SYRACUSE, N.Y., FEB. 21 -- Mike Stahr of Georgetown was named the meet's outstanding performer after winning three races in leading the Hoyas to an upset victory for the men's team title in the ninth annual Big East indoor track and field championships today.
Georgetown's point total of 149 1/2 broke Villanova's previous record of 142 set in 1983. Second was defending champion Pittsburgh with 126, followed by Syracuse (93 1/2).
Stahr won the 800 meters in 1:50.18, which qualified him for the NCAA indoor championships March 12-14 in Oklahoma City. Stahr came back to win the mile in 4:14.47. Saturday, he anchored the Hoyas' winning 4 x 800 meter relay team in 7:28.82. The other runners in the 4 x 800 were Darron Outler, Michael Jasper, John Parisi.
The meet's outstanding performance also belonged to a Hoya. Georgetown's Raymond Humphrey set a meet record in winning the long jump Saturday, 25-10. Humphrey is only the second Big East performer to win the same event four times.
Other winners today for the Hoyas were Tommy Mowatt in the triple jump in 50-5; Dan Schlitt in the pole vault in 14-11 1/2, and Outler in the 500 meters in 1:03.24.
Villanova won the women's title with 134 points. Georgetown finished last with 33 points. Georgetown's best women's performance was in the distance medley relay, in which Michelle Girard, Susan Dahm, Hodie Wertz and Mary Noel Zadnick finished third in 12:10.53.