DePaul shotputter Tim Nedow

DePaul shotputter Tim Nedow. (Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune)

DePaul shotputter Tim Nedow's outstanding season ended in a stunningly disappointing performance Friday night at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho.

Nedow came into the meet with the longest collegiate throw of the winter but failed to make the final after fouling on his first two of three throws in the preliminaries.

His lone fair throw, 60 feet, 4 inches, was good for just 13th place in a field of 16.  The top nine made the final.

In seven previous meets, all of which he won, Nedow's shortest top throw was 64 feet, 1/4 inch.  He had hit 67-3 1/2 - the nation's leading throw and a personal best - at the Big East Championships Feb. 19.

Arizona State junior Jordan Clarke won with a throw of 68-5 1/4.

Nedow, a senior from Brockville, Ont., had hoped to be just the second DePaul athlete to win an NCAA title in any sport.  The Blue Demons' head track coach, Dave Dopek, won the 1995 indoor title at 200 meters.