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Notre Dame Gives Top Performances At Stanford Invitational This Weekend
Junior Jade Barber placed first in the women's 100m hurdles at the Stanford Invite with a time of 13.13.
 
Junior Jade Barber placed first in the women's 100m hurdles at the Stanford Invite with a time of 13.13.

April 6, 2014

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STANFORD, Calif. --- The University of Notre Dame track and field teams gave some of the best performances in the country this weekend as they competed at the Stanford Invitational. Eight Irish athletes posted times that ranked among the top 10 in the NCAA so far this outdoor season.

"It's really exciting to know that these kids are national class," said head coach Joe Piane. "It's encouraging when it comes to getting ready for the ACC meet, which is only two weeks away."

In the men's 400m, Patrick Feeney currently ranks second in the country with his time this weekend of 45.56. Chris Giesting is not far behind him, nationally in fourth place with a time of 45.62. J.P. Malette's performance of 3:43.03 also puts him in third nationally in the men's 1,500m. 

The top highlight of the weekend came in graduate student Nick Happe's 5,000m race. With his time of 13:43.55, Happe currently holds the top spot in the NCAA this season. After competing during his undergraduate years at Arizona State, Happe came to Notre Dame for law school and to compete in his final year of eligibility. Piane could not be more pleased with what Happe has brought to the team. 

"He's been great," Piane explained. "Not only has he done really well at the indoor ACC meet and now in outdoor season, but he's also a marvelous teammate. He trains really hard, and he's stepped up the level of some of these guys' training." 

On the women's side, Margaret Bamgbose ranked fifth nationally in the 400m with a time of 52.74 after this weekend. Behind her is Michelle Brown, sitting in seventh place (52.76). Jade Barber won the women's 100m hurdles at the Stanford Invitational, her time of 13.13 putting her at eighth in the country so far this season. In the 3,000m steeplechase, Alexa Aragon also currently ranked sixth in the country at 10:14.29. 

Before the Irish head to ACCs, they will travel to Louisville, Ky., this weekend for the Border Battle.

--Lauren Chval, Media Relations Assistant

--ND--


 

 

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February 6
NTS
Meyo Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
RECAP
February 12
NTS
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
RECAP
February 12
NTS
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
All Day
Iowa State Classic
Ames, Iowa
February 13
All Day
Spire D-I Invitational
Geneva, Ohio
February 20
10:00 AM
Alex Wilson Invitational
Notre Dame, Ind.
February 25
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
February 26
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
February 27
All Day
ACC Indoor Championships
Boston, Mass.
March 11
All Day
NCAA Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
March 12
All Day
NCAA Indoor Championships
Birmingham, Ala.
March 18
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 19
All Day
Shamrock Invitational
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
March 25
3:00 PM
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Atlanta, Ga.
March 25
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
March 26
10:00 AM
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga.
March 26
All Day
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C.
April 1
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 2
All Day
Stanford Invitational
Palo Alto, Calif.
April 8
TBA
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 9
TBA
Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, Ariz.
April 16
12:00 PM
ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Louisville, Ky.
April 22
TBA
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 23
TBA
Virginia Challenge
Charlottesville, Va.
April 28
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 28
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 29
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Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 29
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
April 30
TBA
Drake Relays
Des Moines, Iowa
April 30
TBA
Penn Relays
Philadelphia, Pa.
May 6
3:00 PM
Billy Hayes Invitational
Bloomington, Ind.
May 14
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 15
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 16
All Day
ACC Outdoor Championships
Tallahassee, Fla.
May 26
TBA
NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
May 27
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NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
May 28
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NCAA East Regional
Jacksonville, Fla.
June 8
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NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 9
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NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 10
TBA
NCAA Outdoor Championships
Eugene, Ore.
June 11
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NCAA Outdoor Championships
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