Bulls seek Big East titles in indoor track
Big day for USF at the Big East indoor track championships in New York today, with the finals of several events after the Bulls picked up one title Saturday.
Junior Stephanie Duffy won the women's pole vault by four inches, clearing 13 feet, 3.5 inches, giving the Bulls their second-ever women's indoor Big East crown, following Denise vonEynatten in the same event in 2008. On the men's side, senior Sean Young nearly did the same, taking second with a mark of 16 feet, 8.75 inches. It was the same height as first place, but Young took second because he cleared it in his second attempt.Today's best bet may be in the men's 60 meters, where freshman football players Lindsey Lamar and Derrick Hopkins finished third and fifth in Saturday's preliminaries, with times of 6.80 and 6.83 seconds, respectively. Soccer star Armante Marshall also made the finals, qualifying eighth with a time of 6.92 seconds. The 60-meter finals are scheduled for Sunday at 12:30 p.m., and you can follow the meet online here on the Big East's official site.
The Bulls also have a shot in the men's 400 meters, where sophomore Reshaw Exilien enters the finals with the second-fastest time at 48.40 seconds. In the men's 200, Gregory Fontus qualified fifth and Josh Wimbley sixth.