May 8, 2005
Piscataway, N.J. – Notre Dame senior hurdler Selim Nurudeen won the men’s 110-meter hurdles title Sunday at the BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, marking the fourth consecutive year he has won the event at the conference meet.
Nurudeen broke the tape in 13.65 seconds, a 2005 seasonal best for him by a full .20 of a second and among the top 10 times in the collegiate ranks this season. Nurudeen also placed second in the 200-meter dash in 21.11, scoring a total of 18 points for the Irish in those two events.
Another big event for the Irish men was the hammer throw. Chip Roberts won the event with a toss of 54.09 meters (177-5), followed by a third place showing by Kylee Annen (52.66/172-9) and a sixth place finish by Garet Koxlien (51.07/167-7) as the Irish picked up 19 points in that event.
Sophomore sprinter Maryann Erigha led the Irish women with a victory in the 100-meter dash in 11.69 and a second place finish in the 200 in 24.10. She also ran a leg on the Irish’s second place 4×100-meter relay unit that crossed the line in 46.46, making her the top scorer overall for Notre Dame with 20 points for the women’s team total.
The Irish men’s team scored 143.5 points on the way to finishing second in the team standings. The Notre Dame women’s team scored 113.5 points for their second place finish.
The Rutgers men’s team and the Pittsburgh women’s team captured their respective titles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships May 8, held at the Bauer Track & Field Complex on the campus of Rutgers University. On the men’s side, with 192 points, Rutgers earned its first men’s title while Pittsburgh won its fourth title overall and first since 1994, finishing the three-day championships with 176 points. Rutgers’ 192 points matches a meet record set by Connecticut in 2002. Pittsburgh’s 176 points is one point short of the women’s meet record of 177 points set by Villanova in 1984.
FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
MEN1. Rutgers, 192 points2. Notre Dame, 143.50 points3. Pittsburgh, 117 points4. Villanova, 93 points5. Connecticut, 78.50 points6. Georgetown, 74 points7. Syracuse, 52 points8. Seton Hall, 48 points9. Providence, 39 points10. Boston College, 16 points
WOMEN1. Pittsburgh, 176 points2. Notre Dame, 113.50 points3. West Virginia, 82 points4. Rutgers, 81 points5. Boston College, 74.50 points6. Syracuse, 64 points7. Connecticut, 62 points8. Villanova, 60 points9. St. John's, 50 points10. Georgetown, 49 points11. Providence, 34 points12. Seton Hall, 12 points
Men's AwardsCoaching Staff of the Year: RutgersMen's Most Outstanding Track Performer: David Klics, Rutgers and Rod Koborsi, GeorgetownMen's Most Outstanding Field Performer: Sam Segond, Rutgers
Women's AwardsCoaching Staff of the Year:PittsburghWomen's Most Outstanding Track Performer:Kimberly Lyles, PittsburghWomen's Most Outstanding Field Performer: Brittany Pryor, Syracuse