Derrick Hopkins the Bulls wide receiver and track star won the 100 meter dash at the 2011 Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past weekend. The USF sophomore became the first Bull to win the 100-meter dash at the event since joining the conference. Hopkins teammate, USF defensive back Kayvon Webster took fifth, while track teammate Antillio Bastian placed third.
The USF receiver and sprinter won the 100-meter dash with a stadium record time of 10.44. At last year's championships, Hopkins came in fourth with a time of 10.79. Hopkins football teammate, USF defensive back Kayvon Webster took fifth with a time of 10.65, while Hopkins track teammate Antillio Bastian placed third with a time of 10.58. Bastian won the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.15. Hopkins became the first USF athlete to ever win the 100 meter race at the Big East championships since joining the conference in 2005.
The USF teammates Hopkins and Webster were also on the 4x1 relay team along with Neamen Wise and David Hunter and placed 2nd.
USF 2011 Individual Titles
100m – Derrick Hopkins, 10.60
200m – Antillio Bastian, 21.15
400m Hurdles – David Aristil, 50.03
The USF track and field team placed fourth in the competition with a total of 95 points.
Hopkins was also previously named the Most Outstanding Male Track Performer at the 2011 Big East Indoor Track and Field Championships in February. Hopkins won individual titles in the 60 meters and 200 meters and became the first Bull to earn the MVP honor at that event.