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.
EVENT-BY-EVENT RESULTS (Top Eight And Finals Qualifiers Only)
Sophomore Bennett Jackson qualified 11th for tomorrow's 60m hurdles finals (8.17). Jackson's time was a BIG EAST qualifying mark.
Brothers Josh (6.86) and George (III) Atkinson (6.87) qualified fourth and fifth, respectively, for tomorrow's 60m dash finals. Both times were BIG EAST qualifying marks.
Junior Jeff MacMillan led the way for the Irish in the 5,000m run, placing seventh in a BIG EAST qualifying time of 14:34.22.
Senior Zac Suriano placed sixth in the 1,000m with a BIG EAST qualifying time of 2:25.08.
Senior Kevin Schipper finished third in the pole vault with a vault of 5.26m.
Anthony Thomas placed seventh in the weight throw with a BIG EAST qualifying toss of 17.57m.
Freshman Kaila Barber (8.51) and junior Nevada Sorenson (8.54) qualified first and second for tomorrow's 60m hurdles finals. Both marks were BIG EAST qualifying times.
Sophomore Aijah Urssery qualified third for the 60m dash finals (7.59), finishing in a BIG EAST qualifying time.
K. Barber finished fifth in the long jump with a BIG EAST qualifying leap of 6.06m. Elsewhere in the long jump, Purdue's Leah Eber set a new Meyo Invitational record and tied the fieldhouse record with a leap of 6.47m. It broke the old mark of 6.40m by Tameisha King in the 2004 version of the Meyo Invitational and tied the Loftus Sports Center mark of Tabia Charles from 2011.
Freshman Emily Frydrych came from behind to win the 1,000m in a BIG EAST qualifying time of 2:48.94. Teammates Allison Schroeder (2:51.57) and McKinzie Schulz (2:52.15) placed sixth and seventh, respectively, and also earned BIG EAST qualifying marks.
Sophomore Megan Yanik placed eighth in the 500m in a BIG EAST qualifying time of 1:15.36.
Junior Kendra Jennings tied for seventh in the high jump with a BIG EAST qualifying leap of 1.70m.
BIG EAST QUALIFIERS
George Atkinson III