Blue Demons Continue to Shine at Indiana Relays
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After a record shattering first day at the Indiana Relays, the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams concluded the meet on a high note, tallying three BIG EAST qualifying marks and six top-five finishes.
In the 800m invitational section, Mary Cate Quiett came out of the gates at a record-setting pace, but an unfortunate collision with another runner caused Quiet to lose her momentum. Despite the setback, the junior still took second place behind a BIG EAST qualifying time of 2:11.19. The performance also moves her into fourth place on the league's descending order list.
Joe Strawder, who yesterday broke DePaul's indoor triple jump record, placed fourth in the long jump behind a season-best leap of 7.08m. With today's performance, Strawder has now tallied a team-high eight BIG EAST qualifying marks.
Lindsey Holden was the fifth runner to cross the finish line in the 400m, eclipsing the league standard with a time of 57.20. Kelcie Daniels claimed 17th after clocking a 59.56, while Brittany Thomas posted a 26th place time of 1:01.77.
In the men's 400m, Gilbert Lifton finished the race in 50.38 to finish in seventh, and Jamil Chammas delivered a time of 51.71 to place 16th.
Idia Omogiate placed second in the 200m with a personal-record time of 25.57, just seven-hundredths of a second shy of conference standard. In addition, Omogiate placed 12th in the semifinals of the 60m dash.
Also closing in on a conference nod, Edin Pasalic was just five-hundredths short of earned a spot at the league championships in the 800m. He placed second after crossing the finish line at the 1:55.29 mark. Greg Udzielak finished right at his heals, recording a time of 1:55.31.
The Blue Demons return to action on Feb. 5-6 when the travel to Notre Dame for the Meyo Invitational.