Track and Field Wraps Up First Day at BIG EAST Championships
BIG EAST Championship Central
The men’s long jump saw Joe Strawder clear a distance of 7.41m to take fourth place. The DePaul freshman earned five points for his team and surpassed the NCAA Regional qualifying standard of 7.34m for the second time this season. He returns on Sunday at noon (CST) in the men’s triple jump.
Curtis Hoag grabbed fourth place in the men’s shot put with a personal-best mark of 15.66m. The Blue Demon freshman gave his team five points and also competed in the discus throw where he finished 17th with a mark of 44.26m. He joins Brad Millar on Sunday at noon in the men’s hammer throw.
The women’s 800m run preliminaries saw Allyson Petersen take sixth place with a time of 2:13.56, while Claire Duck followed in eighth place with a time of 2:14.26. The Blue Demon duo returns for Sunday’s 800m finals at 11:25 a.m. Duck also finished 10th in the women’s 1,500m run with a season-best time of 4:29.31. She enters Sunday’s finals at 10:30 a.m.
Stephanie Williams improved her own DePaul record in the women’s 200m dash preliminaries as she finished ninth with a time of 24.36. Her performance breaks the school-record time of 24.52 that she set earlier this season at the Bobby Lane Invitational.
Millar opens Sunday’s competition at 8 a.m. in the men’s javelin throw, while action on the track gets underway at 10 a.m. with the women’s and men’s 4x100m relays. The Championships conclude at 1:20 p.m. with the women’s and men’s 4x400m relays.
Notre Dame leads the women’s standings with 40 points after eight events scored, while
Sunday’s competition can be followed with live results at www.bigeast.org