Blue Demon Men Finish Second At Chicagolands
April 7, 2012
CHICAGO - After a second-place performance by the DePaul women in the first portion of the competition, the DePaul men put forth a solid showing on Saturday to conclude the Chicagoland Championships.
Among the track standouts was freshman Jordon Vaughn. Vaughn's performance in the men's 100-meter dash earned him a first place finish with an 11.15-second time. In the men's 400-meter dash, Tonderai Tomu ran a fourth-place time of 48.72.
In the men's 800-meter, Chris Miedema continued his successful reign. While he didn't place first, Miedema earned a decisive second-place finish in the event. His time of 1:52.49 fell just seconds behind the first place finisher, DuPage's Sergio Miranda at 1:51.01.
Along with Saturday's successes was DePaul's Eddie McDaniel who placed second in the men's 1,500-meter. His 3:58:08 time finished just behind Miranda.
Among Saturday's winner s was senior standout Matthew Graham who placed first in the men's 5,000-meter. Alongside Graham was Adam Kovacs who placed second in the men's javelin throw. His 47.25-meter throw finished just behind Carthage's Brandon Miller who placed first with a throw of 50.91 meters.
The men's 4x800-meter relay also proved successful for DePaul as the Blue Demon men placed second in the event. Ian Sanchez, Lucas Junk, Eddie McDaniel and Chris Miedema combined for a second-place time of 7:58.08.
In the men's shot put, Tim Nedow made the most of his outdoor debut as he placed first with a 17.78-meter shot distance. Behind him, Matt Babicz's distance of 17.29-meters (an outdoor personal record) was good for second place.
Nedow also earned first in the discus event as the senior's distance of 56.66-meter earned him the top spot. Once again, Matt Babicz earned second with a throw of 49.50 meters.
Like the DePaul women on Friday, the DePaul men finished in second at the Chicagoland Championships. The Blue Demons return to action next weekend when the squad heads to the Tom Botts Invitational in Columbia, Missouri.
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