Notre Dame returns to Des Moines for annual relay meet at Drake University.
The senior from Evanston, Ill. won both the 400m -- premiere event, and anchored the 4x400 relay.
Second day of collegiate level events is scheduled to begin Saturday at 10 a.m.
Notre Dame travels to Arizona State for two days of elite competition.
Carly Loeffel finished fourth in the women's pentathalon.
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 12 meets through indoor and outdoor campaigns … specialized in the weight throw during indoor and hammer throw during outdoor … placed 11th in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational (17.20m) … came in 10th in the event at the Razorback Invitational (16.87m) … placed 13th in the weight throw at the Meyo Invitational (17.49m) … competed at the Spire DI Invitational, taking 18th place (17.26m) … notched a season best in placing third in the weight throw at the Alex Wilson Invitational (17.91m) … placed 13th in the event at the ACC Indoor Championships (17.76m) … kicked off the outdoor season placing eighth in the hammer throw at the Bobcat Invitational (57.99m) … placed 11th in the hammer at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … came in 10th at the Georgia Tech Invitational … notched a third-place finish in the hammer at the Gina Relays (55.74m) … also snared third at the Jesse Owens Track Classic (58.05) … was the top Irish finisher in the event at the ACC Outdoor Championships, placing 11th with a season best throw (58.25m) … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Competed in 11 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... specialized in the weight throw and hammer throw ... represented the Irish at the ACC Outdoor Championships, recording a 19th place finish (45.71m) in the hammer throw ... also competed at the ACC Indoor Championships, earning an 18th place finish (16.15m) in the weight throw ... concluded season with an 11th place finish (51.48m) in the hammer throw at the Billy Hayes Invitational ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in eight indoor and outdoor meets ... participated in the hammer throw, javelin, weight throw and shot put for the Irish ... personal best in the shot put (12.88m) came at the Polytan Invitational ... finished fourth at the Polytan Invitational in the javelin with a season-best throw of 45.68m ... at the Louisville Border Battle threw the hammer a personal best 47.81m ... furthest weight throw of the season came at the Notre Dame Invitational (13.55m) ... named to the Dean's List following the spring 2013 semester.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from West Morris Central (Hackettstown, N.J.) in the spring of 2012 ... five-time letterwinner in soccer, indoor and outdoor track & field ... named as an all-sectional and all-county selection senior year ... held personal best throws in shot put (50' 10''), discus (147' 4") and javelin (153' 9") senior year ... best athletic thrill was making the NJ Meet of Champions in shot put and discus senior year ... selected as a National Merit Commended Student, AP Scholar with Distinction and a Guilder Lehrman Scholar ... earned an International Baccalaureate Diploma ... named to the National and Spanish Honor Society ... involved as student council treasurer and peer minister ... full name is Nicholas David Hauser ... born in Livingston, NJ ... son of Douglas and Ellen Hauser ... has one younger sister, Charlotte ... enrolled in the College of Engineering and is majoring in mechanical engineering.