Bull’s freshman running back Lindsey Lamar along with Reshaw Exilien and the USF men's 4x400 relay all received All-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships Sunday held at the New Balance Track & Field Center in New York this past weekend.
Lamar, who played running back as a true freshman last season ran a time of 6.80 in the 60 meters, taking third. Coming in fourth just behind him was teammate and redshirt freshman Derrick Hopkins, who had the same time of 6.80 but came in a split second behind Lamar in the finals. Syracuse’s Michael LeBlanc and Kenny Mitchell of Georgetown finished first and second with 6.72 and 6.77.
Sophomore Reshaw Exilien finished third with a time of 48.75 in the 400 finals, behind Christopher Cox of Seton Hall (47.47) and Austin Perron of Georgetown (48.58). The top-3 finishers in each event at the Championships automatically earn All-BIG EAST honors.
In the 4x400, Reshaw Exilien, freshman Pascal Orelus, senior Mikail Ebanks and sophomore David Aristil each earned All-BIG EAST as they finished third overall in the 4x400 with 3:13.30 just behind Seton Hall and Rutgers.
With Lamar finishing third in the 60 meters, and Exilien finishing third in the 400 meters, along with the Bulls finishing third in the 4x400 highlights one of USF's best ever finishes as a track team. USF finished in eighth place with 54 points, ahead of last year's 10th-place finish (19 points.)
In the high jump, senior Michael Kursteiner jumped 6-9, to put him just outside All-BIG EAST in fourth .In the 200 seniors Josh Wimbley and Greg Fontus finished 5-6 with a time of 21.91. in the 60 meter hurdles sophomore David Aristil posted a time of 8.05 to claim fifth in the finals. Senior Armante Marshall posted a time of 6.93 in the finals of the 60 meters as he came in seventh.
USF will begin the outdoor portion of its season in two weeks as the Bulls host the USF Open March 5 at the USF Track and Field Stadium