Barber, Bamgbose wrap weekend as first-team All-Americans
Irish men wrap stay at NCAA Outdoor Championships
Junior standout dominates in final laps to grab gold in 10,000 meters
Quick hits on the Irish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
Giesting, Richartz earn second-team All-America honors
NCAA East Preliminary Championships Day 3
- 2015 USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-American (outdoor 4x400-meter relay)
- 2014 USTFCCCA First Team All-American (indoor 4x400-meter relay)
- 2014 USTFCCCA Second Team All-American (outdoor 4x400-meter relay)
- 2014 & 2015 NCAA Outdoor Championships qualifier
- 2014 & 2015 NCAA East Preliminary Championships qualifier
AS A SOPHOMORE: Played a key role with the Irish relay squads, which culminated in an honorable mention All-America nod to the outdoor 4x400-meter relay squad (Alex Groesch, Eric Ways, Chris Giesting) … appeared in 16 meets throughout the year … finished second in the 400 meters (48.66), third in the 200 meters (21.68) and led the first-place 4x400-meter relay (Ben Harvel, Oye Eyeguokan, Giesting) at the Blue and Gold Invitational … placed third in the 200 at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational (22.44) … took second in the 200 (21.66), seventh in the 400 (48.56) and third with the 4x400 (Eyeguokan, John Rutkowski, Giesting) at the Notre Dame Invitational … led off the 4x400 relay that finished second (3:09.90; Rutkowski, Ways, Giesting) and placed 16th in the 200 (21.98) and 17th in the 400 (48.36) at the Razorback Invitational … led the Irish 400 meter finishers with a 17th-place finish in at the Meyo Invitational (48.07) … placed 11th in the 400 and 19th in the 200 at the Spire DI Invitational … anchored the seventh-place 4x400 relay (Ways, Eyeguokan, Groesch) at Spire … earned second team All-ACC accolades with the 4x400 (Ways, Groesch, Giesting) in a third-place finish at the ACC Indoor Championships … also came in 10th in the 200 prelims and 22nd in the 400 prelims at the conference meet … ran in the 4x200 relay (fourth; Groesch, Ways, Giesting), the 4x400 relay (eighth; Ways, Groesch, Giesting) and the sprint medley relay (14th; Groesch, Giesting, Patrick O’Connell) at the Texas Relays to start off the outdoor slate … helped the 4x400 (Wyas, Groesch, Giesting) to a first-place finish at the Stanford Invitational (3:08.61), while placing 17th in the 400 and 26th in the 200 … led the Irish with a third-place finish in the 400 (48.20) and anchored the third-place 4x400 (Groesch, Rutkowski, Aaron Dunn) at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … helped the Irish to a second-place finish in the 4x400 (3:07.50) and fourth in the 4x100 (41.21), both with Ways, Groesch and Giesting, and also placed 14th in the 400 meters at the Georgia Tech Invitational … joined with Ways, Groesch and Giesting again in the 4x200 (fourth; 1:24.08) and the 4x400 (seventh; 3:09.51) at the Drake Relays … finished 17th in the open 400 at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … finished eighth in the 4x400 with Giesting, Groesch and O’Connell at the ACC Outdoor Championships … combined with Ways, Groesch and Giesting for a school-record performance in the 4x400-meter relay at the NCAA East Prelims that sent the squad to the NCAA Outdoor Championships (3:05.70) … finished 22nd in the national semifinals in the 4x400 relay … earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in 18 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... had one of the most impressive seasons of any Irish freshmen ... aided the 4x400 relay team to a ninth place finish (3:05.77) in the semifinals of the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... placed 13th in the preliminaries of the 400m dash (48.53) at the ACC Outdoor Championships, while also helping the 4x400 relay team to a fourth-place finish (3:07.77) ... played a significant role in the 4x400 meter relay team's eighth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships (3:08.51) ... competed in three events at the Meyo Invitational, placing 14th in the 200m dash (21.97), eighth in the 400m dash (48.17) and second as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:08.39) ... recorded a season-best time in the 400m dash (47.52) at the Border Battle ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Franklin Academy in the spring of 2013 ... specialized in the sprints, competing in the 100m, 200m 400m and 4x400m relay ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in Accountancy.