Track-and-Field Alumnus Competes at the Rio Olympics

DePaul Athletics

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Members of the DePaul community are not only rooting for Team USA at the Olympic Games, which are currently underway in Rio de Janeiro–they are also supporting a familiar face on Team Canada. Former DePaul track-and-field standout Tim Nedow (CDM ’12) qualified for the team in the men’s shot put in July, following a first-place finish at the Canadian Olympic Trials with a throw of 20.28 meters. Nedow is the first thrower in DePaul program history to qualify for the Olympic Games.

“We’re all really proud of Tim and of the progress he has made both here at DePaul and in the past few years to prepare for this moment,” says Brandon Murer, assistant coach for DePaul track and field. “He’s been training hard, and we are all excited to see him compete on the national stage.”

DePaul Athletics

DePaul Athletics

At DePaul, Nedow was a three-time member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team and a two-time member of the USTFCCCA D-I All-Academic Team. He currently holds DePaul’s program record for the indoor and outdoor shot put events. Nedow is also the program record-holder in the discus. During three seasons at DePaul, he won four BIG EAST Indoor and Outdoor Championships. The Brockville, Ontario, native majored in computer game development in the College of Computing and Digital Media.

Tune in to Rio Olympics coverage on Thursday, Aug. 18, to watch Nedow take on the best shot putters in the world.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on another member of DePaul’s family in Rio. DePaul women’s basketball coach Doug Bruno (LAS ’73, MA ’88), second from left in the photo below, is an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympics women’s basketball team. In 2012, Bruno helped coach the team to a gold medal. 

Photo credit: Stephen Slade

Photo credit: Stephen Slade

Interested in more Olympics coverage? Read about Mabel “Dolly” Staton (EDU ’55), who competed in long jump at the 1955 Helsinki Olympics, in the summer issue of DePaul Magazine. >>

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