McDaniel Paces DePaul at NCAA Midwest Regional
Jackie Kasal led the women's cross country team Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Springfield, Mo.

Nov. 9, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Once again Eddie McDaniel led the way for DePaul as he has done all season.

The junior distance runner came in No. 65 Friday at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Midwest Regional and was the first Blue Demon across the finish line in the final race of the season.

The men's cross country team wound up No. 22 in the 29-team field, an improvement from the 2011 NCAA Midwest Regional when DePaul was No. 23 of 25 teams.

McDaniel ran the 10K course in a time of 31:58.86, and Herald Alvarez came in second for DePaul at 104th with a time of 32:55.79. At last year's Midwest Regional, Alvarez was clocked at 34.27.04.

Also improving on their times from a year ago at this meet were Zak Koronkiewicz (33:53.98) by almost 15 seconds and Ian Sanchez (34.09.19) by 1:14.

The women's team finished No. 28 of 31 teams and was No. 27 of 28 teams at last year's Midwest Regional.

Jackie Kasal came in first for DePaul in a time of 22:52.93 in the 6K race, nearly a minute faster than her time in the 2011 Midwest Regional. Taylor Hynes was second for the Blue Demons in a time of 25:05.46 which was 33 seconds better than last year's Midwest Regional.

The Oklahoma men's team, ranked No. 8 in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national poll, won the Midwest Regional title with No. 1 Oklahoma State coming in second followed by No. 19 Tulsa, Illinois and Missouri.

The men's individual winner was Tulsa's Chris O'Hare with a time of 30:25.87.

On the women's side, No. 2 Iowa State claimed the title followed by No. 21 Oklahoma State, No. 28 Minnesota, Northwestern and Tulsa.



The women's individual winner was Iowa State's Betsy Saina in a time of 19:51.46.

DePaul will get ready for the indoor track season which gets underway Dec. 7th with the Blue and Gold Invitational at Notre Dame.

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