January 22nd, 2014

BU track and field athletes honored

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BU track and field athletes honored
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Bellarmine University junior distance specialist Emily Frith, sophomore thrower Courtney McIntyre, and senior distance runner Robert Sandlin Jr. won awards from the Great Lakes Valley Conference th

Bellarmine women sweeps weekly GLVC Indoor Track and Field awards

INDIANAPOLIS – Bellarmine University junior distance specialist Emily Frith and sophomore thrower Courtney McIntyre have been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, it was announced on Wednesday.

Frith, who was the GLVC Cross Country Runner of the Year this past fall, got her 2014 indoor season off to a good start by clocking a 9 minutes, 57.07 seconds in the 3,000 meter run at last weekend's University of Kentucky Invitational.  The time met NCAA provisional standards and is both second in the conference and the 10th-best recorded mark at the Division II level this year.

The Crab Orchard, Ky., native, who was named the GLVC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year on April 24, 2013, earns her first career indoor accolade.  She is the first track standout to represent the Knights as the league's honoree since Angela Musk was named GLVC Indoor Track Athlete of the Week on Feb. 1, 2012.

McIntyre threw the farthest distance recorded so far this year by a GLVC competitor when she launched a 13.5-meter heave at the UK meet, which was also an NCAA provisional mark.  The throw also broke her own school record by more than a meter and currently stands as the 18th-best mark in the country this season. 

The Louisville, Ky., native scores her first career indoor honor and is the first Knight to win GLVC Indoor Field Athlete of the Week since Nora Bowe on Feb. 20, 2013.

Sandlin earns weekly GLVC honor for Indoor Track and Field

INDIANAPOLIS – Bellarmine University senior distance runner Robert Sandlin, Jr., and Lewis University sophomore jumper Matthew Simmons have been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men's Indoor Track and Field Athletes of the Week, respectively, it was announced on Wednesday.

Sandlin finished fourth overall and was the third-placing collegian in the mile at the University of Kentucky Invitational last weekend with a time of 4 minutes, 9.99 seconds.  His time met the NCAA provisional standard and is currently tops among all conference milers and fourth nationally.  The Frankfort, Ky., native earns his third weekly honor of his indoor career as he was also recognized on Jan. 16 and Feb. 13, 2013, which was also the last time a Bellarmine trackster earned the award.

Simmons met the NCAA provisional mark in the triple jump last Friday at the Lewis Invitational, leaping 47 feet, 3.5 inches (14.41m).  His jump currently leads the conference and is 17th nationally.  Simmons also won the long jump with a mark of 22-5.75, which tied him with teammate Kyle Rohde for the GLVC lead in that event as well.

The Calumet City, Ill., native is the second consecutive Flyer to earn GLVC Field Athlete of the Week as Adam Barr was honored with the award last Wednesday.  This is Simmons' first career weekly accolade. 

 

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