Kasal Races to School Record at Meyo Invitational Friday Night
Feb. 1, 2013
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Jackie Kasal ran a memorable race Friday night at the 49-team Meyo Invitational.
Kasal set a school record with her time of 2:51.32 in the 1000-meter run, eclipsing the mark of 2:52.83 recorded by Mary Cate Quiett in 2009.
That was easily a career-best for the sophomore from Warwick, N.Y., whose previous fastest time in the event was 2:54.95. Kasal's time in the 1000m was almost eight seconds better than the qualifying time for the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships.
The 1000-meter run was also good for the men. Ian Sanchez ran a career-best time of 2:28.39 in becoming a first-time, BIG EAST qualifier. His previous personal record was 2:29.33.
DePaul came away from the Loftus Sports Center on Friday night with a number of other good performances on day one of the meet.
Also on the men's side, Jordon Vaughn continued to sparkle in the 60-meter dash, running a BIG EAST qualifying time of 6.96 seconds. Adam Kovacs recorded a BIG EAST qualifying mark of 16.43m in the weight throw.
Tayler Whittler continued to sizzle in the 60m, finishing with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 7.68 seconds in the preliminaries.
Erin McCoy just missed qualifying for the BIG EAST meet in the 500-meter dash. Her time of 1:17.79 was close to the BIG EAST cutoff mark of 1:17.24.
Day two of the Meyo Invitational begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with the women's 3000-meter run.