UL/St. Xavier's Scott McClain Chosen Big East Runner of the Week

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville juniors Scott McClain and
Tarah McKay swept the latest BIG EAST Athlete of the Week honors after
sweeping the men’s and women’s race titles at last week’s Winthrop

A native of Louisville and a graduate of St. Xavier High School,
McClain led the Louisville men to a second straight win to open the
season, while defeating a field of 122 other runners for his second
career win and his second BIG EAST honor. He covered the 8,000-meter
course in a time of 24 minutes, 51 seconds for the win, which followed
his season-opening title at the Mid-America Opener on Aug. 30.

McKay, a native of St. Clements, Ont., led the Louisville women to
their second straight team title as well while defeating of field of
more than 150 runners. She finished with a time of 17:05 across the
5,000-meter course, more than 50 seconds clear of the second-place
runner to earn her second straight race title and the fifth of her

The BIG EAST is selecting one male and one female runner each week for
the award based on individual efforts each week of the season.

Following a week off from competition, the Cards will return to action
on Oct. 4 at the Greater Louisville Classic at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park in
their only home race of the season.