Saturday, July 14, 2007

*OPINION PIECE* No. 8 Greatest Moment in Duquesne Athletics History


June 7, 2007 - Tom Slosky of men’s outdoor track & field advances to the final heat of the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
  Slosky is the first Duquesne athlete to advance to the very final competition of an NCAA-sanctioned championship.
  At the 2006 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships, Slosky was eliminated in a heat prior to the final, but in 2007, Slosky was granted a spot in the final heat when another runner interfered with him during his preliminary run. A post-heat ruling determined that Slosky would have qualified for the final had he not been interfered with.
  Slosky has one more year of collegiate competition eligibility left in both cross country and track & field, both likely to be used during the 2007-08 school year, so a return to the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships is likely. Nonetheless, this 2007 appearance, the first of its kind, deserves significant recognition here.

(Image: Tom Slosky, Copyright Duquesne University)

3 comments:

Chuck Belisario said...

you are joking, right?

BluffTalk said...

  I've always maintained that non-revenue sports are an important part of a school's athletics program.

rogabee said...

Way to go Tom!!! Congrats again, fellow teammate!!!