Four schools have been represented in the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field weekly awards. Connecticut, DePaul, Louisville and Pittsburgh each had student-athletes cited by the conference office on Tuesday. Senior Tim Nedow of DePaul was named Male Field Athlete of the Week for the second time this season, while Louisville junior Michelle Theophille was named Female Field Athlete of the Week. Pittsburgh sophomore Brycen Spratling was named BIG EAST Male Track Athlete of the Week as Connecticut Freshman Lindsay Crevoiserat earned BIG EAST Female Track Athlete of the Week honors.
At the Badger Track Classic, Nedow’s 19.59 meter throw in the men’s shot put set a DePaul record and earned him first place for the second straight competition. The throw broke his previous record that he set Dec. 2 at the Blue and Gold Invitational. The next closest throw in the competition came in at 18.44. Nedow’s winning throw met the standards for both the IC4A and the NCAA Championships. The distance of 19.59 meters is third best in the nation this year.
Theophille earned a second place finish in the high jump by clearing 1.79 meters. It is the fourth-best indoor high jump mark in school history, as well as second best in the BIG EAST this season and tied for eighth-best nationally.
Spratling won the 200m race with a time of 21.34. The mark is the 10th best in the nation. He also is a member of the 4x400 meter relay team that posted the best time in the nation last weekend with 3:07.33 at the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge.
Crevoiserat won the 3,000m race at the Saturday Night at the Armory meet, with a time of 9.29.78. In her first collegiate event in track and field, she broke the all-time school record with a first place finish.
The next BIG EAST Track and Field Weekly Awards will be released on Jan. 24, 2012.