Mada’s double win earns him Big East Weekly Honors


DePaul Blue Demon track and field athlete Brian Mada jumped his way to another Big East Field Athlete of the Week honor after winning the long jump and triple jump at the Baylor Invitational on Saturday.

The junior leaped 7.37 meters in the long jump to edge out Baylor freshman Jalen Seals (7.36 meters) for the victory. His win in the triple jump was a bit more comfortable, bounding out to 15.36 meters to win the event by over a meter. The double win earned him Big East Field Athlete of the Week honors for the second time of the outdoor season.

Mada hasn’t lost since he placed fourth at the prestigious Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame the first weekend of February. He’s competed 14 times this season between indoor and outdoor season and has won 10 times (71.4 percent win rate).

Mada and his Blue Demon teammates return to action on Saturday when they compete at the Illinois Twilight in Champaign, Ill.