Track & Field Set to Compete in DePaul Invitational
April 15, 2011
CHICAGO - The UIC men's and women's track & field teams will head north to compete in the DePaul Division I Invitational Saturday. The competition, which will take place at Lane Stadium, is set to begin at 9 a.m. with the field events; followed by the track events at 11 a.m. CST.
Along with DePaul, the Flames will be competing against Loyola, Northwestern and Marquette. The event marks just the third regular-season meet the Blue Demons have hosted in more than 50 years.
"I'm looking forward to this opportunity for the Division I teams in the city to show who is the best," said UIC head coach Jim Knoedel. "We rarely get the chance to go head-to-head at full strength, and this will be a battle for city bragging rights.
"We did a great job last week at the Chicagoland Championships and I expect the team to step up again this week."
The Flames are coming off an impressive performance at last weekend's Chicagoland Classic, with the men's squad placing second in the field, and the women's team carding a third-place finish. In Saturday's men's competition, the Flames recorded 16 top-five finishes, including two individual titles.
Anthony Hollingsworth took first in the 100-meter dash in a time of 10.82 seconds, then finished second in the 200-meter, accounting for 18 team points. Hollingsworth also anchored the first-place 4x100 meter relay, which crossed the finishing line in 41.93 seconds.
Aimee Schuh was the catalyst for the women's team on Friday, capturing the title in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.65 seconds, finishing second in the long jump (5.60 meters) and running the initial leg of the first-place 4x400 meter relay.
Kellie Schuh, Aimee's sister, took home medalist honors in the pole vault (3.70 meters), and also finished second in the triple jump. Andrea Crump added to the Flames' dominance in the field events, winning both the long jump (5.60 meters) and triple jump (11.79) competitions.
Lane Stadium is located just west of Lane Technical High School at 2501 W. Addison Street. Event parking is located just south of the high school, and can be accessed from Western Ave.