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
Big Ten prevails in conference showdown
AS A JUNIOR: Kicked off the season with a 12th place finish in the 200 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational (26.37) … also placed 11th in the 400 meters (58.87) eighth with the ‘B’ 4x400-meter relay (4:05.39) ... placed 15th in the 200 meters (25.93), 12th in the 400 meters (58.27) and sixth in the 4x400-meter relay (3:54.40) at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed 73rd in the 400-meter dash at the Meyo Invitational (1:00.71)... placed 11th in the 200 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational (26.49)... also placed 14th in the 400 meter dash (58.35) ... finished fourth in the 400-meter hurdles at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (1:02.25)... also placed fifth in the 4x400-meter relay (3:55.97) ... raced to a first-place finish in the 400 meters championship at the Gina Relays (1:03.51) ... Jumped to a 12th-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (1:03.91) … earned a monogram.AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in two meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... began the season with a seventh place finish in the 400m dash (59.20) at the Blue and Gold Invitational ... lone outdoor competition was a sixth place finish in the 400m hurdles (1:06.65) at the Border Battle.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in nine meets for the Irish ... ran the 400m hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships ... season-best time in the 400m hurdles came at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays (1:02.76) ... finished in sixth place ... placed fourth in the 400m hurdles and helped the 4x400m relay team finish third at the 2013 Polytan Invitational ... placed fifth in the 500m and helped the 4x400m relay team place fourth at the Notre Dame Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from St. Joseph's High School (South Bend, Ind.) in the spring of 2012 ... six-time letterwinner in cross country and track ... earned all-state honors by placing third in the 300m hurdles and eighth in the 4x100m relay junior year... four-time state qualifier ... named first team all-conference (2011, 2012) ... broke school record in the 300m hurdles (2011) and participated in the Midwest Meet of Champions in the 4x200m relay (2012) ... awarded most valuable sprints and hurdles award (2011, 2012) ... earned MVP freshman year ... competes with sister, Amanda, at Notre Dame ... full name is Mikaila May Chamblee ... born in South Bend, Ind. ... daughter of Alan and Myra Chamblee... has an older sister and older brother ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and majoring in Marketing.