Seniors on the DePaul track & field team talk about the upcoming weekend at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships.
2015-16 (Junior) Indoor: Finished second at the GVSU Eubanks Open (1/15) in the 200m Dash with a time of 22.49 ... Recorded a career best in the 400m Dash with a time of 48.91 at the Meyo Invitational (2/6) ... Finished sixth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (2/27) in the 400m Dash (49.61)... A member of the 4x400m Relay team that won the event at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (2/27) with a time of 3:14.33.
Outdoor: Third place finish in the 200m Dash (22.45), finished second in the 400m Dash (48.96) at the DePaul Invitational (4/16) ... Runner-up in the 400m Dash at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship (5/14) with a time of 48.94... A member of the 4x100m relay team that won the event at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (5/14) with a time of 42.66... A member of the 4x400m relay team that won the event at the DePaul Invitational (4/16) with a time of 3:17.94... A member of the 4x400m relay team that won the event at the Illinois Open (5/4) with a time of 3:17.86... A member of the 4x400m relay team that finished second at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (5/14) with a time of 3:15.51.
2014-15 (Sophomore) Indoor: Competed in six meets ... Won the 4x4 at the Illini Open (1/11) with a time of 3:18.95 ... Took fifth in the 4x4 (3:18.29) at the Indiana University Relays (1/31-2/1) ... Appeared in two events at the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships (2/21 - 2/22), finished fourth (10:06.00) in the DMR and fourth in the 400 (49.41).
Outdoor: Participated in five meets ... Recorded a top-five finish at the 49er Classic (3/20) after earning a time of 48.62 in the final of the 400m ... Against a tough field of the Sun Angel Classic (4/11), posted a PR performance in the 200m of 21.87 ... Closed the season with a top-five result at the BIG EAST Championships (5/9) in the 400m and a time of 48.54.
2013-14 (Freshman) Indoor: Appeared in one meet ... Took 11th in the 400 (50.33) at the 2013 Notre Dame Blue and Gold (12/6).
Outdoor: Ran in five meets, competing between the 200m and 400m events ... Took home first at the Marquette Duals (4/4) in the 400m at 51.39 ... Earned the event win at the Chicagoland Championships (4/12) in the 200m with a time of 22.10 (a PR) ... Won the Blue Demon Open's (4/19) 200m dash at 22.41.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in track and three-year letterwinner in cross country at Benedictine High School ... won two team track district championships (2010, 2012) ... personal bests include a time of 49.10 in the 400, 1:57 in the 800 and 22.5 in the 200-meter dash ... two-year captain in track and cross country ... placed third in the 400-meter dash and 4x200-meter and finished fourth in the 4x400-meter relay at the Ohio State Indoor Championships ... was a three-time state qualifier, three-time North Coast League champion, three-time District champion and three-time AAU National Qualifier.
Personal: Born on March 13, 1995 ... son of Chris Howse and Lisa Bottoms ... has one brother, C.J. ... majoring in Animation with a concentration in Cinema Studies.