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NCAA decision gives spring sports athletes extra opportunity

DePaul golfer Charlie Spencer-White.

Nate Burleyson, Assistant Sports 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 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  Softball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s tra...

DePaul track athletes reflect on helping young boy in coyote incident

DePaul track and field sophomore Dominic Bruce runs prior to the start of the season.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

January 20, 2020

When a student comes to DePaul and goes through freshman orientation, they meet fellow freshmen and go through two days of activities to get accustomed to the campus before they are thrown into college life. Out of the multiple exercises students go through, the most impactful and important one, arg...

Mada takes flight in his junior year

Brian Mada jumping at the 2018 Big East Indoor Track & Field Championship.

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

May 21, 2018

It’s been a steady climb for junior jumper Brian Mada from his freshman year to junior one, adjusting to the cold and new techniques. Mada broke through this season with three individual championships, three school records and a spot in the preliminary rounds of the NCAA championships beginning May 24...

Three Blue Demon track and field athletes win Big East weekly honors

Three Blue Demon track and field athletes win Big East weekly honors

Paul Steeno, Sports Reporter

January 26, 2018

The Big East Weekly Honor Roll for track and field is littered with DePaul athletes after the Blue Demons posted a solid team performance at the Notre Dame Invitational on Saturday. Freshman Kiersten Walker earned Big East Women's Track Athlete of the Week honors after breaking the school record in...

Blue Demon hurdler rewriting records

DePaul junior hurdler Alexia Brooks set a record two weeks ago — then she broke her own record a week later. 
(Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Brenden Welper, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018

In the NCAA, a women’s regulation hurdle stands at 33 inches.  Five of them appear in the 60 meter dash, each staggered 8.5 meters apart on a polyurethane surface.  The race usually lasts under 10 seconds. But one measurement is incalculable: what is required for a hurdler to succeed. Whatever...

Blue Demon Rundown

Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics

Andrew Hattersley, Assistant Sports Editor

January 16, 2018

Track and Field The Track and Field team returned to action this past weekend for their first meet since the first week of December. One of the standouts of the meet was Alexia Brooks who tied a school record in the 60M hurdles prelims and then broke it just a while later, clocking in at 8.51 seconds, ...

The track athlete who beat cancer and dreams of an animation career

The track athlete who beat cancer and dreams of an animation career

Ben Savage

April 24, 2016

Googling “Chaz Bottoms” probably isn’t a common experience for students at DePaul. Read More »...

No summer ‘break’ for DePaul runners

DePaul freshman Jeremy Lozano (No.  541) runs in a pack with his DePaul teammates. Lozano shaved 15 seconds off of his mile time last summer. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Maia Moore

May 31, 2015

Picture this: Summer has arrived, school is out and while you’re running along the Lake Michigan trail one for your fellow running mates is a member of DePaul’s Track & Field and Cross Country Team. Just like other students, they’re trying to relax and stay active. Read More »...

Ashley Holden reflects on end of track career at DePaul

Senior track athlete Ashley Holden finished her last race as a DePaul student at the Big East Championships, now she reflects on her career.  (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Ashley Holden

May 24, 2015

“Holden up,” said the official standing next to the long jump pit at Villanova University. I stepped on the runway, digging the spikes on my jumping shoes into the ridges of the track as I found my beginning mark. This was it, my third and last jump in the finals of the Big East Championship meet. However, t...

In final season, DePaul senior shot-putter Matt Babicz still has goals to fulfill

Senior shot-putter Matt Babicz has already had a storied career at DePaul, but looks to add to his accomplishments in 2015. (Photo courtesy of DePaul Athletics)

Matthew Paras

January 25, 2015

There’s an explosive burst that’s required when throwing a 16-pound shot put, one that senior Matt Babicz knows all too well. For the last four years,  the DePaul track and field star overcame injuries and the wear and tear that arises with the sport. Read More »...

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