MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Following a first-place finish in the heptathlon at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays last week, senior Chelsea Carrier-Eades
was named the Women’s BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week Tuesday afternoon.
The Buckhannon, W.Va., native earned 5,821 points for the seven combined events, which currently ranks as the top point total for the heptathlon in the NCAA this season. A six-time All-American, she finished first in the 100-meter hurdles (13.40 seconds) and long jump (6.22 meters) and placed second in the 200-meter dash (24.16) and high jump (1.72 meters). Ranked as the No. 3 heptathlete in the country, she also earned a career-best time of 2:18.39 in the 800-meter run for fifth place in the event.
The 5,821 points is also the second-best career point total for the heptathlon during her WVU tenure.
USF claimed two awards as senior Jared Thomas was named Men’s BIG EAST Field Athlete of the Week while senior David Aristil was honored as the Men’s BIG EAST Track Athlete of the week. Connecticut junior Brigitte Mania was selected at the Women’s BIG EAST Track Athlete of the Week.
The next BIG EAST track and field weekly awards will be released on April 10, 2012.