Big East outdoor track: USF men 2nd, women 3rd
USF hosted the Big East outdoor track championships over the weekend, and both Bulls squads stepped up with the best finishes since joining the league in 2005, with the USF men taking second and USF's women taking third.
Junior Neamen Wise took first in the long jump, resetting the school record by an inch with a winning mark of 26 feet. The Bulls' men's team had second-place showings in eight other events -- Reshaw Exilien (200 meters), Pascal Orelus (400), David Aristil (400 hurdles), Shane Lewis (triple jump), Jared Thomas (discus), Wyatt Metzger (pole vault) and Chase Meyers (high jump); Exilien, Orelus, Aristil and Franklin Mosely took 2nd in the 4x400 relay. On the women's side, the Bulls had two second-place finishers -- Rachael James (400 meters) and Nicole Smith (pole vault)
USF's men had the Big East's two fastest 100-meter times going in, from football standouts Lindsey Lamar and Kayvon Webster, but neither qualified for the finals, nor did receiver Chris Dunkley, despite Lamar running at 10.52 and Webster a 10.61 in qualifying.