Four-year veteran of Notre Dame coaching staff takes over for retired Joe Piane.
Margaret Bamgbose led all roster members with three event victories.
Notre Dame Travels to California and Bloomington, Ind.
The Irish established three meets records.
Nevada Sorenson sets the second-best time in the BIG EAST in the 100mH.
BIG EAST MEET - DAY TWO
The two-day Victor Cruz Invitational in Houston, Texas
The Irish qualify 60 students for Big East at the season opener on December 2nd.
Note Dame competed against DePaul, Marquette, Detroit Mercy, and Bethel. They won 20 events, 10 men's and 10 women's.
Notre Dame's Loftus Sports Center hosts the 23rd Annual Meyo Invitational
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 11 meets for the Irish ... won the 60m hurdles (8.36) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships to earn all-BIG EAST accolades ... assisted in two third-place finishes in the 4x100m relay ... named runner up in the 60m hurdles (8.43) at the Meyo Invitational ... placed second in the 60m hurdles at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open (8.60) and the Blue & Gold Invitational (8.54) ... picked up third place finishes in the 4x100m relay at the Stanford Invitational (45.78) and at the Victor Lopez Classic (45.75) ... was a 2011-12 Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in 11 meets during the track & field season ... specialized in the hurdle and relay events ... saw action in the NCAA East Regionals in the 100m hurdles ... placed fourth in the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in 13.90 ... placed third at the outdoor Dave Rankin Invitational in 13.77 ... also ran opening leg of 4x100m relay that placed third at meet ... won the 100m hurdles at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle in 13.89 ... also won the 100m hurdles at the Mike Poehlein Invitational in 14.36 ... scored points for the Irish in the 60m hurdles (8.69) at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... won the 60m hurdles at the indoor Blue & Gold in 8.63 ... also finished fourth in the 60m dash (7.96) and helped the 4x400m relay team to a first-place finish (3:53.88) ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made huge impact in first season with the Irish as a sprinter ... opened up with two event wins at the Blue and Gold Invitational, crossing first in the 60m (7.88) and 4x400m relay (3:56.39) ... also finished second in the 60m hurdles in 8.57 ... finished eighth in the 200m (26.10), first in the 60m hurdles (8.59) and second as the anchor of the 4x400m relay (3:53.19) at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... fourth in the 60m in 7.94 at the Notre Dame Invitational, while also securing victory in the 60m hurdles with 8.56 ... at the Indiana Relays, was victorious in the 60m hurdles final (8.49) after finishing first (8.59) in the prelims and second (8.57) in the semifinals ... placed second in the 60m hurdles at the Meyo Invitational, crossing at 8.41 ... finished 23rd in the 200m at the Arizona State Invitational with a mark of 25.53 and also earned a sixth-place finish in the 100m hurdles in 14.20 ... placed ninth in the 100m (12.36), 12th in the 200m (25.54) and second in the 100m (13.97) at the Mike Poehlein Invitational ... crossed in seventh in the 200m in 25.84 and was victorious in the 100m in 13.67 at the Border Battle ... placed third at the Mount SAC Relays in the 100m hurdles in 13.55 ... at the VS Athletics Beach Invitational, finished 12th in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.42 ... finished fourth in the 100m hurdles at the 2010 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships (14.04) after qualifying second with a 13.79 ... placed fifth at the Cardinal Classic in the 100m hurdles, stopping the clock at 13.99 ... wrapped up season at the NCAA Regionals, finishing 32nd in the 100 hurdles in 13.76 ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Six-time letter winner in track & field and dance ... set a South Dakota state record in the 100m hurdles (13.89) ... three-time state champion in the 100m and 300m hurdles at Lincoln (S.D.), while losing only two races during final two years of high school ... named the South Dakota State Championships' meet Female Athlete of 2009 ... 2009 All-American placing ninth in the 100m hurdles at the USATF Nationals ... placed ninth in the 100m hurdles at the USATF Nationals in 2008 before placing fifth in the same event at the Nike Indoor Nationals in 2009 ... born in Sioux Falls, S.D. ... daughter of Natalie and Tim Sorenson ... has two older sisters ... graduated from the College of Arts & Letters with a degree in English.