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Becca Heteniak and Brad Millar were among the 24 winners of the 2009-10 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards. The league annually recognizes a student-athlete in each conference-sponsored sport for his or her academic and athletic achievement as well as community service.
The historic 2009-10 season came to a close early this afternoon, with Tim Nedow and Alanna Kovacs representing the DePaul lt;br />track and field team at the NCAA Championships. Yesterday, Brad Millar got the championships started with an All-American lt;br />performance in the hammer throw.
While most seniors at DePaul University are getting ready for this weekend's graduation, Brad Millar had another thing on his lt;br />mind: The NCAA Track and Field Championships. While the senior from Port Elgin, Ontario may have to miss his commencement lt;br />ceremony, he'll always remember this weekend for different reason – an All-American finish at the NCAA Championships.
DePaul University student-athletes started their commencement weekend with a graduation luncheon that was hosted by DePaul's Director of Athletics, Jean Lenti Ponsetto on Friday afternoon. The Blue Demon student-athletes enjoyed lunch, took photos in their cap and gowns and officially joined DePaul's Athletic Alumni D-Club.
The Athletic Awards Banquet last week may have celebrated the year's achievements of the DePaul student-athletes, but three Blue Demons have one more appearance to make before we can completely close the chapter that is the 2009-10 season. Alanna Kovacs, Brad Millar and Tim Nedow have been hard at work all year long for this one final stop: the 2010 NCAA Track and Field Championships.
DePaul cross country and track and field head coach Pat Savage announced the addition of two student-athletes to 2010-11 roster today, as Chris Miedema and Rebecca Adamcheck both signed a National Letter of Intent. The pair joins six others members of the Blue Demon's incoming class that heads to Lincoln Park at the end of the summer.
The best and the brightest gathered at the Rosemont Convention Center Friday night to celebrate another memorable season in the annals of DePaul athletics. Nearly 450 student-athletes, coaches, staff members and DePaul supporters attended the 2009-10 Athletics Awards Banquet commemorating eye-opening performances and accomplishments.
For the second season in a row, DePaul men's track and field standout Brad Millar was named to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District team as announced by CoSIDA. As a member of the 10-athlete team for District 5, he is eligible for the Academic All-America recognition.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field team ended its run on the road to the NCAA Championships today in the preliminary rounds hosted by the University of Texas. A program-best three Blue Demons will continue on to the finals in Eugene, Ore. on June 9-12.
The Blue Demons made history once again during this phenomenal run at the 2010 NCAA Championship West Preliminary, as lt;br />Brad Millar became the third member of the DePaul men's and women's track and field team to advance to the Championships on lt;br />June 9-12.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams have never sent more than two student-athletes to the NCAA National lt;br />Championship in a single season. Today, both Tim Nedow and Alanna Kovacs punched their tickets to the championship round lt;br />in Eugene, Oregon on June 9-12 after stellar performances at the NCAA West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas. And it's only lt;br />the first day of competition.
To many, Memorial Day weekend commemorates the men and women who served in the United States military and signifies the unofficial beginning of summer. To eight members of the DePaul men's and women's track and field team, it also means the start of their quest to reach the NCAA National Championships. This weekend, May 27-29, the Blue Demons travel to Austin, Texas for the NCAA Championship West Preliminary Round.
A record-setting eight student-athletes of the DePaul track and field team have qualified for the NCAA Championship West Preliminary Round in Austin, Texas on May 27-29, including Melissa Fraser, Alanna Kovacs, Mary Cate Quiett, Matthew Graham, Brad Millar, Tim Nedow, Joe Strawder and Tonderai Tomu.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams concluded their regular season today at the Chicago Penultimate. Toni lt;br />Salvatore and Max Clink swept the 800m, and Idia Omogiate took the top spot in the 400m.
Members of the DePaul men's and women's track and field team had a spectacular day at the Georgia Tech Invitational during lt;br />the second and final afternoon of the meet. Mary Cate Quiett stole the spotlight, lowering her 800m record for the third time this lt;br />season.
