Track and Field Goes West This Weekend
CHICAGO – Members of the DePaul track and field teams travel west this weekend to compete in a pair of California meets. The Blue Demons will be in action at the historic Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif. and the Springco-Long Beach Invitational.
The 46th annual Mt. SAC Relays have featured the top track and field athletes in its storied history. The 2004 version will be no different as it is headlined by three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones. Jones is making her first outdoor appearance in tuning up for the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Also competing this weekend are men’s sprinters Ato Bolden, Maurice Greene and Tim Montgomery.
Among DePaul athletes competing at the Mt. SAC Relays are Larry Inanga (400m), Jarrod Jahnke (hammer), Erin Moffett (10,000m), Diana Runnels (400m), Leah Rygh (1500m) and Gavin Kennedy (1500m).
On Saturday, Siddiqu Muhammad will compete in the men’s 400-meter hurdles at the Springco-Long Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.
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.
At the Notre Dame Spring Opener, 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 DePaul’s student-athletes this weekend.
Mt. SAC Relays
Saturday, April 17th
Springco-Long Beach Invitational
*all times are Pacific.