Notre Dame grabs three event titles and numerous top-five placements
Track & field will aim for top qualifying marks this weekend
Men and women show strength in 400-meter hurdles at GINA Relays
Jade Barber, relays provide highlights in Des Moines
Aragon shaves milliseconds off previous 1,500-meter mark
Athletes from around the country compete for their last chance to secure a spot at Nationals.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed solely during the outdoor season, making appearances in three meets … placed fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, where he also took part in the third-place Irish 4x400-meter relay … took 14th in the 400mH at the Georgia Tech Invitational … placed second in the 400mH Championship at the Gina Relays (54.55).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in nine meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... specialized in the 400M hurdles ... represented the Irish at the ACC Indoor Championships, placing fifth (52.26) in the 400M hurdles ... earned a 22nd place finish (49.02) in the 400M dash at the Meyo Invitational ... capped the season with a ninth place finish (53.48) in the finals of the 400M hurdles at the Virginia Challenge ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in 10 indoor and outdoor races on the season ... placed fifth in the 400m hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... finished fourth in the 400 hurdles at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Invitational with a season best time of 53.42 ... also competed in the 400m, 200m, and 500m dashes for the Irish ... placed third at the Notre Dame Invitational in the 500m ... finished third at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open in the 400m dash ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Bellefontaine High School (Bellefontaine, Ohio) in the spring of 2012 ... a nine-time letterwinner in basketball, soccer and track ... finished third at state in the 300m hurdles junior year ... finished eighth in the 300m hurdles at state during sophomore and senior year ... made all-conference for soccer (2009, 2010 2012) ... earned all district honors (2010, 2012) and all-state (2012) in soccer ... named district champion in the 300m hurdles freshman year and made all-conference for track (2009, 2010) ... was active in jazz band, symphonic band, choir, show choir, marching band and orchestra all four years ... named vice-president of National Honor Society and class treasurer all four years ... full name is Aaron Thomas Dunn ... born in Bellefontaine, Ohio ... son of Brant and Theresa Dunn ... has two older brothers ... enrolled in the College of Engineering and is majoring in mechanical engineering.