Track and Field Announces Inaugural Running of The DePaul Relays
CHICAGO - The DePaul men’s and women’s track and field teams will host the inaugural running of The DePaul Relays on May 14. The meet will celebrate the opening of the new track at Lane Stadium and will be the first regular season meet DePaul has hosted in more than 50 years.
“Hosting The DePaul Relays is an indication of DePaul’s commitment to track and field,” DePaul Director of Athletics Jean Lenti Ponsetto said. “The Relays are a testament to the passion and hard work of our student-athletes and the track staff headed by Coach Pat Savage in addition to the program’s alumni.”
The field of competition welcomes talent from six teams with field events beginning at 3:45 p.m. and running events commencing at 6:45 p.m. Field events include the hammer throw, shot put, discus, javelin, pole vault, long jump and triple jump. Competition on the track features the 3,000m steeplechase in addition to the 4x100m, 4x800m, 4x200m, sprint medley, 4x1500m and 4x400m relays.
Two presentations will celebrate the opening of the track and the generosity of DePaul’s alumni and friends who made this project a possibility. At 3:30 p.m., DePaul will hold a special grand opening for the field event areas prior to the first competition. At 5:30 p.m., a special dedication dinner buffet will be served to invited guests with the Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting following immediately.
For more information, to RSVP, or to volunteer your assistance for the operations of The DePaul Relays, please call Marge Mazik at 773-325-7240 or email her at email@example.com.