Nedow Takes Discus for Second Win at Drake
April 28, 2012
CHICAGO – Another day in Des Moines for the DePaul track and field squad led to another win for senior thrower Tim Nedow, who became just the second Blue Demon student-athlete ever to win at the prestigious Drake Relays. Several other members of the squad also competed at the Purdue Open on Saturday.
After dusting the competition in the shot put on Friday to seal his first victory, Nedow took charge once again in the discus.
Opening with a respectable 55.44-meter throw, Nedow upped himself in each throw thereafter. His second mark of the series was measured at 56.56 meters and, after a foul, his fourth attempt was measured at 57.34 meters. The senior saved his best for last, however, as his final attempt was marked at a booming 58.30 meters, good for both first place and a new personal-best.
That final throw came in at over two meters further than the second-place finisher. The site of the Drake Relays is also the site of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships in June should Nedow contend.
Also in Des Moines, senior Matthew Graham notched a third-place finish in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 9:00.62.
Back at the Purdue Open, freshman Jacqueline Kasal ran in her own 3,000-meter steeplechase and took home the top spot. Her time of 10:57.55 came in just her second-ever collegiate 3,000-meter steeplechase and not coincidentally, her second win in the event. She was the only runner to break the 11-minute mark.
Also a positive for DePaul, freshman Jazmyne Durrah qualified in the discus for the BIG EAST Championships next weekend. Her 40.04-meter throw stood for fifth place and was the first time she broke the 40-meter mark.
Those qualifying Blue Demons head to Tampa, Fla., next weekend for the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships hosted by USF. Live results and a live stream will be available per the conference.