The Blue Demons track and field teams head to New York for the 2012 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships this weekend.
2011-12 (Sophomore) Indoor: Competed in the 200m dash at two events and the 400m dash at seven events...ran a career-best 200m time of 23.15 at the Blue and Gold Invitational...also finished seventh at the Notre Dame Invitational with a time of 23.27...ran the 400m dash at the BIG EAST Championships in 50.19...ran a career-best 400m time of 49.75 in a seventh-place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational...recorded his highest finish of the season when he took homefifth at the Blue and Gold Invitational...ran on two different 4x400m relay teams...one of those teams finished third at the Blue and Gold Invitational...the other placed second at the Badger Track Classic...ran on the distance medley team that took home eighth at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 10:07.34.
Outdoor: Ran a season-best 200m dash time of 22.94 at the Chicagoland Championships, which was good for 10th place...finished in the top 10 of the 400m dash all five times he ran it...ran a career-best 400m time of 49.17 at the Tom Botts Invitational, where he placed sixth...took home second place at both the DePaul Invitational and the Purdue Open...ran on two both of DePaul's 4x400m relay teams...one of them finished eighth at the BIG EAST Championships with a season-best time of 3:16.79...the other won the DePaul Invitational in a time of 3:21.52.
2010-11 (Freshman) Indoor: Raced in four 400m dashes...placed a season-best sixth at the Purdue Invitational with a time of 52.21...his best time in the 400m during the indoor season came at the ISU Classic when he finished in 51.00 flat...also placed eighth at the Badger Track Classic with a time of 52.23 and clocked a 13th-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational with a time of 51.83...part of a 4x400m relay team that finished third at the Purdue Invitational by registering a time of 3:27.80...also part of a team that finished the Badger Track Classic 4x400m relay with a fifth-place time of 3:35.66.
Outdoor: Competed in the 200m and 400m dashes for DePaul...while running a career-best 50.01 time in the 400m at the DePaul Invitational, also collected his highest finish of the season, placing third...finished the 200m dash with identical times of 23.06 on two occasions, a career-best mark...with that time, placed fourth at the Chicago Penultimate and 29th at the Stan Lyons Invitational...garnered three other top 10 finishes during the season in the 400m, taking fifth at the Chicago Penulimate (51.10), eighth at the Mike Poehlein Invitational (51.18), and ninth at the ISU Duals (50.34)... his 4x400m relay squad finished second at the Mike Poehlein Invitational with a time of 3:21.30...also part of a 4x400m team that placed second at the ISU Duals with a time of 3:21.87 and finished ninth at the BIG EAST Conference Championship with a time of 3:15.83...also part of a 4x400m squad that captured a second-place finish at the DePaul Invitational with a time of 3:25.76.
High School: Also competed in football and wrestling...state track qualifier in 4x400...Athlete of the year in 2010...national qualifier in 4x400.
Personal: Son of Joseph and Sabrina Mason...has two brothers, Justin and Jaidan...plans to major in Interactive Media.