The throwers of the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams took advantage of the final week of competition before lt;br />the opening rounds of the NCAA Championships. Melissa Fraser broke into the national top-10 with a record-setting javelin lt;br />throw, while Alanna Kovacs and Tim Nedow tallied DePaul records of their own.
The men's and women's track and field programs make the most of their final weekend of competition before the NCAA Championship Preliminary Rounds on May 28-29 by competing in three different meets on May 14-15. Action begins with the Cardinal Twilight and Georgia Tech Invitational on Friday, and continues on Saturday with the Chicago Penultimate and day two of the Georgia Tech Invitational.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams kept themselves in tune for this weekend's "Last Chance" competitions with the DePaul Relays. Matthew Graham set a new school record, while Brad Millar and Tim Nedow took top honors with personal-best efforts.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams welcome talent from the greater-Chicago area to Lane Stadium on Tuesday, May 11 for the running of the DePaul Relays. The event marks just the second regular-season meet the Blue Demons have hosted in more than 50 years.
Despite stormy conditions in the Bloomington area, the weather held off long enough for action at the Billy Hayes Invitational to lt;br />finish as scheduled on Friday evening. A quartet of throwers from the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams lt;br />competed, including Melissa Fraser, Alanna Kovacs, Matt Babicz and Tim Nedow. Nedow highlighted the evening with a win in lt;br />the shot put.
With the BIG EAST Conference Championships behind them, members of the DePaul men's and women's track and field squads set their sights on earning a bid to compete in the 2010 NCAA National Championship Preliminary Round held on May 28-29. This weekend, the throwing quartet of Melissa Fraser, Alanna Kovacs, Matt Babicz and Tim Nedow travel to Bloomington, Ind. on May 7 for the Billy Hayes Invitational to do just that.
Calling all future Blue Demons! DePaul Athletics is excited to announce the DIBS' Kids Relay on May 11, during the DePaul Relays at Lane Stadium.
Senior Brad Millar of the DePaul men's and women's track and field squad won his third title in the hammer throw today at the lt;br />BIG EAST Conference Championships. In addition to Millar's dominating performance, Melissa Fraser, Mary Cate Quiett and lt;br />Tonderai Tomu had fourth-place finishes, while the women's 4x400m relay squad took fifth place with a lt;br />DePaul-record time.
After a one-two finish in the women's javelin to start the day, the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams continued to lt;br />post solid performances at Gettler Stadium during their first day of the BIG EAST Conference Championships. Matthew Graham lt;br />placed third in the 3,000m steeplechase following a record-setting run, and Alanna Kovacs, Joe Strawder and Tim Nedow lt;br />placed in the top-five in their events.
Melissa Fraser and Alanna Kovacs delivered a one-two punch for the women's track and field team today at the 2010 BIG lt;br />EAST Conference Championship. The duo placed first and second, respectively, to give the Blue Demons 18 team points.
DePaul track alum Harry Brown ('52) set a new world record in the 200 meters at the Master's Indoor Championship in Boston, March 26-28 in the 80-84 age group in a time of 31.29. Brown's time eclipsed the previous record of 31.86 run by former Iowa State All-American Melvin Larsen.
After months of training and preparation, the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams are poised to have the most successful BIG EAST Conference Outdoor Championship in program history. Brad Millar, Mary Cate Quiett and Melissa Fraser lead the way, as all enter the championship as the No. 1 seed in their respective events.
For the second time this season, and third of her career, junior Mary Cate Quiett of the DePaul women's track and field team was selected as the BIG EAST Conference Track Athlete of the Week as announced today by the league office. Quiett set two records last weekend at the Drake Relays, one in the 800m and another in the sprint medley relay.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up this weekend's action today at the Marquette Twilight and the lt;br />Drake Relays. The sprint medley record fell at Drake, while Toni Salvatore and Matthew Graham set meet records at Marquette.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams tallied five top-10 performances on day two of the 101st Annual Drake lt;br />Relays. Mary Cate Quiett lowered her school record in the 800m for the second time this season, while Alanna Kovacs picked lt;br />up her first school record in the discus.
