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DePaul Opens Track and Field Season Friday
Taylor Hynes and Blue Demons open the year on Friday.


Taylor Hynes and Blue Demons open the year on Friday.

Dec. 5, 2013

CHICAGO -- The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams begin their 2013-14 indoor campaigns on Friday in South Bend, Ind., at the Blue and Gold Invitational, hosted by the University of Notre Dame.

The meet marks the first of six indoor competitions before the 2014 BIG EAST Championships for the Blue Demons. The Blue and Gold Invite will be the only indoor meet of 2013; DePaul will next be in action on Jan. 11, 2014 at the Illini Open.

The men return 16 members from last year's squad. In addition, head coach Dave Dopek brought in 12 newcomers to bolster the Blue Demons' roster. On the women's side, 21 players are back from the 2012-13 time, while 14 newcomers join DePaul for this season.

Action from South Bend lasts throughout Friday. All results will be posted to DePaulBlueDemons.com following the meet.

After Friday's competition, DePaul will have a little over a month off before the Illini Open on Jan. 11. The Illini Open will be the first of four meets in January; the Blue Demons will also compete at the Mike Lints Alumni Open (Jan. 17), Wisconsin Badger Quad (Jan. 25) and Indiana Relays (Jan. 31).