Connecticut Men and Notre Dame Women Win 2013 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Championship Central

Final Men's Results

Final Women's Results

 

PISCATAWAY, N.J.- The Connecticut men and Notre Dame women won the 2013 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. The Huskies won the men's title with 119.5 points and Notre Dame took the women's championship with 153 points. Both squads also won the 2013 indoor championships.

 

The Huskies got off to a quick start on Saturday with four decathletes finishing in scoring position. Jesse Chapman won the event with 7,437 points, followed by Jake Waruch (2nd, 7,394 points), Ben Waruch (4th, 6,816 points) and Samuel Smith (5th, 6,660 points). Cory Duggan finished second in the pole vault with a mark of 5.15m and Jesse Drinks took third in the 100m with a time of 10.46

 

Notre Dame earned second place with 107.5 points. The Fighting Irish were led by Christopher Giesting, Patrick Feeney and Jeremy Rae. Giesting won the 400m in 45.90 and finished second in the 200m with a time of 21.08. The sophomore was named Co-Track Performer of the Meet, his second consecutive BIG EAST championship honor. Feeney finished third in the 200m (21.20) and 400m (46.23). Jeremy Rae won his third consecutive 1,500m title with a time of 3:47.76.

 

Rutgers rounded out the podium with 103.5 points. The Scarlet Knights were led by Men's Field Performer of the Meet James Plummer. The senior won the discus with a mark of 60.85 to set a meet record. Plummer finished fourth in the shot put with a toss of 16.57m. Rutgers took second in the 4x400m relay (3:12.47) and 4x800m relay (7:36.47). Monroe Kearns finished second in the 800m (1:50.16) while Adam Bergo and Kevin Bostick went 2-3 in the triple jump with marks of 15.73m and 15.46m, respectively. Freshman Thomas Carr also won the javelin with a heave of 65.71m.

 

Notre Dame won the women's championship by more than 50 points. The Fighting Irish tallied the largest team point total and margin of victory since Pittsburgh's 62.5-point win with 176 points at the 2005 championship, which was also hosted by Rutgers. Notre Dame recorded five first-place finishes and six second-place finishes. Michelle Brown won the 400m (52.19), Jade Barber took the 100m hurdles title (13.08) and Alexa Aragon won the 3,000m steeplechase (10:11.07). The Fighting Irish also won the 4x100m relay (45.19) and 4x400m relay (3:37.15).

 

Connecticut finished second with 102.75 points behind two first-place finishes from Women's Field Performer of the Meet Victoria Flowers. The senior won the shot put with a toss of 16.28m and took the hammer throw on Friday with a meet record mark of 64.40m. Freshman Ilva Bikanova won the high jump with a mark of 1.85m. Alison Lasnicki finished second in the 10,000m (34:11.82) and third in the 5,000m (16:33.96).

 

USF took third place with 97.75 points. Aireonna Bailey was named Women's Track Performer of the Meet after winning the 100m in 11.48 and 200m in 23.40. The Bulls also went 1-2 in the triple jump with Monique Williams earning the title (13.02m) and Marqueshia Stallworth finishing second with a mark of 12.85m. Atasha Warren took third in the discus throw (46.67m) and the 4x100m relay team also took third (45.94).

 

Men's Track Co-Performers of the Meet

Christopher Giesting, Notre Dame

Carvin Nkanata, Pittsburgh

 

Men's Field Performer of the Meet

James Plummer, Rutgers

 

Men's Coaching Staff

Connecticut

 

Women's Track Performer of the Meet

Aireonna Bailey, USF

 

Women's Field Performer of the Meet

Victoria Flowers, Connecticut

 

Women's Coaching Staff

Notre Dame

 

Men's Team Results:

1. Connecticut                                                      119.5

2. Notre Dame                                                      107.5

3. Rutgers                                                              103.5

4. USF                                                                     98.5

5. Pittsburgh                                                         83

6. Louisville                                                           71

7. Syracuse                                                            70

8. Georgetown                                                     63

9. Villanova                                                            44

10. Cincinnati                                                        38.5

11. DePaul                                                             20

12. Marquette                                                      18.5

13. Providence                                                     17

 

Women's Team Results:

1. Notre Dame                                                      153

2. Connecticut                                                      102.75

3. USF                                                                     97.75

4. Villanova                                                            80.5

5. Pittsburgh                                                         72

6. Cincinnati                                                          61

7. Louisville                                                           60

8. Georgetown                                                     59

9. Rutgers                                                              56

10. Syracuse                                                         46

11. Providence                                                     28

12. St. John's                                                         20

13. Marquette                                                      15

14. DePaul                                                             4