PROVIDENCE, R.I. Four schools have been represented in the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field weekly awards. DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville and Syracuse each had student-athletes cited by the conference office on Tuesday. Senior Tim Nedow of DePaul was named Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for the fourth-consecutive time, while Louisville junior Amashi-ali Kendall was named Women’s Field Athlete of the Week. Syracuse senior Jarret Eaton was named BIG EAST Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for the second straight week, while Georgetown senior Emily Infeld earned BIG EAST Women’s Track Athlete of the Week honors.
With his 20.03-meter shot put at the Indiana Relays, Nedow broke his own DePaul record for the fourth-straight indoor competition. Once again, Nedow cracked the 20-meter mark in the shot put. Each of his throws came in at above 19 meters, a feat only one other competitor managed on the day. That competitor’s throw came up a full meter below Nedow’s best mark.
Kendall posted a collegiate-best 20.66 meters in the weight throw to take second place at the Indiana Relays. The mark, which ranks first in the BIG EAST, is sixth-best nationally.
For the second straight week, Eaton broke the Syracuse school record and had the fastest time in the nation this season, with a 7.49 performance in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles at the Penn State National Invitational to earn a spot in the BIG EAST, IC4A and NCAA Championships later this season. He holds the nation’s best mark by .19 seconds.
Infeld ran the final leg of Georgetown’s Distance Medley Relay with a leg of 4:33.20. The relay time of 10:55.95 broke the school record by nearly five seconds. The team’s time is currently the best time in Division I. She finished third in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:06.40 at the Penn State National. She has the second-best BIG EAST time in the 800.
The next BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Weekly Awards will be released on Feb. 7, 2012.