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05/15/2016

Kaila Barber Wins 100m and 400m Hurdles on Last Day of ACC Outdoor Meet

The graduate student had a standout championship meet and broke the school record in the 400m hurdles.

05/14/2016

Notre Dame Advances Four More into Sunday Finals Races at ACC Championship

Sprinter Alex Groesch won his heat in the 400m and earned the last spot in the finals.

04/27/2016

Seidel, McGrath Headline Irish All-ACC Academic Team Picks

Thirty-two winter sport student-athletes named to All-ACC Academic squads

04/27/2016

Seidel, McGrath Headline Irish All-ACC Academic Team Picks

Thirty-two winter sport student-athletes named to All-ACC Academic squads

04/22/2016

Bamgbose, Harris Earn Irish Wins Friday Night

Track & field program begins the weekend with a strong start at Virginia Challenge meet.

05/16/2015

ACC Outdoor Championships

ACC Outdoor Championships

HIGHLIGHTS:

    •    2016 Second Team All-ACC (outdoor 4x400-meter relay)

AS A JUNIOR: Did not compete during the cross country season … raced in eight meets during the indoor and outdoor track seasons … started the season with a win in the 800m (1:51.66) and in the 4x400m relay (Rutkowski, Harvel, Groesch) at the Blue & Gold Invitational (3:19.90) … helped the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Smith, Groesch) to a first place finish at the Notre Dame Invitational (3:13.41) … contributed to a sixth place finish by the distance medley relay (Dumford, Smith, Marco) at the Alex Wilson Invitational (9:31.20), which was the fourth-best time in school history … placed fourth (3:13.64) in the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Smith, Groesch) and eighth (9:49.97) in the distance medley relay (Marco, Smith Dumford) at the ACC Indoor Championships … finished in sixth in the 800m at the Stanford Invitational (1:50.22) … ended the track season with a 24th place finish in the preliminaries of the 800m (1:52.18) and helped the 4x400m relay (Stimson, Dunn, Groesch) to a second place finish at the ACC Outdoor Championships (3:14.14), earning second team All-ACC honors … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in a solid sophomore campaign competing in 12 meets between indoor and outdoor seasons … kicked off Notre Dame tenure with a first place finish in the 800 meters at the Blue and Gold Invitational (1:52.98) … also led off the third place 4x400m relay at the same event (3:26.36) … placed sixth in the 600m at the Notre Dame Invitational (1:20.82) … finished 26th in the 800m at the Razorback Invitational … led Irish finishers with a 10th place showing in the 800m at the Meyo Invitational (1:51.26) … finished fourth in the 800m at the Alex Wilson Invitational, also leading the Irish hoard (1:51.28) … placed 24th in the preliminaries of the 800m at the ACC Indoor Championships … competed in two relays at the Texas Relays to start the outdoors season (4x400m, 4x800m), with both teams finishing in eighth place … placed sixth in Section 4 of the 800 at the Stanford Invitational (1:51.89) … placed 10th in the 400m at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (49.33) … rated 25th in the 800m at the Georgia Tech Invitational … came in 20th in the 800 at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … part of the Irish 4x400m relay team of Chris Giesting, Harvey Smith and Alex Groesch that finished 8th at the ACC Outdoor Championships … also finished 28th in the 800m prelims at the ACC Outdoor Championships.

AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete during the cross country season ... competed in five meets during the indoor track & field season ... recorded a first place finish among 17 runners in the Notre Dame Invitational 800m run (1:52.09) ... competed in one outdoor meet, finishing 12th of 15 runners at the Border Battle 800m run (1:59.68). 



PREP AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Frank Cox High School in the spring of 2013 ... competed in the middle distance events, specializing in the 800m, 1,000m and 4x800m relay ... has PR if 1:53.26 in the 800m ... enrolled in the College of Engineering and majoring in mechanical engineering.

Patrick O'Connell
Patrick  O'Connell

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Virginia Beach, VA

High School:
Cox

Event:
Middle Distance

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