Quick hits on the Irish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
Track coach Alan Turner and his 400 meter group are turning heads
Irish look to build off successful first year in ACC
Four-year veteran of Notre Dame coaching staff takes over for retired Joe Piane.
Margaret Bamgbose led all roster members with three event victories.
The two-day Victor Cruz Invitational in Houston, Texas
The Irish host the last-chance meet, the Alex Wilson Invitational on Friday and Saturday to finish out the indoor season.
The Irish qualify 60 students for Big East at the season opener on December 2nd.
AS A SENIOR:Turned in an outstanding indoor/outdoor track & field season while competing in 15 meets ... named both an indoor and outdoor All-American ... was a member of the Irish's third place distance medley relay team (11:11.54) at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... competed in three events at the ACC Indoor Championships: finished eighth in the 200m dash (25.06); placed fifth in the 400m dash (54.78); and was a member of the second place 4x400 relay team (3:40.05) ... earned a fifth place finish in the 400m dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (51.70) ... was a vital athlete for the Irish at the ACC Outdoor Championships, competing in four events: helped the 4x400 relay team to a first place finish (3:33.70); helped the 4x100 relay team to a second place finish (45.07); earned a third place finish in the 400m dash (53.02); and placed ninth in the preliminaries of the 200m dash (24.12) ... began the outdoor season aiding the 4x400 relay team to a second place finish at the Texas Relays (3:35.91) ... was a member of three relay teams at the Drake Relays: finished fifth with the 4x100 team (44.51); finished first with the 4x200 team (1:34.54); and finished third with the 4x400 team (3:33.42) ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Turned in sensational junior year, earning All-America honors during both the indoor & outdoor campaigns ... earned first team All-America honors during the indoor season with the distance medley relay ... also claimed second team accolades with the 4x400m relay team ... during the outdoor season was a second team All-American in the 400m dash and an honorable mention All-American in the 4x400m relay ... finished seventh with the DMR team (11:01.79) and 11th with the 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Indoor Championships ... named to the indoor all-BIG EAST team for the 400m and 4x400m relay ... earned outdoor all-BIG EAST honors for the 400m, 4x100m and 4x400m relay teams ... competed in 16 meets during the indoor & outdoor seasons ... qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships after finishing first with the 4x400m relay team (3:32.43) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships placed first and ran a personal best in the 400m (52.19), first with the 4x400m relay (3:37.15) and first with the 4x100m team (45.19) ... helped indoor 4x400m relay team break BIG EAST record (3:36.88) ... also helped break Notre Dame record in indoor 4x400m relay (3:34.67) at Alex Wilson meet with Jade Barber, Megan Yanik, and Margaret Bamgbose ... member of the 4x400m team that finished second (3:34.39) at the Drake Relays ... had a very successful Polytan Invitational placing first in three events: the 200m dash (24.10), with the 4x100m relay team (46.39) and with the 4x400m relay team (3:42.97) ... placed first in the 400m dash (52.62), first with the 4x400m relay team (3:38.57) and third with the 4x100m relay team (46.50) at the Louisville Border Battle ... three top-five finishes at the Stanford Invitational: third in the 400m (53.99), fifth with the 4x100m relay team (45.99) and second with the 4x400m relay squad (3:37.84) ... placed fourth in the 200m (24.42) and first with the 4x400m relay team at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic ... placed fourth in both the 400m (53.40) and with the 4x400m relay team (3:34.67) at the Alex Wilson Invitational ... won the 400m (53.30) and the 4x400m (3:36.88) races at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... placed third in the 400m (54.67) and second in the 4x400m relay (3:41.69) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... finished first in the 300m (38.6) and second with the 4x400m relay team (3:44.41) at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... at the Blue & Gold Invitational placed fifth in the 200m (25.52) and first in both the 400m (54.79) and in the 4x400m relay (3:45.95) ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Participated in 16 meets over the course of the indoor & outdoor seasons ... assisted 4x100m relay team to a first-place finish (45.17) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships, earning all-BIG EAST accolades ... was a third-place finisher at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the 4x400m relay (3:37.79) ... finished fifth in the 400m (54.18) ... achieved a first-place finish at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle in the 4x400m relay (3:40.56) and at the GVSU 2nd to Last Chance Meet in the 400m dash (55.08) ... was a participant in the NCAA East Preliminary Round and the NCAA Championships ... helped 4x400m relay team advance to the NCAAs with an eighth-place finish (3:35.85) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round ... squad placed 18th at the NCAAs (3:37.97) ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in 14 track & field meets during the season ... scored points for the Irish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships with a fourth place showing in the 400m (54.38) ... helped the 4,000m Distance Medley team claim fourth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships (11:37.80) ... finished second in the 400m (54.69) at the outdoor Louisville Cardinal Twilight ... won the 400m at the outdoor Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational (55.93) ... also helped the 4x100m relay team claim third place (47.89) ... finished fourth in the 200m (25.35) and second in the 400m (55.63) at the outdoor Texas Roadhouse Border Battle ... had stellar meet at the Purdue Mike Poehlein Invitational, placing first in the 200m (25.21) and 400m (55.51) and second in the 4x400m relay (3:57.32) ... finished second in the 200m (25.26) at the indoor Indiana University Relays ... claimed third in the 400m (56.40) at the indoor Notre Dame Invitational ... opened year with victories in the 400m (57.08) and the 4x400m relay (3:53.88) at the indoor Blue & Gold Invitational ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Competed during both the winter and spring season at Seneca (N.J.), lettering eight times ... four-time All-American in the 400, including setting the state freshman and junior records in New Jersey ... earned a total of five state championships (two in winter, three in spring) and garnered national ranking five times ... earned all-state recognition five total times while being named all-city a total of seven times ... team captain for both the winter and spring squads during her senior year ... raced for the U.S. team at the World Youth Championships and the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational in the summer of 2009 ... finished second in the 400 at the World Youth Championships held in Italy ... born in Winfield, Ill. ... daughter of Donna and Don Brown ... has one sibling, LeAnne ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in entrepreneurial management.