Track and Field Prepares for Busy Weekend
CHICAGO – The DePaul track and field teams will be busy this weekend as they will be competing in the Penn Relays, Drake Relays and Boilermaker Invitational. Erin Moffett opens the action on Thursday night in the Penn Relays with student-athletes competing in Des Moines, Iowa, in the Drake Relays and West Lafayette, Ind., in the Boilermaker Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
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.
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)
Looking Ahead: The Blue Demons prepare for their final tune-up for the Conference USA Championships at the Central Collegiate Conference Championships next weekend. DePaul will run at the Central Collegiate Conference Championships on May 1 in Kalamazoo, Mich.
The annual Conference USA Championships will take place, May 13-15, in Louisville, Ky.