BIG EAST Track & Field Athletes Set For 2011 NCAA Championships

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Providence, R.I. - BIG EAST track & field athletes head to Des Moines, Iowa, this week for the 2011 NCAA Championships on June 8-11, hosted by Drake University. The BIG EAST earned 38 entries on the women's side in 18 different events, the sixth-most entries for any conference in the country. The men's side earned 19 entries, which ranks seventh in the country, from 12 different institutions. The NCAA Championships will be televised by CBS Sports Network on Friday from 7:30-9:30 p.m. ET, and by CBS on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. The NCAA also will provide a live webcast available through on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
DePaul junior Tim Nedow is the only BIG EAST men's athlete to earn multiple entries into the NCAA Championship. Nedow earned the No. 22 seed in the shot put and No. 19 seed in the discus. The junior won the 2011 BIG EAST title in the shot put with a toss of 17.75 meters.
Louisville senior Matt Hughes earned the No. 1 seed in the 3,000-meter steeplechase after winning his heat at the East Regional with a time of 8:35.74. Hughes won the 2011 BIG EAST title in the event and is the defending national champion.
West Virginia leads all BIG EAST women's teams with eight entries. Junior Chelsea Carrier qualified in both the 100-meter hurdles and the heptathlon. Carrier, the 2011 BIG EAST 100-meter hurdles champion and 2011 Mid-Atlantic Field Athlete of the Year, qualified as the No. 8 seed in the event after winning her heat at the East Regional in Bloomington, Ind., on May 6-8. Carrier also is the No. 2 seed in the heptathlon. Carrier's teammate Kate Harrison won her heat in the 10,000-meter run and is the 11th seed in the event.
Villanova junior Sheila Reid, 2011 Mid-Atlantic Region Track Athlete of the Year, is the No. 2 seed in the 1,500-meter run. Reid highlights four Villanova athletes making the trip to the NCAA Championship after winning her heat at the East Regional.
BIG EAST Men's NCAA Entries
19. Jack Howard, Notre Dame
20. Michael Rutt, Connecticut
8. Matthew Gibney, Villanova
11. Jeremy Rae, Notre Dame
15. Johnathan Shawel, Notre Dame
22. Julian Matthews, Providence
3,000m steeplechase
1. Matt Hughes, Louisville
19. Eric Finan, Cincinnati
5. Tito Medrano, Syracuse
13. Michael Eaton, Louisville
110m hurdles
8. Terence Somerville, Cincinnati
22. Chris Kinney, Georgetown
400m hurdles
6. David Aristil, USF
15. Jermaine Lowery, Pittsburgh
20. Aaron Younger, Rutgers
High jump
15. Adam Bergo, Rutgers
Shot put
22. Tim Nedow, DePaul
11. Jared Thomas, USF
19. Tim Nedow, DePaul
BIG EAST Women's NCAA Entries
24. Flings Owusu Agyapong, Syracuse
20. Cambrya Jones, Pittsburgh
15. April Rotilio, West Virginia
13. Chelsea Cox, Georgetown
18. Brigette Mania, Connecticut
20. Kathy Klump, Cincinnati
21. Mary Kate Quiett, DePaul
2. Sheila Reid, Villanova
10. Keri Bland, West Virginia
11. Madeline Chambers, Georgetown
16. Rachel Scheider, Georgetown
22. Renee Tomlin, Georgetown
3,000m steeplechase
11. Katie Hursey, Syracuse
17. Meghan Cunningham, Connecticut
24. Nicole Rozario, USF
1. Emily Infeld, Georgetown
20. Sheila Reid, Villanova
21. Bogdana Mimic, Villanova
12. Kate Harrison, West Virginia
18. Sarah-Anne Brault, West Virginia
19. Lauren Sara, Connecticut
100m hurdles
8. Chelsea Carrier, West Virginia
15. Shericka Ward, Villanova
4x100m Relay
10. Pittsburgh (A. Woodford, D. Mills, L. Pugh, C. Jones, A. James, J. Lawrence)
High Jump
1. Rachel Gehret, Louisville
7. Katelyn Williams, West Virginia
9. Ilva Bikanova, Connecticut
Pole Vault
18. Stephanie Duffy, USF
Long Jump
23. Meghan Mock, West Virginia
Shot Put
6. D'Ana McCarty, Louisville
10. Khadija Abdullah, Louisville
17. Chinwe Okoro, Louisville
Discus Throw
22. Chinwe Okoro, Louisville
Hammer Throw
17. D'Ana McCarty, Louisville
5. Alanna Kovacs, DePaul
2. Chelsea Carrier, West Virginia
5. Kelsey Rubeor, Syracuse
14. Maddie Buttinger, Notre Dame