Quick hits on the Irish at the NCAA Outdoor Championships
Giesting, Richartz earn second-team All-America honors
Seidel and Barber champs, Bamgbose racks up four All-ACC honors
Notre Dame looks to improve marks heading to postseason
Four-year veteran of Notre Dame coaching staff takes over for retired Joe Piane.
Day two of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Day one of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Championships.
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.
AS A SENIOR:Turned in an outstanding senior campaign while competing in 16 meets during the indoor/outdoor track & field season ... aided the 4x400 relay team to a ninth place finish (3:05.77) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships while also placing 10th in the semi-finals of the 400m dash (45.88) ... earned a sixth place finish in the finals of the 200m dash (21.21), a fourth place finish in the finals of the 400m dash (46.64), a second place finish as a member of the 4x100 relay team (40.37) and a fourth place finish as a member of the 4x400 relay team (3:07.77) at the ACC Outdoor Championships ... had an impressive showing at the NCAA Indoor Championships, helping the 4x400 relay team to a first place finish (3:08.51), recording a seventh place finish in the finals of the 400m dash (46.19) and aiding the distance medley relay team to a fourth place finish (9:41.90) ... earned a second place finish in the finals of the 400m dash (21.68) and a 10th place finish in the preliminaries of the 200m dash (21.68) at the ACC Indoor Championships ... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Turned in another spectacular campaign that culminated in first team All-America accolades in the indoor 400m and honorable mention All-America honors in the outdoor 4x400m relay and 400m dash ... claimed fourth place at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 400m (46.03) ... capped off season with visit to the NCAA Outdoor Championships, placing 22nd in the 400m (47.48) and 23rd with the 4x400m relay team (3:10.14) ... had solid BIG EAST season as well ... placed third in the 400m (46.23) and third in the 200m (21.20) at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships to earn two all-BIG EAST citations ... at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships, placed fifth in the 60m (6.85), first in the 400m (46.12) and second with the 4x400m relay (3:08.28) to earn two all-BIG EAST scrolls ... indoor 400m crown was third straight ... broke Notre Dame record in indoor 400m at NCAAs (45.92) ... lowered BIG EAST indoor meet record in 400m (46.12) ... also broke GVSU's Lakes Turf Building track record in 300m (33.80) ... helped the 4x400m relay team to a third place finish (3:05.87) at the Drake Relays ... finished first in both the 200m (20.96) and with the 4x100m relay team (40.96) at the Polytan Invitational ... second place finish in the 400m (46.89), first place with the 4x400m relay team (3:13.03) and second with the 4x100m relay team (40.88) at the Louisville Border Battle ... placed second in the 400m (46.38) and first in the 4x400m relay (3:06.71) at the Stanford Invitational ... placed third in the 200m (21.43) and first in the 4x400m (3:07.65) at the Victor Lopez Rice Bayou Classic ... won both the 400m (46.13) and the 4x400m (3:09.93) at the Meyo Invitational ... at the Indiana University Relays finished fourth in the 200m (21.62), first in the 400m (47.23) and second in the 4x400m relay (3:13.32) ... brought home a third place finish in the 60m (6.98), first place in the 400m (46.96) and first in the 4x400 (3:12.68) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... placed first in both the 300m (33.81) and the 4x400m (3:13.51) at the GVSU Bob Eubanks Open ... started the season strong finishing first in both the 400m (47.24) and with the 4x400m relay team (3:14.50) at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Saw action in 14 meets for the Irish ... recorded six first-place finishes in the 4x400m relay and four in the 400m ... put points on the board for the Irish at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 400m (46.97), taking first, and in the 4x400m relay (3:11.33), finishing second and earning two all-conference scrolls ... broke the school record in the indoor 400m dash (46.55) ... picked up a third-place finish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships in 400m (46.57), earning another all-BIG EAST scroll ... ran with the 4x400m relay team at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... helped team qualify for the NCAA Championships at the NCAA East Preliminary Round by running a school-record time of 3:06.20 to finish ninth overall ... teamed with Brandon Dougherty, Mitch Lorenz and Chris Giesting ... ran a personal best in the 400m (46.27) at the NCAA East Preliminary Round to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN:Competed with the sprinters in his first year on the squad ... earned a monogram ... earned All-America honors in the 4,000m distance medley after helping team finish fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships and setting a new Notre Dame record (9:30.16) ... won a pair of BIG EAST titles in both the indoor and outdoor 400 meters ... raced in the 200m and 400m in both the indoor and outdoor season ... earned fastest time in the 200m dash at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, finishing in 22.31 to place fourth in the field ... fastest indoor time in the same event came at the Blue & Gold Invite with a time of 22.41, good for third ... earned quickest time in the 400m dash at the NCAA Division I East Prelims, crossing in 47.04 in his semifinal heat to place 16th ... earned best indoor time in the event at the Meyo Invitational, finishing third with a time of 47.69.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Eight-time letterwinner in track & field, football and basketball at New Palestine (Ind.) ... six-time all-conference selection between the three sports ... MVP winner during his junior and senior campaigns in track and basketball ... MVP in football as a senior ... team captain as a junior and senior in basketball and track ... team captain in football as a senior ... conference champion in the 4x100m relay, 4x400m relay, 100m and 400m ... regional champion in the 400m ... ran a 47.56 in the 400m to break the school, conference and sectional record ... second at the Indiana state meet as a junior in the 400m ... clocked a 3:18 in the 4x400m relay to reset the school and conference record ... born in Indianapolis, Ind. ... son of Daniel and Lori Feeney ... has a twin brother, Matt, and two other siblings ... enrolled in the College of Science and is majoring in science pre-professional studies.