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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.

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

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March 17
N/A
Yellow Jacket Invitational
Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Tech-George C. Griffin Track)
RECAP
March 24
N/A
Raleigh Relays
Raleigh, N.C. (NC State-Paul Derr Track)
RECAP
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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