The DePaul men's team placed 11th while the women finished 20th at the prestigious meet.
Team Concept Key to Success for Men's and Women's Cross Country Programs
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 BIG EAST All-Academic Team in 2010, 2012.
Indoor: Took home second place at the Purdue Invitational in the one-mile run with a time of 4:29.75...also ran the one-mile race in the Badger Track Classic, where he finished eighth with a time of 4:30.68, and at the ISU Classic, where he finished with a 14th-place time of 4:21.77...also ran in one 1000m run, placing 13th at the Blue and Gold Invitational with a time of 2:37.06.
Outdoor: Competed in four meets for DePaul...placed second at the ISU Duals in the 800m run with a time of 2:03.24...also competed in two 1500m runs including the Mike Poehlein Invitational (with a final time of 4:17.69) and the Chicagoland (4:01.10)...ran a career-best 5000m time at the DePaul Invitational when he finished with a sixth-place time of 15:45.75.
Indoor: Set a personal best at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener with an 800m performance of 1:59.20... won the 1,000m at the Badger Track Classic with a time of 2:42.39... season-best 1,000m time set at 2:38.21...helped record a 4x400m time of 3:37.22 at the Blue and Gold Meet.
Outdoor: Placed 13th in the 800m at the Chicagoland Championships with a personal-best time of 1:58.77... clocked an 800m time of 1:59.08 at the Chicago Penultimate... ran the 1,500m at the DePaul Relays in a time of 4:28.52... ran a leg of the 4x800m relay to help post a time of 8:01.18 at the DePaul Relays.
High School: Helped lead Crystal Lake Central to a seventh-place finish at the 2009 Class 2A IHSA Championship... earned all-state accolades after placing fifth in the 2x800m relay in 2009... career-best 5K time of 15:37... personal-record mile time set at 4:35... lettered in basketball, cross country, and track and field... recorded a personal-best mile time of 4:35... a captain of both the cross country and track and field squads.
Personal: Son of Kathy and Doug... older brother to Kelsey... enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.