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Blue Demon Track & Field to Compete in Chicagoland Championships

CHICAGO – The Blue Demon men’s and women’s track and field team will compete at the Chicagoland Championships this weekend on April 7-9.  The three-day meet is hosted by North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.


The heptathlon kicks off the meet on Thursday afternoon.  DePaul student-athlete Lindsey Deason will compete in four events beginning at 1:00 p.m. 


On Friday, the action starts at 12:00 p.m. with the men’s and women’s hammer throw, and the evening is capped with the men’s and women’s 10,000 meter run at 4:30 p.m. 


Competition on Saturday begins at 10:30 a.m. and day-long contests close off the three-day meet.


The Blue Demons are coming off a stellar weekend at the Elmhurst College Invite.  The women grabbed three first place titles along with seven second place finishes.  Three individual titles were also earned on the men’s side.


Erica Scott notched the first place spot in the 400 meter dash finishing in 1:00.45.  Dominating the hammer throw was Jamie Holifield, whose 46.16m (151’5.00”) launch landed her in the top spot.  Kayla Burks made a 1.65m (5’5.00”) leap to win first in the high jump.


For the men, Rich Fugiel took the 400 meter dash with a 50.16 time.  In the field, Rashard Deleston was victorious in the triple jump covering a distance of 14.10m (46’3.25”).  Dave Boduch topped the javelin throw with a 49.20m (161’5.00”) toss.


Following the Chicagoland Championships, the Blue Demons will get set for both the Wheaton Invitational and the 47th Mt. SAC Relays.  The squad participating in the Wheaton Invitational will compete on April 16th in Wheaton, Illinois.  The group taking on the Mt. SAC Relays will travel to Walnut, California, for a three-day meet on April 15th-17th.