Feb. 8, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame track and field sophomore middle-distance runner, Jeremy Rae (Fort Erie, Ontario/Lakeshore Catholic) was named the BIG EAST Male Track Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week, as announced by the league Tuesday afternoon.
Rae earned the honor after his 3:59.62 Meyo Mile showing at the Meyo Invitational Saturday. The meet was held in the Loftus Sports Center at Notre Dame, Ind. His sub-four minute mile time is currently the nation’s fourth fastest mile time.
The sophomore was one of four student-athletes to earn BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field honors. Connecticut’s Heather Wilson was named the BIG EAST Female Athlete of the week. Wilson won the honor after notching Connecticut’s 800-meter time in 2:05.68.
Louisville swept the Field Athlete of the Week honors. On the women’s side, sophomore Khadija Abdullah won after her 16.59m throw in the shot put, which currently ranks second in the conference and 10th nationally. Weston Banks picked up the men’s field award after his third-place finish in the shot put (17.85) and ninth in the weight throw (18.51m).
The Irish have the weekend off before returning to action at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships on Fri., Feb. 19 and Sat., Feb. 20 in the Stile Athletics Field House at Akron, Ohio.