Track and Field Teams Compete at Chicagoland Championships
CHICAGO – The DePaul track and field teams are set to compete at the Chicagoland Championships this weekend at North Central College. The three-day meet will take place in Naperville, Ill., April 8-10.
Jarrod Jahnke and Rob Reed start the action for DePaul on Friday with the hammer throw at noon. The Blue Demons will be busy on Saturday as both track and field teams will be competing throughout the day. Competition wraps up on Saturday with the women's 4x400-meter relay.
Updating the Recordbook: In the first meet of the outdoor season, a pair of school records fell at the Raleigh Relays. Erin Moffett broke her own school record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase while the sprint medley relay squad shattered the former school mark.
Moffett posted a time of 10:31.92 in the steeplechase to better her former best of 10:33.05 set last year. The relay team of Dee Moore, Marissa Petersen, Diana Runnels and Leah Rygh set a new record of 4:00.07 breaking the old record of 4:05.08.
Last weekend at Notre Dame, Moffett posted her second school record in the women’s 3000-meter run. She broke the former mark of 9:59.20 set by Alison Grossett in 1992. Moffett’s ran the event in 9:56.76.
NCAA Regional Qualifiers: Three Blue Demons have qualified for the NCAA Mideast Regional. Larry Inanga qualified in the 400-meter dash, Jarrod Jahnke in the men’s hammer throw and Erin Moffett in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.
The NCAA Mideast Regional is the qualifying meet for the 2004 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas. The top three finishers in each event at the respective regional sites move on the NCAA Championship, June 9-12. The Mideast Regional will be held May 28-29 in Baton Rouge, La.
Name, Event – Time/Distance (NCAA Qualifying Mark)
Meet Schedule: Listed below is the tentative meet schedule for the Chicagoland Championships.
Thursday, April 8th
Friday, April 9th
Saturday, April 10th
Running Events (men first unless noted/fast sections first)