Irish corral several USTFCCCA academic nods
Women add nine, men add six with incoming class
Men's 4x400-meter relay team sets school record to advance to national final
Bamgbose sets Irish record in 400 meters
Seidel wins 10K, Morris also advances to national championships
NCAA East Preliminary Day 2
AS A SENIOR: Led the Irish men’s throwers throughout the season, taking part in both shot put and weight throw during the indoor slate and the discus and hammer throw during outdoor competition … placed third in the shot put (15.68m) and fourth in the weight throw (16.50m) at the Blue and Gold Invitational … came in ninth in the shot (14.93m) and third in the weight (18.36m) at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational … led the Irish in both indoor specialties at the Notre Dame Invitational (shot put 14th, 15.00m; weight 8th, 17.96m) … placed 15th in shot put (16.02m) and 11th in weight throw (18.00m) at the Meyo Invitational … also competed in both events at the Spire DI Invitational … won the weight throw at the Alex Wilson Invitational (18.98m), while also placing seventh in the shot put … competed solely in the weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships, where he finished in eighth place with a season-best 19.23m toss … placed fourth in the Invitational discus section (54.42m) and eighth in the Invitational hammer throw section (55.69m) at the Stanford Invitational … notched second in the discus (52.61m) and seventh in the hammer (55.02m) at the ACC Big/Ten Challenge … snared third in the discus (50.72m) and fourth in the hammer (57.29m) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … came in 10th in the discus and 16th in the hammer at the Drake Relays … picked up fourth in the hammer (56.32m) and fifth in the discus (51.57m) at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … named Second Team All-ACC in the discus at the ACC Outdoor Championships, finishing fifth with a throw of 54.50m … also placed 13th in the hammer at the conference championships (56.26m) … competed in the discus at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships, finishing 21st in the event (54.40m) … earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 15 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... represented the Irish at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round, earning a 16th place finish (55.58m) in the discus throw ... also competed at the ACC Outdoor Championships, recording a third place finish (56.70m) in the hammer throw ... concluded the indoor season with a 15th place finish (16.59m) in the weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships ... recorded an 11th place finish (16.93m) at the Meyo Invitational ... concluded the outdoor regular season with a third place finish (54.58m) in the finals of the discus throw and a seventh place finish (58.22m) in the finals of the hammer throw at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in the shot put, discus, hammer throw and weight throw for the Irish ... finished fourth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the discus ... had a first-place finish in the discus at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays ... had three top-four finishes in the shot put (fourth), discus (third) and hammer throw (second) at the Polytan Invitational ... finished in the top ten of all three of the previously mentioned events at the Louisville Border Battle, while throwing for personal bests in the shot put (14.03m) and discus (51.46m) ... competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the weight throw ... competed in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in nine indoor/outdoor track & field events on the year ... placed second in the discuss at the Stanford Invitational with a 49.24m throw ... gathered in best throw of the season at GVSU 2nd to Last Chance Meet with a 50.33m effort ... threw for a personal best in the hammer with a distance of 47.56m ... recorded a 16.67m mark on sole weight throw attempt ... named to the Dean's List following both semesters ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Dominick Michael Padovano graduated from South Brunswick High School in the spring of 2011 ... lettered all four years in track & field ... a part of the indoor shot put relay state champions ... three-time N.J. Meet of Champs Qualifier...four-time county discus relay champs ... named all-conference in indoor and outdoor track & field last three years ... also earned all-region, all-county and team MVP honors throughout career... named team captain as a senior ... hurled career best 55-10 in the shot put and 179-11 in the discus ... earned Athletic Director's, Senior Athlete and GMC Scholar Athlete awards ... also participated in the National Honors Society, National Student Honors Society and the Technology Student Association ... born to Rich and Donna Padovano in New Brunswick, N.J. ... has a younger sister, Danielle ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in design with a minor in business economics.
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