DePaul Honors Student-Athletes Thursday Night in Rosemont
Two Donors Recently Found After Last October's Hugely Successful Registration Event
The Blue Demons cross country squad
The Blue Demons cross country squad heads to Northern Illinois on Saturday to compete at the NCAA Midwest Regional.
Senior Matthew Graham placed fourth in the BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championship race.
Career Notes: Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2009, 2010, 2011.
Indoor: Ran a career-best 3,000m run time of 10:46.18 in a 12th-place finish at the Blue and Gold Invitational...placed fourth in the one mile run at the Chicagoland Championships with a time of 5:16.04...placed 11th in the 1,000m run at the Badger Track Classic...anchored the 4x400 relay team that finished fifth at the Badger Track Classic.
Outdoor: Placed second at the DePaul Invitational in the 1,500m run in 4:55.33...finished ninth at both the Purdue Open and the Chicagoland Championships in the 1,500m...placed sixth in the 800m run at the DePaul Invitational in 2:26.56...ran on the 4x800m relay team that placed third at the Chicagoland Championships.
Indoor: Placed in the top 10 in both 800m runs in which she competed...took fourth at the Purdue Invitational in the 800m with a time of 2:26.60...placed seventh in the Notre Dame Invitational with a 2:24.64 time...in the one mile run at the Illinois Intercollegiate Championships, finished with a seventh place time of 5:17.74.
Outdoor : Picked up her career-best time 1500m time of 4:43.31 in the Stan Lyons Invitational...earned five top 10 finishes on the season...collected two fifth-place showings in the 1500m, first at the Chicagoland Invitational (4:47.55) and then the DePaul Invitational (4:48.81)...also placed seventh in the 800m run at the DePaul Invitational with a time of 2:23.89.
Indoor: Surpassed the BIG EAST standard in the 800m at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a career-best time of 2:16.03... placed fourth in the mile at the Badger Track Classic behind a time of 5:20.10... logged a fourth-place time of 1:41.17 in the 600m at the EIU Early Bird Classic... recorded a season-best 1,000m time of 3:01.24 at the Meyo Invitational... placed second in the mile at the Chicago Duals after clocking a time of 5:23.48.
Outdoor : Lowered her career-best 800m time to 2:16.40 at the Chicago Penultimate... placed sixth in the 800m at the Mike Poehlein Invitational behind a time of 2:19.18... finished the 1,500m at the Raleigh Relays in a time of 4:54.16... clocked a 400m time of 1:00.96... helped the 4x400m relay team record a time of 3:56.42 at the Raleigh Relays.
Indoor: Recorded a season-best 800m at the Bob Eubanks Open with a time of 2:20.94... ranked in the DePaul top-three with a career-record 1,000m time of 3:01.24 clocked at the Meyo Invitational... led off in both the distance medley and the 4x800m relay at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships for team-best times of 12:17.20 and 9:28.47, respectively... ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay at the Blue and Gold meet for a team-best time of 4:04.07.
Outdoor : Won the 800m at both the Marquette Twilight with a time of 2:21.67 and at the Chicago Penultimate with a time of 2:21.44... clocked a personal-record time of 2:17.35 in the 800m at the Sun Angel Track Classic... ranks in the team's top-three in the 1,500m with a 4:52.45 recorded at the Mike Poehlein Invitational... raced in the 400m at the Mesa Classic and crossed the finish line at the 1:01.52 mark... helped earn a 4x400m relay time of 3:56.31 at the EMU Twilight.
High School: Three-time Northeast Ohio Conference Team Champion... team qualified for state three times with a best finish of eighth during the 2006 season... holds school records in the 800m, 1,600m, 3,200m, 4x400m, and 4x800m... finished fifth at the state championships in the 4x800m relay her senior year... four-time letter winner in cross country and track and field and a three-time letter winner in basketball... MVP honors in cross country and track her senior year.
Personal: Daughter of Keith and Gayle Pickering... has two older brothers, Kyle and Ken... dad ran for Boston University... majoring in biology.
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