DePaul Opens Up Outdoor Season In Tallahassee
March 23, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The DePaul track and field team opened its outdoor season on Friday with day one of the FSU Relays. Despite an hour and a half lightning delay, the Blue Demons found success at the Mike Long Track.
DePaul made its biggest mark in the javelin events on both the men’s and women’s side. For the women, senior thrower Melissa Fraser bested her personal record throw in a big way. Fraser took home first place in the event when she threw for over 54 meters—54.04m—for the first time in her career. Behind her, fellow senior Alanna Kovacs threw for just over 51 meters to earn a second place standing. That was not Alanna Kovacs’ only event of the day, however, as she took home the top spot in the women’s discus with a toss of 49.31 meters.
Not to be outdone, success in the javelin throw ran in the family on Friday as freshman Adam Kovacs, younger brother of Alanna, registered a third-place finish. His toss surpassed the 56-meter mark and led the DePaul men.
On the track, the Blue Demon women’s 4x100m relay opened up the outdoor season with a time of 47.08, missing the DePaul record by just .05.
The FSU Relays finish up on Saturday for DePaul with some major competitions. Tim Nedow, Matt Babicz, and Anthony Babicz are all scheduled to take part in the men’s discus while Jazymne Durrah, Alanna Kovacs, and the Babicz brothers are set to compete in the shot put.
In the 400 intermediate hurdles, Kelcie Daniels, Ashley Holden, and Rebecca Adamcheck will compete. Freshman Jordon Vaughn is set to take part in the men’s 100-meter. It will be his first race since late January. Fellow freshman Ayesha Ewing is set for the 100-meter and 200-meter races while several Blue Demons will compete in the 4x400m and the 800-meter races.