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Dennis Baliga
Dennis Baliga

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rockford, Ill.

High School:
Auburn

Event:
Mid-Distance/Distance

07/27/2012

BIG EAST Recognizes 2011-12 All-Academic Team

A total of 150 DePaul student-athletes were honored by the conference

04/26/2012

DePaul Heads to Drake, Purdue For Weekend Meets

The DePaul track and field teams split this weekend to take part in the Drake Relays and Purdue Open.

04/19/2012

Blue Demons Host DePaul Invitational This Weekend

The DePaul track and field teams head to Lane Stadium to host their only home meet of 2012.

Career Notes: Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.

2011-12 (Senior)
Cross Country: Scored in two events, including a 17th-place finish at the UIC Home Opener.

Outdoor: Finished third in the 5,000m run at the Purdue Open with a time of 4:15.35...finished 12th at the DePaul Invitational with a career-best time of 4:09.65.

2010-11 (Junior)
Cross Country: Ran in three races...finished the Bradley Classic 8K in a season-best time of 27:21...also ran in the Sean Earl Lakefront Invitational and the BIG EAST Championships.

2009-10 (Sophomore)
Indoor: Ran a personal-record mile time of 4:41.85 at the Blue and Gold Meet.

Outdoor: Clocked a 1,500m time of 4:18.02 at the Dave Rankin Invitational and a 4:21.60 at the Chicagoland Championships.

2008-09 (Freshman)
Cross Country: Ran in four races... best 8K time came at the Fordham Fiasco with a 29:22.27... fastest pace was at the DePaul Opener where he placed in the DePaul top-five while running a 5:24 average mile.

Indoor: Ran the 3,000m at the Chicago Duals in a time of 9:40.52.

Outdoor: Finished the 1,500m in a personal-best time of 4:16.71 at the Chicagoland Championships... logged a 5,000m time of 16:23.01 at the Bobby Lane Arlington Invitational... ran the 1,500m at the EMU Twilight in a time of 14:19.39.

High School: Four-year letter winner in cross country and track and field... recorded a personal-best time of 14:46.00 in the three mile... holds the Auburn High School record in the 3200m... named 2007 cross country MVP of the Northern Illinois Conference... placed 34th at the IHSA State Finals...placed first during the indoor 3200m conference finals in 2008... four time scholar athlete award winner... member of the Rockford Wildcats AAU cross country team.

Personal: Son of Ken and Nancy Baliga... sister, Stephanie, is a member of the cross country and track team at the University of Illinois... enrolled in the College of Commerce.