Sept. 11, 2013
BIG EAST Male Athlete of the Week
Shane Quinn, Providence, Sr. – Quinn won in his first meet of the season, running 6K in 18:12 at the UNH Dual Meet in Durham, N.H. The meet was held on Aug. 31. The Friar team also finished first.
BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week
Abby Fischer, Xavier, Sr. – Fischer finished first in a field of 148 runners at the Queen City Invitational on Sept. 6. The senior ran 5K in 17:32.16. The team also finished first out of 17 teams overall. She set a personal best time in the 5K by 33 seconds and broke the school record by 11 seconds.
BIG EAST Notes
Providence Women Are No. 1
The Providence women’s team was ranked No. 1 in the nation in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll. The Friars were the NCAA runner-up last fall.
Butler’s Good Was the Best
Butler junior Katie Good finished first among 39 runners at the Bradley Invitational on Sept. 6. She ran three miles in 16:32, winning the race by 13 seconds. The Butler team also took team honors in the meet against Bradley and Chicago State.
Seton Hall, St. John’s Run Well at SJU-Hofstra Meet
Seton Hall senior Nyala Eddings and St. John’s graduate student Michelle Duffy both performed well at the St. John’s-Hofstra Fall Festival at Oakdale, N.Y., on Sept. 7. Eddings posted a time of 15:35.61 in the 4K race. She was the top finisher among BIG EAST competitors. Duffy placed 12th overall with a time of 16:01.64. She was sixth among D-I finishers. On the men’s side, Seton Hall freshman Victor Ricci ran the 5K in 15:46.20, which was sixth individually. He has led the Pirates in both of his career meets.
Butler’s Ellis Shines at Bradley Meet
Butler junior Harry Ellis placed third in a 25-man field at the Bradley Invitational on Sept. 6. He ran four miles in 20:01. The Bulldogs finished second in a three-team field.