Championship Returns to New York City
The BIG EAST Conference is pleased to have the 2010 Indoor Track & Field Championship return to The New Balance Track & Field Center at The Armory in New York City for the third consecutive year. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the BIG EAST Conference and the Indoor Championships.
Connecticut Looks to Become First School to Win Three Straight Indoor Titles in Both Men's and Women's
With both the men's and women's teams winning the BIG EAST Indoor Championship titles in 2008 and 2009, Connecticut will look to become the only school in BIG EAST history to have both the men's and women's programs win back-to-back-to-back Indoor Championship titles in the same year. Individually, only the Georgetown men's team has won three straight championships and on the women's side only Villanova has won three consecutive. The Hoya men own the record for successive championships with four which they achieved twice (1998-2001; 1988-1991) and the Wildcats own the women's record with six straight titles (1983-1988).
BIG EAST Women in the National Poll
Three BIG EAST women's teams are in the top 25 of the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I National Poll in the final poll prior to the BIG EAST Indoor Championships. Junior Sheila Reid led Villanova to a No. 9 ranking. At 9:04.85, Reid currently holds the top time in the country in the 3,000 meters. Back by impressive performances in throwing events, Louisville stands at No. 15. Junior D'Ana McCarty and senior Jere' Summers rank first and second nationally in the weight throw with marks of 22.36 meters and 21.60 meters respectively, while Summers also owns the third-longest toss in the shot put at 17.00 meters. With two top-five national times, sophomore Emily Infeld led Georgetown to a No. 24 ranking. Infeld stands at No. 4 in the 3,000 meters with a time of 9:09.24 and at No. 5 in the mile at 4:36.83.
Louisville Men Lead BIG EAST in NCAA Championship Qualifying Marks
With six student-athletes compiling seven qualification times in four different events, the Louisville men's team leads all BIG EAST teams with NCAA provisional-qualifying marks. Senior Tone Belt leads the Cardinals with two provisional marks, qualifying in the high jump and long jump. Ten Different BIG EAST Schools Earn Weekly Awards
For the second consecutive year, the BIG EAST recognized a men's and women's Track Athlete of the Week as well as Field Athlete of the Week for six weeks of the indoor season.
Men's Track Athlete of the Week
Week 1: Stephen Hankinson, Jr., DePaul
Week 2: Howard Sehpard III, Fr., Louisville
Week 3: Lindsey Lamar, Fr., USF
Week 4: Matt Bruce, Jr., Louisville
Week 5: Chris Kinney, So., Georgetown
Week 6: Jarret Eaton, Jr., Syracuse
Women's Track Athlete of the Week
Week 1: Mary Cate Quiett, Jr., DePaul
Week 2: Phylicia George, Sr., Connecticut
Week 3: Jernail Hayes, Sr., Seton Hall
Week 4: Shericka Ward, So., Villanova
Week 5: Sheila Reid, Jr., Villanova
Week 6: Nicole Schappert, Sr., Villanova
Men's Field Athlete of the Week
Week 1: Joe Strawder, Sr.,Providence
Week 2: Andre Black, Sr., Louisville
Week 3: Wesley Smith, So., Louisville
Week 4: Brad Millar, Sr., DePaul
Week 5: Brad Millar, Sr., DePaul
Week 6: Tone Belt, Sr., Louisville
Womens Field Athlete of the Week
Week 1: Tynisha McMillian, Sr., Connecticut
Week 2: Jere' Summers, Sr., Louisville
Week 3: D'Ana McCarty, Jr., Louisville
Week 4: Jere' Summers, Sr., Louisville
Week 5: Priscilla Frederick, Jr., St. John's
Week 6: D'Ana McCarty, Jr., Louisville
BIG EAST Web Coverage/Live Streaming
The BIG EAST Conference will once again offer web site coverage and streaming of the 2010 Indoor Track and Field Championships. BIGEAST.tv - the league's online streaming platform - will offer a three-camera production for the championship. Fans can subscribe to BIGEAST.tv for one low price to catch all of the action from the comfort of their home computer. There are flexible subscription options available:
- Purchase an Indoor Track and Field sport-specific package for a one-time price of $9.95. This allows users full access only for the championship to which they have subscribed.
- Gain an all-access pass to all premium BIGEAST.tv content (all sports) for 30 days with a recurring monthly subscription of $9.95/month.
- Get the best value by subscribing to an annual subscription, which gives fans access to all BIGEAST.tv content for the entire 2009-10 season for $79.95.
To start the seamless registration process, visit BIGEAST.tv and click ""sign-up"".
For all of the BIG EAST's coverage of the Indoor Track and Field Championship, visit the 2010 Championship Central page at BIGEAST.org. Championship Central will contain a live scoreboard feed and results, photo galleries, recaps and will house all video archives.