Track & Field



Irish Break Men's Distance Medley Relay School Record in Final Home Meet

Nuguse runs a sub four-minute mile split (3:57) in the record-breaking race


Thorpe, Irish Shine on Day Two of Split Squad

Irish win three events to close out the weekend


Irish Close Regular Season with 22 Personal Records

Irish track and field program turns in 22 personal bests at final regular-season meet on Saturday


Notre Dame Prepared To Host ACC Championships

Irish selected to host conference championships for first time in program history from Feb. 23-25


Irish In Rio: Meinhardt Takes To Men's Foil Strip

The individual men's foil competition will take place on Sunday.

WilsonWon a silver medal and three bronze medals over two Olympics competing for his native Canada ... won a bronze medal as part of the 4x400m relay team at the 1928 Amsterdam games ... followed that up with a silver medal in the 800m and bronze medals in the 400m and 4x400m relay at the 1932 Los Angeles games ... entered Notre Dame right after 1928 games and graduated shortly after the 1932 games ... stellar career at Notre Dame included three All-America scrolls after finishing fourth in the 400m at the 1930 NCAA Outdoor Championships, second in the 880 yard run at the 1931 NCAA Outdoor Championships and first in the 400m at the 1932 NCAA Outdoor Championships ... won three Monograms from 1930-32 ... went undefeated in quarter- and half-mile events and set a national indoor record of 49.3 for the 440 yard dash in 1932 ... won the 600 twice at the AAU Championships, and twice won the 600 at the Milrose Games ... won the 440 yard title, finished second in the 4x440 yard relay and third in the 880 yard run at the 1930 British Empire Games ... began coaching after college, spending 13 years at Loyola (Chicago) coaching swimming, basketball, cross country and track and field, before being promoted to athletics director in 1945 ... coached track and field and cross country at Notre Dame from 1950-72 ... during 23 years, Irish won a cross country national championship in 1957 and appeared in the national meet 18 times ... also guided the track and field squad to 11 top-10 finishes at the national outdoor meet ... coached three track and field national champions and had 28 track and field and eight cross country runners earn All-America honors under his watch ... voted into the Canadian Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1954 ... elected to the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame in 1967 ... named national coach of the year by the NCAA Cross Country Coaches Association in 1972 ... inducted into U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008 ... indoor meet - the Alex Wilson Invitational - is run every year in his honor at Notre Dame.

Alex Wilson
Alex  Wilson

Olympics (Canada):
1928 (Bronze), 1932 (Silver, Bronze, Bronze)

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