Stephanie Hughes and Terah Cheatham of the DePaul women's track and field team got this weekend's action underway, racing at the Drake Relays. The Blue Demons continue competition in Iowa on Friday and Saturday. In addition, a portion of the team travels to Milwaukee, Wis. on Saturday for the Marquette Twilight.
Just one final weekend separates the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams from the 2010 BIG EAST Conference lt;br />Championship on April 30-May 2. The Blue Demons vie for their final chance to qualify for the league meet at both the Drake lt;br />Relays on April 22-24 and the Marquette Twilight on April 24.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field squads continued to perform strong, as they approach post-season lt;br />competitions, today at the Dave Rankin Invitational. Joe Strawder extended his school record in the triple jump, and Ivy Moffett lt;br />added her name to the list of BIG EAST Conference Championship qualifiers.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams got the fourth-annual Dave Rankin Invitational underway, competing in the hammer throw Friday lt;br />evening. Both Melissa Fraser and Virginia MacFabe exceeded BIG EAST Conference Championship qualifying standards, while MacFabe and Alanna lt;br />Kovacs extended their season-best performances.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field squads keep the season rolling, traveling to West Lafayette, Ind. for the Dave Rankin Invitational. Hammer throw action kicks off the two-day event on Fri., April 16 at 2 p.m. (CST), while all other events take place on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams concluded this weekend's action, competing in both the Sun Angel Track lt;br />Classic and the Chicagoland Championships. While James Waller picked up his first-ever BIG EAST Conference Championship lt;br />qualifying mark in Chicago, Terah Cheatham, Melissa Fraser, Alanna Kovacs, Tonderai Tomu, Joe Strawder and Tim Nedow lt;br />recorded top-five finishes in Arizona.
The women's track and field team led off for DePaul during day one of the Chicagoland Championships hosted by the University lt;br />of Chicago. Katelyn MacFabe highlighted the afternoon by winning the discus throw, in addition to a top-10 hammer throw lt;br />performance.
The hammer throwers got things started today for the DePaul men's and women's track and field squads during day one of the lt;br />31st Annual Sun Angel Track Classic. Both Blue Demon representatives, Brad Millar and Melissa Fraser, recorded top-10 lt;br />performances with BIG EAST Conference Championship qualifying throws.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field squads get set for a busy weekend, sending student-athletes to both the Sun Angel Track Classic in Tempe, Ariz. and the Chicagoland Championship on the city's South Side. The Sun Angel Track Classic begins at 2 p.m. (CST) on Fri., Apr. 8 with the men's and women's hammer throw, followed by the remainder of the events running on Saturday. The Blue Demon women remaining in Chicago get competition underway at 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon, with the men to follow on Saturday.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams wrapped up the second and final day of the Mike Poehlein Invitational hosted by Purdue. Highlighting the day was Matt Babicz and Chris Kyles, who both picked up BIG EAST Conference qualification marks in their respective events.
The hammer throwers of the DePaul women's track and field squad got things started for the Blue Demons during day one of the Mike Poehlein Invitational. The remainder of the team continues competition tomorrow, with field events beginning at 9 a.m. (CST) and running events starting at 12:20 p.m.
After back-to-back meets in North Carolina, the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams remain in the Midwest this weekend for the Mike Poehlein Invitational hosted by Purdue on April 2-3. The hammer throw opens up the competition on Friday at 2 p.m. (CST), while the remaining track and field events take place on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.
The DePaul men's and women's cross country and track and field programs will get an extra boost to an already successful group of student-athletes next fall, as Elizabeth Jefferson, Luke Junk, Edward McDaniel, Alexander Muller, Ian Sanchez and Elena Sanz have all signed National Letters of Intent, it was announced today by head coach Patrick J. Savage.
Mary Cate Quiett of the DePaul women's track and field team was named BIG EAST Conference Track Athlete of the Week it was announced today by the conference office. This is the second time in her career the junior has earned the honor, and the fifth Athlete of the Week award for the Blue Demons this season.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams concluded the second and final day of the adidas Raleigh Relays this lt;br />afternoon on the campus of N.C. State. Melissa Fraser and Mary Cate Quiett each tallied a win in the hammer throw and 800m, lt;br />respectively, while four other Blue Demons placed in the top five.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams completed the first day of the adidas Raleigh Relays with 10 BIG EAST lt;br />Conference qualification marks and five top-10 finishes. Leading the way for the Blue Demons was sophomore Tim Nedow, lt;br />who took the top spot in the men's shot put competition.
After a dynamic start to the 2010 outdoor season last weekend, the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams look to keep the success going at the adidas Raleigh Relays on March 2-27, hosted by NC State. Action at the Paul Derr Track and Dail Soccer Stadium begins on both days at 9 a.m. (CST)
After a successful start yesterday, the DePaul men's and women's track and field squads dominated once again on the final day of the 49er Classic. Four student-athletes topped the podium, highlighted by Mary Cate Quiett and Alanna Kovacs, whose performances in the 800m and the javelin, respectively, currently rank in the top-five nationwide.
The number of student-athletes representing DePaul at the 49er Classic may have been small, but the Blue Demons did big things during their first day lt;br />of the outdoor campaign. In her season debut, Melissa Fraser won the hammer throw with a record-breaking performance, while BIG EAST lt;br />Conference Championship qualifying standards were met in six different events.
After one of the most successful indoor seasons in program history, the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams begin the outdoor season Friday, March 19 at the 49er Classic. The meet, hosted by the Charlotte, will be held at Irwin Belk Track & Field Center, and feature student-athletes from nearly 40 institutions and track clubs from across the country.
The DePaul men's and women's cross country teams were recognized this week for their exceptional performances in the classroom as both squads were named All-Academic Cross Country Teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Both the men's and the women's squads boast the highest team GPA in the BIG EAST Conference, while ranking in the top-five amongst all Division I institutions nationwide.
The DePaul track and field teams competed at both the Alex Wilson Invitational and the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier during this last-chance weekend, and finished the competitions with two new school records. Following Matthew Graham's record-setting 3,000m run yesterday, Mary Cate Quiett broke her own 800m record for the third time this season by nearly two seconds.
Sophomore Matthew Graham was the sole DePaul student-athlete to run on day one of the Alex Wilson Invitational, running in the 5,000m. The sophomore made his race count, recording his second DePaul school record of the indoor season.
It's the indoor track and field season's "Last Chance Weekend," as squads from across the nation strive to earn a spot at the 2010 NCAA National Indoor Championships on March 12-13 in Fayetteville, Ark. The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams will be sending seven student-athletes to two different meets including the Alex Wilson Invitational on March 5-6, and Iowa State NCAA Qualifier on March 6.
Junior middle distance runner Mary Cate Quiett gives DePaul fans an inside look into the Blue Demon track and field program. Follow Quiett's experience at the 2010 USA Indoor Track & Field Championship.
Professional athletes, NCAA Champions, and USA National Champions got set in the starting blocks for the opening rounds of the 800m at the 2010 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Unique among them was lone collegian Mary Cate Quiett representing DePaul University. While some may consider this to be the biggest race of her career, the junior out of Mishawaka, Ind. was just living another day in the life of a Blue Demon student-athlete.
Junior middle distance runner Mary Cate Quiett gives DePaul fans an inside look into the Blue Demon track and field program. Follow Quiett's experience at the 2010 USA Indoor Track & Field Championship.
Junior DePaul track and field standout Mary Cate Quiett travels to Albuquerque, N.M. to take on the nation's best 800m runners at the 2010 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships. She qualified for the highly exclusive meet after clocking a 2:08.24 in the preliminary heat of the 2010 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championship.
Mary Cate Quiett became DePaul's first female track athlete to become a BIG EAST Conference Champion after winning the 800m on the final day of the league's indoor championship. In addition, Tim Nedow picked up All-BIG EAST honors after claiming a third place finish in the shot put.
It was a stellar first day of the 2010 BIG EAST Indoor Championship for the DePaul men's and women's track and field squads. The Blue Demons crowned their first-ever indoor champion, set four new school records, and tallied two NCAA provisional qualifying marks.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field team goes up against the league's elite on Feb. 20-21, for the 2010 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championships. Events start at 7 a.m. (CST) on both days and will be held in the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory.
On the final day of competition at the ISU Classic, Edin Pasalic became the 20th member of the DePaul track and field team to qualify for the BIG EAST Conference Championships. In addition to Pasalic's career-best run today, eight other Blue Demons eclipsed league qualification standards.
On the first day of competition at the ISU Classic, the DePaul men's and women's track and field squads posted five BIG EAST Conference qualification lt;br />marks, including an NCAA provisional qualification courtesy of Brad Millar. In addition, Tonderai Tomu added another event to the Blue Demon's lt;br />conference championship schedule, after meeting the league standard in the 200m.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams gear up for the final meet before the 2010 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championship, competing at the ISU Classic on Feb. 12-13. The contest is the last opportunity for individuals to qualify for the league meet on Feb. 20-21, and join the 19 Blue Demon student-athletes who have already earned bids earlier in the season.
It will take a lot of courage and conviction for DePaul to play its best basketball of the season Wednesday night at McGrath Arena. That's because the best women's college basketball team in the country will unleash its relentless fury when Connecticut lines up at center court for the 7 p.m. tipoff. The Huskies have won 62 games in a row.
Mary Cate Quiett of the DePaul track and field team brought the school record count at the Meyo Invitational to three after breaking her own 800m all-time best, in addition to meeting her first NCAA provisional qualifying performance of the season. She and the rest of the Blue Demon squads also tallied a total of 10 BIG EAST Conference qualifying marks on the second and final day of the nationally renowned meet.
Freshman sprinters Lindsey Holden and Tonderai Tomu of the men's and women's track and field squads became a part of DePaul history this evening at the Meyo Invitational, as they both claimed records in the 300m. In addition, Toni Salvatore became the 18th Blue Demon to earn a spot at the 2010 BIG EAST Conference Championship on Feb. 20-21.
Men's soccer student-athlete Nathan Feltz and track and field's Terah Cheatham were selected as the Institutional 2009-10 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year winners for DePaul University. The selections were made by the Conference's Academic Affairs Committee. The league selects one male and one female winner from each institution and is awarded a post-graduate scholarship.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field squads travel to Notre Dame for the third time this season, competing at the Meyo Invitational on Feb. 5-6.
For the second consecutive week, senior thrower Brad Millar was named BIG EAST Conference Field Athlete of the week. The DePaul men's and women's track and field squads have now claimed a record-setting four Athlete of the Week awards this season, second only to league foe Louisville.
While a portion of the team competed at the Indiana Relays, the remaining student-athletes made the short journey to the South Side for the Chicago Relays. Highlighting the afternoon was Katelyn MacFabe, who earned a spot at the 2010 BIG EAST Conference Championship after a career-best weight throw.
After a record shattering first day at the Indiana Relays, the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams concluded the meet on a high note, tallying three BIG EAST qualifying marks and six top-five finishes.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field squads put forth spectacular performances during the first day of the Indiana Relays, including 11 BIG EAST Conference qualifying marks, an NCAA provision qualification, and the breaking of two school records.
The finish of this race was enthralling as Dave Dopek came from behind to win the 200-meter dash. In a matter of 20.78 seconds, Dopek pulled off a truly singular accomplishment in the annals of DePaul athletics.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field squads split forces this weekend, sending student-athletes to both the Indiana Relays and the Chicago Duals. Those traveling to Bloomington, Ind. gear up to face upwards of 695 other competitors during the two-day event, Jan. 29-30, while the remaining Blue Demons take on the region's elite at the University of Chicago's annual meet on Saturday.
Senior thrower Brad Millar added another line to his already-long list of accolades today after being named BIG EAST Conference Field Athlete of the Week. It is the second time he has earned the honor, having first won the weekly award during the 2009 outdoor season.
The throwers starred for the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams today at the Badger Track Classic in Madison, Wis. Brad Millar eclipsed the 20-meter mark in the weight throw for his second provisional NCAA qualification performance, while Tim Nedow, Jim Theologes and Matt Babicz all surpassed the BIG EAST Conference standard in the shot put.
After meeting a season-best 13 BIG EAST Conference qualification marks at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, the DePaul men's and women's track and field continue to surge through their 2009-10 season on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Badger Track Classic in Madison, Wis. Field events inside The Shell begin at 11 a.m. (CST), while the running events start at noon.
The DePaul Athletics Department is set to induct six former student-athletes, the 1967 tennis team and reward a former university employee with a special service award during the annual DePaul Athletics Hall of Fame induction weekend Jan. 30-31. Hall of Fame weekend includes the men's basketball team taking on Syracuse on Jan. 30 at Allstate Arena before the women's basketball team faces Marquette on Jan. 31 at McGrath Arena.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field squads walked away from the Notre Dame Indoor Opener with a season-best 13 BIG EAST Conference qualifying marks, in addition to 18 top-three finishes. Senior Joe Strawder and freshmen Chris Kyles and Lindsey Holden highlighted the evening, all earning a spot at the league's indoor championship in multiple events.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field continue to surge through their 2009-10 season on Fri., Jan. 15 at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener held at the Loftus Sports Center. Field events begin the evening at 4 p.m. (CST), and the running events get underway at 5 p.m.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams returned to competition for the first time in 2010 today at the Purdue Invitational and opened the year with five BIG EAST Conference Championship qualifying marks. Senior jumper Joe Strawder picked up right where he left off in 2009, winning the triple jump with a personal-record leap, while tying for second in the long jump.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field squads hit the road for the first time in 2010 on Sat., January 9 for the Purdue Invitational at the Lambert Fieldhouse in West Lafayette, Ind. The field events get underway at 10 a.m. (CST) while the first starting pistol for the running events sounds at 11:30 p.m.
Ivy Moffett is on a fast track---whether she is running track for DePaul or perhaps someday running a political campaign. Deftly balancing scholastic demands, competing in track and cultivating a budding career in the political world brought the personable Moffett a nice reward---an internship with U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin.
One weight thrower, a trio of mile runners and a pole vaulter highlighted the final meet of 2009 for the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams. Brad Millar tallied an NCAA provisional qualification distance in the weight throw, every Blue Demon to race in the mile earned their spot at the 2010 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Championship, and Chris Johnston wrote his name in the school record books.
After a successful start to the 2009-10 indoor season last weekend at the Blue and Gold Meet, the DePaul men's and women's track and field teams look to add to their list of accolades on Friday, Dec. 11 at the Eastern Illinois Early Bird Classic. Held at the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse, throwing and jumping events begin at 4 p.m. (CST), while the Blue Demons hit the track at 4:35 p.m.
After opening the 2009-10 indoor season at the Blue and Gold Meet with record-setting performances, the men's and women's track and field teams continue to ink notes in program history as Mary Cate Quiett and Joe Strawder claimed two of the four BIG EAST Conference Indoor Track and Field Weekly Awards. Not only is the weekly honor a first for Quiett and Strawder, but it is also the first time the Blue Demons have claimed more than one of the awards in a single week.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams opened the 2009-10 indoor season tonight at the Blue and Gold Meet hosted by Notre Dame. Both squads started out on the right foot, claiming 15 top-three finishes, met nine BIG EAST Conference qualification marks, set numerous new career-highs, and even broke two DePaul school records.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field teams kick-off the 2009-10 indoor season with the Blue and Gold Meet on Friday, Dec. 4. Hosted by BIG EAST Conference rival Notre Dame, the meet commences at 4 p.m. (CST) when the field events start inside the Loftus Sports Center. Track events begin at 5 p.m.
The DePaul men's and women's track and field coach, Pat Savage, unveiled the program's 2009-10 schedule today. The Blue Demons return 40 letterwinners from last year's squad, including 13 BIG EAST Conference Championship qualifying student-athletes and all five NCAA Regional qualifiers.
While the city of Chicago enjoyed a sunny and mild November day, the men's and women's cross country teams battled through scorching heat and humidity at the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship at the Missouri State Cross Country Facility. Despite the difficult conditions, both Blue Demon squads persevered and took home 17th place.
The DePaul men's and women's cross country teams travel to Springfield, Mo. on Sat., Nov. 14 for the 2009 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship. Saturday's meet at the Missouri State Cross Country Facility opens with a men's 10K at noon (CST), before the women take to the course for a 6K trek.
The DePaul women's cross country squad walked away from the 2009 BIG EAST Conference Championship in 11th place, up two spots from a year ago. Mary Cate Quiett was the top finisher for the Blue Demons for the fifth time this season, while Toni Salvatore recorded a career-best effort in the women's 6K race at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course.
Matthew Graham inked his name in the DePaul record books as the first BIG EAST All-Conference honoree in cross country after placing 14th today at the 2009 BIG EAST Championships held at the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course. As a team, the men's squad recorded its best finished since entering the league in 2005, breaking into the top-10 for the first time and claiming ninth place.
Halloween might be just around the corner, but the DePaul men's and women's cross country teams have more pressing matters on their minds than costumes and candy: the 2009 BIG EAST Conference Championships. The Blue Demons return to the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course in Kenosha, Wis. on Saturday, Oct. 31 after testing the terrain three weeks ago at the Lucian Rosa Invitational.
For the second time this season, and third of his career, Matthew Graham was selected as the BIG EAST Conference Athlete of the week. He ended the regular-season a perfect five-for-five, winning every race he competed in. Additionally, Graham is the only student-athlete in the league to earn the award twice this year.
DePaul Athletics was well represented in the 32nd running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 11. In a race that featured nearly 33,419 finishers, more than 20 of DePaul's D-Club members completed the test of endurance. In addition to participants, numerous members of the track & field team served as volunteers, headed by DePaul's track coach Pat Savage who served as the Referee and Chairman of the Games Committee.
Matthew Graham finished his final regular-season meet of the year with a perfect record, winning all five races of his sophomore campaign, including a first-place finish at today's Lucian Rosa Invitational. Graham and company secured a third place team finish for the DePaul men's cross country team, while the women took home second. Mary Cate Quiett was the first Blue Demon to cross the line for the fourth time this season and placed 10th overall.
The DePaul men's and women's cross country teams look to gain experience and familiarity with the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course on Sat., Oct. 10 at the Lucian Rosa Invitational hosted by UW-Parkside. The Blue Demons return to the nationally acclaimed course on Oct. 31 for the 2009 BIG EAST Conference Championships.
In a meet known for bringing in some of the nation's toped-ranked talent, DePaul cross country standout Matthew Graham took home his fourth-straight win during the Notre Dame Invitational. Mary Cate Quiett was the first Blue Demon to cross the finish line for the women, and led her squad to ninth place overall.
The DePaul athletics department announced today that the DePaul Captains' Council has elected its officers for the 2009-10 academic year. The Council is DePaul's representational body for student-athletes. Luke Rygh from the cross country and track and field program will serve as president in 2009-10.
After earning top-five finishes at the National Catholic Championships, the DePaul men's and women's cross country squads return to Indiana for the Notre Dame Invitational on Fri., Oct. 2. The starting pistol sounds at 1 p.m. (CST) to start the women's 5K, with the men's 8K to follow at 1:45 p.m.
Luke Rygh, a member of the DePaul men's cross country and track and field teams, will represent DePaul at the annual BIG EAST Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Fall Meeting in Providence, R.I. The meeting brings together student-athletes from all 16 BIG EAST member institutions on Sept. 25 and 26 at the league's headquarters in Providence.
