Quiett and Fraser Continue Winning Ways
RALEIGH, N.C. – The DePaul men’s and women's track and field teams concluded the second and final day of the adidas Raleigh Relays this afternoon on the campus of N.C. State. Melissa Fraser and Mary Cate Quiett each tallied a win in the javelin and 800m, respectively, while four other Blue Demons placed in the top five.
Quiett continued her dominance in the 800m, winning the race for the second meet in a row behind a time of 2:07.06. Last weekend’s time of 2:06.87 currently stands as the best performance of all Division I student-athletes.
Following the race, Flotrack caught up with the junior to discuss the race.
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Fraser extended her season-best throw in the javelin to 49.36m, closing in on her own DePaul record of 49.52m. Alanna Kovacs, who won the javelin contest at last weekend’s 49er Classic, finished in fourth place after stretching the tape to 46.17m.
Two-time BIG EAST Conference hammer throw champion Brad Millar made his outdoor season debut in his signature event, and recorded a solid distance of 64.40m to finish in second place. The mark will place the senior in the top-10 of the Division I West Regional performance list.
In the women’s hammer throw, Fraser was top finisher for the Blue Demons, placing 11th with a BIG EAST Championship qualifying distance of 50.10m. Katelyn MacFabe tallied her first league bid of the season, heaving the hammer 45.20m.
Matthew Graham and Terah Cheatham represented DePaul in the men’s and women’s 3,000m steeplechase, and both ran away with BIG EAST qualifying times. Graham placed second behind a time of 9:16.62, while Cheatham clocked a personal-record time of 11:00.54.
Chris Kyles finished his weekend with a 12th place finish in the finals of the 100m. The freshman eclipsed the league standard with a time of 11.05.
Joe Strawder logged a top-five finish in the triple jump, clearing a distance of 14.64m. Teammate Eddie Anderson logged a jump of 12.56m.
The Blue Demons return to action on April 2-3 for the Mike Poehlein Invitational hosted by Purdue.