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Irish Close Out Strong Weekend With Winning Performances On Saturday

Madeline Casanova

March 30, 2013

Stanford Invitational Final Results

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PALO ALTO, Calif. - The University of Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams combined for a total of four first-place finishes and three second-place finishes on the final day of the Stanford Invitational (Palo Alto, Calif.) and the Oliver Nikoloff Open (Cincinnati, Ohio).

Altogether, the Irish racked up 18 top-10 finishes and 11 top-five finishes.

In Cincinnati, Ohio, Carly Loeffel made Notre Dame's presence felt as she won the heptathlon with a total of 5,113 points at the Oliver Nikoloff Open. Dean Odegard led the men's team in the decathlon with a third-place finish after compiling 6,341 points. Between the multi-event student-athletes that made the trip to Cincinnati, the Irish recorded 29 points in team scoring.

In Palo Alto, Calif., Madeline Casanova was the standout at the Stanford Invitational as she placed first in the discus and second in the hammer.

Notre Dame travels next to East Lansing, Mich. April 5-6, to compete in the Michigan State Invitational.

Event Winners:

Heptathlon: Carly Loeffel (5,113 points)

Discus: Madeline Casanova (45.26m)

800m: Rebecca Tracy (2:05.31)

Men's 4x400m: Notre Dame `A' (3:06.71)

Runner-Up:

100mH: Jade Barber (13.68)

Women's 4x400m:

Notre Dame `A' (3:37.84)

Hammer: Madeline Casanova (54.39m)

Oliver Nikoloff Open (Cincinnati)

Decathlon: Dean Odegard led the Irish in the event with a total of 6,341 points to land in third place. Odegard finished just six points away from claiming a second-place finish. Ted Glasnow placed fourth with 6,314 points and Brent Swanberg finished sixth with a total of 5,924 points.

Heptathlon: Carly Loeffel won the heptathlon with a total of 5,113 points and was the only participant to achieve at least 5,000 points. Loeffel pulled away from the pack, winning by 294 points, the largest margin between any competitor in the event. Meghan Moore finished fourth with 4,590 points.

Stanford Invitational Results (Top-10)

Men:

100mH: Jarrod Buchanon placed sixth crossing the line at 14.90.

4x400m: Notre Dame secured its first-place finish by 2.61 seconds over second-place Minnesota. The Irish won their section and surpassed 11 teams.

Triple Jump: Logan Renwick finished ninth after leaping a distance of 14.48m.

Discus: Dominick Padovano threw toward an eight-place finish after gathering a distance of 47.65m.

Women:

4x100m: Notre Dame finished fifth within a field of 12 schools with a time of 45.99. The Irish finished .79 behind the winner, Laney.

Hammer: Madeline Casanova placed second with a hurl of 54.39m. The distance is the farthest the senior has achieved thus far in her collegiate career.

Discus: Casanova won the event with a toss of 45.26m. The effort stands as the senior's top throw during the 2013 outdoor season and places her No. 7 on the BIG EAST performance list.

800m: Rebecca Tracy finished first in the field of 28 with a winning time of 2:05.31. The time is the third best in the country according to the TRFFS NCAA Division l Outdoor Qualifying List. The senior edged out Oregon's Ann Kesselring at the line by .45. Danielle Aragon placed sixth with a time of 2:06.00 and recorded the fourth-best time in the country this year during the outdoor season. The time is also the fastest recorded time in the event this year for the freshman.

100mH: Jade Barber placed second in the event with a 13.68. The time is the second fastest in the event thus far in the BIG EAST.

4x400m: Notre Dame placed second in the field of 14 teams with a time of 3:37.84.

Triple Jump: Mary Esther Gourdin finished ninth after leaping a distance of 11.99m.

Pole Vault: Kelly Burke placed fourth after clearing a height of 3.68m.

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December 2
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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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