Vaughn, Tomu, Melto and Kasal in finals; Whittler sets school record
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Stephanie Townsend, who joined the Blue Demon coaching staff as a graduate assistant in 2009, took over as part-time assistant coach before the 2011-12 track and field season and was promoted to full-time assistant in July 2014. Although she specializes in working with sprinters, Townsend works with both the cross country and track and field teams in a variety of areas.
Prior to joining the staff, Townsend spent four years as a student-athlete at DePaul where set five sprint and relay school-records while tallying numerous BIG EAST Conference qualification marks.
Townsend led the Blue Demons sprinters throughout her four year career, routinely topping the DePaul performance lists in all sprint categories. During her senior year, Townsend was named the outdoor squad's Most Outstanding Performer after placing fourth at the 2009 BIG EAST Outdoor Championship in the 200m.
During the 2009 indoor season, Townsend tied Kim Smith's 60m record to earn a spot in the history books. The prior season, she set the indoor 200m DePaul record after clocking a time of 22.49 to replace Sherri Bean's 21 year old mark.
Townsend earned her undergraduate degree in Communication from DePaul in the spring of 2009. During her stint as graduate assistant, Townsend worked toward her master's degree from the College of Communication and earned the journalism-concentrated degree in June 2011.