin Nkanata, Pitt - 46.67

Michelle Brown, ND - 52.62

800m

Billy Ledder, GU - 1:48.67

Angel Piccirillo, VU - 2:05.31

1500m

Jeremy Rae, ND - 3:41.45

Lauren Penney, SU - 4:16.08

5000m

Andrew Springer, GU - 13:46.05

Emily Sisson, PC - 15:39.80

10,000m

Ernest Kibet, LOU - 28:55.55

Laura Nagel, PC - 33:46.69

100/110h

Terrence Somerville, CIN - 13.48

Jade Barber, ND - 13.26

400h

Calvin Arsenault, LOU - 51.90

Megan Yanik, ND - 59.06

3,000m S

Mattias Wolter, LOU - 8:43.73

Brianna Nerud, SU - 10:09.08

4x100m relay

Notre Dame - 40.88

Cincinnati - 45.47

4x400m relay

Notre Dame - 3:06.71

Rutgers - 3:35.77

4x800m relay

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High Jump

Chrisjaan Smith, LOU - 2.14m

Courtney Anderson, USF - 1.83m

Long Jump

Neamen Wise, USF - 7.62m

Monique Williams, USF - 6.18m

Triple Jump

Matthew O'Neal, USF - 16.10m

Monique Williams, USF - 12.93

Pole Vault

Josh Dangel, CIN - 5.34m

Mackenzie Fields, CIN - 4.35m

Shot Put

Brad Vivace, LOU - 17.79m

Amashi-Ali Kendall, LOU - 16.45m

Discus Throw

James Plummer, RU - 60.72m

Amashi-Ali Kendall, LOU - 53.01m

Hammer Throw

Sam Bombaugh, LOU - 62.94m

Victoria Flowers, UConn - 64.78m

Javelin

Cody Unger, UConn - 68.37m

Taylor Slaney, Pitt - 46-71m

Heptathlon/Decathlon

Ted Glasnow, ND - 7,315 points

Carly Loeffel, ND - 5,287 points

 

The Week Ahead:

 

25

Connecticut

Penn Relays

 

 

Pittsburgh

 

 

 

Providence

 

 

 

Rutgers

 

 

 

St. John's

 

 

 

Syracuse

 

 

 

Villanova

 

 

 

DePaul

Drake Relays

 

 

Notre Dame

 

 

 

St. John's

New Haven Invite

 

26

Marquette

Marquette Invite

 

 

Notre Dame

Hillside Relays

 

27

Cincinnati

Red Hawk Invite

 

 

Connecticut

UMass Invite

 

 

DePaul

Lyons Invite

 

28

Connecticut

Brown Invite

 

 

Providence

 

 

 

Syracuse

Big Red Invite

 

 

 

All times and rankings courtesy of the Track and Field Results Reporting System and the USTFCCCA.