For the second time in his career, Matthew Graham was named the BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Athlete of the Week. The award comes off the heels of the sophomore's third-consecutive win of the season at the 30th Annual National Catholic Championship in Notre Dame, Ind.
The DePaul men's and women's cross country teams raced today in the 30th Annual National Catholic Championship and for the third week in a row, a DePaul runner toped the leader board. Sophomore standout Matthew Graham won his third race of the season, and lifted the Blue Demons to a fourth place finish. The women placed third overall.
You couldn't ask for much more than DePaul versus Notre Dame in men's and women's soccer and men's and women's cross country---all on the same day. The convergence of the Blue Demons and Fighting Irish on Friday in four different athletic pursuits is bound to make for some special stories.
Prominent Catholic institutions from across the nation unite for the 30th Annual National Catholic Championship, hosted by Notre Dame. The DePaul men's and women's cross country teams take to the Notre Dame Burke Golf Course at 2:30 p.m. (CST) for a women's 5K run followed by a men's five-mile.
For the second-straight week, Matthew Graham topped the leader board for the DePaul men's cross country team at the Bradley Open. The women's squad was led by Mary Cate Quiet, who placed sixth overall and fourth among Division I student-athletes. Both Blue Demon teams took a second place finish, while Indiana State took both of the top spots.
After a solid warm-up at the DePaul Opener, the men's and women's cross country teams race on at the 24th Annual Bradley Open in Peoria, Ill. on Fri., Sept. 11. Held at Detweiller Park, the meet opens with a men's 8K slated for 5:30 p.m. (CST), followed by a 5K women's trek a 6:15 p.m.
The DePaul cross country teams opened their 2009 campaigns with the second annual DePaul Opener at Channel Runne Park in Lincolnwood, Ill. Matthew Graham and Jakub Kolacz led the men's squad with first and third-place finishes while Toni Salvatore led the women's team with a 12th-place showing.
The DePaul men's and women's cross country teams launch their 2009 campaign on Fri., Sept. 4 at the Second Annual DePaul Opener beginning at 6 p.m. (CST) The women's squad lead off with a 4K race at the Channel Runne Park in Lincolnwood, Ill. The men follow with a four-mile run.
The DePaul men's track and field team welcomes three sprinters and a thrower to its roster it was announced today by head coach Pat Savage. Over the course of the summer, Cameron Bretl, Ryan Bosman, Matt Babicz and Chris Kyles were signed to a National Letter of Intent.
The BIG EAST Conference has announced the names of more than 2,600 student-athletes who have been selected to the 2008-09 BIG EAST All-Academic Team. A total of 144 student-athletes represented DePaul University on the BIG EAST academic honor list.
DePaul students interested in trying out for one of DePaul's intercollegiate athletic teams will have the opportunity this fall for Men's and Women's Cross Country, Golf, Men's Soccer, Women's Soccer and Volleyball. Each sport has its own set of criteria for students to be eligible to try out.
The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the men's and women's 2009 Division I All-Academic Track and Field Teams today. The DePaul men's track and field squad led the nation with the highest team grade-point average, while the women were also recognized as an All-Academic team.
The United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the 2009 Division I All-Academic Track and Field team today. A record total of 530 student-athletes representing 146 Division I institutions made the women's team roster, while a 327 student-athletes representing 107 Division I schools made up the men's team. Fifty-eight individuals were selected from the BIG EAST Conference, including DePaul's Melissa Fraser, Mary Cate Quiett, and Brad Millar.
DePaul men's and women's head cross country coach Pat Savage unveiled the program's 2009 schedule today. The squads race in five regular-season meets before the BIG EAST Conference Championship in late October.
DePaul led the way with seven teams claiming BIG EAST Team Academic Excellence Awards announced by the league on Tuesday. The Blue Demons claimed the top team grade-point average for women's basketball, men's cross country, women's cross country, men's soccer, women's tennis, men's indoor track and field and men's outdoor track and field.