Seniors on the DePaul track & field team talk about the upcoming weekend at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships.
2015-16 (Junior) Indoor: Saw action in six meets... Won the Shot Put at the Blue & Gold Invitational (12/4) setting a career best with a throw of 16.93m... Placed second in the Shot Put at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (2/27) with a throw of 15.95m... Finished second in the Weight throw at the Blue & Gold Invitational (12/4) with a mark of 17.95m... Won the Weight Throw at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (2/26) with a throw of 20.15m, a career best.
Outdoor: Participated in eight meets in three different events... BIG EAST Outdoor Champion in both the Shot Put and Hammer Throw by throws of 15.35m and 58.21m respectively... Finished second in the Discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championship (5/14) with a throw of 48.59m... Won the Shot Put, Discus, and Hammer throw at the Chicagoland Championships (4/9) with distances of 15.08m, 47.49m, and 51.56m respectively... Set a career best in the Shot Put at the ISU Pacesetter Invite (4/22) with a throw of 15.86m... Boasted a career best in the Hammer throw at the DePaul Invitational (4/16) with a mark of 58.32m, good for second place.
2014-15 (Sophomore) Indoor: Competed in eight meets ... Earned gold at the BIG EAST Championships (3/1) with a career-best throw of 18.91m in the weight throw and took third in the shot put (15.68m) ... Was the weight throw champion in the Blue & Gold Invitational (12/5) with a throw of 17.55m and claimed silver with a throw of 15.95m in the shot put ... Finished runner-up at the Alex Wilson Invitational (2/21) in the weight throw at 18.66m.
Outdoor: BIG EAST Conference Champion in the discus at 52.40 meters ... Made the podium for the shot put (15.73 meters) and the hammer (56.62 meters) at the BIG EAST Championships (5/8-5/9) ... Opened the outdoor season with a runner-up finish in the 49er Classic (3/20) and a PR throw of 15.85 meters, added a third-place finish in the hammer ... Placed sixth at the prestigeous Drake Relays in the discus event with a toss of 51.54 meters.
2013-14 (Freshman) Indoor: Competed in seven meets ... Recorded eight top-ten finishes between three throwing events ... Placed second at the Illini Open (1/11) with a throw of 16.55m in the weight throw ... Registered a season-best throw of 15.02m in the shot put, sixth place, at the Mike Lints Open (1/17). Threw at the BIG EAST Championships (2/22) for the shot put and took fourth with a mark of 14.70m.
Outdoor: Claimed six top-five finishes ... Earned a pair of fifth-place finishes at the Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invite (3/28) in the shot put (14.33m) and discus (53.26m) ... Made the podium at the Blue Demon Open (4/19) with bronze performances in the shot put (15.27m) and hammer (53.07m) and taking gold for the discus (51.42m).
High School: Lettered four years in track and basketball at Orange Park High School ... also lettered two years in football ... holds a personal record of 176-9 in the discus ... won four district and conference championships ... also picked up two silver state medals and one bronze state medal.
Personal: Born on Nov. 11, 1994 ... son of Michael Prude and Jennifer Kintyhtt ... has six siblings ... Health Science major.