Jan. 11, 2018
Live Results | Meet Program
CHAMPAIGN, IL - The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams will begin their 2018 campaign this weekend in Champaign, Ill. The Illinois Open is set to have a 10 a.m. start on Saturday, Jan. 13. All events will be held in the UI Armory.
The Blue Demons will compete against in-state rivals Bradley, Eastern Illinois, NIU, Northwestern, Southern Illinois, and Southern Illinois Edwardsville while also competing against Butler, Saint Louis Billikens, and Southeast Missouri.
"Honestly, I do not have any expectations for this meet. I always say track and field is a little bit different than some of the other sports where everyone comes away with a win or a loss and it counts towards their season," said Coach Dave Dopek. "The idea really is to see where people are at."
Several freshmen including Lizzie DeJoie, Margaret Hastings, Kate Jacobs, Chris Ahlers, Jack Korte, Conor Fagan, Charlie MacIntyre, and Daniel Toomey will make their indoor track and field debut this weekend. This will mark meet number two for freshmen Terece Brown, Jade Gates, and Alex Murray.
"Our meets are opportunities to develop young student-athletes who have not competed indoor. Even if they have, it will introduce them to college track and field. I just want to see them compete," said Dopek. "I see them practice all the time but even full speed at practice is nowhere near full speed at a meet. This meet will be more indicative of what track and field in college is like. The first half of every season, the coaches learn about them, but the student-athletes have to learn as well."
Live stats for Saturday's meet can be found on http://sidearmstats.com/illinois/track/. Fans can visit the DePaul track and field page for all live coverage, links and more. Full recaps and statistics after the meet this weekend will be posted to DePaulBlueDemons.com.
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10 a.m. Weight Throw
11 a.m. Long Jump
11:30 a.m. Shot Put
12 p.m. High Jump
*45 minutes after Triple Jump
3:00pm 60m Hurdle Finals
3:15pm 60m Dash Finals