Men's Track and Field Sits in Eighth After Second Day
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The DePaul men’s track and field team battled not only the competition, but the weather on Friday during the second day of the Conference USA Championships. The Blue Demons stand in eight place heading into the final day of competition.
Anthony Becknek finished eighth for the Blue Demons in the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase. He clocked a personal and team season-best time of 9:32.40 to the lead the DePaul distance runners.
Four student-athletes qualified for Saturday’s finals. Siddiqu Muhammad was DePaul’s top qualifier on Friday with a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles. Muhammad finished fourth with a season-best time of 53.01 to move on to Saturday’s final.
Larry Inanga qualified for Saturday’s final in the 400-meter dash. Inanga placed ninth in the prelims with a time of 48.08 to move on to the championship heat. In the 1500 meters, the Blue Demons placed a pair of runners in the finals. Gavin Kennedy qualified in 4:00.02 for ninth place while Richard Byrne was 11th in a time of 4:02.42.
DePaul sits in eighth place heading into the final day of action. Rain caused a 51-minute delay during the evening session on Friday moving the men’s long jump, women’s pole vault and the high jump to Saturday morning. Cincinnati leads the team standings with 34 points followed closely by Marquette with 32 points and Memphis with 31 points.
Team Standings – Day Two