Winning performance in 5,000-meter run paces solid outing by Blue Demons
Blue Demons looking to post BIG EAST qualifying marks at Western Illinois meet
A total of 150 DePaul student-athletes were honored by the conference
Blue Demons finish 1-2 in the women's javelin and men's shot put events on Saturday.
DePaul sends several student-athletes to Tampa for the three-day meet
Career Notes: Named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2012.
Outdoor: Competed seven times in the discus throw...made a career-best throw of 41.90m while finishing 10th at the Tom Botts Invitational...placed third at the Purdue Open with a throw of 41.10m...finished second at the DePaul Invitational with a throw of 38.72m...took home fourth place at the Chicagoland Championships by throwing 40.13m...placed 16th at the BIG EAST Championships with a throw of 40.39m...competed three times in the hammer throw, twice finishing in the top six...madea career-best throw of 40.6m at the DePaul Invitational.
High School:Won the 2011 Iowa State 4A Championship in the discus with a throw of 146 feet, 4 inches, a career-best by almost a foot...2011 Mississippi Valley Mississippi Division Discus Champion...was the 2010 Drake Relays High School Champion in the discus and earned runner-up in 2011 in the same event...named to the all-metro First Team from 2009-2011...2011 Linn-Mar Outstanding Senior Track Athlete and made the 2011 Linn-Mar Wall of Fame...named a four-time Academic Letter Winner...2011 All Academic Mississippi Valley Track Team...also played four years of varsity volleyball and basketball at Lin-Mar.
Personal: Daughter of William and Kimberly Piche...has one brother, Ryan, who competes in shot put and discus at Loras College (Iowa)...plans to major in Health Sciences with a BioScience concentration.