Sprinters Lead the Way at BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Feb. 16, 2013
GENEVA, Ohio - The sprinters led the way for DePaul Saturday on day one of the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Spire Institute.
Heading up the Blue Demon women's team, Jackie Kasal qualified for the finals in the 1000m.
Tayler Whittler broke a school record in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.65 seconds. The mark of 7.66 had been jointly held by DePaul assistant track and field coach Stephanie Williams and Kim Smith. Williams ran that time in 2008 and Smith in 2001.
DePaul coach Dave Dopek was pleased with Whittler's school record and a number of personal records set on Saturday.
Ayesha Ewing, Brandon Threats and Whittler all exceeded their personal bests in the 200m. Tonderai Tomu established a personal record in the 400m. Sarah Gorden set a personal record in the 60-meter hurdles.
Sunday's track finals begin at 10 a.m. with the women's 1000m run. The field events commence with the men's triple jump at 10:05 a.m.