Connecticut's Victoria Flowers Wins Women's Hammer Throw on Day One of the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships

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Day One Results

 

PISCATAWAY, N.J.- Connecticut's Victoria Flowers set a meet record en route to a win in the hammer throw on the first day of the 2013 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships. The senior's mark of 64.40 meters came in prelims and topped the field by more than seven meters.

 

Flowers earned her first BIG EAST hammer throw title. Louisville won the event each of the previous six years. Louisville junior Patrice Gates came in second with a mark of 57.00m and defending champion Amashi-Ali Kendall took third with a mark of 56.70m.

 

Louisville's Sam Bombaugh won the men's hammer throw with a toss of 61.73m. The Cardinals took a win in the hammer throw for the first time since 2006. Connecticut's Josh Faboyede came in second place (60.63m) and Nils Westrich of Louisville finished in third place with a mark of 60.52m.

 

The heptathlon kicked off Friday afternoon with the 100m hurdles. Pittsburgh senior Elizabeth Kline won the event (13.90) and picked up 993 points. Connecticut freshman Saija Bikanova won the shot put (12.57m) to tally 699 points. Notre Dame sophomore and 2013 BIG EAST indoor pentathlon champion Carly Loeffel won the high jump with a mark of 1.69m (842 points) and Cincinnati junior Cameron Gardner won the 200m dash (24.45) to earn 938 points. The heptathlon continues at 9:00 a.m., tomorrow with the long jump.

 

Defending decathlon champion Jake Waruch won the 400m and high jump in the last two events of the decathlon on Friday to total 1,606 points between the two wins. Notre Dame's Ted Glasnow leads the field after five events with 3,813 points. The decathlon resumes at 9:00 a.m., with the 110m hurdles.

 

The heptathlon and decathlon will continue at 9:00 a.m., tomorrow. Track events begin at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday with the men's and women's 1,500m. Field events resume with the men's shot put at 11:00 a.m., and the women's long jump at 11:30 a.m.

 

2013 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships Schedule

Bauer Track & Field Complex, Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4

TIME                                       COMBINED EVENT              EVENT

9:00 a.m.                               Decathlon                             110m Hurdles

9:00 a.m.                               Heptathlon                           Long Jump

9:55 a.m. (est.)                     Decathlon                             Discus

10:10 a.m. (est.)                   Heptathlon                           Javelin

11:05 a.m. (est.)                   Decathlon                             Pole Vault

11:10 a.m. (est.)                   Heptathlon                           800m Run

2:00 p.m. (est.)                     Decathlon                             Javelin

3:10 p.m. (est.)                     Decathlon                             1500m Run

 

Note:  Most Heptathlon and Decathlon times are estimated start times and may/will be adjusted based on the number of entries and/or the time it takes to complete the previous event.

 

FIELD EVENTs

FRIDAY, MAY 3

TIME                                FIELD EVENT

12:00 p.m.                      Hammer Throw - Women Trials & FINAL

2:30 p.m.                        Hammer Throw - Men       Trials & FINAL

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4

TIME                                FIELD EVENT

11:00 a.m.                      Shot Put - Men                    Trials & FINAL

11:30 a.m.                      Long Jump - Women         Trials & FINAL 

12:00 p.m.                      Javelin - Women                 Trials & FINAL

1:30 p.m.                        Shot Put - Women              Trials & FINAL

2:00 p.m.                        Long Jump - Men                Trials & FINAL

2:00 p.m.                        Pole Vault - Women          Trials & FINAL

4:30 p.m.                        Javelin - Men                       Trials & FINAL

4:30 p.m.                        High Jump - Men                 Trials & FINAL

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

TIME                                FIELD EVENT

10:00 a.m.                      Pole Vault - Men                 Trials & FINAL

10:00 a.m.                      Discus Throw - Men           Trials & FINAL

10:15 a.m.                      Triple Jump - Women       Trials & FINAL

12:00 p.m.                      Triple Jump - Men              Trials & FINAL

12:00 p.m.                      Discus Throw - Women     Trials & FINAL

12:00 p.m.                      High Jump - Women           Trials & FINAL

TRACK EVENTS

SATURDAY, MAY 4

 

Note:  The Heptathlon 800m and Decathlon 1500m will be inserted in the Running Event portion of the schedule where appropriate.

 

TIME                         TRACK EVENT

  9:00 a.m.                Decathlon - 110m Hurdles              FINAL

11:10 a.m. (est.)     Heptathlon - 800m                           FINAL

  1:30 p.m.               1,500m Run - Women                     Trials

  1:45 p.m.               1,500m Run - Men                           Trials

  2:00 p.m.               100m Hurdles - Women                  Trials

  2:15 p.m.               110m Hurdles - Men                        Trials

  2:30 p.m.               400m Dash - Women                       Trials

  2:45 p.m.               400m Dash - Men                             Trials

  3:00 p.m.               100m Dash - Women                       Trials

  3:15 p.m.               100m Dash - Men                             Trials

  3:30 p.m.               800m Run - Women                         Trials

  3:50 p.m.               800m Run - Men                               Trials

  4:10 p.m.               400m Hurdles - Women                  Trials

  4:25 p.m.               400m Hurdles - Men                        Trials

  4:40 p.m.               200m Dash - Women                       Trials

  4:55 p.m.               200m Dash - Men                             Trials

  5:10 p.m.               3,000m Steeplechase - Women    FINAL

  5:25 p.m.               3,000m Steeplechase - Men          FINAL

  5:45 p.m.               10,000m Run - Women                   FINAL

  6:25 p.m.               10,000m Run - Men                         FINAL

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

TIME                                               TRACK EVENT - ALL FINALS

11:00 a.m.                                     400m Relay - Women

11:15 a.m.                                     400m Relay - Men

11:30 a.m.                                     1,500m Run - Women

11:35 a.m.                                     1,500m Run - Men

11:45 a.m.                                     100m Hurdles - Women

11:55 a.m.                                     110m Hurdles - Men

12:05 p.m.                                    400m Dash - Women

12:10 p.m.                                    400m Dash - Men

12:15 p.m.                                    100m Dash - Women

12:20 p.m.                                    100m Dash - Men

12:25 p.m.                                    800m Run - Women

12:30 p.m.                                    800m Run - Men

12:40 p.m.                                    400m Hurdles - Women

12:50 p.m.                                    400m Hurdles - Men

  1:00 p.m.                                     200m Dash - Women

  1:05 p.m.                                     200m Dash - Men

  1:10 p.m.                                     5,000m Run - Women

  1:30 p.m.                                     5,000m Run - Men

  1:50 p.m.                                     3,200m Relay - Women

  2:05 p.m.                                     3,200m Relay - Men

  2:20 p.m.                                     1,600m Relay - Women

  2:35 p.m.                                     1,600m Relay - Men

  3:00 p.m.                             AWARDS CEREMONY