Track & field program begins the weekend with a strong start at Virginia Challenge meet.
Kaila Barber, Sydney Foreman, Jordan Shead and Margaret Bamgbose all earned first for the women's team.
The senior from Evanston, Ill. won both the 400m -- premiere event, and anchored the 4x400 relay.
Second day of collegiate level events is scheduled to begin Saturday at 10 a.m.
Notre Dame travels to Arizona State for two days of elite competition.
ACC Outdoor Championships
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 14 meets between the indoor and outdoor track seasons, participating in weight throw during the indoor slate and the hammer and discus throws during the outdoor season … placed second in the weight throw at the Blue and Gold Invitational (17.19m) … finished eighth in the event at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational … was 16th at the Notre Dame Invitational … came in 19th at the Meyo Invitational (16.89m) … finished 23rd at the Spire DI Invitational … posted an indoor season-best with a fourth-place finish at the Alex Wilson Invitational (17.59m) … placed 16th in the weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships … placed 11th in the discus (49.53m) and 18th in the hammer at the Bobcat Invitational to start the outdoor campaign … placed fifth in the collegiate division of the hammer throw at the Stanford Invitational (55.12m) … placed fifth in the hammer (55.72m) and ninth in the discus at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … came in seventh in the discus and 13th in the hammer at the Georgia Tech Invitational … placed 13th in the discus at the Drake Relays … notched a season-best in the discus while finishing 16th at the ACC Outdoor Championships (50.44m) … also finished 19th in the hammer at the conference meet (51.32m) … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in 12 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... specialized in the weight throw and discus throw ... represented the Irish at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round, finishing 27th (53.23m) in the discus throw ... also competed at the ACC Outdoor Championships, notching a 14th place finish (47.94m) in the discus throw ... concluded the indoor season with a 20th place finish (15.31m) at the ACC Indoor Championships ... capped the regular season with an 11th place finish (47.96m) in the finals of the discus throw at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Salem High School (Ohio) in the spring of 2013 ... had a personal best in the discus of 190-7 ft. going into senior year ... owned the school and county record in the event at the time of graduation ... won the Ohio D2 state championship in the discus as a junior ... had the sixth best returning throw in the country heading into senior year ... enrolled in the College of Science and majoring in Computer Science.