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Irish Claim Three Event Wins On Day One

Freshman Michael Clevenger won the 5,000m run Friday night on day one of the Meyo Invitational.

Feb. 1, 2013

Complete Results

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Facing elite competition from around the country the University of Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams turned in 11 top-eight finishes and three event victories on day one of the Meyo Invitational at the Loftus Sports Center.

Earning victories on the first day of competition for the Irish were Ann Polcari (pole vault - 4.00m), Megan Yanik (500m - 1:13.32) and Michael Clevenger (5,000m - 14:26.98).

One school record fell on day one as Jade Barber lowered her sister's (Kaila Barber) 60m hurdles school record to 8.26 after finishing second in the semifinals to Michigan's Cindy Ofili (8.26). Barber will chase for the top spot Saturday as the finals are slated to start at 2:50 p.m. (ET).

A pair of meet records fell Friday at the hands of two Indiana State weight throwers. Felisha Johnson broke her own Meyo Invitational record with a hurl of 20.81m. Her record was set last year at the event after the 20 lb. weight flew a distance of 20.69m.

The Sycamores repeated the feat on the men's side as Brandon Pounds set a new standard with a toss of 22.55m. Christian Cantwell from Missouri held the previous record since 2002 with a distance of 21.32m.

Day two of the meet will open at 10:00 a.m. Saturday with the women's 3,000m. Live results are available on UND.com.

COMPLETE RESULTS (Top Eight Finishes Only)

MEN'S EVENTS

60m Hurdles Prelims: Notre Dame's Jarrod Buchanon cleared the five barriers and crossed the line in 8.16 seconds. This time earned him a spot in the evening's semi-final heats. Jarrod Buchanon finished ninth in 8.11 seconds.


 

 

5,000m: This race went out slowly until Fighting Irish runners took the pace around the 3,000m mark. Freshman Michael Clevenger took first place in 14:27, Jake Kildoo was close behind in third place (14:28), Martin Grady placed sixth in 14:32 and Jeff MacMillan took ninth in 14:36.

Weight Throw: Anthony Thomas placed a solid fifth in Friday's throwing event with an 18.61m toss. Brandon Pounds (Indiana State) set a meet record in this event, throwing the 35 lb. weight 22.55m.

Long Jump: Logan Renwick took seventh in the long jump (7.02m) to close out night one.

WOMEN'S EVENTS

Pole Vault: Ann Polcari pulled away with a first-place finish after clearing the bar at 4.00m. Today's performance gives her the second best mark in the BIG EAST.

Weight Throw: Vivien Devaney gathered a career best effort finishing sixth after throwing a distance of 17.85m.  Felisha Johnson from Indiana State won the event and broke her own Meyo Invitational record with a hurl of 20.81m. She set her previous mark last season with a toss of 20.69m.  

High Jump: Kendra Jennings (sixth) and Carly Loeffel (eighth) each cleared the bar at 1.68m.

60m: Aijah Urssery advanced to the semifinals with an 11th place finish with a time of 7.73. Urssery also took 11th in the semifinals (7.74). 

60m Hurdles
Prelims: Jade Barber was the top-finisher out of 45 participants in the event matching her sister's best seasonal mark (Kalia Barber) of 8.32 in the preliminaries. Jade, who currently ranked No. 21 in the nation in the event, moves up to join her sister at No. 17. Nevada Sorenson finished third achieving her best time of the season with an 8.44.  The finish moves Sorenson up from No. 46 to No. 35 in the nation. Sorenson and Barber each advanced to the semi-finals.  

Semifinals: Jade Barber set a new school record with a time of 8.26. Her sister Kaila Barber previously recorded the record (8.27) on March 3, 2012 at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

1,000m: McKinzie Schulz was just one second shy of a first-place finish, taking second in 2:50.74.

500m: Megan Yanik sprinted toward a first-place finish with a winning time of 1:13.32. 

Notre Dame Victories
Ann Polcari  (Pole Vault)
Michael Clevenger (5,000m)
Megan Yanik (500m) 

Notre Dame Records
Jade Barber (8.26-60m hurdles) 

Meet Records
Women's Weight Throw - Felisha Johnson - Indiana State - 20.81m
Men's Weight Throw - Brandon Pounds- Indiana State - 22.55m

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Event Calendar

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Blue & Gold Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
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Blue & Gold Invitational Meet Information
Blue & Gold Invitational Schedule
January 14
11:00 AM
Illini Classic
Champaign, Ill. (University of Illinois-Armory)
January 21
11:00 AM
Notre Dame Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Notre Dame Invitational Meet Information
Notre Dame Invitational Schedule
January 28
10:00 AM
Big Ten/Power 5 Clash
Iowa City, Iowa (University of Iowa-Recreation Bldg.)
February 3
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.

Meyo Invitational Meet Information
Meyo Invitational Schedule
February 4
10:00 AM
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 10
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 10
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 10
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa (Iowa State University-Lied Recreation Center)
February 11
12:00 PM
Tiger Paw Invitational
Clemson, S.C. (Clemson University-Indoor Track & Field Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio (Spire Institute)
February 18
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 23
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 24
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
11:00 AM
ACC Indoor Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
March 10
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 11
5:00 PM
NCAA Indoor Championships
College Station, Texas (Texas A&M-Gilliam Indoor Stadium)
March 18
11:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
March 24
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 25
12:00 PM
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
March 30
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
March 31
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif. (Stanford University-Cobb Track)
April 1
10:00 AM
Texas Relays
Austin, Texas (University of Texas-Mike Meyers Stadium)
April 7
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 8
11:00 AM
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State University-Sun Angel Track)
April 15
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky. (University of Louisville-Cardinal Park)
April 21
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
10:00 AM
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va. (University of Virginia-Lannigan Field)
April 22
11:00 AM
Michael Johnson Invitational
Waco, Texas (Baylor University-Clyde Hart T&F Stadium)
April 27
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 28
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 28
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
April 29
12:00 PM
Gina Relays
Hillsdale, Mich. (Hillsdale College-Ken Herrick Track)
April 29
1:00 PM
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa. (University of Penn-Ben Franklin Field)
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind. (Indiana University-Haugh Track Complex)
May 12
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 13
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 14
6:00 PM
ACC Outdoor Championships
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
May 25
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 26
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
May 27
3:00 PM
NCAA East Regional
Lexington, Ky. (University of Kentucky-UK Track)
June 7
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 8
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 9
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)
June 10
1:00 PM
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore. (University of Oregon-Hayward Field)

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