Becknek Saves Best for Regional
CHICAGO- Anthony Becknek finished the 2005 outdoor track & field season with a spectacular performance on Saturday evening in the 3000 meter steeplechase. The only member of the Blue Demon men’s or women’s squads competing in the NCAA Mid-East Regional at Indiana University, the sophomore exhibited signs of promise for DePaul track & field in years to come.
The Mid-East Regional in Bloomington, Indiana, served as one of four sites filtering to the NCAA Championships next weekend. Becknek ranked 31st in the field of 32 runners heading into the event, but exploded to a 16th place finish and career best 9:06.33 time.
The tremendous season-long efforts of the sophomore showed by progressive improvements in each meet of the season. The Conference USA 3000 meter steeplechase individual title marked a previous career and season best at 9:10.19.
DePaul track & field look ahead to competition in the BIG EAST next season.