Nedow Takes Home First at Alex Wilson Invite
March 3, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – At the conclusion of the Alex Wilson Invitational on Saturday, DePaul thrower Tim Nedow walked away with his seventh first place finish in as many meets in 2011-12 indoor competition.
Despite not surpassing his career-best throw for the first time this season, Nedow’s 20.16-meter distance earned him the top spot in the men’s shot put event. Just like at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, Nedow’s only throw of over 20 meters came on his final attempt. His other throws came in at 18.83, 19.54, 19.55, and 19.86 meters, respectively.
The 20.16-meter throw also broke a Meyo Track record. Nedow was the only thrower to earn an NCAA qualifying mark.
Also in the shot put, fellow Blue Demon thrower Matt Babicz placed sixth in the stiff competition. The sophomore was consistent despite three fouls. Babicz’s best throw also came in his final attempt as he launched a 17.92-meter throw—just over half a meter behind his career-best.
The third Blue Demon to compete on the day was senior Matthew Graham. Graham took on the one-mile run and finished with a time of 4:14.13, just missing his season-best in the event.
Aside from Nedow, the Alex Wilson Invitational served as the final meet of the indoor season for DePaul track and field. Nedow continues on indoor next weekend as he travels to Nampa, Idaho, for the 2012 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Nedow, who currently holds the nation’s top shot put distance, looks to become DePaul’s second-ever national champion and first since current head coach Dave Dopek captured the 200-meter title at the 1995 NCAA Indoor Championship at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.