April 7, 2017
By Megan Golden
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The University of Notre Dame track and field team opened competition at the Sun Angel Classic on Friday at Arizona State.
Notre Dame had athletes in three events on Friday, but the majority of the team is scheduled to begin their events on Saturday.
Senior Anthony Shivers started the day by throwing 63.57m in the premiere hammer throw.
Freshmen Logan Kusky and Shae Watkins each set personal records in the open hammer throw. Kusky, who previously owned a personal record of 54.68, threw 57.29m. Watkins increased his personal record by nearly five meters (previously was 45.92), throwing 50.91m.
Freshman Abbey Kapitan finished 19th in the open hammer throw, recording a 41.21m throw.
In the pole vault, Irish freshman Kassadee Ifft placed fifth with a 3.75m vault.
Top Irish Finishers
Men’s Hammer Throw:
4. Anthony Shivers - 63.57m
Women’s Hammer Throw:
19. Abbey Kapitan - 41.21m
Women’s Pole Vault:
5. Kassadee Ifft - 3.75m
Coming Up Next
Notre Dame begins the second and final day of competition at the Sun Angel Classic at noon ET on Saturday.
Following this weekend’s meet, the Irish will return to action at the ACC/Big 10 Challenge at noon ET on April 15 at Cardinal Park (Louisville, Kentucky).
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.