Nov. 30, 2017
SOUTH BEND, IND. - Head coach Dave Dopek and the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams will start indoor competition this Friday, Dec. 1. Both teams will begin the season at the Blue and Gold Invitational in South Bend, Ind. The field events will begin at 3:30 p.m. and the running events will follow at 5 p.m. in the Loftus Sports Center.
BIG EAST Champions Return
60m hurdles BIG EAST Champion Kyle Decker will start his junior year with the 400m on Friday. Brian Mada returns after capturing the men's triple jump BIG EAST Championship last season, reaching 14.63 meters. Senior Sebastian Feyersinger enters the season as the reigning BIG EAST men's 400m champion at 47.85. Mada is set for the triple jump and Feyersinger will run the 400m in South Bend.
Shot Put Champions Ready to Compete
The men's and women's shot shined bright on the Blue Demons' 2017 BIG EAST Indoor Championship success. Kyle Hedge and Emily Eller were crowned the conference champions after recording a personal-bests. Hedge had a toss of 16.48 meters and Eller won with a throw of 14.02 meters. Both Blue Demons look to return this weekend, where they will both compete in the shot put.
New Faces Join the Squad
The Blue Demons welcome seven freshmen on the women's side and eight freshman on the men's side. Of those new faces, Kolani Cole, Jade Gates, Siarah Jones, Alex Murray, Brendan Van Voorhis, and Kiersten Walker will make their freshman debut this weekend.
Event Schedule (All times are Central)
3:30 PM M Long Jump (W to follow)
Following LJ Triple Jump (M/Women to follow)
4:00 PM W High Jump
4:00 PM M Pole Vault
4:00 PM W Weight Throw (Men to follow)
Following WT W Shot Put (Men to follow)
5:30 PM W Pole Vault
5:30 PM M High Jump
5:00 PM W 60m Hurdles trials (top 6 times advance)
5:10 PM M 60m Hurdles trials (top 6 times advance)
5:20 PM W 60m trials (top 6 times advance)
5:30 PM M 60m trials (top 6 times advance)
5:40 PM W 1000m
5:45 PM M 1000m
5:50 PM W 600m
6:00 PM M 600m
6:10 PM W Mile
6:15 PM M Mile
6:25 PM W 400m
6:40 PM M 400m
6:55 PM W 60m Hurdles Final
7:00 PM M 60m Hurdles Final
7:05 PM W 60m Final
7:10 PM M 60m Final
7:15 PM W 800m
7:25 PM M 800m
7:35 PM W 200m*
7:45 PM M 200m*
7:55 PM W 3000m
8:10 PM M 3000m
8:20 PM W 4x400m Relay*
8:35 PM M 4x400m Relay*
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