DePaul finishes first in 10 events at the Northern Illinois meet
Partial squad travels to Walnut, Calif. Thursday while rest of team heads to NIU on Saturday
Blue Demons looking to post BIG EAST qualifying marks at Western Illinois meet
Blue Demons looking to come out on top in rivalry track and field meet
Blue Demons compete Friday and Saturday at Bill Cornell Spring Classic in Carbondale
Indoor: Finished fourth in the 3,000m run at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 8:51.54...ran a career-best time of 8:41.19 at the Iowa State Classic.
Outdoor: Finished third in the 5,000m run at the DePaul Invitational and Purdue Open...ran a career-best time of 15:12.4 while finishing sixth at the Chicagoland Championships.
High School: Attended West Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Ill., where he was named all-conference...also qualified for sectionals.
Personal: Son of Miguel and Ivelisse Mercado...has two brothers, Erik Alvarez and Miguel Mercado, and one sister, Jayleen Mercado.