April 16, 2017
Final Results (PDF)
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The weekend at the Beach Invitational for DePaul track & field ended with multiple Blue Demons recording personal bests on Saturday.
DePaul’s 4x100 teams posted big performances on Saturday. On the women’s side, Jessica Watkins, Alexia Harvey, Laura Edwards and Shayna Nwokenkwo finished with a time of 46.86 to finish fifth in its section and sixth overall. The men’s team of Adam Nelson, Isaac Walker, Chaz Bottoms and Sebastian Feyersinger debuted in the event with a time of 41.72 to place eighth.
Feyersinger dropped his season-best time in the men’s 400m by crossing the finish line at 48.10. With the performance, the junior placed sixth overall out of 86 total runners. In the 200m, Feyersinger fought off the wind to finish at 21.89 for 20th overall.
Harvey and Ariel Davis each recorded season-best times in the 100m hurdles with Harvey leading the way at 14.08. Harvey took 26th overall out of 91 competitors, while Davis claimed 30th after finishing at 14.24.
Freshman Nelson had two personal bests in the men’s 100m and 200m events. He posted his best time in the 100m after sprinting across the line with a time of 10.87. Nelson finished 44th overall out of the 96 men’s sprinters. Later in the afternoon, the freshman registered a time of 22.26 in the 200m.
Watkins and Nwokenkwo each broke the 12-second mark in the women’s 100m dash. Watkins produced a PR of 11.97 in the event and tied for 24th overall. Nwokenkwo was a hundredth of a second behind to take 27th at 11.98. Watkins recorded another personal best in the 200m when she completed the event in 25.01.
The men’s 4x400 relay also made its season debut on Saturday. The team of Mac Melto, Bottoms, Jarvis Hill and Feyersinger finished as the runner-up with a time of 3:14.94.
Xavier Taylor marked a personal record in the men’s long jump by hitting 6.65 meters on his best attempt. The freshman was .07 meters behind teammate Brian Mada in the event.
Emily Eller placed 26th in a field that featured 68 throwers in the women's shot put. The sophomore recorded a best toss of 13.92 meters, her second-best throw of the season.
In the men’s shot put, Isaac Jimenez cracked 15 meters for the first time in his collegiate career after tossing a distance of 15.09 meters. Jimenez outthrew 25 other competitors in the event.
The Blue Demons return to Illinois for their next meet at the Illinois Twilight. The one-day meet hosted by Illinois is scheduled for April 22.