Feb. 3, 2012
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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Six meet and two track records fell on day one of the Meyo Invitational at Loftus Sports Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.
Meet records that fell were the women's long jump, women's distance medley relay, men's 1,000m, women's weight throw, men's 500m and the men's long jump.
For Notre Dame, freshman Emily Frydrych won the 1,000m run in a BIG EAST qualifying time of 2:48.94. Fellow freshman Kaila Barber qualified first for the finals of the 60m hurdles, while teammate Nevada Sorenson qualified second.
Saturday is a busy day at Loftus. The elite Meyo Mile gets underway at 3 p.m., with the Ryan Shay men's 3,000m run slated for 4:25 p.m.
MEET / LOFTUS SPORTS CENTER RECORDS
Purdue's Leah Eber set a new Meyo Invitational record and tied the Loftus record in the long jump with a leap of 6.47m.
The Michigan women's distance medley relay team (11:04.30) composed of Shannon Osika, Brittani Williams, Jillian Smith and Rebecca Addison broke the Meyo Invitational record of 11:04.38, which was set by the Wolverines in 2007.
In the 1,000m, Tulsa's Chris O'Hare broke a meet and track record with a time of 2:20.99. The previous meet record was 2:22.44 by Windor's Ryan McKenzie from 2003. The track record was set in 2010 by Wisconsin's Zach Beth (2:22.39).
Indiana State's Felisha Johnson set a new meet record in the weight throw with a toss of 20.69m. The old meet record was set by Maryland's Ruth Kura (19.70m) in 2002.
Ohio State's Shaniqua McGinnis broke a meet record in the 500m, topping Notre Dame's Nadia Schmiedt from 1998 (1:12.68).
Unattached long jumper Taylor Stewart broke a meet record with a leap of 7.76m. The previous record was set by Arizona's Percy Knox (7.76m) in 1988.
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