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Sprinters Lead the Way at BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Jackie Kasal qualified for the finals of the 1000-meter run at the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Jackie Kasal qualified for the finals of the 1000-meter run at the BIG EAST Indoor Track & Field Championships.

Feb. 16, 2013

BIG EAST Men's Results (Day 1) Get Acrobat Reader

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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.

Jordon Vaughn qualified for Sunday's finals in the 60-meter dash and 200-meter dash. Tonderai Tomu and freshman Mac Melto made it to the finals in the 400m.

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.