Notre Dame grabs three event titles and numerous top-five placements
AS A JUNIOR:Competed in 15 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... represented the Irish at the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round, earning a 16th place finish (55.58m) in the discus throw ... also competed at the ACC Outdoor Championships, recording a third place finish (56.70m) in the hammer throw ... concluded the indoor season with a 15th place finish (16.59m) in the weight throw at the ACC Indoor Championships ... recorded an 11th place finish (16.93m) at the Meyo Invitational ... concluded the outdoor regular season with a third place finish (54.58m) in the finals of the discus throw and a seventh place finish (58.22m) in the finals of the hammer throw at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in the shot put, discus, hammer throw and weight throw for the Irish ... finished fourth at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in the discus ... had a first-place finish in the discus at the Hillsdale College GINA Relays ... had three top-four finishes in the shot put (fourth), discus (third) and hammer throw (second) at the Polytan Invitational ... finished in the top ten of all three of the previously mentioned events at the Louisville Border Battle, while throwing for personal bests in the shot put (14.03m) and discus (51.46m) ... competed at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the weight throw ... competed in the weight throw at the Notre Dame Invitational ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed in nine indoor/outdoor track & field events on the year ... placed second in the discuss at the Stanford Invitational with a 49.24m throw ... gathered in best throw of the season at GVSU 2nd to Last Chance Meet with a 50.33m effort ... threw for a personal best in the hammer with a distance of 47.56m ... recorded a 16.67m mark on sole weight throw attempt ... named to the Dean's List following both semesters ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Dominick Michael Padovano graduated from South Brunswick High School in the spring of 2011 ... lettered all four years in track & field ... a part of the indoor shot put relay state champions ... three-time N.J. Meet of Champs Qualifier...four-time county discus relay champs ... named all-conference in indoor and outdoor track & field last three years ... also earned all-region, all-county and team MVP honors throughout career... named team captain as a senior ... hurled career best 55-10 in the shot put and 179-11 in the discus ... earned Athletic Director's, Senior Athlete and GMC Scholar Athlete awards ... also participated in the National Honors Society, National Student Honors Society and the Technology Student Association ... born to Rich and Donna Padovano in New Brunswick, N.J. ... has a younger sister, Danielle ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in design with a minor in business economics.