Fraser Tops Javelin at Cardinal Twilight
May 11, 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – At the conclusion of the 2012 Cardinal Twilight Invitational, the DePaul track and field squad walked away with several top-five finishes including a sizable victory in the women’s javelin throw by senior Melissa Fraser.
The meet, hosted by the University of Louisville, opened up in the early morning with field events. In the women’s javelin, Fraser topped the competition by just under four meters. Her 49.51-meter throw gave her the top mark while Alanna Kovacs followed behind in third place.
Fraser also competed in the women’s hammer throw, garnering a 52.47-meter throw, good for 10th at the meet. Kovacs competed in the discus as well, earning a fifth-place finish with a throw of 48.38 meters.
In the women's 3,000-meter steeplechase, freshman Jacqueline Kasal took home her second win of the season, topping her competitors by over 10 seconds and finishing in a time of 10:47.20. Junior Lindsey Holden garnered a fifth-place time of 56.22 in the women’s 400-meter for DePaul.
On the men’s side, freshman Adam Kovacs took home fourth place in the men’s javelin with a 55.71-meter distance. In shot put, senior thrower Tim Nedow gathered a second-place finish with a solid 19.31-meter toss. Finishing just outside the top-five in the same event was sophomore Matt Babicz. For the second straight week, however, Babicz surpassed the 18-meter mark.
Nedow also garnered a second-place finish in the men's discus. The senior was topped only by the number-two finisher in the BIG EAST, Jared Thomas. Nedow's 59.24-meter throw was a career-best mark in the event.
On the track, the Blue Demons also fared well. In the men’s 800-meter, sophomore Chris Miedema placed second after posting a blistering time of 1:50.77. His career-best time was just two-tenths of a second behind the first place finisher.
Also with a second-place finish was Tonderai Tomu. The junior sprinter notched a time of 48.33 in the men’s 400-meter dash to finish as runner-up. Freshman Jordon Vaughn took fourth in the men’s 100-meter dash with a time of 10.82 for the second-best time of his career.
The Blue Demons are off next weekend but continue on May 25 at the NCAA West Regional Preliminaries in search of a bid to the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.