April 17, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Notre Dame track and field senior Kevin Schipper has been named BIG EAST Men's Field Athlete of the Week after winning his third pole vault title of the outdoor season this past Saturday, the league office announced on Tuesday.
Schipper vaulted 5.36m (17-7 ft.) to claim first at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle on Saturday. The indoor All-American has now finished first in three meets and second in one other after four outdoor competitions this season.
The vault placed him 14th in the country and fourth in the East just three weeks before the BIG EAST Championships in Tampa, Fla.
Notre Dame gets back into action this weekend when it splits up to compete in a pair of meets. Select members will head out to Walnut, Calif., for the Mt. SAC Relays, while the remainder of the team will make the short trip to Bloomington, Ind., for the Polytan Invitational.