Track & Field



Irish Run Dozen Personal Bests, Break School Record at Alex Wilson Invitational

Mid-distance alumna Rebecca Tracy ran a lifetime best in the women’s mile race on her birthday.


Irish Complete Day At ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Big Ten prevails in conference showdown


Irish Flash Speed On Day 2 Of Meyo Invitational

Bamgbose returns a pair of record-breaking performances on the day


Irish Set To Host 28th-Annual Meyo Invitational

Invitational will feature All-Americans, Olympians across events


Irish To Be Represented In Three Meets This Week

Notre Dame Travels to California and Bloomington, Ind.

AS A SENIOR: Competed in four indoor track & field meets … placed third in the pole vault at the Blue & Gold Invitational (3.40m) … took fourth place in the pole vault at the Wisconsin-Notre Dame Dual (3.38m) … earned 11th place in the pole vault at the Notre Dame Invitational (3.50m) … finished the season with a seventh place performance in the pole vault at the Alex Wilson Invitational (3.50m) … did not compete during the outdoor track season … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR: Competed in three meets during the indoor and outdoor seasons … earned an 11th place finish in pole vault at the Notre Dame Invitational (3.55m) ... placed 29th in pole vault at the Meyo Invitational (3.46m) ... snagged a 10th place finish in pole vault at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (3.55m).

AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed exclusively in the pole vault during the indoor/outdoor track & field seasons ... opened with a second place finish (3.45m) at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... vaulted way to a 12th place finish (3.45m) at the Indiana Relays ... concluded season with a season-best vault (3.55m) in a sixth place finish in the preliminaries at the Hillsdale College Relays. 

AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in six meets for the Irish during the indoor and outdoor track & field seasons ... specialized in the pole vault ... placed seventh and achieved personal-best in the pole vault (3.57m) at the Michigan State Spartan Invitational ... kicked off the indoor season at the Blue & Gold Invitational with a ninth place finish in the pole vault (3.25m) ... also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational, Meyo Invitational, Polytan Invitational and the Hillsdale College GINA Relays. 

PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Grand Rapids West Catholic in the spring of 2012 ... coached by Jim Morrissey, Rick Pindar and Dave Abanas ... track captain as a senior ... lettered in track and field, golf and cross country ... also played basketball ... a member of National Honor Society ... served as secretary of school's Students for Life Club ... earned OK Blue All-Conferences honors four times ... born in South Bend, Ind. to Matthew and Lisa Schichtel ... has an older brother, Matt, a younger brother, Jack, and a younger sister, Maggie ... double major ... enrolled in the College of Science as a science pre-professional major and in the College of Arts & Letters as an anthropology major.

Libby Schichtel
Libby  Schichtel


Grand Rapids, MI

High School:
Grand Rapids West Catholic

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