Blue Demons Competing at Mt. SAC Relays and Huskie Open
April 17, 2013
CHICAGO – DePaul’s track and field team will split up beginning on Thursday to compete at two different meets---one in Walnut, Calif. and the other in DeKalb, Ill.
A contingent of Blue Demon student-athletes will head to the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays on the West Coast where 348 teams from all over the world will compete at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the campus of Mt. San Antonio College.
The top men’s collegiate teams include USTFCCCA No. 1 Texas A&M, No. 4 Oregon, No. 8 Southern Cal and No. 9 Wisconsin.
The women’s collegiate field is headed by No. 2 Texas A&M, No. 6 Arizona, No. 7 Texas and No. 8 Arizona State.
Among the foreign entries are partial squads from Canada, Great Britain, Columbia, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Qatar, Spain, Sweden and New Zealand.
DePaul’s distance standout Jackie Kasal will be the lone Blue Demon competing on Thursday when she races in the women’s 3000m steeplechase.
Jordon Vaughn and Joe Turner are entered in the men’s 100-meter dash while Mac Melto will compete in the 400m and Chris Miedema in the 800m. Vaughn, Turner, Melto and Brandon Threats will race in the 4x100m relay. All those events take place on Friday.
Whittler, Holden, Curtis and Ewing will line up in the women’s 4x100m. That same quarter will represent the Blue Demons in the 4x400m.
On Saturday, the rest of the team heads out to Northern Illinois for the Huskie Open where Sarah Moss is the top seed in the women’s discus throw and Jazmyne Durrah the No. 1 seed in the women’s hammer throw.
Max Clink is the top seed in the men’s 800m and Eddie McDaniel the No. 1 seed in the 1500m. Other DePaul top seeds include Herald Alvarez (5000m), Alex Fisher (110m hurdles), Durrell McDonald (high jump) and Blake Thompson (discus).
The ceremony will take place in Cacciatore Stadium following DePaul’s 11 a.m. softball game against USF.