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It Didn't Take Long for Miedema to Break His Own School Record
Chris Miedema broke his own school record in the 800-meter run Saturday at the Meyo Invitational.

Chris Miedema broke his own school record in the 800-meter run Saturday at the Meyo Invitational.

Feb. 2, 2013

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Chris Miedema’s school record in the 800-meter run lasted all of seven days.

But the junior from Ontario, Canada was happy to see a new indoor track standard set on Saturday.

That’s because it was Miedema himself who broke his own record at the final day of the Meyo Invitational.

Miedema’s time of 1:51.59 topped the mark of 1:52.28 he recorded last week at the Spire Institute Midwest Open in Geneva, Ohio.

It was also the second school record to fall over the weekend. On Friday, Jackie Kasal set a DePaul 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.

Kasal came back on Saturday and ran a personal best in the one-mile run.

“All in all, it was a pretty good meet,” said DePaul track and field coach Dave Dopek. “We definitely had some quality performances this weekend.

“Tayler Whittler, Kayla Schwarz, Jordon Vaughn, Joe Turner and Brandon Threats all improved their 200-meter times. Miedema gave us that big finish and the day ended with a couple of really nice 4x400m relays.”

Dopek figures the Meyo meet set up his team for a strong finishing kick to the indoor season. The Blue Demons compete in the Iowa State Classic next weekend in Ames, Iowa as the final tuneup before the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships Feb. 16-17 at Geneva, Ohio.

“Now it’s time to turn our attention towards the BIG EAST Conference meet,” Dopek said. “We still have some work to do in order to be ready for conference.”