Track & Field



2/6 Track and Field (Meyo Invitational)

Notre Dame's Loftus Sports Center hosts the 23rd Annual Meyo Invitational

AS A JUNIOR: Sprinter had the team's best indoor and outdoor times in both the 200 and 400 meters ... won the 400 meters at the season opening Blue and Gold Invitational (54.85) ... placed third in the 200 meters and fifth in the 400 meters at the Indiana Opener ... won the 200 meters with a time of 24.67 and finished second in the 60 meter at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener ... saw continued success at the Loftus Center at the Notre Dame Invitational winning both the 200 meters (24.71) and 400 meters (54.71) ... won the 400 meters at the Indiana Invitational ... placed first in the 300 meters and the 400 meters at Notre Dame's Meyo Invitational ... finished second in the 400 meters at the BIG EAST Indoor Championships ... won the 400 meters at the Alex Wilson Invitational with a time of 53.70 ... placed eighth in the nation in the 400 meters, recording a time of 54.06 at the NCAA Indoor Championships in College Station, Texas ... saw success continue into the outdoor season, winning the 400 meters at the Arizona State Invitational ... placed sixth in the 400 meters (54.11) and third in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.93) at the Mt. SAC Relays ... won the 400-meter hurdles at the Hillsdale Relays with a time of 59.70 ... won the 400-meter hurdles at the BIG EAST Outdoor championships with a time of 53.12 ... finished fifth in the 400 meters at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... placed fifth in the 400 meters at the NCAA Mideast Regionals, falling just shy of a berth in the NCAA Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE: As a sophomore: Focused on the 200 and 400 meters during both the indoor and outdoor seasons ... kicked off the indoor campaign with two first-place finishes at the Notre Dame Blue and Gold Invitational ... clocked a personal-best time of 24.75 to take the 200 meters and finished the 400 meters in 55.64 ... followed that with a first-place showing in the 400 meters at the Notre Dame Indoor Opener, coming in at 56.87 ... also finished second in the 200 meters with a time of 24.98 ... won the 400 meters in a time of 55.82 at the Notre Dame Invitational ... also finished third, running the 200 meters in 25.05 ... took second at the Indiana Relays in the 400 meters, clocking a time of 55.71 ... closed the indoor season with a seventh-place finish at the BIG EAST Championships, running the 400 meters in 57.26 ... opened the outdoor season with a second-place finish in the 400 meters (54.14) at the Arizona State Invitational ... ran the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:01.64 at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, good enough for second place ... finished fourth in the 200 meters (24.20) at the Ole Miss Invitational ... also finished 12th in the 400 meters (56.93) ... took first place with a 400-meter time of 54.64 at the Mt. SAC Relays ... also finished 14th in the 200 meters (24.53) ... notched a second-place showing in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 1:01.24 at the VS Athletics Beach Invitational ... racked up two more All-BIG EAST honors at the BIG EAST Championships ... was part of the 4x400-meter relay team that took second place ... finished third in the 400 meters with a time of 53.88 ... also finished seventh in the 200 meters (24.56) ... closed out the season with a 14th-place performance at the NCAA Mideast Regional ... ran the 400 meters in 54.18.

AS A FRESHMAN: Was as good as advertised in her debut season with the Irish track and field squad ... posted a season best in the 200 meters at the Notre Dame Invitational, running 24.83 ... also took third in the 400 meters at the meet with a time of 56.22 seconds ... led all Notre Dame athletes by taking third in the 400 meters at the Meyo Invitational (55.31) ... placed fifth at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship in the 400 meters, finishing in a season-best time of 55.30 seconds ... earned two all-BIG EAST citations at the indoor league meet ... took second in the 4x400 with Maryann Erigha, Crysta Swayzer and Okechi Ogbuokiri (3:41.51, ninth-fastest in school history), and placed third in the distance medley relay running 11:49.66 with teammates Lindsey Ferguson, Brianne Schmidt and Katie DeRusso ... ran the top 400-meter time of her outdoor season at the Azusa Pacific Invitational, covering the distance in 54.70 seconds for second place ... ran 54.91 in the event at the Mt. SAC Relays ... played a huge role in the women's outdoor BIG EAST team title ... won event titles in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays, running the former with Ogbuokiri, Erigha and Brienne Davis and the latter with Erigha, Ogbuokiri and Swayzer ... the 4x100 ran 45.31 and the 4x400 went 3:39.87 ... also earned individual all-BIG EAST honors by finishing third in the 400 meters ... she ran 54.78 in the final to finish one spot behind teammate Ogbuokiri ... ranked among the top-15 freshman in the country in the outdoor 400 meters.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Two-sport standout and seven-time letterwinner (track & field and basketball) at Holmen High School (Wis.) ... became first prep athlete (male or female) in 111-year history of Wisconsin state track & field championship to win outdoor state titles in two events (200m, 400m) in each of her four high school seasons -- she also never lost a race at either distance during her prep career ... owns Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) outdoor state meet record in 400 meters (55.81 as freshman in 2003 -- second-fastest in state history and quickest ever at metric distance) ... top 200-meter time of 24.78 is ninth-best in state history ... also ran 100 meters during season (best mark was 12.44) ... four-time conference and regional champion, as well as a four-time all-state and all-conference selection ... National Honor Society member ... born Oct. 9, 1987 in La Crosse, Wis. ... daughter of Deidre Schultz-Platteter and Dan Platteter ... only child ... majoring in psychology.


60 Meters (Notre Dame Invitational) 7.86
200 Meters (Notre Dame Invitational) 24.42
400 Meters (BIG EAST Indoor Championships) 54.06


200 Meters (BIG EAST Outdoor Championships) 24.11
400 Meters (NCAA Regional) 53.32
400 Meters IH (Hillsdale Relays) 59.70

Joanna Schultz
Joanna  Schultz


Holmen, WI

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