DePaul Posts 12 Top-Three Finishes at Marquette Duals
April 4, 2014
MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Individuals of the DePaul track and field team posted a combined 12 top-three finishes on Friday afternoon at the Marquette Duals.
The meet, which was played in weather that never reached a temperature of higher than 38 degrees, featured the Blue Demons, Marquette, Milwaukee and UIC.
"We are getting in some great work but the weather is just not cooperating with us at present time," said head coach Dave Dopek. "When mother nature gives us a break in the weather we will have to be prepared to take advantage. So until then we have to just keep working hard and stay focused on our season-end goals."
On the women's side, junior Jackie Kasal won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:56.33, her first win of the 2014 outdoor season. In the 3000, Taylor Hynes placed third, logging a time of 10:38.41. Rebecca Adamcheck (1:09.14) and Ashley Holden (1:10.20) competed in the 400-meter hurdles, finishing in second and third, respectively.
In the women's field events, Gabrielle Howard took second in the triple jump, thanks to her best jump of 11.00 meters, and Jazmynne Durrah posted second place finishes in both the shot put (12.78m) and discus (38.74m). Also in the discus, Corinne Franz finished in third place (36.82m).
On the men's side, Chaz Bottoms won his first collegiate race, winning the 400-meter dash in 51.39 seconds.
In the men's field events, Matt Babicz continued his stellar season on Friday, winning both the shot put (18.59m) and discus (46.85m) competitions. His mark in the shot put was an outdoor personal record. Anthony Babicz (14.62m) placed third in the shot put and grabbed fourth in the discus (41.53m). Finally, Adam Kovacs placed fourth in the hammer throw (52.33m).
DePaul's season continues next week (April 11-12) when the team splits to compete at the Chicagoland Championships in Romeoville, Ill., and the Sun Angel Classic in Tempe, Ariz.