Armstrong, Harris Named BIG EAST Field Athletes of the Week

March 29, 2017

Official BIG EAST Release

NEW YORK – In the first edition of BIG EAST weekly awards for the outdoor track and field season, Marquette University’s Daniel Armstrong and Terica Harris were named Field Athletes of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday.

In his collegiate outdoor debut, Armstrong nearly set the school-record in the high jump, settling for the freshman record and No. 2 jump all-time in school history with a height of 2.17 meters (7 feet, 1.5 inches) to take home the win at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge back on March 17. The Michigan City, Indiana, native is currently tied for the second-best mark in the West Region and tied for fourth in all of Division I. 

Harris, who took second place in the long jump at the UCF Black and Gold Challenge, ranks tied for 23rd in the West Region and 64th-nationally with a distance of 5.81 meters (19 feet, 0.75 inches). The junior from Savannah, Georgia also ran the second leg on the runner-up finishing 4x100-meter relay team, while placing seventh in the 200-meter dash, which was also the second-fastest time in the BIG EAST this season.

After a week off from competition, the Golden Eagles head to Cape Girardeau, Missouri to compete at the Joey Haines Invitational hosted by Southeast Missouri State, Friday-Saturday, March 31-April 1.

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