The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

DePaul cross-country and track and field star Olivia Borowiak competes in the Loyola Lakefront Invitational September 29, 2023, in Chicago.

‘Olivia’s Legacy’: Running Star at DePaul Crushes Records

Ian Fondacabe, Contributing Writer May 19, 2024

As a young teen, gymnastics was Olivia Borowiak’s sport of choice. Then, while running warm-up miles, she discovered she was fast and decided she wanted to run.  That’s when she joined the cross-country...

Sophomore Darius Brown finished in 11th place of the Men’s 110-meter Hurdles during the Quarterfinals on Friday, May 25 with a time of 13.66.

Track & Field competes in NCAA prelims after historic season

Preston Zbroszczyk, Assistant Sports Editor May 29, 2023

DePaul’s track and field team sent four athletes to compete in the NCAA first round in Sacramento, California. Sophomores Alex Bernstein and Darius Brown represented the men’s team, while senior Tori...

Noelle Malkamaki bench presses during a track and field strength training practice. Malkamaki has begun training for the Paris 2024 Paralympics, while also competing for DePaul.

History in the making: Noelle Malkamaki becomes DePaul’s first Paralympic athlete

Amber Stoutenborough, Managing Multimedia Editor September 25, 2022

A young Noelle Malkamaki sits down with her dad to watch ESPN on the TV. Running across the screen is Shaquem Griffin, a former linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks, who has amniotic band syndrome, just...

DePaul junior Jarel Terry takes a moment to look around at the Big East Outdoor Championship on May 14. Terry placed first in the 400m dash, qualifying him for the NCAA West Preliminaries.

Track and field looks to next year after season ends at NCAA West Prelims

Joshua M. Hicks, Assistant Sports Editor May 29, 2022

DePaul’s track and field season has officially come to an end as the team did not qualify at the NCAA West Preliminaries on May 25-26 to advance in the next round of playoffs. At the preliminaries,...

Jarel Terry races in the 400m dash preliminaries at the Big East Indoor Championship on Feb. 25, where he placed second.

Track and field looks to excel at NCAA West preliminary rounds

Joshua M. Hicks, Assistant Sports Editor May 22, 2022

After dominating at the outdoor conference championships, DePaul’s track and field team is now sending players to the NCAA West Preliminary meet this week in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Players such as freshman...

Tori Carroll races past a teammate and Illinois State opponent.

Heading into Big East Championships, DePaul runner and jumper shines

Zach Elliott, Contributing Writer May 8, 2022

Ultimately, no matter how eloquent or vocal, an athlete is at their best when they compete at a high level every day, every practice — or every event, in the case of junior DePaul track and field sprinter...

Junior Jarel Terry grabs onto the baton in the mens 4x400m race at the Big East Indoor Track and Field Championship on Feb. 26.

Passing the baton: relay teams find success

Darcy Waskiewicz, Sports Editor May 8, 2022

Staring down a single lane on a track with only the goal of reaching the finish line in mind can feel isolating. But, when running towards a waiting teammate as the cool metal of a baton is pressed into...

DePaul runners master art of hurdles

DePaul runners master art of hurdles

Isabelle Bohanek, Contributing Writer May 1, 2022

It takes an audacious athlete to conquer hurdles. Hurdlers clear nearly three foot high barriers, rain or shine, and change their strategy by the distance. It has to be more than speed, grit and technical...

Olivia Borowiak racing in the Big East Cross Country Championship on Oct. 29, 2022.

Record-setting Olivia Borowiak has Blue Demons running in the right direction

Zach Elliott, Contributing Writer February 6, 2022

All an athlete can do to maximize their potential is prepare. On Jan. 22, DePaul junior distance runner Olivia Borowiak made clear how prepared she was, winning the 3000-meter race and breaking former...

DePaul sophomore Olivia Borowiak broke the school’s 500-meter record during a track and field meet this season. The Blue Demons have broken seven records this season.

DePaul track team broke seven school records in first five weeks back

Amber Stoutenborough, Managing Multimedia Editor May 16, 2021

Five weeks into the track season, DePaul has already broken seven school records. The team continues to make up for the absence of last season and goes above and beyond, pushing their limits. Head coach...

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

Nate Burleyson, Online Managing Editor April 6, 2020

DePaul spring sports athletes had to cope with the quick news that they would not be playing another second of their still-young seasons in mid-March, when the Big East shut down all spring sports competition...

Big East conference logo displayed in place of the DePaul Athletics logo underneath the jumbotron for the Big East Championship at Wintrust Arena.

Big East to cancel all spring sports competition

Nate Burleyson, Online Managing Editor March 12, 2020

The Big East athletic conference is canceling all spring sports for the remainder of the season, they announced in a press release on Thursday afternoon. This decision to cancel comes after the NCAA made...

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