Hardin and Schuh BIG EAST Field Athletes of the Week
Jan. 22, 2014
NEW YORK - Marquette University track and field student-athletes Bret Hardin and Carlye Schuh are the BIG EAST Conference Men's and Women's Field Athletes of the Week for their performances at the John Tierney Triangular, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Schuh, a senior All-BIG EAST long jumper, paced the Marquette women to an 84-49 meet victory over Milwaukee on Friday evening with a pair of event titles and a runner-up finish in the 60-meter dash. The Appleton, Wis., native notched a new personal best of 39 feet, 7 3/4 inches (12.08 meters) to win the triple jump and 19 feet, 4 3/4 inches (5.91 meters) to lay claim to the long jump crown.
"Carlye is off to a great start," Marquette head coach Bert Rogers said. "She is looking to build on these performances as we move ahead in the season. Her hard work and dedication to her craft are evidenced by the results."
Her long and triple jump marks are the longest in the BIG EAST this season and the long jump distance is currently No. 17 nationally.
Schuh's triple jump mark is the No. 2 distance in program history and she also moved into a tie for sixth on MU's top-10 list in the 60 with a time of 7.78 seconds.
Hardin, a redshirt junior, won the men's weight throw at Milwaukee over teammate William Koeck by just over two inches and catapulted himself to third in program history with a distance of 61 feet, 9 3/4 inches (18.84 meters).
"Bret is very consistent with his approach to training and competition," Rogers said. "He has had big throws all fall in training and I'm he sure is excited to finally getting a chance throw big in competition."
Hardin's weight throw mark is the longest distance in the BIG EAST this season and ranks 46th nationally.
The pair is the third and fourth MU student-athletes to be honored with a weekly BIG EAST track and field conference honor. Sprinter Tyler O'Brien last claimed BIG EAST Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week honors on April 5, 2011 and is the only other weekly recipient since Jayne Grebinski claimed MU's first award on March 25, 2009.