Track and Field Wraps Up BIG EAST Indoor Championships
Day Two Final Results
AKRON, Ohio – Junior Tammy Burris broke her own DePaul shot put record as the men’s and women’s track and field teams concluded the 2007 BIG EAST Indoor Championships on Sunday at the University of Akron Field House. The Blue Demon women scored 10 points to tie USF for 15th in the team standings, while the men’s squad scored three points to finish 12th.
Burris threw the shot put 13.75m to surpass the DePaul record of 13.31m that she set at the Carle/Health Alliance Invitational in January. Her performance on Sunday earned seventh place and gave the Blue Demons two points in the team standings. Sylvia Galarza of
Sophomore Gabe Harris gave DePaul two points in the men’s 400m dash finals as he finished seventh with a time of 48.40. It marks his second-best 400m performance of the season and places him one spot higher than his eighth place finish at the 2006 BIG EAST Indoor Championships. Villanova’s Elvis Lewis won Sunday’s race with a time of 47.68.
The women’s 800m run finals saw junior Allyson Petersen score two points as she finished seventh with a personal-best time of 2:15.33. The race title went to Akillah Vargas of Villanova, who recorded a time of 2:10.94.
Freshman Joe Strawder notched a personal-best mark of 13.85m in the men’s triple jump, finishing 13th overall.
Freshman Curtis Hoag turned in a distance of 14.57m in the men’s shot put to take ninth place. Steve Hnat of
The Blue Demon women improved nine points over their 2006 Championship performance, while the men matched their 2006 effort.
DePaul returns to action in two weeks at Notre Dame’s Alex Wilson Invitational. The meet runs Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at the