Irish Women Place Fifth, Men Place Ninth At ACC Championships

Seidel and Barber champs, Bamgbose racks up four All-ACC honors


Irish Women Hold Steady On Day 2 At ACC Championships

Loeffel first team All-ACC in heptathlon; Morris second team in shot put


Irish Women Boost Top Marks On Final Day At Jesse Owens Track Classic

Notre Dame grabs three event titles and numerous top-five placements


Irish Look To Secure Best Times At Jesse Owens Track Classic

Track & field will aim for top qualifying marks this weekend


Record Falls At Virginia Challenge, Irish Wrap Weekend

Aragon shaves milliseconds off previous 1,500-meter mark


ACC Outdoor Championships

ACC Outdoor Championships

AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in a solid freshman 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 4x400-meter relay at the same event (3:26.36) … placed sixth in the 600 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational (1:20.82) … finished 26th in the 800 at the Razorback Invitational … led Irish finishers with a 10-place showing in the 800 at the Meyo Invitational (1:51.26) … finished fourth in the 800 at the Alex Wilson Invitational, also leading the Irish hoard (1:51.28) … placed 24th in the preliminaries of the 800 meters at the ACC Indoor Championships … competed in two relays at the Texas Relays to start the outdoors season (4x400 meters, 4x800 meters), 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 400 meters at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (49.33) … rated 25th in the 800 at the Georgia Tech Invitational … came in 20th in the 800 at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … part of the Irish 4x400-meter relay team of Chris Giesting, Harvey Smith and Alex Groesch that finished 8th at the ACC Outdoor Championships … also finished 28th in the 800 meters prelims at the ACC Outdoor Championships … earned a monogram.

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).

HIGH SCHOOL 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


Virginia Beach, VA

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