BIG EAST Reps Wrap Up at NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Georgetown's Andrew Springer

Georgetown's Andrew Springer

June 16, 2014

NEW YORK – The 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships wrapped up Saturday at the University of Oregon in Eugene, with Villanova’s Emily Lipari leading the way with a fourth-place finish in the women’s 1,500 meters to pace the 17 BIG EAST student-athletes who competed.

Lipari posted a time of 4:19.60, exactly 1.5 seconds off the lead. Arizona State’s Shelby Houlihan won the race. Lipari’s Villanova teammate Angel Piccirillo took 12th in 4:27.66.

Nine of the 17 from the BIG EAST advanced to the finals of their respective events. In addition to Lipari and Piccirillo, Butler’s Mara Olson took 12th in the women’s 5,000 meters (16:11.58); Georgetown’s Rachel Schneider finished ninth in the women’s 1,500 meters (4:21.15); Georgetown’s Andrew Springer took 13th in the men’s 10,000 meters (29:41.96); Providence’s Laura Nagel (16:09.98) and Sarah Collins (16:25.97) finished 11th and 16th, respectively, in the women’s 5,000 meters; and Villanova’s Jordy Williamsz finished fifth in the 1,500 meters (3:40.25) and Patrick Tiernan took sixth in the men’s 5,000 meters (13:31.25). Below is a full list of how the BIG EAST fared at the NCAA Championships.

Kirsty Legg, 1,500m, 11th in heat, 4:31.21
Mara Olson, 5,000m, 12th in final, 16:11.58

Matt Babicz, Shot Put, 10th in flight, 18.29m

Andrea Keklak, 800m, 7th in heat, 2:07.72
Chelsea Cox, 800m, 8th in heat, 2:16.69
Rachel Schneider, 1,500m, 9th in final, 4:21.15
Max Darrah, 3,000 steeplechase, 6th in heat, 8:50.68
Dylan Sorensen, 3,000 steeplechase, 9th in heat, 8:55.24
Andrew Springer, 10,000m, 13th in final, 29:41.96

Laura Nagel, 5,000m, 11th in final, 16:09.98
Sarah Collins, 5,000m, 16th in final, 16:25.97



Samuel Ellison, 800m, 8th in heat, 1:51.07
Jordy Williamsz, 1,500m, 5th in final, 3:40.25
Patrick Tiernan, 5,000m, 6th in final, 13:31.25
Elbert Maxwell, Long Jump, 11th in flight, 6.99m
Emily Lipari, 1,500m, 4th in final, 4:19.60
Angel Piccirillo, 1,500m, 12th in final, 4:27.66