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    Buttinger, Schneider Compete on Day One of BIG EAST Championships

    FIGHTING IRISH Justin Schneider ended the first day of competition in fifth place in the men's decathlon.
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    Justin Schneider ended the first day of competition in fifth place in the men's decathlon.
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    May 1, 2009

    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Two Irish track and field student-athletes competed on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships, ending the day in the top five of the women's heptathlon and men's decathlon.

    Maddie Buttinger earned 3,195 points to end the day in third place in the women's heptathlon, while Justin Schneider totaled 3,430 points in the men's decathlon, good enough for a fifth-place performance.

    Action continues Saturday beginning at 9:00 a.m. Fans can follow all the competition via live video streaming at www.bigeast.org.

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