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Kasal Races to School Record at Meyo Invitational Friday Night
Jackie Kasal set a school record in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:51.32 Friday night at the Meyo Invitational.

Jackie Kasal set a school record in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:51.32 Friday night at the Meyo Invitational.

Feb. 1, 2013

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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.

On the women's team, Jazmyne Durrah (16.50 meters) and Sarah Moss (15.72m) both registered BIG EAST qualifying tosses 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.