DePaul Finishes ISU Classic with Record-Setting Day
Feb. 11, 2012
AMES, Iowa – Another competition and another indoor shot put record shattered by DePaul’s Tim Nedow. During Saturday’s seeded events at the Iowa State Classic, Nedow’s 20.35 meter throw earned the senior first place and broke his previous shot put record of 20.03 meters.
Nedow, who has already earned four BIG EAST Conference weekly awards already this season for his efforts in the shot put, has upped his previous-best throw in each competition this season.
After taking off last weekend and not competing in the Meyo Invitational, Nedow was rejuvenated in Iowa. He began the day with a 19.04 meter throw and increased his distance in every throw thereafter until his 20.35-meter final toss gave him the top spot. Nedow outperformed his competition by nearly two meters.
Sophomore Matt Babicz also competed in the men’s shot put, registering a throw of 17.38 meters and earning fifth place.
After finishing at the top of his section in the men’s one mile run, senior Matthew Graham finished seventh in the event with a time of 4:11.30.
For the DePaul women, freshman Jacqueline Kasal set the Blue Demon record in the 600 yard dash when she finished with a seventh-place time of 1:24.32.
Also for the women, the 4x400-meter relay squad of Lindsey Holden, Loreal Curtis, Kelcie Daniels, and Ayesha Ewing finished the race with a time of 3:49.73, just missing the DePaul record of 3:49.42 set last season.
The Blue Demons who have qualified will return to action next weekend in the BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships hosted by St. John’s in New York, N.Y.