Athletics News

Notre Dame Daily Olympics Recap - Aug. 10, 2012
Former 10-time Notre Dame All-American Molly Huddle ('06) finished 11th in the 5,000-meter final on Friday night at the Olympic Stadium in London.
 
Former 10-time Notre Dame All-American Molly Huddle ('06) finished 11th in the 5,000-meter final on Friday night at the Olympic Stadium in London.

Aug. 10, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Former 10-time Notre Dame All-America distance runner Molly Huddle ('06) competed in the finals of the 5,000-meter run on Friday night, capping a historic performance by Fighting Irish athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England.

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Huddle placed 11th in the 5,000-meter final in a time of 15:20.29 on Friday night at the Olympics Stadium in London. Competing in her first Olympic Games, Huddle qualified for the final with a season-best time of 15:02.25 in Tuesday's preliminaries, but Friday's run for the gold was run at a much slower and more tactical pace, with the 15-person field bunched tightly until the final three laps of the 12.5-lap race. Ironically, Huddle's time in her qualifying heat would have won the 5,000-meter final by a full two seconds, with Ethiopia's Meseret Defar winning the gold in 15:04.25.

Huddle's participation was the last for a school-record contingent of 11 Notre Dame athletes who took part in the London Olympics, with that group combining for a school-record five medals (one gold, four bronze). Three of those medals came in women's soccer, with American Shannon Boxx ('99) becoming the first Fighting Irish athlete to earn three Olympic gold medals, while Canadians Candace Chapman ('05) and Melissa Tancredi ('04) led their country to the bronze medal, Canada's first medal of any kind in a traditional team sport since 1936 (silver medal in men's basketball).

In addition, senior fencer Courtney Hurley (San Antonio, Texas/Earl Warren) and alum Kelley Hurley ('10) contributed to the record-setting Notre Dame medal count in London, each earning a bronze for the U.S. in the women's team epee competition. It was the first time the United States had ever won a medal in that event, and the first time an American team of either gender won a team epee medal since 1932, when the U.S. men took bronze.

Notre Dame athletes have earned 13 medals (including eight golds) in the past three Olympiads after collecting 11 medals (two golds) combined in 16 prior Olympic Games (15 summer, one winter) that featured competitors with Fighting Irish ties, dating back to the 1912 Stockholm Olympics.

For more information on Notre Dame participants at the 2012 London Olympics, visit the special Notre Dame Olympics microsite (und.com/olympics), the official London Olympics web site (london2012.com) or the official NBC Olympics web site (nbcolympics.com).

-- ND --

Shop Now

Medifast

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Event Calendar

Delta

February 12
W, 2-1 (8)
Utah
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 12
L, 10-7
Kentucky
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 12
W, 4-3
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
RECAP

WatchND Tennis
Live Stats
February 12
W, 4-1
Maine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)
RECAP

NBC Sports Network
WatchND
NBC Sports Network
February 12
NTS
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
RECAP
February 12
All Day
Junior Olympics
Cleveland, OH (Convention Center)
February 12
NTS
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
4:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ESPN2
WatchND
HALFTIME PERFORMANCE: Alexandria Aces
February 13
1:30 PM
BYU
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
4:00 PM
California
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
12:00 PM
Stanford
Notre Dame, Ind. (Loftus Sports Center)

WatchND
February 13
4:00 PM
Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

WatchND Tennis
Live Stats
February 13
7:10 PM
Maine
Notre Dame, Ind. (Compton Family Ice Arena)

NBC Sports Network
WatchND
NBC Sports Network
February 13
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
All Day
Junior Olympics
Cleveland, OH (Convention Center)
February 13
All Day
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 14
1:00 PM
Miami
Notre Dame, Ind. (Purcell Pavilion)

ACC-Regional Sports Networks
Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
WatchND
ESPN3
Pink Zone/Play4Kay Game
February 14
11:00 AM
Georgia State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
February 14
1:00 PM
Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich. (Varsity Tennis Center)
February 14
All Day
Junior Olympics
Cleveland, OH (Convention Center)
February 15
All Day
Junior Olympics
Cleveland, OH (Convention Center)
February 17
All Day
ACC Championships
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 17
TBA
Purdue
West Lafayette, Ind. (Schwartz Tennis Center)
February 18
7:00 PM
Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, N.C. (Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum)

Pulse FM (96.9/92.1)/WatchND
WatchND
February 18
All Day
ACC Championships
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 19
9:00 PM
Santa Clara
Santa Clara, Calif. (Stephen Schott Stadium)

WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
February 19
4:00 PM
Utah Valley
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 19
8:30 PM
Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 19
7:05 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I. (Schneider Arena)

WatchND
February 19
All Day
ACC Championships
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)
February 20
8:00 PM
Georgia Tech
McCamish Pavilion

ESPN2
WatchND
February 20
9:00 PM
Santa Clara
Santa Clara, Calif. (Stephen Schott Stadium)

WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
February 20
1:00 PM
Cal Poly
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
6:00 PM
UCLA
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 20
11:00 AM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)

WatchND Tennis
Live Stats
February 20
11:30 AM
Georgetown
Atlanta, Ga.
February 20
7:05 PM
Providence
Providence, R.I. (Schneider Arena)

WatchND
February 20
All Day
ACC Championships
Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Aquatic Center)

Blog

St. Joseph Health System Medifast Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka