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    FIGHTING IRISH Freshman Margaret Bamgbose has already qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 400m dash.
    Freshman Margaret Bamgbose has already qualified for the BIG EAST Indoor Championships in the 400m dash.

    Jan. 10, 2013


    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame men's and women's track and field teams return to action for the first time in over a month on Friday as the Irish head to Allendale, Mich., to compete in Grand Valley State University's Bob Eubanks Open. The two-day meet will take place inside the Kelly Family Sports Center.

    Field events are slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Friday followed by a 3:00 p.m. starting time for the running events. Saturday will kick off with the men's heptathlon 60m hurdles at 10:00 a.m. and conclude with the men's heptathlon 1,000m run at 1:00 p.m.

    The weekend’s contest will feature five Division I institutions, six NAIA institutions, two Division III institutions and one Division II institution. The teams in participation include: Alma College, Bethel College (Ind.), Calvin College, Chicago State University, Davenport University, Grand Valley State University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Northwood University, University of Notre Dame, Roosevelt University, Siena Heights University, Spring Arbor University, St. Joseph’s College (Ind.) and Valparaiso University. 

    Forty-two roster members will make the trip for Notre Dame.

    MEN (17): Andrew Brock, Jarrod Buchanon, Brendan Dougherty, Aaron Dunn, Nick Dunn, Patrick Feeney, Chris Giesting, Ted Glasnow, Ben Harvel, Keith Mesidor, Dean Odegard, Dominick Padovano, Logan Renwick, David Schipper, Jordan Stumph, Brent Swanberg, Anthony Thomas

    WOMEN (25): Jade Barber, Margaret Bamgbose, Kaila Barber, Michelle Brown, Kelly Burke, Madeline Casanova, Mikaila Chamblee, Jessie Christian, Vivien DevaneyChrissy Finkel, Mary Esther Gourdin, Emily Kujawski, Amber Lalla, Lena Madison, Carly Loeffel, Meghan Moore, Emily Morris, Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu, Fiona Paladino, Ann Polcari, Kayla Polcari, Nevada Sorenson, Aijah Urssery, Jaclyn Winkel, Megan Yanik

    Notre Dame's first and most recent outing of the 2012-13 campaign was on Dec. 7 at the Blue & Gold Invitational. Both squads combined for 13 first-place finishes. Twenty-five women and 19 men qualified for the BIG EAST championship meet.

    This weekend's meet will mark the first of three visits that Notre Dame will make to Grand Valley this year.

    Following the Bob Eubanks Open, the Irish return back to campus to host the Notre Dame Invitational on Jan. 19 inside the Loftus Sports Center.

    Visit UND.com for a full recap on the day-to-day results.


    Kaila Barber: 60-Meter Hurdles; Long Jump

    Jade Barber: 60-Meter Hurdles; 60 Meter Dash; 200 Meter Dash

    Meghan Moore: 60-Meter Hurdles

    Carly Loeffel: 60-Meter Hurdles; High Jump

    Jarrod Buchanon: 60-Meter Hurdles

    Bryce Wood: 60-Meter Hurdles

    Keith Mesidor: Long Jump

    Logan Renwick: Long Jump; Triple Jump

    Ted Glasnow: Long Jump

    Danielle Aragon: 1000 Meter Run

    Sydni Meunier: 1000 Meter Run

    Emily Frydrych: 1000 Meter Run

    Kendra Jennings: High Jump

    Patrick Feeney: 400 Meter Dash

    Christopher Giesting: 400 Meter Dash

    Michelle Brown: 400 Meter Dash

    Margaret Bamgbose: 400 Meter Dash

    Jaclyn Winkel: 400 Meter Dash

    McKinzie Schulz: 1 Mile Run

    Megan Yanik: 500 Meter Dash

    Amber Lalla: 500 Meter Dash

    Brendan Dougherty: 500 Meter Dash

    Michael Clevenger: 5000 Meter Run

    Martin Grady: 5000 Meter Run

    Jake Kildoo: 5000 Meter Run

    Walter Schafer: 5000 Meter Run

    Kaileen Healy: 800 Meter Run

    Steve Blazer: 800 Meter Run

    Spencer Rheinhardt: 800 Meter Run

    Jessie Christian: Long Jump; Triple Jump

    Anthony Thomas: Weight Throw

    Jordan Stumph: Weight Throw

    Dominick Padovano: Weight Throw

    Ann Polcari: Pole Vault

    Chrissy Finkel: Pole Vault

    David Schipper: Pole Vault

    Emily Morris: Shot Put; Weight Throw

    Emily Kujawski: Shot Put

    Alexa Aragon: 3000 Meter Run

    Mary Esther Gourdin: Triple Jump

    Vivien Devaney: Weight Throw

    Madeline Casanova: Weight Throw

    Ihuoma Nwaogwugwu: Weight Throw

    Andrew Brock: Shot Put




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