NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Georgetown women’s team earned its seventh BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championship title on Sunday, using the final event of the weekend to clinch the victory. The Hoyas finished with 102 points. The Notre Dame men scored 131 points to win their second team title in the last three years. The Irish now have five titles as members of the BIG EAST Conference.
The Georgetown women were led by junior Emily Infeld who won two individual events and anchored the Distance Medley Relay team that broke the meet record. She won the Mile with a time of 4:43.57 and the 3,000-meter run with a 9:39.39 mark. On Saturday, the Hoyas’ Distance Medley Relay time of 11:08.19 broke the old record of 11:11.00. The Hoyas also took first place in the 4x400-meter relay.
Cincinnati women scored 90 points to secure a second-place finish over third place Villanova by only 0.5 points. The Bearcats’ second place finish is the best finish as a member of the BIG EAST. Senior Kathy Klump set meet records in the 500-meter run (1:10.08) as well as the 800-meter run (2:05.47). Jasmine Cotten took first place in the Pentathlon and second place in the long jump on Saturday and earned six points with a fourth place finish in the high jump Sunday.
Villanova sophomore Emily Lipari took first place honors in the 1,000-meter run for 10 team points. Lipari also anchored the 4x800-meter relay team that took first place. Junior Bogdana Mimic earned 10 team points on Saturday with a victory in the 5,000-meter run.
Notre Dame junior Nevada Sorenson took first place in the 60-meter hurdles earning 10 team points for the Irish who finished in fourth place with 79 points. Other winners on Sunday included Syracuse senior Flings Owusu-Agyapong who took first place in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.46. Pittsburgh senior Cambrya Jones took first in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.47 and freshman Taylor Ellis-Watson earned a first place finish in the 400-meter dash with a time of 53.82. Connecticut sophomore high jumper Ilva Bikanova captured first place with a jump of 1.78 meters. USF earned a seventh place team finish with 64.50 points. Two Bulls took the top spots in the triple jump. Sophomore Marqueshia Stallworth finished first with a 12.73 mark while Monique Williams finished in second with a 12.69 mark.
On the men’s side, Notre Dame was led to victory by junior Jeremy Rae who took first in the Mile Run with a time of 4:05.48. Sophomore Patrick Feeney took first place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 46.97.
Connecticut took second place with 103 points. The Huskies went first and third in the Heptathlon. Junior Jake Waruch took first place and set a meet record with 5,497 points. Junior Jesse Chapman took third in the event with 5,184 points. Junior Tim Bennatan won the 1,000-meter run with a time of 2:29.96. Junior Noel James took first place in the high jump with a leap of 2.19 meters.
Pittsburgh finished in third place with 84.50 points. Sophomore sprinter Brycen Spratling took first place in the 200-meter and 500-meter. With a time of 1:00.63, he set an American collegiate record as well as a collegiate and meet record in the 500-meter dash.
The Villanova 4x800 relay team took first place to earn 10 of the team’s 83 points. The Wildcats finished fourth.
USF finished in fifth place with 75.50 points. The Bulls took the top two spots in the 60-meter dash earning 18 team points. Sophomore Lindsey Lamar won the event with a time of 6.78 followed by junior Kayvon Webster who posted a 6.83 mark.
Rutgers took the top two spots in the triple jump as junior Adam Bergo took first place with a jump of 15.18 meters. Senior Tyrone Putman posted a mark of 15.06 meters. The Scarlet Knights finished in sixth place with 70 points.
DePaul senior Tim Nedow set a meet record with a throw of 20.51 meters in shot put. The old mark of 18.84 meters was set in 1999. Nedow holds the best mark in the nation this year.
Other winners included Marquette junior Kyle Winter who won the 800-meter run with a time of 1:52.99. In the 3,000-meter, David McCarthy of Providence set a meet record with a time of 7:57.50. Syracuse senior Jarret Eaton set a meet record in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.70. The Rutgers 4x400 relay team also set a meet record with a time of 3:10.20.
Led by head coach Joe Piane, the Notre Dame coaching staff was named 2012 BIG EAST Men’s Indoor Track & Field Coaching Staff of the Year. With Patrick Henner at the helm, the Georgetown coaching staff earned 2012 BIG EAST Women’s Coaching Staff of the Year.
Women’s Final Scores
1. Georgetown, 102
2. Cincinnati, 90
3. Villanova, 89.50
4. Notre Dame, 79
5. Louisville, 72
6. Connecticut, 66.50
7. USF, 64.50
8. Pittsburgh, 47
9. Syracuse, 36
10. St. John’s, 35
11. West Virginia, 33.50
12. Providence, 22
13. Rutgers, 18
14. DePaul, 9
15. Marquette, 6
Men’s Final Scores
1. Notre Dame, 131
2. Connecticut, 103
3. Pittsburgh, 84.50
4. Villanova, 83
5. USF, 74.50
6. Rutgers, 70
7. Syracuse, 57
8. Georgetown, 42.50
9. Providence, 33
11. Louisville, 28.50
12. DePaul, 26
13. Cincinnati, 13
Men’s Coaching Staff of the Year
Women’s Coaching Staff of the Year
Men’s Most Outstanding Track Performer
Brycen Spratling, Pittsburgh, So.
Women’s Most Outstanding Track Performer
Kathy Klump, Cincinnati, Sr.
Men’s Most Outstanding Field Performer
Tim Nedow, DePaul, Sr.
Women’s Most Outstanding Field Performer
Jasmine Cotten, Cincinnati, Sr.