Track and Field Signs Five to National Letters of Intent
CHICAGO DePaul University’s track and field and cross country coach Pat Savage announced the signing of five student-athletes to a National Letters of Intent. Corrie Castro, Lindsey Holden, Tityona Lowe, Matthew Logan, and Maximilian Rodrigues are all set to join the Blue Demons next fall.
With the Blue Demons losing three accomplished female sprinters to graduation this spring, the trio of Castro, Holden, and Lowe will be relied upon to help fill that void next December when the indoor season opens. Logan and Rodrigues, both distance runners, will add depth to a young but experienced cross country squad.
Castro qualified for the Michigan State Track Meet in the 200m during her junior campaign. That same season, she was named to the Ann Arbor News’ May 23, 2008 installment of the track and field honor roll.
Coach Dave Dopek on Castro: “Corrie is a student-athlete that comes from a strong supportive family. She will be one of the focal points for the women’s sprints over the course of the next few years and will bring determination and a true track and field attitude with her.”
Holden placed fifth in the 200m as a freshman, seventh as a sophomore, and fourth as junior. She has earned IHSA State Meet Academic honors and is a member of her high school’s National Honor Society. Besides competing for her high school, Holden was a member of the East Saint Louis Railers Track Club.
Coach Dopek on Holden: “Lindsey is going to surprise a lot of people next year. This young lady is deceptively quick as well as an extremely hard worker. She will bring a great deal of competitiveness with her next fall. This young lady comes to win.”
Coach Dopek on Lowe: “This young lady will be returning to the Midwest after a few years hiatus in the south. She will bring toughness and experience to the women's sprints next year. We look forward to letting her loose in the open races next year.”
Logan helped lead his cross country team to two North Central Illinois Conference Championships, and a regional, sectional, and state championship in 2008. He also helped lift his track and field squad to two conference championships. For his contributions and achievements, he was awarded all-state honors in cross country, and named to several all-conference teams in both cross country and track.
Coach Savage on Logan: “Matt placed 11th in the 2008 IHSA XC Championships and helped his team win the 2008 Illinois State Championship. Matt, like fellow signee Max, will be a great leader for the squads and contribute immediately to the cross country and track teams this fall.”
Coach Savage on Rodrigues: “After leading his team to an 18th place finish in the 2008 IHSA XC Championships and placing 25th overall earning All-State Honors I am confident that Max will step into a strong leadership role here at DePaul and contribute to the cross country and tracks teams immediately. “