Pittsburg Women, Notre Dame Men Capture 2006 Outdoor Track & Field Championships

May 7, 2006

Storrs, Conn. - The Notre Dame men and the Pittsburgh women earned 2006 BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field team titles on Sunday at the George J. Sherman - Family Complex on the campus of the University of Connecticut. The Irish men\'s team earned a first-place team total of 132 points, which was seven better than second-place Louisville. The Cardinals entered Sunday with the team lead.

Complete Recap to come.


Complete Men\'s Team Standings
1. Notre Dame, 132
2. Louisville, 125
3. Connecticut, 103
4. Villanova, 94
5. Cincinnati, 80
6. Rutgers, 62
7. Pittsburgh, 58
8. Georgetown, 54
9. USF, 41
10. Marquette, 32
11. Syracuse, 31
12. Seton Hall, 25
13. Providence, 20


Complete Women\'s Team Standings
1. Pittsburgh, 117
2. Notre Dame, 106.50
3. Syracuse, 87
4t. Connecticut, 84
4t. Villanova, 84
6. Louisville, 63
7. Georgetown, 57
8. St. John\'s, 56
9. West Virginia, 44
10. Rutgers, 39
11. Marquette, 31
12. Seton Hall, 27
13. Cincinnati, 25.50
14. Providence, 15
15. USF, 13
16. DePaul, 9


Men\'s Individual Champions
100m - John Bowie, CIN, 10:52
110m hurdles - Basil Campbell, UC, 14.24
200m - Joe Porter, RU, 21.35
400m - Elvis Lewis, VU, 46.76
400m hurdles - Drew Eckman, VU, 51.00
800m - Joel Legare, UC, 1:49.52
1,500m - Kurt Benninger, ND, 3:46.62
3,000m SC - Andrew Keino, VU, 9:00.40
5,000m - Martin Fagan, PC, 14:08.09
10,000m - Rob Koborsi, GU, 30:11.48
400m relay - Cincinnati, 40.57
4x400m relay - Villanova, 30:09.64
4x800m relay - Connecticut, 7:23.53
Discus - Robert McCade, VU, 51.27m
Hammer - Arthur Turland, UL, 61.75m
Pole Vault - Keith Higham, UP, 5.37*
Long Jump - Tony Belt, UL, 7.83m
Triple Jump - Andre Black, UL, 16.17m
Shot put - Robert McCade, VU, 17.15m
High Jump - Tony Belt, UL, 2.20m*
Decathlon - Matt Piekarski, MU, 7,236
* - Meet record

Most Outstanding Track Performer
Joel Legare, Connecticut
Most Outstanding Field Performer
Tony Belt, Louisville
Coaching Staff of the Year
Notre Dame

Women\'s Individual Champions
100m - Jessica Foreman, UC, 11.63
100m hurdles - Jessica Czaikowski, WVU, 13.42
200m - Shanea Calhoun, UP, 23.64
400m - Kaydian Reid, SJU, 52.68
400m hurdles - Heather Trimiew, UL, 58.34
800m - Marina Muncan, VU, 2:07.22
1,500m - Frances Koons, VU, 4:18.86
3,000m SC - Iaona Parusheva, VU, 10:14.88
5,000m - Molly Huddle, ND, 16:31.34
10,000m - Molly Huddle, ND, 32:37.87*
400m relay - Pittsburgh, 45.68
4x400m relay - Seton Hall, 3:39.84
4x800m relay - Villanova, 8:38.88*
Discus - Cycerli Ash, RU, 51.09m
Hammer - Blessing Egwu, SJU, 58.53m
Pole Vault - Marissa Dudek, UP, 4.00m
Long Jump - Martina Hallman, UP, 6.18m
Triple Jump - Tamara Highsmith, UC, 13.22m
Shot put - Johvonne Hernandez, SU, 15.44m
High Jump - Kelley Bowman, UL, 1.83m
Heptathlon - Buky Bamigboye, GU, 5,410*
* - Meet record

Most Outstanding Track Performer
Molly Huddle, Notre Dame
Most Outstanding Field Performer
Johvonne Hernandez, Syracuse
Coaching Staff of the Year
Pittsburgh

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