March 30, 2017
By Megan Golden
AUSTIN, Texas -- The University of Notre Dame track and field team began competition at the Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays on Thursday. Three Irish sprinters ran the 400m hurdles, while senior Anthony Shivers competed in the hammer throw.
Junior Drake Stimson finished 46th overall in the men’s 400m hurdles with a time of 54.59.
Junior Jordan Shead placed 30th (1:00.85), and freshman Madysen Hunter came in 57th (1:03.87) on the women’s side.
Shivers threw 62.81m in the hammer throw, marking his second-best career effort. He threw 65.06m at the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Championships.
Top Irish Finishers: Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
Men’s 400m Hurdles:
46. Drake Stimson - 54.59
Women’s 400m Hurdles:
30. Jordan Shead - 1:00.85
10. Anthony Shivers - 62.81
Friday’s Texas Relays Preview
Day two of the Texas Relays continues on Friday, when the women’s 4x100 team of freshmen Naya Sharp, Summer Thorpe and Michaela Butler as well as sophomore anchor Kyla Lewis, will look to top their first-place time recorded at the Yellow Jacket Invitational.
Senior Tommy Grant and sophomore Zachary Zajdel will race in the men’s 100m dash, while freshman Michaela Butler and sophomore Kyla Lewis will run in the 100m dash on the women’s side.
Freshmen Naya Sharp and Summer Thorpe are scheduled to race in the 100m hurdles.
Riding a third-place finish in the hammer throw (60.98m) at the Yellow Jacket Invitational two weeks prior, senior Anthony Shivers will compete in the discus and the hammer throw at Texas. Senior school record-holder Indi Jackson and freshman Abigail Kapitan will throw the shot put.
Junior Hunter Holton and sophomore Matthew Birzer will compete in the high jump.
The Texas Relays will be aired live on the Longhorn Network/WatchESPN. To view the broadcast, click here.
Friday’s Bobcat Invitational Preview
Texas State’s Bobcat Invitational kicks off on Friday, beginning with freshmen Logan Kusky and Shae Watkins competing in the hammer throw at 3 p.m. ET. Junior Payton Miller and sophomore Edward Cheatham will each run in the 400m, and freshman Grace Cronin will race in the 400m hurdles.
Freshman Grace Cronin will race in the 400m hurdles at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Lives results from the Bobcat Invitational are available by clicking here.
Friday’s Stanford Invitational Preview
The Stanford Invitational begins at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, when the majority of Notre Dame’s distance runners will compete.
Sophomore Anna Rohrer will make her debut in the 10,000m race and her first appearance of the outdoor season after winning the bronze medal in the 5,000m at this year’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
Rohrer will race alongside graduate student Kathleen Darling and senior Lexi Pelletier in the women’s 10,000m race.
Irish distance runner, sophomore Annie Heffernan, will make her return to the track for the first time since the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. Heffernan and junior Ashlyn Rambo will race in the 5,000m.
Graduate student Sydni Meunier, coming off of a personal record set at the Raleigh Relays, is scheduled to compete in the 3,000m steeplechase.
After finishing eighth overall in the mile at the 2017 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships (4:06.32), freshman Ryan Schweizer will travel to Stanford to compete in the 1,500m. Schweizer will join junior Billy Dolan and senior Christopher Marco in the race.
Fans can watch the Stanford Invitational live on FloTrack’s webcast here. Live results are available here.
For a closer, behind-the-scenes look at the Irish track and field team, follow @NDXCTF on Twitter.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame women's lacrosse and cross country/track and field programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary's College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.