Track & Field

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02/23/2018

Irish continue success at ACC Championships

Notre Dame has seven runners advance to Saturday's finals

02/21/2018

Irish Head South for ACC Championships

The three-day meet will begin Thursday afternoon with the heptathlon and pentathlon

02/17/2018

Irish Break Men's Distance Medley Relay School Record in Final Home Meet

Nuguse runs a sub four-minute mile split (3:57.39) in the record-breaking race

02/16/2018

Irish Set to Host Final Home Meet of the Season

The Alex Wilson Invitational will start at 11 a.m. tomorrow morning

02/03/2018

Irish finish strong at Meyo Invitational

Notre Dame claims four individual wins on the final day of competition

02/23/2018

2018 ACC Indoor Championships

Notre Dame's track and field team competes at the 2018 ACC Indoor Track & Field Championships.

02/03/2018

Meyo Invitational

Notre Dame hosts the 31st annual Meyo Invitational at the Loftus sports Center.

01/20/2018

Notre Dame Invitational

Track & Field hosts the Notre Dame Invitational Saturday afternoon at the Loftus Sports Center.

AS A SOPHOMORE:

  • Placed on the Second Team All-ACC (High Jump).
  • Marked a personal best performance in the high jump at the Blue & Gold Invite with a height of 2.15m (indoor).
  • Led the Irish in 2017 at high jump with the mark of 2.15m.

AS A FRESHMAN: 

  • Clinched second place in the high jump during the ACC Championships (2.16m).
  • Placed second in the high jump in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (2.05m).
  • Came in second place in the ACC Championships (2.17m).
  • Placed third on the Notre Dame all time best performance list for indoor high jump during the ACC Championships (2.16m).
  • Tied for second on the all time best performance list for outdoor high jump in the same meet (2.17m).

PREP AND PERSONAL: 

  • Graduated from Blue Valley West (Kan.) High School in May 2015.
  • Four-time letterwinner in track & field, with one letter each in basketball and soccer.
  • Won the 2015 Kansas 5A State Championship in the high jump (6' 8").
  • Placed fourth in the state as a junior and fifth as a sophomore.
  • Won the high jump event at the 2015 KU Relays and the 2015 Shawnee Mission North Relays as a senior.
  • Went undefeated in the high jump as a senior.
  • Attended the same high school as former Notre Dame soccer players Matt and Nick Besler.
  • Son of Kevin and Michele Birzer.
  • Father, Kevin, graduated from Notre Dame in 1981.
  • Has an older brother, Christopher, and a younger brother, Daniel.
  • Has three older sisters, Rebecca, Natalie and Annie.
  • Enrolled in the First Year of Studies with plans to pursue a degree in Finance.

LINK TO TFRRS PROFILE:

Matthew Birzer
Matthew  Birzer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Leawood, Kansas

High School:
Blue Valley West

Event:
Jumps

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